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 2013

2013 - Astronomic Configuration - December 1st, 2013: "Sun [9 Sagittarius], Moon [15 Scorpio], Mercury [24 Scorpio], Venus [21 Capricorn], Mars [26 Virgo], Jupiter [19 Cancer R.], Saturn [17 Scorpio], Uranus [8 Aries R.], Neptune [2 Pisces], Pluto [10 Capricorn], Chiron [9 Pisces]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201312.html]

2013 - U.S. National Debt - December 1st, 2013: "U.S. National Debt Clock - The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 01 Dec 2013 at 10:54::45 PM GMT is: $17,214,191,718,216.57. The estimated population of the United States is 317,156,537 so each citizen's share of this debt is $54,276.64. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $2.69 billion per day since September 30, 2012! Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House!

[Based  on: http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/] - [T.D. - 12/01/13]

2013 - Violence grows in Thailand - December 1st, 2013: "Violence grows in Thailand" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/01/13]

2013 - U.S. to destroy Syrian chemicals - December 1st, 2013: "U.S. to destroy Syrian chemicals" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/01/13]

2013 - Ukranians rally against government - December 1st, 2013: "Ukranians rally against government" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/01/13]

2013 - Clashes in Lebanon kill4, injure 20 - December 1st, 2013: "Clashes in Lebanon [Tripoli] kill4, injure 20" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/01/13]

2013 - Arnon Milchan says he spied for Israel - December 1st, 2013: "Arnon Milchan says he spied for Israel ['... for years he served as an Israeli spy, buying arms on its behalf and boosting its alleged nuclear program.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/01/13]

2013 - American held in N. Korea reads apology - December 1st, 2013: "American [Merrill Newman] held in N. Korea reads apology / Man, 85 has been detained for more than a month; captors cite war crimes, other offenses." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/01/13]

2013 - East African nations to adopt common currency - December 1st, 2013: "East African nations to adopt common currency" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/01/13]

2013 - Crowd in Israel protests resettlement of Bedouins - December 1st, 2013: "Crowd in Israel protests resettlement of Bedouins ['Bedouin Arabs in Israel's southern Negev desert.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/01/13]

2013 - Arctic ice might help alter tracks of hurricanes - December 1st, 2013: "Arctic ice might help alter tracks of hurricanes / New data on heat release may explain why more tropical storms seem to be taking irregular paths." [Based on: Title for South Florida Sun Sentinel article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/01/13]

2013 - Japan asks world to rebuke China over air defense zone - December 1st, 2013: "Japan asks world to rebuke China over air defense zone" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/01/13]

2013 - Ex-Israeli premier assails Netanyahu - December 2nd, 2013: "Ex-Israeli premier assails Netanyahu" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/02/13]

2013 - Ukranian rally erupts, dozens hurt - December 2nd, 2013: "Ukranian rally erupts, dozens hurt [12/01/13] / People protest snub of European Union agreements." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/02/13]

2013 - U.S. investigates Alaskan plane crash - December 2nd, 2013: "U.S. investigates Alaskan plane crash ['... that killed four people and injured six Friday night.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/02/13]

2013 - Freight train derails in New Mexico - December 2nd, 2013: "Freight train derails in New Mexico [11/30/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/02/13]

2013 - Clashes over Syria spill into Lebanon - December 2nd, 2013: "Clashes over Syria spill into Lebanon ['over the weekend']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/02/13]

2013 - Croatian vote to ban same-sex marriage - December 2nd, 2013: "Croatian vote [12/01/13] to ban same-sex marriage" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/02/13]

2013 - China launches 'Jade Rabbit' rover to moon - December 2nd, 2013: "China launches ‘Jade Rabbit’ rover to moon, precursor to manned mission" [Based on: Title for The Washington Post article by Simon Denyer - 12/02/13]

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-launches-jade-rabbit-rover-to-moon-precursor-to-manned-mission/2013/12/02/87ba7d1a-5b13-11e3-801f-1f90bf692c9b_story.html

2013 - NYC train derailment kills 4, injures dozens - December 2nd, 2013: "NYC train derailment [12/01/13] kills 4, injures dozens" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/02/13]

2013 - U.N. is concerned by uptick in slayings in Iraq - December 2nd, 2013: "[...] In all, at least 7,157 civilians and 952 Iraqi security forces have been killed since January, the U.N. said. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (U.N. is concerned by uptick in slayings in Iraq / Many residents are worried about a resumption of all-out warfare between Shiites, Sunnis.), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/02/13]

2013 - Thai protest leader meets defiantly with premier - December 2nd, 2013: "Thai protest leader meets defiantly with premier / Three protestors are killed in skirmishes over the weekend." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/02/13]

2013 - Egyptian police clear Tahrir Square protestors - December 2nd, 2013: "Egyptian police clear Tahrir Square protestors [12/01/13] / Panel agrees to amendments to Morsi constitution." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/02/13]

2013 - A first in Iceland - December 3rd, 2013: "A first in Iceland ['Police in Iceland said Monday they shot dead a gunman - the first time armed police have killed someone in the nation.'] [12/02/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/03/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 3rd, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 16,008.77; Change: - 77.64 (- 0.5 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,800.90; Change: - 4.91 (- 0.3 %)."

[Based on: p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/03/13]

2013 - Bank of America settles - December 3rd, 2013: "Bank of America settles ['... will pay Freddie Mac $404 million to settle remaining claims ... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/03/13]

2013 - Syrian war crimes allegations - December 3rd, 2013: "Syrian war crimes allegations [12/02/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/03/13]

2013 - Gay marriage underway in Hawaii - December 3rd, 2013: "Gay marriage underway in Hawaii" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/03/13]

2013 - Constitutional changes rattle Egypt - December 3rd, 2013: "Constitutional changes rattle Egypt ['... for the next two presidential terms, the armed forces will enjoy the exclusive right of naming the defense minister ... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/03/13]

2013 - Amazon drones may speed delivery - December 3rd, 2013: "Amazon drones may speed delivery / CEO Jeff Bezos hopes to have a working service in 4-5 years, despite regulatory obstacles." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/03/13]

2013 - CYBER TAXES CLEAR HURDLE / U.S.A. - December 3rd, 2013: "CYBER TAXES CLEAR HURDLE [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 12/03/13]

2013 - Car dealers find their lots are packed with inventory / U.S.A. - December 3rd, 2013: "Car dealers find their lots are packed with inventory / Automakers might have to trim production or reduce prices, despite an overall good year." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/03/13]

2013 - Stocks fall on disappointing spending over Thanksgiving / U.S.A. - December 3rd, 2013: "Stocks fall on disappointing spending over Thanksgiving [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/03/13]

2013 - B.P. wins appeal - December 4th, 2013: "B.P. wins appeal [12/02/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/04/13]

2013 - 24 killed in Iraq - December 4th, 2013: "24 killed in Iraq [12/03/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 12/04/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 4th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 15,914.62; Change: - 94.15 (- 0.6 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,795.15; Change: - 5.75 (- 0.3 %)."

