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 2014

2014 - Astronomic Configuration - December 1st, 2014: "Sun [8 Sagittarius], Moon [2 Aries], Mercury [4 Sagittarius], Venus [18 Sagittarius], Mars [27 Capricorn], Jupiter [22 Leo], Saturn [27 Scorpio], Uranus [12 Aries R.], Neptune [4 Pisces], Pluto [12 Capricorn], Chiron [13 Pisces]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201412.html]

2014 - U.S. National Debt - December 1st, 2014: "U.S. National Debt Clock - The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 02 Dec 2014 at 12:29:54 AM GMT is: $18,013,178,986,775.84. The estimated population of the United States is 319,521,827 so each citizen's share of this debt is $56,375.43. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $2.46 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. - 12/01/14]

2014 - Texas towns test fracking ban - December 1st, 2014: "Texas towns test fracking ban / Reno, surrounded by fracking sites, had its first earthquake a year ago ['and hundreds since then']." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/01/14]

2014 - Hammer attack / St. Louis, Mo. - December 1st, 2014: "Hammer attack has area Bosnians fearful, frustrated / Man [Zemir Begic] dies Sunday [11/30/14] after assault by juveniles in Bevo Mill neighborhood [St. Louis, Mo.]; 2 in custody." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/01/14]

2014 - Rams express siolidarity with Brown protestors  - December 1st, 2014: "SHOW OF SUPPORT / Rams express siolidarity [11/30/14] with Brown protestors ['Several Rams receivers ... striking the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" pose ... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 12/01/14]

2014 - Hong Kong protestors clash with police again - December 1st, 2014: "Hong Kong protestors clash with police again ['as they tried to surround Hong Kong government headquarters']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/01/14]

2014 - Mistresses cited as AIDS renews spread in Uganda - December 1st, 2014: "Mistresses cited as AIDS renews spread in Uganda / 7.4 percent of the population is infected, with more than 500 young women a week now getting the disease." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/01/14]

2014 - Justices to weigh 'free speech' of online threats / U.S.A. - December 1st, 2014: "Justices to weigh 'free speech' of online threats / Supreme Court case explores whether Facebook posts were 'true threat' or harmless rant." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/01/14]

2014 - Son arrested  after woman found dead with arrows in head - December 1st, 2014: "Son [Michael Watkins, 42, of Mary Esther, Fla.'] arrested  after woman ['his mother'] found dead with arrows in head [11/30/14]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/01/14]

2014 - Former president is returned to power by voters in Uruguay - December 1st, 2014: "Former president [Tabare Vazquez] is returned to power by voters in Uruguay [11/30/14]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/01/14]

2014 - Strong Earthquake - "M6.6 - 108km WSW of Sangay, Philippines (BETA) 2014-12-02 05:11:31 UTC"

*Link: http://comcat.cr.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000t20t#scientific

2014 - More GM recalls - December 2nd, 2014: "More GM recalls ['... because their headlights can stop working.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/02/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 2nd, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17,776.80; Change: - 51.44 (- 0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,053.44; Change: - 14.12 (- 0.7 %). [Based on: p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/02/14]

2014 - American pilot is killed in F-16 crash - December 2nd, 2014: "American pilot is killed in F-16 crash ['in a noncombat incident'] in Middle East [11/30/14]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/02/14]

2014 - GOVERNOR'S FERGUSON COMMISSION HAS FIRST MEETING - December 2nd, 2014: "GOVERNOR'S FERGUSON COMMISSION HAS FIRST MEETING. A TURBULENT START" [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/02/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 3rd, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17,879.55; Change: 102.75 (0.6 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,066.55; Change: 13.11 (0.6 %). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/03/14]

2014 - India buying warplanes - December 3rd, 2014: "India buying warplanes ['India is close to an agreement to buy Rafale fighter planes from France ... $15 billion deal for 126 of the jets']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/03/14]

2014 - Refugee food panic in Lebanon - December 3rd, 2014: "Refugee food panic in Lebanon ['... the United Nations suspended food aid to 1.7 million refugees due to lack of funds ... .]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/03/14]

2014 - Air shipments of batteries questioned - December 3rd, 2014: "Fiery risk? Air shipments of batteries ['carried as cargo on passenger planes'] questioned" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/03/14]

2014 - Palestinian state gets support in France - December 3rd, 2014: "Palestinian state gets support in France [12/02/14]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/03/14]

2014 - Wife of Islamic State chief is reportedly held - December 3rd, 2014: "Wife of Islamic State chief [Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi] is reportedly held / Lebanon says it detained woman and boy about 10 days ago while they carried false ID." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/03/14]

2014 - Chicago OKs minimum wage hike to $13 by 2019 - December 3rd, 2014: "Chicago OKs minimum wage hike to $13 by 2019" [Based on: Title for Tribune Media Services article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/03/14]

