Timecapsule Timeline

Calendar Months

   "Most newspaper article events happen anywhere from days, to months, to years before they reach publication. Consequently, most newspaper articles (on this timeline) are preceded by the date of the newspaper in which they appear." [E.M.]    *Color Code

December 2012

2012 - Astronomic Configuration - December 1st, 2012: "Sun [9 Sagittarius], Moon [7 Cancer], Mercury [19 Scorpio], Venus [11 Scorpio], Mars [10 Capricorn], Jupiter [11 Gemini R.], Saturn [6 Scorpio], Uranus [4 Aries R.], Neptune [0 Pisces], Pluto [8 Capricorn], Chiron [5 Pisces]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201212.html]

2012 - U.S. National Debt - December 1st, 2012: "U.S. National Debt Clock - The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 01 Dec 2012 at 11:58:06 PM GMT is: $16,331,146,354,329.29. The estimated population of the United States is 313,974,094 so each citizen's share of this debt is $52,014.31. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.87 billion per day since September 28, 2007! Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House! [Based  on: http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/] - [T.D. - 12/01/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 1st, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,025.58; Change: - 3.76 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,416.18; Change: 0.23 (flat). [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/01/12]

2012 - Ford recalls Escapes, Fusions - December 1st, 2012: "Ford recalls Escapes, Fusions ['because the engines can overheat and cause fires.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/01/12]

2012 - Train derailment releases gas / N.J. - December 1st, 2012: "Train derailment [Paulsboro, New Jersey] releases gas [11/30/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/01/12]

2012 - 3 dead after attack at community college - December 1st, 2012: "3 dead after attack [11/30/12] at community college [Casper, Wyoming]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/01/12]

2012 - Algeria's leading party  leads in elections - December 1st, 2012: "Algeria's leading party [National Liberation Front]  leads in elections" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/01/12]

2012 - Israel plans 3,000 new settlement homes - December 1st, 2012: "Israel responded swiftly Friday to U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state, revealing that it would build 3,000 more homes for Jews on Israeli-occupied lands that the world body overwhelmingly said belong to the Palestinians. [NP] The plans also include future construction in a strategic area of the West Bank where critics have long warned that Jewish settlements would kill hopes for a viable Palestinian state. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Israel plans 3,000 new settlement homes / Critic calls response to U.N. recognition of Palestinian state a 'doomsday scenario.'), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/01/12]

2012 - Egyptian draft constitution sparks mass protest - December 1st, 2012: "Egyptian draft constitution sparks mass protest [11/30/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/01/12]

2012 - Congo rebels indefinitely delay exit from Goma - December 1st, 2012: "Congo rebels indefinitely delay exit from Goma" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/01/12]

2012 - Violence in Tunisia escalates - December 2nd, 2012: "Violence in Tunisia escalates" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A34, S.L.P.D., 12/02/12]

2012 - Carrier Enterprise taken out of service - December 2nd, 2012: "Carrier Enterprise [U.S.S. Enterprise] taken out of service" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/02/12]

2012 - Great Lakes' lower levels causing havoc - December 2nd, 2012: "Great Lakes' lower levels causing havoc / While larger harbors can expect aid, smaller tourist cities are struggling to stay afloat." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A30, S.L.P.D., 12/02/12]

2012 - Egypt's president sets date for constitution vote - December 2nd, 2012: "Egypt's president sets date for constitution vote / More than 100,000 Morsi supporters take to the streets to counter rallies by opposition." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/02/12]

2012 - Rebels complete retreat from key Congo city - December 2nd, 2012: "Rebels complete retreat from key Congo city [12/01/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A34, S.L.P.D., 12/02/12]

2012 - West Point chapel hosts first same-sex wedding - December 2nd, 2012: "West Point chapel hosts first same-sex wedding [12/01/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/02/12]

2012 - N. Korea says it will launch long-range rocket soon - December 2nd, 2012: "N. Korea says it will launch long-range rocket soon / Attempt follows failed launch in April that led U.S. to cancel much-needed food aid program." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/02/12]

2012 - Group asks EPA to help clean up Missouri streams - December 2nd, 2012: "Group [The Missouri Coalition for the Environment] asks EPA to help clean up Missouri streams / In 2010, a judge found state out of compliance with pollution limits, but rejected federal role." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A34, S.L.P.D., 12/02/12]

2012 - Amid protests, Pena Nieto sworn in as Mexico's leader - December 2nd, 2012: "Amid protests, Pena Nieto sworn in as Mexico's leader [12/01/12] / Conciliatory speech counters fears about return to autocratic past." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A26, S.L.P.D., 12/02/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / 101km SSE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu - December 2nd, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 00:54:23 (UTC) on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 17.012°S, 167.626°E (Uncertainty ± 14.4 km); Depth 34.1 km   (Uncertainty km ± 7.0 km)] was located @ 101km SSE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000e26u#technical] - [T.D.- 12/04/12]

2012 - Record high / St. Louis, Mo. - December 3rd, 2012: "Unusual warmth boosts holiday cheer [St. Louis, Mo.] / Sunday's high of 75 [12/02/12] sets a record; today's record high of 76 may fall as well" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/03/12]

2012 - Rise in pollution worries scientists - December 3rd, 2012: "Rise in pollution worries scientists / Goal of 3.6-degree limit on global warming gets more elusive." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/03/12]

2012 - Another storm pummels California - December 3rd, 2012: "Another storm pummels California [12/02/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/03/12]

2012 - Top Egyptian judges go on strike - December 3rd, 2012: "Top Egyptian judges go on strike [12/02/12] / Court suspends work after president's decrees they consider attacks on the judiciary" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/03/12]

2012 - Center-left candidate advances in Italy - December 3rd, 2012: "Center-left candidate [Pier Luigi Bersani] advances in Italy [12/02/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/03/12]

2012 - Ex-Slovenian premier unseats incumbent - December 3rd, 2012: "Ex-Slovenian premier [Borut Pahor] unseats incumbent [12/02/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/03/12]

2012 - Palestinian president makes triumphant return - December 3rd, 2012: "Palestinian president makes triumphant return / After U.N. vote, Abbas gets hero's welcome in West Bank [12/02/12], but Israel holds back funding." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/03/12]

2012 - Group linked to al-Qaida has key role in Syrian rebel forces - December 3rd, 2012: "Group linked to al-Qaida [Jabhat al-Nusra] has key role in Syrian rebel forces / U.S. and Western officials are concerned because many of the fighters battled U.S. presence in Iraq." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/03/12]

2012 - Congo retakes city - December 4th, 2012: "Congo retakes city [Goma - 12/03/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/04/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 4th, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 12,965.80; Change: - 59.98 (- 0.5%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,409.46; Change: - 6.72 (- 0.5%). [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/04/12]

2012 - Storm smacks N. California - December 4th, 2012: "Storm smacks N. California [12/04/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/05/12]

2012 - Typhoon Bopha / Philippines - December 4th, 2012: "Typhoon kills more than 100 in Philippines [12/04/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/05/12]

*Trivia: Typhoon toll as of 12/07/12: about 420 [Based on: WORLD DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/07/12]