[Based on: p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/04/13]

2013 - 6 killed in Afghanistan - December 4th, 2013: "6 killed [13 wounded] in Afghanistan [12/03/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 12/04/13]

2013 - U.N. launches drones in Congo - December 4th, 2013: "U.N. launches drones in Congo" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 12/04/13]

2013 - Private SpaceX launches satellite - December 4th, 2013: "Private SpaceX launches satellite [12/03/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/04/13]

2013 - Much of Snowden's papers unpublished - December 4th, 2013: "Much of Snowden's papers unpublished" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 12/04/13]

2013 - No proof Arafat was poisoned, report says - December 4th, 2013: "No proof Arafat was poisoned, report says" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/04/13]

2013 - Asian nations dominate international test - December 4th, 2013: "Asian nations dominate international test / Exam measures 15-year-olds on math, reading and science; U.S. scores barely budge." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/04/13]

2013 - Congress debates ban on plastic guns / U.S.A. - December 4th, 2013: "Congress debates ban on plastic guns [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/04/13]

2013 - Detroit cleared to shed pensions in bankruptcy - December 4th, 2013: "A judge [Steven Rhodes] ruled Tuesday that Detroit is eligible to shed billions of dollars of its long-runing debt, including the pensions of thousands of workers and retirees, in a much-anticipated decision that shifts the city's epic bankruptcy case into a new and delicate phase." [Based on: A.P. article (Detroit cleared to shed pensions in bankruptcy), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/04/13]

2013 - Illinois lawmakers pass state pension overhaul - December 4th, 2013: "Illionois' biggest fiscal dragon - a $100 billion pension debt that is burning up the state's budget and has given it the worst credit rating in America - may have been slain on Tuesday [N.P.] Overcoming fervent opposition from both the left and the right, the Legislature passed a bipartisan  pension overhaul bill that would raise state workers' retirement age and lower their benefits, with the goal of catching up on pension liabilities in the next 30 years. [....]" [Based on: Article (Illinois lawmakers pass state pension overhaul / Bipartisan bill would raise retirement age and lower workers' benefits.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/04/13]

2013 - Court sides with employers on arbitration agreements / U.S.A. - December 4th, 2013: "Employers [U.S.A.] can require their workers to sign arbitration agreements waving all rights to class-action lawsuits over workplace grievances, a federal appeals court  ruled Tuesday. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Court sides with employers on arbitration agreements), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/04/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 5th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 15,889.77; Change: - 24.85 (- 0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,792.81; Change: - 2.34 (- 0.1 %)."

[Based on: p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/05/13]

2013 - Died / Nelson Mandela - December 5th, 2013: "NELSON MANDELA - 1918-2013 [d. 12/05/13]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/06/13]

2013 - Iran guard arrests 16 activists - December 5th, 2013: "Iran guard arrests 16 activists" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/05/13]

2013 - Cold takes over much of nation / U.S.A. - December 5th, 2013: "Cold takes over much of nation / Arctic blast expected to cause temperatures to plummet well below zero in West, Midwest." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/05/13]

2013 - U.S. halts truck shipments through Pakistan - December 5th, 2013: "U.S. halts truck shipments through Pakistan" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/05/13]

2013 - Hezbollah commander is killed in Lebanon - December 5th, 2013: "Hezbollah commander [Hassan al-Laqis] is killed in Lebanon [12/04/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/05/13]

2013 - NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide - December 5th, 2013: "NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide / Mass surveillance tool worries privacy advocates." [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/05/13]

2013 - EU fines banks $2.3 billion in market rigging case - December 5th, 2013: "EU fines banks [JPMorgan, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank] $2.3 billion in market rigging case" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/05/13]

2013 - Obama: Income inequality is a 'defining challenge of our time' - December 5th, 2013: "Obama: Income inequality is a 'defining challenge of our time' / Asks Congress to raise wages, secure social safety net." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/05/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 6th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 15,821.51; Change: - 68.26 (- 0.4 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,785.03; Change: - 7.78 (- 0.4 %)."

[Based on: p. D3, S.L.P.D., 12/06/13]

2013 - Fierce storm lashes Europe - December 6th, 2013: "Fierce storm lashes Europe [12/05/13]; coasts brace for surging sea" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/06/13]

2013 - Rebels in Syria kill Iraqi journalist - December 6th, 2013: "Rebels in Syria kill Iraqi journalist [12/04/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/06/13]

2013 - Death toll rises in attack in Yemen - December 6th, 2013: "Death toll rises ['50 people were killed] in attack in Yemen [12/05/13]" [Based on: Title (and text) for McClatchy Information Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/06/13]

2013 - Ecuador shuts down environmental group - December 6th, 2013: "Ecuador shuts down environmental group [12/04/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/06/13]

2013 - Kerry lobbies Netanyahu on interum deal with Iran - December 6th, 2013: "Kerry lobbies Netanyahu on interum deal with Iran [12/05/13]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Washington Post article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/06/13]

2013 - American teacher shot while jogging in Benghazi - December 6th, 2013: "American teacher shot while jogging in Benghazi" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/06/13]

2013 - Clashes erupt in capital of Central African Republic - December 6th, 2013: "Clashes erupt in capital of Central African Republic [12/05/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/06/13]

2013 - Gov. Quinn signs Illinois pension overhaul into law; unions protest - December 6th, 2013: "Gov. Quinn signs Illinois pension overhaul into law; unions protest / Coalition of labor groups moves to block measure in court." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/06/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 7th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 16,020.20; Change: 198.69 (1.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,805.09; Change: 20.06 (1.1 %)."

[Based on: p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/07/13]

2013 - Smog Shrouds eastern China - December 7th, 2013: "China suffered another severe bout of air pollution in December 2013. When the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this image on December 7, 2013, thick haze stretched from Beijing to Shanghai, a distance of about 1,200 kilometers (750 miles). For comparison, that is about the distance between Boston, Massachusetts, and Raleigh, North Carolina. The brightest areas are clouds or fog. Polluted air appears gray. While northeastern China often faces outbreaks of extreme smog, it is less common for pollution to spread so far south. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=82535]

2013 - North Korea deports U.S. veteran - December 7th, 2013: "North Korea deports U.S. veteran [Merrill Newman]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/07/13]

2013 - Yemen says Saudis behind attack - December 7th, 2013: "Yemen says Saudis behind attack / Car bombing, assault at military headquarters kills dozens [12/05/13]." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/07/13]

2013 - Icy storm slams Southwest / U.S.A. - December 7th, 2013: "Icy storm slams Southwest / Bad weather shuts down north Texas, strands travelers." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/07/13]

2013 - Former treasurer is sentenced to 30 months - December 7th, 2013: "Former treasurer is sentenced to 30 months / Bathon [Fred Bathon] rigged sales to delinquencies to benefit donors." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/07/13]

2013 - U.S. to allow eagle deaths to aid wind power - December 7th, 2013: "U.S. to allow eagle deaths to aid wind power" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/07/13]

2013 - Christians seek refuge at Central African airport - December 7th, 2013: "Christians seek refuge at Central African airport [12/07/13] / French troops arrive, offer protection." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/07/13]

2013 - Much of U.S. in grip of snow, ice, bitter cold - December 8th, 2013: "Much of U.S. in grip of snow, ice, bitter cold / Icy conditions expected to last from Texas to tennessee; mid-Atlantic is next in storm's sights." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/08/13]

2013 - Scientists warn of abrupt changes from warming - December 8th, 2013: "Scientists warn of abrupt changes from warming / Certain climate 'tipping points' said to bring about outcomes that will be hard to predict." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/08/13]

2013 - France, African Union send more troops to central African Republic - December 8th, 2013: "France, African Union send more troops to Central African Republic" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 12/08/13]

2013 - Ukraine sees largest protest since 2004 - December 9th, 2013: "Ukraine sees largest protest since 2004 [12/08/13] / Hundreds of thousands flood Kiev demanding president's ouster." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 12/09/13]

2013 - British police say 3 men freed from slavery - December 9th, 2013: "British police say 3 men freed from slavery" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/09/13]

2013 - East Coast  storm dumps snow, snarls traffic - December 9th, 2013: "East Coast  storm dumps snow, snarls traffic / Thousands of flights are canceled across country; some areas expect blackouts." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/09/13]

2013 - Kidnappings stoke fear in Syrian Christians - December 9th, 2013: "Kidnappings stoke fear in Syrian Christians / Greek Orthodox congregation prays for rebels to release 12 nuns." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/09/13]

2013 - North Korea removes Kim's uncle from power - December 9th, 2013: "North Korea removes Kim's uncle [Jang Song Thaek] from power" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/09/13]

2013 - Fighters intractable, Central African leader says - December 9th, 2013: "Fighters intractable, Central African leader says / 400 dead; French troops move in." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/09/13]

2013 - Thai leader dissolves Parliament, calls for elections - December 9th, 2013: "[...] Yingluck's announcement today came as thousands of anti-government protestors vowed to march through Bangkok in a 'final showdown' against her government. [....]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Thai leader dissolves Parliament, calls for elections), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/09/13]

2013 - More married women not having children / U.S.A. - December 9th, 2013: "More married women not having children [U.S.A.] / People are questioning whether parenthood is the drefault outcome after marriage." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/09/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 10th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 16,025.53; Change: 5.33 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,808.37; Change: 3.28 (0.2 %)."

[Based on: p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/10/13]

2013 - Hall of Fame / Tony La Russa - December 10th, 2013: "NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME / Selection humbles La Russa" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/10/13]

2013 - Agencies spy on fantasy gamers - December 10th, 2013: "Agencies [U.S. and U.K.] spy on fantasy gamers / Posing as players, online agents troll for terrorists, informers." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/10/13]

2013 - Congress renews plastic gun ban - December 10th, 2013: "Congress [U.S.A.] renews plastic gun ban" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/10/13]

2013 - Raise the minimum wage / U.S.A. - December 10th, 2013: "Raise the minimum wage / To at least $10 an hour - Australia shows how we can survive an increase in wages." [Based on: Title for OTHER VIEWS article by Eugene Robinson, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/10/13]

http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/eugene-robinson/eugene-robinson-raise-the-minimum-wage/article_0505981c-ecdf-53e6-bbf5-ee5e7f71faff.html

2013 - Syrian troops take town held by foes - December 10th, 2013: "Syrian troops take town held by foes" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/10/13]

2013 - Storm snarls nation's travel / U.S.A. - December 10th, 2013: "Storm snarls nation's travel [12/09/13] / Cold and snow dash movement by air and road; new wave is on the way." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/10/13]

2013 - Lake on Mars could have supported life - December 10th, 2013: "Lake on Mars could have supported life / NASA rover Curiosity finds evidence of fresh water, hospitable chemicals." [Based on: Title for A.P. articl, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/10/13]

2013 - Sysco to buy US Foods for about $3.5 billion - December 10th, 2013: "Sysco to buy US Foods for about $3.5 billion" [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire reports article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/10/13]

2013 - Riot police storm opposition offices in Ukraine - December 10th, 2013: "Riot police storm opposition offices in Ukraine [12/09/13] / Massive anti-government protests continue in Kiev over anti-EU decision." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/10/13]

2013 - Putin dissolves, replaces Soviet-era news agency - December 10th, 2013: "[...] RIA Novosti, created as the Sovinformburo in June 1941, two days after Adolf Hitler's Nazi army attacked the Soviet Union, was replaced with a new body called Rossiya Segodnya, or Russia Today. [....]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Putin dissolves, replaces Soviet-era news agency), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/10/13]

2013 - Many lung cancer tumors prove harmless, study says - December 10th, 2013: "Many lung cancer tumors prove harmless, study says / Growths may progress so slowly that they don't cause symptoms, death." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/10/13]

2013 - In Central African Republic, mobs launch sectarian attacks - December 10th, 2013: "In Central African Republic, mobs launch sectarian attacks" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/10/13]

2013 - More radioactive waste is found during work at Bridgeton landfill / St. Louis, Mo. - December 10th, 2013: "More radioactive waste is found during work at Bridgeton [Mo.] landfill" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 12/10/13]

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/more-radioactive-waste-found-at-bridgeton-landfill/article_370a9595-daa9-5efa-84ac-3950739e2d39.html

2013 - Coronal Hole - December 11th, 2013: "NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is monitoring a large coronal hole in the sun's northern hemisphere. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 12/11/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 11th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 15,973.13; Change: 52.40 (- 0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,802.62; Change: - 5.75 (- 0.3 %)."

[Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/11/13]

2013 - Monsanto adds biotech partner - December 11th, 2013: "Monsanto adds biotech partner [Novozymes, a Danish-based biotech firm] in effort to increase crop yields" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/11/13]

2013 - Woman pleads guilty in ricin case / U.S.A. - December 11th, 2013: "Woman [Shannon Guess Richardson] pleads guilty [12/10/13] in ricin case" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/11/13]

2013 - 2 French soldiers are killed while disarming Central African rebels - December 11th, 2013: "2 French soldiers are killed while disarming Central African rebels" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/11/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 12th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 15,843.53; Change: - 129.60 (- 0.8 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,782.22; Change: - 20.40 (- 1.1 %)."

[Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/12/13]

2013 - NSA chief defends spying - December 12th, 2013: "NSA chief defends spying [12/11/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 12/12/13]

2013 - Indian high court rules against gay rights - December 12th, 2013: "Indian high court rules against gay rights [12/11/13]" [Based on: Title for World Digest article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/12/13]

2013 - Ukranian leader offers talks; protestors say no - December 12th, 2013: "Ukranian leader offers talks; protestors say no [12/11/13] / Opposition sees police withdrawl as a victory." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/12/13]

2013 - Ameren violates Clean Air Act, Sierra Club says - December 12th, 2013: "The Sierra Club says it has data that show three Ameren Missouri coal-burning power plants have racked up nearly 10,000 air-quality violations since 2008. [....]" [Based on: Article (Ameren violates Clean Air Act, Sierra Club says / Group plans lawsuit if thousands of alleged violations are not addressed.), p. A3, S.L.P.D., 12/12/13]

2013 - U.S., Britain halt nonlethal aid to northern Syria - December 12th, 2013: "U.S., Britain halt nonlethal aid to northern Syria" [Based on: Title for World Digest article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/12/13]

2013 - Cooling pump on space station shuts down; crew safe - December 12th, 2013: "Cooling pump on space station shuts down [12/11/13]; crew safe" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 12/12/13]

2013 - FDA takes steps to phase out antibiotics in animals for meat - December 12th, 2013: "[...] Antibiotic resistance is a growing public health problem. In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released sobering estimates that more than 23,000 people a year are dying from drug-resistant infections. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (FDA takes steps to phase out antibiotics in animals for meat / Agency asks drug companies to alter labeling, hopes to slow rise of drug resistance.), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/12/13]

2013 - Centene acquisition - December 13th, 2013: "Centene acquisition [Medicl Management LLC]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/13/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 13th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 15,739.43; Change: - 104.10 (- 0.7 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,775.50; Change: - 6.72 (- 0.4 %)."

[Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/13/13]

2013 - Merrill Lynch settles - December 13th, 2013: "Merrill Lynch settles ['... agreed to pay $131.8 million to settle U.S. civil charges that it misled investors about risky mortgage bonds it sold ahead of the 2008 financial crisis. ... .]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/13/13]

2013 - Mexico opening up oil industry - December 13th, 2013: "Mexico opening up oil industry" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/13/13]

2013 - Car bombing wounds 30 in Egypt  - December 13th, 2013: "Car bombing wounds 30 in Egypt [12/12/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/13/13]

2013 - Congo, M23 rebels sign peace agreement - December 13th, 2013: "Congo, M23 rebels sign peace agreement [12/12/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/13/13]

2013 - JPMorgan to pay $2 billion in Madoff case - December 13th, 2013: "JPMorgan to pay $2 billion in Madoff case, source says / Epic Ponzi scheme fraud collapsed five years ago." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. B5, S.L.P.D., 12/13/13]

2013 - Chemical weapons used four times in Syria - December 13th, 2013: "Chemical weapons used four times in Syria / U.N. inspectors confirm attacks but can't reveal who used the sarin gas." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/13/13]

2013 - North Korea executes Kim Jong Un's uncle - December 13th, 2013: "North Korea executes Kim Jong Un's uncle, ex-mentor, as a traitor" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/13/13]

2013 - Romanian TV station accused of anti-Semitism - December 13th, 2013: "Romanian TV station accused of anti-Semitism ['... for brodcasting an anti-Semitic Christmas carol.']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/13/13]

2013 - Yemen: 13 dead in U.S. drone strike on wedding convoy  - December 13th, 2013: "Yemen: 13 dead in U.S. drone strike on wedding convoy [12/12/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/13/13]

2013 - White House cracks down on violators of Iran sanctions - December 13th, 2013: "White House cracks down on violators of Iran sanctions" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/13/13]

2013 - Died / Peter O'Toole - December 14th, 2013: Died: 12/14/13. He was 81.

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 14th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 15,755.36; Change: 15.93 (0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,775.32; Change: - 0.18 (flat)."