*Links: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=79892

2012 - Prince William's bride is pregnant - December 4th, 2012: "Prince William's bride [Kate Middleton] is pregnant" [Based on: Title for PEOPLE article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 12/04/12]

2012 - General strike set for Egypt today - December 4th, 2012: "General strike set for Egypt today" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/04/12]

2012 - Europe is taking on tax bills of tech giants - December 4th, 2012: "Europe is taking on tax bills of tech giants / Google, Amazon, others reportedly save billions by incorporating in low-tax nations." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/04/12]

2012 - Israeli plan prompts backlash in Europe - December 4th, 2012: "Israeli plan prompts backlash in Europe / Settlement project draws stern rebuke." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/04/12]

2012 - Obama warns Syria on use of chemical weapons - December 4th, 2012: "Obama warns Syria [12/03/12] on use of chemical weapons" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/04/12]

2012 - Chinese units of 5 big U.S. accounting firms charged - December 4th, 2012: "Chinese units of 5 big U.S. accounting firms charged" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/04/12]

2012 - Canadian cheese maker is buying Morningstar Foods - December 4th, 2012: "Canadian cheese maker is buying Morningstar Foods / Acquisition of dairy supplier will help Saputo grow in U.S." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/04/12]

2012 - 2012 on track to capture title of warmest year ever here / St. Louis, Mo. - December 4th, 2012: "[...] The high Monday [St. Louis, Mo.] was 74, just short of the record of 76 that was set in 1970. Sunday's high of 75 degrees, a record for December 2, marked the 26th time a daily high-temperature record was logged in 2012. [....]" [Based on: Article (2012 on track to capture title of warmest year ever here), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/04/12]

2012 - Protest / Egypt - December 5th, 2012: "Morsi opponents join forces / Egyptians fear 'new pharaoh,' lead 100,000 in protest at palace [12/04/12]." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/05/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 5th, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 12,951.78; Change: - 13.82 (- 0.1%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,407.05; Change: - 2.41 (- 0.2%). [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/05/12]

2012 - Strike at California ports - December 5th, 2012: "Strike at California ports [eight-day strike] is set to go to mediation / LA mayor is optimistic deal is close; economic impact is $1 billion a day." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/05/12]

2012 - Iran touts capture of drone - December 5th, 2012: "Iran touts [12/04/12] capture of drone" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/05/12]

2012 - Syrian rebels push toward Damascus - December 5th, 2012: "Syrian rebels push toward Damascus [12/04/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/05/12]

2012 - Patriot missiles to be deployed in Turkey - December 5th, 2012: "Patriot missiles to be deployed in Turkey" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/05/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 6th, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,034.49; Change: - 82.71 (0.6%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,409.28; Change: 2.23 (0.2%). [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/06/12]

2012 - Strike called in Tunisia - December 6th, 2012: "Strike called in Tunisia" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/06/12]

2012 - Arctic breaks records for melting - December 6th, 2012: "Arctic breaks records for melting" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/06/12]

2012 - LA port clerks end paralyzing strike - December 6th, 2012: "LA port clerks end paralyzing strike [12/05/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/06/12]

2012 - Tornado kills three in New Zealand - December 6th, 2012: "Tornado kills three in New Zealand [Hobsonville]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/06/12]

2012 - Citigroup to cut more than 11,000 jobs - December 6th, 2012: "Citigroup to cut more than 11,000 jobs" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/06/12]

2012 - Kidney dialysis center is under investigation - December 6th, 2012: "Federal health officials are investigating a kidney dialysis center in Town and Country [St. Louis, Mo.] after eight patients were injected with bleach or other cleanser on Monday [12/03/12] [....]" [Based on: Article (Kidney dialysis center is under investigation / Eight patients were injected inadvertently with cleanser.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/06/12]

2012 - Alzheimer's drug studies offer hope to patients - December 6th, 2012: "Alzheimer's drug studies offer hope to patients / If successful, medicine [BACE inhibitor MK-8931] to slow or stop brain-destroying disease could be available in three to five years." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, pp. B1 & B4, S.L.P.D., 12/06/12]

2012 - Homeland Security grants squandered, report says - December 6th, 2012: "Homeland Security grants squandered, report says" [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/06/12]

2012 - Hundreds injured in clashes over Egypt's new constitution - December 6th, 2012: "Hundreds injured in clashes over Egypt's new constitution / Supporters and opponents  of President Morsi escalate violence in dispute. [12/05/12]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/06/12]

2012 - Antioxidants in green tea seem to help body brace against cancer - December 6th, 2012: "Antioxidants in green tea seem to help body brace against cancer / Brew is credited with lowering risk of disease of pancreas, colon, stomach and more." [Based on: Title (and text) for The Sacramento Bee (MCT) article by Drs. Kay Judge & Maxine Barish-Wreden, p. B7, S.L.P.D., 12/06/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 7th, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,074.04; Change: - 39.55 (0.3%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,413.94; Change: 4.66 (0.3%). [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/07/12]

2012 - Gypsies take a curious route to asylum - December 7th, 2012: "Gypsies [Roma] take a curious route to asylum / Fleeing oppression in their homelands, they wind their way through the U,S. to Canada." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/07/12]

2012 - FHA is bankrupt; so is U.S. housing policy - December 7th, 2012: "[...] Last month, a report by government actuaries revealed that the Federal Housing Administration has a net worth of negative $16.3 billion. [....]" [Based on: Title for Article (FHA is bankrupt; so is U.S. housing policy / Agency says it won't need bailout, but assurance is questionable.) by David Nicklaus, p. B1, S.L.P.D., 12/07/12]

2012 - U.S., Russian diplomats target end to Syria war - December 7th, 2012: "U.S., Russian diplomats target end to Syria war [12/06/12" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/07/12]

2012 - GOP mover DeMint is resigning Senate seat - December 7th, 2012: "GOP mover DeMint [U.S. Republican] is resigning Senate seat ['to head Washington's conservative Heritage Foundation think tank']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/07/12]

2012 - Egypt's president offers nothing to defuse crisis - December 7th, 2012: "Egypt's president offers nothing to defuse crisis" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/07/12]

2012 - Major Earthquake / 245km SE of Kamaishi, Japan - December 7th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Major earthquake occurred at 08:18:24 (UTC) on Friday, December 7th, 2012. The magnitude 7.3 event [Location: 37.889°N, 144.090°E (Uncertainty ± 13.9 km); Depth 36.1 km   (Uncertainty km ± 7.0 km)] was located @ 245km SE of Kamaishi, Japan"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000e5n4#technical] - [T.D.- 12/07/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / 218km SE of Ofunato, Japan - December 7th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 08:31:14 (UTC) on Friday, December 7th, 2012. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 37.939°N, 143.763°E (Uncertainty ± 14.4 km); Depth 29.2 km   (Uncertainty km ± 6.9 km)] was located @ 218km SE of Ofunato, Japan"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000e5n9#technical] - [T.D.- 12/07/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / 19km SE of Tokoroa, New Zealand - December 7th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 18:19:08 (UTC) on Friday, December 7th, 2012. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 8.334°S, 176.044°E (Uncertainty ± 13.2 km); Depth 167.2 km   (Uncertainty km ± 8.0 km)] was located @ 19km SE of Tokoroa, New Zealand"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000e5z5#technical] - [T.D.- 12/07/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 8th, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,155.13; Change: - 81.09 (0.6%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,418.07; Change: 4.13 (0.3%). [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/08/12]