[Based on: p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/14/13]

2013 - Iran halts nuclear talks - December 14th, 2013: "Iran halts nuclear talks ['... to protest the expansion of U.S. sanctions ... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/14/13]

2013 - Swipe settlement approved - December 14th, 2013: "Swipe settlement approved ['... between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees. ... The $7.25 billion settlement figure does not reflect companies that opted out.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/14/13]

2013 - Two protestors are killed in Egypt - December 14th, 2013: "Two protestors are killed in Egypt" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/14/13]

2013 - U.S. faces pressure over lost CIA spy - December 14th, 2013: "U.S. faces pressure over lost CIA spy / Contractor [Robert Levinson] was working in Iran on unapproved intelligence mission." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/14/13]

2013 - Ukraine talks to settle unrest fall flat - December 14th, 2013: "Ukraine talks to settle unrest fall flat; protestors want new vote" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/14/13]

2013 - Iraq gunmen kill 15 Iranian workers - December 14th, 2013: "Iraq gunmen kill 15 Iranian workers [12/13/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/14/13]

2013 - Bomb plot at airport in Kansas is foiled - December 14th, 2013: "Bomb plot [by Terry Lee Loewen] at airport in Kansas is foiled" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/14/13]

2013 - Chinese company accused of stealing seed  - December 14th, 2013: "Chinese company accused of stealing seed / Company allegedly sought patented seeds owned by Pioneer Hybrid and Monsanto." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/14/13]

2013 - Storm brings heavy snow to parts of Middle East - December 14th, 2013: "Storm brings heavy snow to parts of Middle East [12/13/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/14/13]

2013 - Student shoots one classmate, kills himself in Colorado - December 14th, 2013: "Student shoots one classmate, kills himself in Colorado [12/13/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/14/13]

*Trivia: "Girl hurt in Colorado shooting dies [12/21/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/22/13]

2013 - 12 killed in Iraq - December 15th, 2013: "12 killed in Iraq [12/14/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/15/13]

2013 - Died / Joan Fontaine - December 15th, 2013: Died: 12/15/13. She was 96.

2013 - 2 U.N. peacekeepers killed / Mali - December 15th, 2013: "2 U.N. peacekeepers killed [Mali]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/15/13]

2013 - China soft-lands drone probe on moon - December 15th, 2013: "China soft-lands drone probe on moon [12/14/13]; world's first since 1976 / Nation plans to open own space station about 2020." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 12/15/13]

2013 - Ships to haul 500 tons of Syrian chemicals - December 15th, 2013: "Ships to haul 500 tons of Syrian chemicals / Danish, Norwegian vessels will repeat trip as needed." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/15/13]

2013 - By cracking cellphone encryption, NSA can decipher conversations - December 15th, 2013: "By cracking cellphone encryption, NSA can decipher conversations" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/15/13]

2013 - Bachelet cruises to new term in Chile - December 16th, 2013: "Bachelet [Michelle Bachelet] cruises to new term in Chile [12/15/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/16/13]

2013 - Ukranian protestors stage new rally - December 16th, 2013: "Ukranian protestors stage new rally [12/15/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/16/13]

2013 - Syrian planes drop explosives, kill dozens - December 16th, 2013: "Syrian planes drop explosives, kill dozens [Aleppo - 12/15/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/16/13]

2013 - 5 Philadelphia priests are pulled from ministry - December 16th, 2013: "5 Philadelphia priests are pulled from ministry ['over allegations of sexual abuse or misconduct']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 12/16/13]

2013 - Coast Guard wants barges to ship fracking waste - December 16th, 2013: "Coast Guard wants barges to ship fracking waste [U.S.A.] / Government report says rail, truck shipping more dangerous." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/16/13]

2013 - KKR buys affiliate - December 17th, 2013: "KKR [Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.] buys affiliate [KKR Financial, based in San Francisco]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/17/13]

2013 - No bombs at Harvard - December 17th, 2013: "No bombs at Harvard [12/16/13]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/17/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 17th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 15,884.57; Change: 129.21 (0.8 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,786.54; Change: 11.22 (0.6 %)."

[Based on: p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/17/13]

2013 - American freed from Bolivia - December 17th, 2013: "American [Jacob Ostreicher] freed from Bolivia" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/17/13]

2013 - FDA raises bar on antibacterial soap - December 17th, 2013: "FDA raises bar on antibacterial soap" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/17/13]

2013 - Saudi Arabia toughens anti-terrorism rules - December 17th, 2013: "Saudi Arabia toughens anti-terrorism rules ['... law that criminalizes acts that disturb public order ... .']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/17/13]

2013 - NSA PHONE SWEEPS TAKE HIT IN COURT - December 17th, 2013: "NSA PHONE SWEEPS TAKE HIT IN COURT [12/16/13] / DATA COLLECTION LIKELY VIOLATES CONSTITUTION / U.S. is expected to appeal" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/17/13]

2013 - Francis removes Burke from panel that has say in selecting new bishops - December 17th, 2013: "Francis removes Burke [Former St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke] from panel that has say in selecting new bishops" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/17/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 18th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 15,875.26; Change: - 9.31 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,781.00; Change: - 5.54 (- 0.3 %)."

[Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/18/13]

2013 - Iran says its ready for nuclear deal - December 18th, 2013: "Iran says its ready for nuclear deal" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/18/13]

2013 - Fighting overwhelms Syrian hospitals - December 18th, 2013: "Fighting overwhelms Syrian hospitals / Government air raids have killed more than 100 in Aleppo over three days." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/18/13]

2013 - 6 NATO troops die in Afghan air crash - December 18th, 2013: "6 NATO troops die in Afghan air crash [12/17/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/18/13]

2013 - NSA spying hurts U.S. tech firms, they say - December 18th, 2013: "NSA spying hurts U.S. tech firms, they say" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/18/13]

2013 - Income gap seen as a drag on economy / U.S.A. - December 18th, 2013: "Income gap seen as a drag on economy / Rallying stock market mostly is aiding richest 10 percent." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/18/13]

2013 - Patriot poised to emerge from bankruptcy today - December 18th, 2013: "Patriot [Patriot Coal] poised to emerge from bankruptcy today" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/18/13]

2013 - Arrest, rough treatment of Indian diplomat sparks tension - December 18th, 2013: "Arrest [in New York], rough treatment of Indian diplomat sparks tension" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/18/13]

2013 - U.S. urges citizens to leave South Sudan amid deadly unrest - December 18th, 2013: "U.S. urges citizens to leave South Sudan amid deadly unrest" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/18/13]

2013 - IMG acquired - December 19th, 2013: "IMG [IMG Worldwide] acquired [by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment & Silver Lake Partners]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/19/13]

2013 - Centene expands - December 19th, 2013: "Centene expands ['acquiring a majority stake in Fidelis SecureCare of Michigan Inc.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/19/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 19th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 16,167.97; Change: 292.71 (1.8 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,810.65; Change: 29.65 (1.7 %)."

[Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/19/13]

2013 - JPMorgan sues FDIC - December 19th, 2013: "JPMorgan sues FDIC" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/19/13]

2013 - BP worker convicted - December 19th, 2013: "BP worker [Kurt Mix] convicted" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/19/13]

2013 - BP spill sickens dolphins - December 19th, 2013: "BP spill sickens dolphins" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/19/13]

2013 - Russia passes amnesty bill - December 19th, 2013: "Russia passes amnesty bill [12/18/13], but questions about its effect remain" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 12/19/13]

2013 - More charges for Morsi, Brotherhood - December 19th, 2013: "More charges for Morsi, Brotherhood [12/18/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 12/19/13]

2013 - U.S. flies diplomats out of South Sudan - December 19th, 2013: "U.S. flies diplomats out of South Sudan" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 12/19/13]

2013 - Syrian rebel coalition rejects talks with U.S. - December 19th, 2013: "Syrian rebel coalition rejects talks with U.S." [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 12/19/13]

2013 - Chinese chicken unsuitable, lawmakers say - December 19th, 2013: "Chinese chicken unsuitable, lawmakers say" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/19/13]

2013 - White House task force urges limit on NSA snooping - December 19th, 2013: "White House task force urges limit on NSA snooping / Presidential task force urges broad limits on surveillance." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/19/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 20th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 16,179.08; Change: 11.11 (0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,809.60; Change: - 1.05 (- 0.1 %)."

[Based on: p. C3, S.L.P.D., 12/20/13]

2013 - Major Brands buys Garco - December 20th, 2013: "Major Brands buys Garco [Garco Wine Co.]" [Based on: Title for  BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. C3, S.L.P.D., 12/20/13]

2013 - Dozens killed in Iraq blasts - December 20th, 2013: "Dozens killed in Iraq blasts [12/19/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/20/13]

2013 - Pennsylvania towns win fracking case - December 20th, 2013: "Pennsylvania towns win fracking case [12/19/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/20/13]

2013 - U.N. says people are vanishing in Syria - December 20th, 2013: "U.N. says people are vanishing in Syria" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/20/13]

2013 - Europe launches star-mapping satellite - December 20th, 2013: "Europe launches [12/19/13] star-mapping satellite [Gaia]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/20/13]

2013 - Same-sex marriages become legal in N.M. - December 20th, 2013: "Same-sex marriages become legal in N.M. [12/19/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/20/13]

2013 - Court rules against retirees in pension case - December 20th, 2013: "Court rules against retirees in pension case [New Mexico]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/20/13]

2013 - Defying Obama, senators push new Iran sanctions - December 20th, 2013: "Defying Obama, senators push new Iran sanctions" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/20/13]

2013 - Putin vows pardons to quiet critics ahead of Olympics - December 20th, 2013: "Putin vows pardons to quiet critics ahead of Olympics / List includes tycoon Khodorkovsky, Pussy Riot, Greenpeace." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/20/13]

2013 - NSA surveillance debate turns in favor of reining in powers - December 20th, 2013: "NSA surveillance debate turns in favor of reining in powers / U.S. court rules phone sweeps unconstitutional; presidential panel recommends changes." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/20/13]

2013 - Ally settles - December 21st, 2013: "Ally [Ally Financial Inc.] settles '... $98 million to resolve government claims that it illegally charged minority borrowers higher rates on auto loans ... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/21/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 21st, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 16,221.14; Change: 42.06 (0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,818.32; Change: 8.72 (0.5 %)."

[Based on: p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/21/13]

2013 - Uganda passes anti-gay laws - December 21st, 2013: "Uganda passes anti-gay laws [12/20/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/21/13]

2013 - Same-sex couples wed in Utah - December 21st, 2013: "Same-sex couples wed in Utah / Federal judge struck down homosexual marriage ban; conservatives livid." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/21/13]

2013 - Entire school tested for tuberculosis - December 21st, 2013: "Entire school [Southern California] tested for tuberculosis" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/21/13]

2013 - School shooting thwarted, police say - December 21st, 2013: "School shooting [Denver, Colorado] thwarted [12/19/13], police say" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/21/13]

2013 - Bolivia launches telecommunications satellite - December 21st, 2013: "Bolivia launches telecommunications satellite [12/20/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/21/13]

2013 - Britain agrees to destroy some of Syria's stockpile - December 21st, 2013: "Britain agrees to destroy some of Syria's stockpile / Raw materials go to Britain to be burned." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/21/13]

2013 - Tribune OK'd to buy KMOV, 15 other Local TV stations - December 21st, 2013: "Tribune OK'd to buy KMOV, 15 other Local [St. Louis, Mo.] TV stations / Gannett gets nod to acquire Belo stations, excluding KMOV." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/21/13]

2013 - Target credit card breach reveals flaws in finance system - December 21st, 2013: "Target credit card breach reveals flaws in finance system / Stolen card data has flooded black market in recent weeks." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/21/13]

2013 - NSA, British spy agency targeted foreign interests, including allies - December 21st, 2013: "NSA, British spy agency targeted foreign interests, including allies / Snowden's leaks reveal wide range of shared concerns, targets in more than 60 countries." [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/21/13]

2013 - Documents trace path of NSA spying program - December 22nd, 2013: "Documents trace path of NSA spying program / U.S. releases once-secret legal rulings that go back to Bush-era surveillance decisions." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/22/13]

2013 - 4 are hurt in evacuation of Americans in South Sudan - December 22nd, 2013: "4 are hurt in evacuation of Americans in South Sudan [12/21/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/22/13]

2013 - New Czech government - December 23rd, 2013: "New Czech government [Jan. 6]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/23/13]

2013 - Apple gets iPhone deal in China - December 23rd, 2013: "Apple gets iPhone deal in China" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/23/13]

2013 - Rebels seize South Sudan oil capital - December 23rd, 2013: "Rebels seize South Sudan oil capital [12/22/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/23/13]

2013 - 100,000 rally in Ukraine against president - December 23rd, 2013: "100,000 rally in Ukraine against president [12/22/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/23/13]

2013 - Wild winter mix includes record warmth / U.S.A. - December 23rd, 2013: "Wild winter mix includes record warmth / U.S. and Canada get slapped with ice, snow, rain, flooding, power outages - and historic high temperatures." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 12/23/13]

2013 - Airstrikes by government troops kill dozens in Syria - December 23rd, 2013: "Airstrikes by government troops kill dozens in Syria [12/22/13] / Attacks continue on rebel-held areas of Aleppo, activists say." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/23/13]

2013 - Spaniards celebrate 'The Fat One'; huge Christmas lottery - December 23rd, 2013: "Spaniards celebrate 'The Fat One'; huge Christmas lottery / Thousands in recession-hit nation share $3.4 billion worth of joy, relief." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/23/13]

2013 - Three young icons of Egypt's protest movement are imprisoned - December 23rd, 2013: "Three young icons of Egypt's protest movement are imprisoned [12/22/13] / Prosecution is first under new law designed to rein in demonstrations by supporters of ousted President Morsi." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/23/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 24th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 16,294.61; Change: 43.47 (0.5 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,827.99; Change: 9.67 (0.5 %)."

[Based on: p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/24/13]

2013 - PNC settles claims of bias - December 24th, 2013: "PNC [PNC Financial Services Group] settles claims of bias" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/24/13]

2013 - Attacks in Iraq kill dozens - December 24th, 2013: "Attacks in Iraq kill dozens [12/23/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 12/24/13]

2013 - Explosion in Egypt kills 5 - December 24th, 2013: "Explosion in Egypt kills 5 [12/24/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 12/24/13]

2013 - Holiday sales are down / U.S.A. - December 24th, 2013: "Holiday sales are down [U.S.A.], but analysts have hope" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/24/13]

2013 - Biogas / Missouri - December 25th, 2013: "Hog power ['Murphy-Brown of Missouri ... is providing the manure to produce biogas']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/25/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 25th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 16,357.55; Change: 62.94 (0.4 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,833.32; Change: 62.94 (0.3 %)."

[Based on: p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/25/13]

2013 - Bombing hits police station / Egypt - December 25th, 2013: "Bombing hits police station / At least 15 in Egypt are killed, more than 100 injured [12/24/13]." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A24, S.L.P.D., 12/25/13]

2013 - Winter storm socks Western Europe - December 25th, 2013: "Winter storm socks Western Europe [12/24/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/25/13]

2013 - Mass graves of 34 found in South Sudan - December 24th, 2013: "Mass graves of 34 found in South Sudan / Path may open for talks on avertung civil war." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/24/13]

2013 - Appeals court won't halt gay marriages in Utah - December 25th, 2013: "Appeals court won't halt gay marriages in Utah / Issue may end up at U.S. Supreme Court; 700 gay couples have obtained licenses." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/25/13]

2013 - Thousands still without power in Michigan - December 25th, 2013: "Thousands still without power in Michigan / Outages called unprecedented after weekend ice storm." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/25/13]

2013 - Israel attacks Gaza with airstrikes, tanks - December 25th, 2013: "Israel attacks Gaza with airstrikes, tanks [12/24/13] / Child is killed; action is retaliation for fatal shooting of Israeli worker." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A25, S.L.P.D., 12/25/13]

2013 - AmEx to pay at least $75.7 million in settlement - December 25th, 2013: "AmEx to pay at least $75.7 million in settlement" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/25/13]

2013 - Congress is skeptical of new Pentagon spy agency - December 25th, 2013: "Congress is skeptical of new Pentagon spy agency ['The Pentagon created the Defense Clandestine Service in April 2012'] / Intelligence gathering similar to what CIA does raises questions." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/25/13]

2013 - Astronauts complete rare Christmas Eve spacewalk - December 25th, 2013: "Astronauts complete rare Christmas Eve spacewalk [12/24/13 - 'repaired a crippled cooling system']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/25/13]

2013 - Firms to pay $1.4 million to settle Missouri pollution suit - December 25th, 2013: "Firms [Teck American Inc. and DII Indistries Inc.] to pay $1.4 million to settle Missouri pollution suit / Closed mine, mill near Bixby, Mo., allegedly released toxic substances." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 12/25/13]

2013 - Al-Qaida leader in Syria targets U.N. workers - December 26th, 2013: "Al-Qaida leader in Syria targets U.N. workers / Iraqi intelligence officials release letters detailing plot." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/26/13]

2013 - Snowden calls NSA spying worse than Orwellian - December 26th, 2013: "Snowden calls NSA spying worse than Orwellian [12/25/13] / NSA leaker emerges to deliver Christmas message televised in LOndon from Moscow." [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/26/13]

2013 - Israel hints at construction of new settlements - December 26th, 2013: "Israel hints at construction of new settlements / Action is expected to hurt peace talks with Palestinians." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/26/13]

2013 - Activists say hundreds killed in Aleppo bombings - December 26th, 2013: "Activists say hundreds killed in Aleppo bombings." [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 12/26/13]

2013 - Egypt brands Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group - December 26th, 2013: "Egypt brands Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group [12/25/13] / Military-backed government criminalizes all of group's activities." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/26/13]

2013 - 3 blasts targeting Iraqi Christians kill at least 37 / Iraq - December 26th, 2013: "3 blasts targeting Iraqi Christians kill at least 37 [12/25/13] / U.S. Embassy in Baghdad issues statemment condemning attacks." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/26/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 27th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 16,479.88; Change: 122.33 (0.7 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,842.02; Change: 8.70 (0.5 %)."

[Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/27/13]

2013 - Palestinian attacks leave Israel jittery - December 27th, 2013: "Palestinian attacks ['in recent weeks'] leave Israel jittery" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/27/13]

2013 - Egypt steps up assaults against Brotherhood - December 27th, 2013: "Egypt steps up assaults against Brotherhood [12/26/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/27/13]

2013 - Pest blamed for poor orange crop in Florida - December 27th, 2013: "Pest [Asian citrus psyllid] blamed for poor orange crop in Florida / Crop is lowest in two decades amid weaker U.S. demand, increased Brazilian imports." [Based on: Title (and text) for Bloomberg News article, p. B1, S.L.P.D., 12/27/13]

2013 - Six peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic - December 27th, 2013: "Six peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic [12/25/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/27/13]

2013 - Arafat's death not caused by radiation, new inquiry finds - December 27th, 2013: "Arafat's death not caused by radiation, new inquiry finds / Finding in Russia contradicts other teams' investigations." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/27/13]

2013 - Video shows U.S. contractor held in Pakistan pleading for Obama's help - December 27th, 2013: "Video shows U.S. contractor held in Pakistan pleading for Obama's help" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/27/13]

2013 - GM recall - December 28th, 2013: "GM recall ['... to replace a bracket that secures a fuel pump.']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/28/13]

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 28th, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 16,478.41; Change: - 1.47 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,841.40; Change: - 0.62 (flat)."