2012 - Potentially Hazardous Asteroids - "On December 8, 2012 there were 1354 potentially hazardous asteroids." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. 12/08/12]

2012 - Michigan ends 'closed shop' unions - December 8th, 2012: "Michigan ends 'closed shop' unions, ignites labor uproar" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/08/12]

2012 - Hamas leader revisits Gaza Strip - December 8th, 2012: "Hamas leader revisits Gaza Strip [12/07/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 12/08/12]

2012 - Ghanaians are picking new president - December 8th, 2012: "Ghanaians are picking new president" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 12/08/12]

2012 - Egypt's Morsi fails to calm opponents - December 8th, 2012: "[...] Opposition leaders rejected Morsi's invitation to participate in a national dialogue today at the palace. [...] Morsi seems to have solidified the military's loyalty after an Islamist-dominated constitution-writing panel approved a draft charter that enshrines the armed forces' sweeping powers to a degree not seen even during Mubarack's rule. [NP] According to analysts who have studied it, the centerpiece of the charter is the creation of a 15-member national defense council - including eight military appointees - that is essentially an autonomous overseer of military affairs. [NP] Critically, the council has the power to approve declarations of war, a provision that analysts cast as a kind of safety valve for the United States, which remains wary of an Islamist government with ties to the Palestinian militant group Hamas that might jeopardize the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel." [Based on: Washington Post article (Egypt's Morsi fails to calm opponents), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 12/08/12]

2012 - Legalized pot creates workplace quandaries - December 8th, 2012: "Legalized pot creates workplace quandaries [U.S.A.] / Employers pondering how drug rules fit with new laws." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/08/12]

2012 - U.S. consumer borrowing jumps to record - December 8th, 2012: "[...] The Federal Reserve said Friday that consumers increased their borrowing by $14.2 billion in October from September. Total borrowing rose to a record $2.75 trillion. [NP] Borrowing in the category that covers autos and student loans increased by $3.4 billion, only the second monthly increase in the past five months. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (U.S. consumer borrowing jumps to record), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/08/12]

2012 - British nurse who fell for Kate radio hoax found dead - December 8th, 2012: "British nurse who fell for Kate radio hoax found dead [12/07/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 12/08/12]

2012 - Hanukkah - December 9th, 2012: "Candle lighting marks the start of Hanukkah [12/08/12] / Jews around the world celebrate joyous holiday." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/09/12]

2012 - Iran nabs 11 tons of drugs - December 9th, 2012: "Iran nabs 11 tons of drugs" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/09/12]

2012 - Damascus airport is Syrian rebel target - December 9th, 2012: "Damascus airport is Syrian rebel target" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/09/12]

2012 - Washington state's gay marriages begin - December 9th, 2012: "Washington state's gay marriages begin" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/09/12]

2012 - Lebanese legislator linked to Syrian rebels - December 9th, 2012: "Lebanese legislator linked to Syrian rebels" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/09/12]

2012 - Virginia Democrats pick first black chairwoman - December 9th, 2012: "Virginia Democrats pick first black chairwoman [12/08/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/09/12]

2012 - Muslims in Tunisia demonstrate to protest strike - December 9th, 2012: "Muslims in Tunisia demonstrate to protest strike" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/09/12]

2012 - Ghana's president declared winner - December 10th, 2012: "Ghana's president [John Dramani Mahama] declared winner" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/10/12]

2012 - Syrian war again moves into Lebanon - December 10th, 2012: "Syrian war again moves into Lebanon [12/09/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/10/12]

2012 - Major Earthquake / 227km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia - December 10th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Major earthquake occurred at 16:53:09 (UTC) on Monday, December 10th, 2012. The magnitude 7.1 event [Location: 6.540°S, 129.815°E (Uncertainty ± 12.8 km); Depth 159.3 km   (Uncertainty km ± 4.3 km)] was located @ 227km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000e7j6#technical] - [T.D.- 12/10/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 11th, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,169.88; Change: - 14.75 (0.1%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,418.55; Change: 0.48 (flat). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/11/12]

2012 - Died / Ravi Shankar - December 11th, 2012: "[...] He was 92 [....]" [Based on: Title for DEATHS ELSEWHERE article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/12/12]

2012 - Colorado legalizes pot - December 11th, 2012: "Colorado legalizes pot [12/10/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/11/12]

2012 - Mall gunman / Oregon - December 11th, 2012: "[...] Jacob Tyler Roberts had armed himself with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and had several fully loaded magazines when he arrived at a Portland mall on Tuesday [12/11/12]  [... .]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Mall gunman used stolen rifle), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/13/12]

2012 - Rebels capture Syrian army base - December 11th, 2012: "Rebels capture Syrian army base ['outside the embattled northern city of Aleppo']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/11/12]

2012 - Second Powerball winner is revealed - December 11th, 2012: "[...] The winner is ... who chose to remain anonymous after claiming the prize last week. Lottery winners in Arizona are a matter of public record, and The Associated Press filed a public records request to learn his name. [....]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Second Powerball winner is revealed), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/11/12]

2012 - FTC: Apps for children collect data - December 11th, 2012: "A study from the Federal Trade Commission [U.S.A.] has found that most mobile apps for kids are secretly collecting information from children, including device IDs, phone numbers, locations and other private information, without their parents' knowledge or consent. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (FTC: Apps for children collect data / U.S. regulator set to launch investigation into possible law violations.) by Jessica Guynn, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/11/12]

2012 - Power could shift to Asian economies - December 11th, 2012: "The United States could see its standing as a superpower eroded and Asian economies outstrip those of North America and Europe combined by 2030, according to the best guess of the U.S. intelligence community in its latest forecast. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Power could shift to Asian economies / National Intelligence Council report says U.S. influence may decline by 2030), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/11/12]

2012 - New fee for health insurance / U.S.A. - December 11th, 2012: "Employers will be charged a $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. [...] The Obama administration says it is a temporary assessment levied for three years starting in 2014, designed to raise $25 billion. It starts at $63 and then declines. [....]" [Based on: DIGEST article (New fee for health insurance), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/11/12]

2012 - Attacks against Afghan women continue - December 11th, 2012: "[...] The acting director for women's affairs in the northeastern province of Laghman was shot to death by two gunmen Monday morning as she was on her way to her office. [... No group immediately took responsibility for Sediqqi's murder. [....]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/11/12]

2012 - Military takes control of security in Egypt - December 11th, 2012: "Military takes control of security in Egypt [12/10/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/11/12]

2012 - Google is sued for using email content for ads - December 11th, 2012: "A Pennsylvania woman has accused Google of illegal wiretapping for 'intercepting' emails she sent to Gmail accounts and publishing content-related ads. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Google is sued for using email content for ads / Practice may be in violation of states' wiretap laws.), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/11/12]

2012 - Orthodox Jewish counselor guilty of sex abuse - December 11th, 2012: "[...] The accuser, now 18, told authorities Weberman abused her repeatedly from the time she was 12 until she was 15. [....]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Orthodox Jewish counselor guilty of sex abuse), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/11/12]

2012 - Navy SEAL killed in rescue mission is identified - December 11th, 2012: "Navy SEAL killed in rescue mission ['during the weekend'] is identified" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/11/12]

2012 - U.S. settles case alleging HSBC money laundering - December 11th, 2012: "HSBC, the British banking giant, will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by federal and state authorities in the United States, a law enforcement official said Monday evening. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (U.S. settles case alleging HSBC money laundering), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/11/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 12th, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,248.44; Change: - 78.56 (0.6%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,427.84; Change: 9.29 (0.7). [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/12/12]

2012 - Mali's prime minister resigns - December 12th, 2012: "Mali's prime minister resigns [12/11/12]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/12/12]

2012 - North Korea launches long-range rocket - December 12th, 2012: "North Korea launches long-range rocket" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/12/12]

2012 - Ameren Corp.  sued / St. Charles Missouri - December 12th, 2012: "Ameren sued over tainted water in St. Charles [Missouri] / Amid legal dispute, officials say public's drinking water is safe." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/12/12]

2012 - Obama declares rebels legitimate voice of Syria - December 12th, 2012: "Obama declares rebels legitimate voice of Syria [12/11/12] / Elevation of opposition's diplomatic status is 'big step' in efforts to end Assad rule, clears way for U.S. aid." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/12/12]

2012 - Experimental treatment rids Pennsylvania girl of leukemia - December 12th, 2012: "Experimental treatment rids Pennsylvania girl of leukemia / Technique used genetically modified version of her own cells for treatment." [Based on: Title for Centre Daily Times (State College Pa.) article by Heather Hottle, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/12/12]

2012 - Pfizer settles - December 13th, 2012: "Pfizer settles ['... will pay $55 million to resolve allegations that its subsidiary Wyeth LLC promoted the drug Protonix for users that were not approved' by the FDA]" [Based on: Title (and text) for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/13/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 13th, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,245.45; Change: - - 2.99 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,428.48; Change: 0.64 (flat). [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/13/12]

2012 - Honda recalls vans, SUVs - December 13th, 2012: "Honda recalls vans, SUVs ['... because they can roll away even though drivers have removed the keys from the ignition.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/13/12]

2012 - Lohan's probation revoked - December 13th, 2012: "Lohan's [Lindsey Lohan's] probation revoked" [Based on: Title for PEOPLE article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/13/12]

2012 - Rate hike / Ameren Missouri - December 13th, 2012: "Panel OKs rate hike [electric rates] for Ameren [Ameren Missouri] / Typical residential customer will pay an additional $10 a month." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/13/12]

2012 - N. Koreans hail rocket launch - December 13th, 2012: "[...] Space officials say the rocket is meant to send a satellite into orbit to study crops and weather patterns. [...] Pyongyang maintains its right to develop a civilian space program saying the satellite will send back crucial scientific data. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (N. Koreans hail rocket launch / Concerned U.S. demands reprisals for 'highly provocative act.'], p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/13/12]

2012 - Smelly water / East St. Louis - December 13th, 2012: "[...] 'What's causing this is low Mississippi River levels, and the lack of rain. The river isn't moving,' Cotton ['Karen Cotton, a company spokeswoman.'] said. 'That causes some changes.' [....]" [Based on: Article (Metro East residents report smelly water), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/13/12]

2012 - U.S. criticized for blacklisting rebel group - December 13th, 2012: "U.S. criticized for blacklisting rebel group [12/12/12] / Backlash comes as Syrian military reportedly fires Scud missiles against insurgents." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/13/12]

2012 - Bosnian Serb general convicted of genocide - December 13th, 2012: "Bosnian Serb general [Zdravko Tolimir] convicted [12/12/12] of genocide ['in Eastern Bosnia in 1995.']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/13/12]

2012 - Central West End to get new surveillance cameras - December 13th, 2012: "Central West End [St. Louis, Mo.] to get new surveillance cameras ['By next spring'] " [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 12/13/12]

2012 - Opposition in Egypt calls for 'no' vote on draft constitution - December 13th, 2012: "Opposition in Egypt calls for 'no' vote on draft constitution" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/13/12]

2012 - Details of alleged Sept. 11 plotters' arrests to stay secret, judge rules - December 13th, 2012: "Details of alleged Sept. 11 plotters' arrests to stay secret, judge rules / Defense, journalists had sought disclosure; trial could start early next year." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/13/12]

2012 - Solar Wind - December 14th, 2012: "Solar wind speed: 348.2 km/sec; density: 13.1 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 2016 UT"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 12/14/12] 

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 14th, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,170.72; Change: - - 74.73 (- 0.6%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,419.45; Change: - 9.03 (- 0.6%). [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/14/12]

2012 - Suicide bomber / Afghanistan - December 14th, 2012: "U.S. service member killed ['and three others were wounded'] in Afghanistan [12/13/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/14/12]

2012 - Rice ends bid for State / U.S.A. - December 14th, 2012: "Rice ends bid for State [U.S.A.] / Kerry now leads for job as diplomat" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/14/12]

2012 - Japan responds to Chinese plane - December 14th, 2012: "Japan [12/13/12] responds to Chinese plane ['Chinese surveillance plane that flew over contested islands in the East China Sea.']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/14/12]

2012 - St. Louis area still high in STD rates - December 14th, 2012: "[...] The city of St. Louis ranks second-highest for chlamydia and gonorrhea rates and 16th for syphilis rates when compared to U.S. counties and independent cities, according to the report [CDC report]. [...] In 2010, the city ranked second for chlamydia, third for gonorrhea and 20th for syphilis rates. [NP] More than 4,600 new chlamydia cases and close to 2,000 new gonorrhea cases were diagnosed in the city last year. [....]" [Based on: Article (St. Louis area still high in STD rates), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/14/12]

2012 - Russians concede Assad is in trouble - December 14th, 2012: "Russians concede Assad is in trouble" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/14/12]

2012 - Israeli foreign minister may face indictments - December 14th, 2012: "Israeli foreign minister [Avigdor Lieberman] may face indictments" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/14/12]

2012 - Nurse in royal prank call was hanged, left notes - December 14th, 2012: "Nurse in royal prank call was hanged, left notes" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/14/12]

2012 - 4 accused of taking bribes in drug case / Texas - December 14th, 2012: "Federal prosecutors announced charges Thursday against four officers from a South Texas anti-drug task force who they say took thousands of dollars in bribes to guard large shipments of cocaine. [...] The case sent especially large shockwaves through the local law enforcement community because two of the officers accused are sons of top local law enforcement officials." [Based on: DIGEST article (4 accused of taking bribes in drug case), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/14/12]

2012 - European court condemns CIA in landmark ruling - December 14th, 2012: "A European court issued a landmark ruling Thursday [12/13/12] that condemned the CIA's extraordinary renditions' programs and bolstered those who say they were illegally kidnapped and tortured as part of an overzealous war on terrorism. [...] Khaled El-Masri says he was kidnapped from Macedonia in 2003, mistaken for a terrorism suspect, then held for four months and brutally interrogated at an Afghan prison known as the 'Salt Pit' run by the CIA. He says that once U.S. authorities realized he was not a threat, they illegally sent him to Albania and left him on a mountainside. [...] A 2007 Council of Europe probe accused 14 European governments of permitting the CIA to run detention centers or carry out rendition flights between 2002 and 2005. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (European court condemns CIA in landmark ruling), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/14/12]