[Based on: p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/28/13]

2013 - Denver firms get OK to sell pot - December 28th, 2013: "Denver firms get OK to sell pot [12/27/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 12/28/13]

2013 - New U.S. base on Okinawa opposed - December 28th, 2013: "New U.S. base on Okinawa opposed / U.S. wants to realign its forces in the region; opponents want them gone." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/28/13]

2013 - Turkish police clash with protestors - December 28th, 2013: "Turkish police clash with protestors [12/27/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/28/13]

2013 - Writer says Chinese detain Tibetan monk - December 28th, 2013: "Writer says Chinese detain Tibetan monk [Karma Tsewang], backers" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/28/13]

2013 - Retired teachers sue over Illinois pension law - December 28th, 2013: "Retired teachers sue over Illinois pension law / Opponents say the measure - which aims to fix a pension shortfall - violates state's constitution." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 12/28/13]

2013 - NSA phone spying gets nod from federal judge - December 28th, 2013: "NSA phone spying gets nod from federal judge [U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/28/13]

2013 - Egypt police clash with Brotherhood backers - December 28th, 2013: "Egypt police clash with Brotherhood backers [12/27/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/28/13]

2013 - Ford using aluminum in redesign of iconic F-150 pickup - December 28th, 2013: "Ford using aluminum in redesign of iconic F-150 pickup" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/28/13]

2013 - Concussions may be linked to Alzheimer's disease - December 28th, 2013: "Concussions may be linked to Alzheimer's disease" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 12/28/13]

2013 - Car bombing in Lebanon kills critic of Hezbollah and Syria - December 28th, 2013: "Car bombing in Lebanon kills critic [Mohammed Chatah] of Hezbollah and Syria [12/27/13]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/28/13]

2013 - Federal long-term unemployment benefits ending today for 1.3 million - December 28th, 2013: "Federal long-term unemployment benefits ending today for 1.3 million [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/28/13]

2013 - Syrians unleash deadly strike on Aleppo - December 29th, 2013: "Syrians unleash deadly strike on Aleppo [12/28/13], activists say" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/29/13]

2013 - Bomb blast injures 4 in Egypt - December 30th, 2013: "Bomb blast injures 4 in Egypt [12/29/13]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/30/13]

2013 - Israeli army recruits Arab Christians - December 30th, 2013: "Israeli army recruits Arab Christians / Campaign splits community over integration vs. weakening of religious identity." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/30/13]

2013 - Saudi Arabia to give Lebenon $3 billion for arms - December 30th, 2013: "Saudi Arabia to give Lebenon $3 billion for arms / Grant would help Lebanese bolster armed forces, buy French weapons." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/30/13]

2013 - Suicide bomber kills 15 in southern Russian city - December 30th, 2013: "Suicide bomber kills 15 in southern Russian city [Volgograd - 12/29/13] / Attack raises fear about safety at Olympics in February." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/30/13]

2013 - NSA also intercepts computer deliveries, report says - December 30th, 2013: "NSA also intercepts computer deliveries [... exploit hardware vulnerabilities and even hijack Microsoft's internal reporting system to spy on their targets.'], report says / U.S. spies said to implant bugs." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 12/30/13]

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tailored_Access_Operations
               http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/29/der-spiegel-nsa-hacking-unit-tao

2013 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 31st, 2013: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 16,504.29; Change: 25.88 (0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,841.07; Change: - 0.33 (flat)."

[Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/31/13]

2013 - Israel releases Palestinians - December 31st, 2013: "Israel releases [12/31/13] Palestinians ['... more than two dozen ... as part of a U.S.-brokered package to restart Mideast peace talks." [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 12/31/13]

2013 - Christians killed in Nigeria - December 31st, 2013: "Christians killed [12/30/13] in Nigeria ['at least 12']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 12/31/13]

2013 - Bombings kill 31 in Russia - December 31st, 2013: "Bombings [12/30/13] kill 31 in Russia [Volgograd], raise Olympic safety fears / Islamist insurgents have threatened to derail Sochi Games in February." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/31/13]

2013 - ACLU sues over phone spying - December 31st, 2013: "ACLU sues over phone spying" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/31/13]

2013 - Priest gets bail after conviction is overturned - December 31st, 2013: "Priest [Monsignor William Lynn] gets bail after conviction is overturned / Judge wrestled with decision, she says." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/31/13]

2013 - Drones move closer to flying in U.S. skies - December 31st, 2013: "Drones move closer to flying in U.S. skies / Government announces plan to evaluate unmanned aircraft in six states." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/31/13]

2013 - Wells Fargo seals $591 million deal with Fannie Mae - December 31st, 2013: "Wells Fargo seals $591 million deal with Fannie Mae / Agreement settles disputes over soured mortgages." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/31/13]

2013 - Train derailment, fire force North Dakotaans from homes - December 31st, 2013: "Train derailment, fire [12/30/13] force North Dakotaans from homes [Casselton]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/31/13]

2013 - Flood Trivia / 2013 - "Number of notable floods this year (reported by U.S. newspapers, generally): at least 12. Number of deaths due to flooding: at least 305." [- E.M.]

2013 - Volcano Trivia / 2013 - "Number of volcanic eruptions [and, or] notable volcanic events this year: at least  9. Number of reported deaths include: 0." [- E.M.]

2013 - Avalanche Trivia / 2013 - "Number of notable avalanche, landslide, mudslide or roof collapse events this year (reported by U.S. newspapers, generally): at least 4. Number of reported deaths: at least 5" [- E.M.]

2013 - "Hurricane" Trivia / 2013 - "Number of notable storms this year include: at least 3 Tropical Storms, 2 Hurricanes, 11 Cyclones & 3 Typhoons. Number of reported deaths: at least 11,216. [deaths due to flooding are generally recorded under Flood Trivia]." [- E.M.]

2013 - Earthquake Trivia / 2013 - "Number of notable earthquakes [generally, 6.0 or above] in 2013: at least 79 [2 Great, 15 Major; 62 Strong]. [In 2012: 127; 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 2013: at least 399." [- E.M.]

2013 - "Natural Disaster" Deaths / 2013 - "Number of reported deaths [generally, according to national (U.S.A.) news headlines] from natural disasters [not all illustrated this timeline] in 2013: at least 12,291" [- E.M.]

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