2012 - European officials gain new oversight of large banks - December 14th, 2012: "European officials gain new oversight of large banks / Loans released for troubled Greece." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/14/12]

2012 - Egypt's Morsi readies for vote Saturday on new constitution - December 14th, 2012: "Egypt's Morsi readies for vote Saturday on new constitution / Protests, accusations of irregularities already threaten to mar outcome." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/14/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 15th, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,135.01; Change: - - 35.71 (- 0.3%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,413.58; Change: - 5.87 (- 0.4%). [Based on: p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/15/12]

2012 - EPA toughens limits on soot - December 15th, 2012: "[...] The new limit that the EPA set for an annual average of airborne fine particles in a given jurisdiction is 12 micrograms per cubic meter, down from 15 micrograms established in 1997." [Based on: DIGEST article (EPA toughens limits on soot), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/15/12]

2012 - CONNECTICUT SCHOOL SHOOTINGS - December 15th, 2012: "CONNECTICUT SCHOOL SHOOTINGS [12/14/12] / HEARTBREAKING / Gunman kills 20 children, 6 adults. / He killed his mother at home before attack at school." [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/15/12]

*Trivia: "As shooting story unfolded, media struggled with facts" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/16/12]

*Trivia: "Gunman was loner who didn't feel pain, says adviser / Adam Lanza often withdrew at high school, club overseer says." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/16/12]

2012 - Israeli leader loses ally in government - December 15th, 2012: "Israeli leader [Benjamin Netanyahu] loses ally in government ['Liberman announced his resignation Friday']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 12/15/12]

2012 - U.N. reports progress on Iran nuclear inspection - December 15th, 2012: "U.N. reports progress on Iran nuclear inspection" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 12/15/12]

2012 - As Syrian rebels close in, Assad has cards to play - December 15th, 2012: "As Syrian rebels close in, Assad has cards to play / President still has loyal troops and unchallenged air power." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/15/12]

2012 - Pentagon to send 400 troops and missiles to Turkey - December 15th, 2012: "Pentagon to send 400 troops and missiles to Turkey / Aim is to boost NATO defense against potential Syrian missiles." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/15/12]

2012 - SLU vice president resigns amid discord - December 16th, 2012: "SLU [St. Louis University] vice president resigns amid discord [12/15/12] / Trustees make concessions in other areas - but take no action against Biondi, the university's president." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/16/12]

2012 - Solar Wind - December 17th, 2012: "Earth is entering a stream of solar wind flowing from the indicated coronal hole [see link - lower left]. Credit: SDO/AIA."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=17&month=12&year=2012]

2012 - Diet Pepsi changes sweetner - December 17th, 2012: "Diet Pepsi changes sweetner ['In addition to aspartame ... acesulfame potassium'] / Move is designed to help prevent taste from breaking down over time." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/17/12]

2012 - NASA crashes spacecraft into Moon - December 17th, 2012: "NASA crashes spacecraft [Ebb and Flow - launched in September 2011] into Moon [12/17/12], on purpose" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 12/18/12]

2012 - Japan's conservatives regain power - December 17th, 2012: "Japan's conservatives [Liberal Democratic Party] regain power [12/16/12] / result could heighten tension with China, a key economic partner." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/17/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / 119km ENE of Luwuk, Indonesia - December 17th, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 09:16:28 (UTC) on Monday, December 17th, 2012. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 0.709°S, 123.837°E (Uncertainty ± 13.8 km); Depth 18.5 km   (Uncertainty km ± 6.4  km)] was located @ 119km ENE of Luwuk, Indonesia"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000eb6k#technical] - [T.D.- 12/17/12]

2012 - Palestinian prime minister calls for boycott of Israeli products  - December 17th, 2012: "Palestinian prime minister calls for boycott of Israeli products [12/16/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/17/12]

2012 - Died / Daniel Inouye - December 18th, 2012: "Sen. Daniel Inouye dead at 88 / War hero who lost an arm in WWII went on to serve for decades in the Senate." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/18/12]

2012 - Car bomb / Pakistan - December 18th, 2012: "17 killed in Pakistan [12/17/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/18/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 18th, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,235.39; Change: - 100.38 (0.8%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,430.36; Change: 16.78 (1.2%). [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/18/12]

2012 - Egypt's top prosecutor resigns - December 18th, 2012: "Egypt's top prosecutor resigns [12/17/12] / Hundreds of prosecutors protest at his office, calling appointment improper." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/18/12]

2012 - Chapter 11 / Edison Mission Energy - December 18th, 2012: "Power wholesaler Edison Mission Energy and its Chicago-based subsidiary Midwest Generation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday to try to restructure about $5 billion in debt. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Power wholesaler, Chicago-based unit file for bankruptcy), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/18/12]

2012 - Wave of bombings kills 25 across Iraq - December 18th, 2012: "Wave of bombings kills 25 across Iraq [12/17/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/18/12]

2012 - Argentina breaking up media company - December 18th, 2012: "Argentina breaking up media company [Grupo Clarin]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/18/12]

2012 - Blasting to begin on Mississippi's underwater rock - December 18th, 2012: "Officials meet to tackle drought-ravaged river / Blasting to begin on Mississippi's underwater rock." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 12/18/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 19th, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,350.96; Change: - 115.57 (0.9%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,446.79; Change: 16.43 (1.1%). [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/19/12]

2012 - Egyptian city gripped by feud - December 19th, 2012: "Egyptian city gripped by feud / Clashes erupt in Alexandria over Islamist-backed constitution." [Based on: Title for A.P article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/19/12]

2012 - Syrian jets bomb refugee camp - December 19th, 2012: "Syrian jets bomb refugee camp [12/18/12] / NBC news crew escapes captivity in region during firefight." [Based on: Title for A.P article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/19/12]

2012 - Benghazi report faults top brass - December 19th, 2012: "Benghazi report faults top brass / 'Management deficiencies' resulted in inadequate security arrangement." [Based on: Title for A.P article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/19/12]

2012 - Miss Universe / Miss USA Olivia Culpo - December 19th, 2012: "New Miss Universe - from U.S. - is crowned [12/19/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 12/20/12]

2012 - Late safety reports cost Toyota again - December 19th, 2012: "Late safety reports cost Toyota again / NHTSA fines the automaker a record $17.4 million." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/19/12]

2012 - Amgen to pay $762 million settlement - December 19th, 2012: "Amgen to pay $762 million settlement / The drugmaker is accused of hawking Aranesp for unapproved uses." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/19/12]

2012 - Israel faces U.N. scorn over settlements - December 19th, 2012: "Israel faces U.N. scorn over settlements" [Based on: Title for A.P article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/19/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 20th, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,251.97; Change: - - 98.99 (- 0.7%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,435.81; Change: - 10.98 (- 0.8%). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/20/12]

2012 - Markel agrees to buy Alterra - December 20th, 2012: "Markel agrees to buy Alterra / $3.1 billion deal will expand company's reinsurance business." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/20/12]

2012 - U.S. to sell remaining GM shares - December 20th, 2012: "U.S. to sell remaining GM shares / Firm will spend $5.5 billion to buy back part of U.S. stake." [Based on: Title for A.P article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/20/12]

2012 - 3 officials resign over Libya attack - December 20th, 2012: "3 officials resign over Libya attack / State Department staff drew fire over lack of security." [Based on: Title for A.P article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/20/12]

2012 - First female president / South Korea - December 20th, 2012: "South Korea elects first woman leader [Park Geun-hye - 12/19/12]" [Based on: Title for A.P article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/20/12]

2012 - Latin Americans most happy, poll finds - December 20th, 2012: "Latin Americans most happy, poll finds" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 12/20/12]

2012 - New rules on kids' Net privacy / U.S.A. - December 20th, 2012: "New rules on kids' Net privacy / FTC takes action to protect children despite industry opposition." [Based on: Title for San Jose Mercury News article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/20/12]

2012 - UBS to pay $1.5 billion in rate-rigging case - December 20th, 2012: "UBS to pay $1.5 billion in rate-rigging case" [Based on: Title for A.P article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/20/12]

2012 - Despite rebuke, Israel advances settlements - December 20th, 2012: "Despite rebuke, Israel advances settlements [12/19/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 12/20/12]

2012 - "Julian Assange: "my work will not be cowed"  - December 20th, 2012: "Published on Dec 20, 2012" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG0r0bb-Big

2012 - New Syrian rebel chief plans final push against Assad - December 20th, 2012: "New Syrian rebel chief plans final push against Assad" [Based on: Title for A.P article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/20/12]

2012 - U.S. Army seeks death penalty in 16 Afghan killings - December 20th, 2012: "U.S. Army seeks death penalty in 16 Afghan killings ['in March'] / American soldier's lawyer calls decision 'totally irresponsible.' " [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 12/20/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 21st, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,311.72; Change: - 59.75 (0.5%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,443.69; Change: 7.88 (0.5%). [Based on: p. C3, S.L.P.D., 12/21/12]

2012 - Saturn's Transit of Venus - December 21st, 2012: "[...] 'On Friday, Dec. 21st, there will be a transit of Venus visible from Saturn, and we will be watching it using the Cassini spacecraft,' says Phil Nicholson, a Cassini science team member from Cornell University. 'This will be the first time a transit of Venus has been observed from deep space.' [... .]"

[Based on: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/20dec_transitofvenus/]

2012 - Madoff brother gets 10 years - December 21st, 2012: "Madoff brother [Peter Madoff] gets 10 years [12/20/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/21/12]

2012 - U.N. targets militants in Mali - December 21st, 2012: "U.N. targets militants in Mali / Security Council OKs military action - but wants political progress first." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/21/12]

2012 - Palestinians aim to isolate Israel - December 21st, 2012: "Palestinians aim to isolate Israel / They plot new strategy in the event of Netanyahu re-election." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/21/12]

2012 - New Agers hope today brings new era - December 21st, 2012: "New Agers hope today brings new era / They say end of 13th baktun in Mayan calendar will herald a 'cosmic dawn.' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Mark Stevenson, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/21/12]

2012 - Snow leads to 25-vehicle pileup / Iowa - December 21st, 2012: "Snow leads to 25-vehicle pileup ['Interstate 35 about 60 miles north of Des Moines' - 12/20/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/21/12]

2012 - U.S. population leveling off, census finds - December 21st, 2012: "U.S. population leveling off, census finds" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/21/12]

2012 - Archibald leaves History Museum / St. Louis, Mo. - December 21st, 2012: "Archibald leaves History Museum [St. Louis, Mo.] / Longtime president resigns amid controversy over land purchase, pay." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/21/12]

*Trivia: "Archibald gets $270,000 consulting contract with History Museum / Leaders fear fundraising will suffer in the shadow of so many controversies." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/22/12]

2012 - Strong Earthquake / 63km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu - December 21st, 2012: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 22:28:09 (UTC) on Friday, December 21st, 2012. The magnitude 6.8 event [Location: 14.382°S, 167.260°E (Uncertainty ± 14.8 km); Depth 207.9 km   (Uncertainty km ± 9.0 km)] was located @ 63km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu"

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000eek3#technical] - [T.D.- 12/21/12]

2012 - Texas town allows teachers to carry concealed handguns - December 21st, 2012: "Texas town [Harrold, Texas] allows teachers to carry concealed handguns" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/21/12]

2012 - Storm knocks out power to thousands, damages buildings / Missouri - December 21st, 2012: "Storm knocks out power to thousands, damages buildings [Missouri]" [Based on: Title for Staff Reports article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/21/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 22nd, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,190.84; Change: - 120.88 (- 0.9%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,430.15; Change: - 13.54 (- 0.9%). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/22/12]

2012 - North Korea says it detains U.S. - December 22nd, 2012: "North Korea says it detains U.S. citizen [Pae Jun Ho]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/22/12]

2012 - Small quake strikes California - December 22nd, 2012: "Small quake ['A shallow magnitude-3.9 earthquake'] strikes California" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/23/12]

*Links: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci15267105#technical

2012 - Monti resigns as Italian premier - December 22nd, 2012: "Monti resigns as Italian premier [12/21/12] / New election will focus on controversial austerity policies." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 12/22/12]

2012 - Syrian rebels targeting strategic sites - December 22nd, 2012: "Syrian rebels targeting strategic sites [12/21/12] / Complex in one town contains military factories." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/22/12]

2012 - U.N. helicopter shot down in South Sudan - December 22nd, 2012: "U.N. helicopter shot down in South Sudan; killing 4 [12/21/12] / Security Council says act threatens peacekeeping mission." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/22/12]

2012 - Justice Dept. targets peanut butter plant - December 22nd, 2012: "The Department of Justice [U.S.A.] is seeking a permanent injunction against the nation's largest organic peanut butter plant [Sunland Inc.], an eastern New Mexico facility that has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 42 people in 20 states this fall. [....]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Justice Dept. targets peanut butter plant), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 12/22/12]

2012 - Court blocks California law banning gay therapy - December 22nd, 2012: "Court blocks California law banning gay therapy [12/21/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 12/22/12]

2012 - Obama nominates Kerry for secretary of state - December 22nd, 2012: "Obama nominates Kerry for secretary of state [12/21/12] / Longtime Massachusetts senator is expected to sail through confirmation." [Based on: Title for Staff Reports article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/22/12]

2012 - Unbelief is now the world's third-largest religious group - December 22nd, 2012: "A new report on global religious identity shows that while Christians and Muslims make up the two largest groups, those with no religious affiliation - including atheists and agnostics - are now the third-largest 'religious' group in the world. [NP] The study, released Tuesday by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, found that 84 percent of the world's 7 billion people adheres to some form of religion. Christians make up the largest group, with 2.2 billion adherents, or 23 percent worldwide, followed by Muslims, with 1.6 billion adherents. [NP] Close behind are the 'nones' - those who say they have no religious affiliation or say they do not believe in God - at 1.1. billion, or 16 percent. That means that about the same number of people who identify as Catholics worldwide say they have no religion. [... .]" [Based on: Religion News Service article (Unbelief is now the world's third-largest religious group) by Kimbery Winston, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/22/12]

2012 - Blast kills 4 in Iraq - December 23rd, 2012: "Blast kills 4 in Iraq [12/22/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/23/12]

2012 - Car bomb hits Damascus - December 23rd, 2012: "Car bomb hits Damascus [12/22/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/23/12]

2012 - Bomber in Pakistan kills 9 - December 23rd, 2012: "Bomber ['suicide bomber'] in Pakistan kills 9 [12/22/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/23/12]

2012 - Gulf of Mexico settlement is OK'd - December 23rd, 2012: "[...] BP PLC has estimated it will pay $7.8 billion to resolve economic and medical claims from more than 100,000 businesses and individuals hurt by the nation's worst offshore oil spill. The settlement has no cap; the company could end up paying more or less." [Based on: DIGEST article (Gulf of Mexico settlement is OK'd), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/23/12]

2012 - Nuclear security chief is stepping down / U.S.A. - December 23rd, 2012: "Nuclear security chief [U.S.A.] is stepping down." [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/23/12]

2012 - Died / Jack Klugman - December 24th, 2012: "Actor Jack Klugman dies at 90 [12/24/12] / He was mainly known for his character in 'The Odd Couple' and 'Quincy, M.E.' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A26, S.L.P.D., 12/25/12]

2012 - Navy SEAL is apparent suicide - December 24th, 2012: "Navy SEAL [Cdr. Job W. Price] is apparent suicide [12/22/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/24/12]

2012 - Egypt's Islamists tighten grip on power, future - December 24th, 2012: "Egypt's Islamists tighten grip on power, future / Analysis - Constitution 'yes' provides foundation for more religious state." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/24/12]

2012 - Rebels take key town in Central African Republic - December 24th, 2012: "Rebels take key town [Bambari] in Central African Republic" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/24/12]

2012 - Syrian Christians fear bleak future if Assad is ousted, Islamists take over - December 24th, 2012: "Syrian Christians fear bleak future if Assad is ousted, Islamists take over / Minorities have supported regime because its secular ideology offered protection." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/24/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 25th, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,139.08; Change: - 51.76 (- 0.4%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,430.15; Change: - 3.49 (- 0.2%). [Based on: p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/25/12]

2012 - Russia in deep freeze - December 25th, 2012: "[...] The region around Moscow experienced its coldest night this winter, hitting minus 26 degrees Fahrenheit in the village of Cherusti, according to the Itar Tass news agency." [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/25/12]

2012 - Former chief rabbi is indicted - December 25th, 2012: "[...] Bakshi-Doron and others are accused of falsifying rabbinical certificates for more than 1,000 soldiers and police officers so they could be elegible for salary increases." [Based on: DIGEST article (Former chief rabbi is indicted), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/25/12]

2012 - Gunman sets trap for firefighters - December 25th, 2012: "Gunman sets trap for firefighters [12/24/12] / 2 are killed and 2 wounded in ambush at blazing house outside Rochester, N.Y.; shooter commits suicide." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/25/12]

2012 - Many Syrians who fled to Jordan return to fight - December 25th, 2012: "Encouraged by what they view as fatal setbacks to the Syrian regime, several thousand of an estimated 250,000 Syrian exiles in Jordan have left in recent weeks to join the rebellion in their homeland. [....]" [Based on: Washington Post article (Many Syrians who fled to Jordan return to fight), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/25/12]

2012 - Afghan policewoman kills American adviser in Kabul - December 25th, 2012: "Afghan policewoman kills American adviser in Kabul [12/24/12] / Slaying is latest in a string of insider attacks." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/25/12]

2012 - Gunman kills 5 in Nigeria - December 26th, 2012: "Gunman kills 5 in Nigeria [12/25/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/26/12]

2012 - Iran plans naval maneuvers - December 26th, 2012: "Iran plans naval maneuvers ['will begin Friday']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/26/12]

2012 - Syrian rebels make more gains in north - December 26th, 2012: "Syrian rebels make more gains in north / They capture town, attack air base, are consolidating grip near Turkey." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/26/12]

2012 - Storms are blamed for 3 deaths, tough travel / U.S.A. - December 26th, 2012: "Storms are blamed for 3 deaths, tough travel ['from Louisiana to Alabama']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/26/12]

2012 - Israel advances plan for more homes in east Jerusalem - December 26th, 2012: "Israel advances plan [12/24/12] for more homes in east Jerusalem ['942 more']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/26/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 27th, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,114.59; Change: - 24.49 (- 0.2%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,419.83; Change: - 6.83 (- 0.5%). [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/27/12]

2012 - Car bomber / Afghanistan - December 27th, 2012: "Car bomber kills 3 Afghans in attack on U.S.-run base [12/26/12]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/27/12]

2012 - Died / Norman Schwarzkopf - December 27th, 2012: "Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf dies [12/27/12 - He was 78.] / He rose to fame commanding U.S.-led international forces in Operation Desert Storm." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 12/28/12]

2012 - Toyota to settle over recalls - December 27th, 2012: "Toyota to settle over recalls / Automaker could pay up to $1.4 billion; dozens of cases still pending." [Based on: Title for Detroit Free Press article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/27/12]

2012 - Top Syrian general joins rebels - December 27th, 2012: "Top Syrian general ['chief of military police'] joins rebels / Assad further isolated; interior minister leaves Beirut hospital for fear of arrest." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/27/12]

2012 - Powerful storm heads east / U.S.A. - December 27th, 2012: "Powerful storm [U.S.A.] heads east; at least 6 dead / Holiday travelers fight slick highways, delayed flights" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/27/12]

2012 - Evacuation near volcano / Nicaragua - December 27th, 2012: "Evacuation near volcano [San Cristobal, Nicaragua]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/27/12]

2012 - Putin is set to sign anti-U.S. adoption bill - December 27th, 2012: "Putin is set to sign anti-U.S. adoption bill / Kremlin retaliates against human rights crackdown." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/27/12]

2012 - Longest high-speed rail line opens / China - December 27th, 2012: "Longest high-speed rail line opens [China - 12/26/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/27/12]

2012 - Treasury [U.S.A.] to take steps to avoid borrowing limit / U.S.A. - December 27th, 2012: "Treasury [U.S.A.] to take steps to avoid borrowing limit / It will halt bond security sales, retirement investment buying." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/27/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 28th, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 13,098.31; Change: - 18.28 (- 0.1%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,418.10; Change: - 1.73 (- 0.1%). [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/28/12]

2012 - NY fund boss settles with SEC - December 28th, 2012: "NY fund boss [Raj. Rajaratnam] settles with SEC" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/28/12]

2012 - Insurgents kill 4 Afghan officers - December 28th, 2012: "Insurgents kill 4 Afghan officers [12/27/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/28/12]

2012 - Waste barrels spark Wildwood debate / Mo. - December 28th, 2012: "Leftover waste barrels spark Wildwood debate [St. Louis, Mo.] / Residents are worried that earlier cleanup effort failed to remove toxic health threat." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/28/12]

2012 - EPA chief announces resignation / U.S.A. - December 28th, 2012: "EPA chief announces resignation / Lisa jackson earned praise from environmentalists, scorn from GOP, industry executives." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/28/12]

2012 - Egypt's opposition leaders under investigation - December 28th, 2012: "Egypt's opposition leaders under investigation" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/28/12]

2012 - Deadly storm weakens as it heads north / U.S.A. - December 28th, 2012: "Deadly storm weakens as it heads north [U.S.A.] / High wind, snow frustrate travelers trying to return home over Christmas break." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/28/12]

2012 - Worries rise as Mississippi River level drops further - December 28th, 2012: "Worries rise as Mississippi River level drops further" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/28/12]

2012 - Obama administration needs to explain drone strikes - December 28th, 2012: "Obama administration needs to explain drone strikes / Court case - Grandfather [of Abdulrahman Al-Aulaqi] tries to find out why American teen was killed [10/11/11] in missile attack." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/28/12]

2012 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 29th, 2012: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 12,938.11; Change: - 158.20 (- 1.2%) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,402.43; Change: - 15.67 (- 1.1%). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/29/12]

2012 - Sailors sue over Japanese radiation - December 29th, 2012: "Sailors ['Eight U.S. sailors'] sue over Japanese radiation" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/29/12]

2012 - Suspected norovirus hits Queen Mary 2 - December 29th, 2012: "Suspected norovirus hits Queen Mary 2 [12/28/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article (Greece's ex-finance minister in tax scandal), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/29/12]

2012 - Japanese man is oldest in recorded history - December 29th, 2012: "Japanese man [115-year-old Jiroemon Kimura] is oldest in recorded history" [Based on: Title (and text) for Bloomberg News article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/29/12]

2012 - Greece's ex-finance minister in tax scandal - December 29th, 2012: "[...] George Papaconstantinou, who was the main architect of debt-ridden Greece's first austerity program, was expelled from his Socialist party after the allegations came to light Friday." [Based on: DIGEST article (Greece's ex-finance minister in tax scandal), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/29/12]

2012 - Smoke on plane prompts return to airport / U.S.A. - December 29th, 2012: "Smoke on plane ['from Albany to Dulles International Airport'] prompts return to airport [12/28/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/29/12]

2012 - U.S. diplomats leave Central African Republic - December 29th, 2012: "U.S. diplomats leave Central African Republic [Bangui]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/29/12]

2012 - Atheist group files lawsuit over church tax status - December 29th, 2012: "The Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the Internal Revenue Service is giving unconstitutional preferential treatment to churches and other religious organizations. [NP] The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Madison says the IRS is violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment as well as constitutional equal protection rights by exempting churches from having to file a detailed application form, fee and annual information form to receive and maintain tax-exempt status. [NP] The lawsuit says that preferential treatment gives churches an executive and discriminatory benefit not afforded other secular nonprofits like the Freedom from Religion Foundation. [NP] An IRS spokesman had no comment." [Based on: A.P. article (Atheist group files lawsuit over church tax status), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/29/12]

2012 - Chinese court orders Apple to pay in rights dispute - December 29th, 2012: "Chinese court orders Apple to pay in rights dispute" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/29/12]

2012 - Police use Twitter to offer virtual ride-alongs / U.S.A. - December 29th, 2012: "Police use Twitter to offer virtual ride-alongs / Departments want public to see tax dollars at work." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/29/12]

2012 - Islamic hard-liners in Pakistan prompt arts college to react - December 29th, 2012: "Islamic hard-liners in Pakistan prompt arts college to react / Nation's leading institution makes concessions after paintings ['depicting Muslim clerics in scenes with strong homosexual overtones'] stir outrage." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/29/12]

2012 - Take classes, become a prophet / Israel - December 30th, 2012: "Take classes, become a prophet / Many critics scoff at school in Israel ['the Cain and Abel School for Prophets'], saying it counters Jewish teachings." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A26, S.L.P.D., 12/30/12]

2012 - 21 Pakistani policemen found shot dead - December 30th, 2012: "21 Pakistani policemen found shot dead ['in Jabai area of the Frontier Region Peshawar']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/30/12]

2012 - Car bomb / Pakistan - December 31st, 2012: "19 killed in Pakistani blast [12/30/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/31/12]

2012 - Ex-Israeli official indicted - December 31st, 2012: "Ex-Israeli official [Avigdor Lieberman] indicted [12/30/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/31/12]

2012 - Hillary Clinton hospitalized - December 31st, 2012: "Hillary Clinton hospitalized ['after the discovery of a blood clot']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/31/12]

2012 - Church blast kills 2 in Libya - December 31st, 2012: "Church blast kills 2 in Libya [12/30/12]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/31/12]

2012 - 9 killed in tour bus plunge in Oregon - December 31st, 2012: "9 killed in tour bus plunge in Oregon [12/30/12]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/31/12]

2012 - Snow buries part of Northeast / U.S.A. - December 31st, 2012: "Snow buries part of Northeast [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/31/12]

2012 - Syrian peace envoy warns of surge in death toll - December 31st, 2012: "Syrian peace envoy warns of surge in death toll / Violence could claim 100,000 lives ['over the next year'], he says, as 400 die in one day [12/29/12]." [Based on: Title (and text) for Washington Post article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/31/12]

2012 - Foreign surveillance law is renewed for 5 years - December 31st, 2012: "Foreign surveillance law [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] is renewed for 5 years [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/31/12]

2012 - Al-Qaida in Yemen offers bounty on U.S. ambassador - December 31st, 2012: "Al-Qaida in Yemen offers bounty [12/29/12] on U.S. ambassador ['or an American soldier in the country.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/31/12]

2012 - Flood Trivia / 2012 - "Number of notable floods this year (reported by U.S. newspapers, generally): at least 6. Number of deaths due to flooding: at least 205." [- E.M.]

2012 - Volcano Trivia / 2012 - "Number of volcanic eruptions [and, or] notable volcanic events this year: at least 2. Number of reported deaths include: 0." [- E.M.]

2012 - Avalanche Trivia / 2012 - "Number of notable avalanche, landslide, mudslide or roof collapse events this year (reported by U.S. newspapers, generally): at least 11. Number of reported deaths: at least 115" [- E.M.]

2012 - "Hurricane" Trivia / 2012 - "Number of notable storms this year include: at least 8 Tropical Storms, 11 Hurricanes, 8 Cyclones & 12 Typhoons. Number of reported deaths: at least 567. [deaths due to flooding are generally recorded under Flood Trivia]." [- E.M.]

2012 - Earthquake Trivia / 2012 - "Number of notable earthquakes [generally, 6.0 or above] in 2012: at least 126 [2 Great, 13 Major; 111 Strong]. [In 2011: 196; 2010: 158; 2009: 141; 2008: 217; 2007: 171; 2006: 145; 2005: 110]. Number of reported deaths due to earthquakes (and earthquake tsunamis) in 2012: at least 491." [- E.M.]

2012 - "Natural Disaster" Deaths / 2012 - "Number of reported deaths [generally, according to national (U.S.A.) news headlines] from natural disasters [not all illustrated on this timeline] in 2012: at least 1,776." [- E.M.]

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