2014 - SEC fines former Solutia COO for insider trading - December 3rd, 2014: "SEC fines former Solutia COO [D. Michael Donnelly] for insider trading / He's also barred from being director, officer of public company." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/03/14]

2014 - Militants kill 36 non-Muslims at quarry in northern Kenya - December 3rd, 2014: "Militants kill 36 non-Muslims at quarry in northern Kenya [12/02/14]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/03/14]

2014 - Netanyahu fires two dissident ministers, calls for early elections - December 3rd, 2014: "Netanyahu fires two dissident ministers, calls for early elections" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/03/14]

2014 - 'Oath Keepers' back on guard on rooftops despite county ordinance - December 3rd, 2014: " 'Oath Keepers' back on guard on rooftops [Ferguson, Mo.] despite county ordinance" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/03/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 4th, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17,912.62; Change: 33.07 (0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,074.33; Change: 7.78 (0.4 %). [Based on: p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/04/14]

2014 - M-class Solar Flare - December 4th, 2014: "The magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2222 erupted on Dec. 4th at 18:25 UT, producing an M6-class solar flare. [... .]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 12/04/14]

2014 - Wellpoint becomes Anthem - December 4th, 2014: "Wellpoint ['The nation's second-largest health insurer'] becomes Anthem" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/04/14]

2014 - Strong conservative tilt expected in Israeli elections - December 4th, 2014: "Strong conservative tilt expected in Israeli elections / Lawmakers dissolve Parliament, set elections for March 17, two years early." [Based on: Title for McClatchy Foreign Staff article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/04/14]

2014 - Takata: Evidence doesn't support national recall - December 4th, 2014: "Takata: Evidence doesn't support national recall / But Honda issues recall in all 50 states for the manufacturer's defective air bags." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/04/14]

2014 - Safety systems shut down Callaway nuclear plant - December 4th, 2014: "Safety systems at Ameren Missouri's nuclear power plant in Calaway County unexpectedly kicked in and shut down the plant early Wednesday morning [12/03/14], federal regulators said. [...] A reactor trip is a safety mechanism that shuts down the nuclear reaction in a power plant if coolant temperature, pressure, reactor power or other conditions fall out of  safe operating parameters, according to the NRC. [...] The core reaction was last shut down by a reactor trip for the summer of 2013 after a small fire broke out in the turbine building." [Based on: Article (Safety systems shut down Callaway nuclear plant), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/04/14]

2014 - Nations worldwide prepare to take on Islamic State - December 4th, 2014: "Nations worldwide prepare to take on Islamic State / In Brussels, Kerry says battle against militants will go on 'as long as it takes.' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/04/14]

2014 - No lull in world warming trend, UN agency reports - December 4th, 2014: "No lull in world warming trend, UN agency reports" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/04/14]

2014 - Toxin, sickness not found to be tied in Elmwood Park - December 4th, 2014: "Toxin [trichloroethylene, or TCE], sickness not found to be tied in Elmwood Park [St. Louis County, Mo.] / Contaminated groundwater has not caused health problems in residents, according to survey." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/04/14]

2014 - DEATH OF ERIC GARNER WHILE IN POLICE CUSTODY / NO CHARGES IN NYC - December 4th, 2014: "DEATH OF ERIC GARNER WHILE IN POLICE CUSTODY / NO CHARGES IN NYC / Decision [12/03/14] leads to protests here [St. Louis], in New New York" [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/04/14]

*Trivia: "After decision [12/03/14], Justice Dept. opens investigation" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/04/14]

2014 - Test flight / Orion spacecraft - December 5th, 2014: "NASA's new Orion spacecraft, designed to carry astronauts to Mars and beyond, has splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. Today's successful test flight took the spacecraft more than 10 times higher than the International Space Station. Orion circled Earth twice and passed through the inner Van Allen Radiation Belt - a challenging test for any spacecraft. [... .]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 12/05/14]

2014 - Woman is arrested in killing of American - December 5th, 2014: "Woman is arrested in killing of American / Police in United Arab Emirates say victim, a teacher, was chosen based on her nationality." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/05/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 5th, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17,900.10; Change: - 12.52 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,071.92; Change: - 2.41 (- 0.1 %). [Based on: p. C3, S.L.P.D., 12/05/14]

2014 - Court rejects rights for chimps - December 5th, 2014: "Court [U.S.A.] rejects rights for chimps / Decision means N.Y. owner can keep 'Tommy' in a cage." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 12/05/14]

2014 - Flash floods strand dozens in California - December 5th, 2014: "Flash floods [12/04/14] strand dozens in California." [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/05/14]

2014 - Fiscal woes weigh on Illinois credit ratings - December 5th, 2014: "Fiscal woes weigh on Illinois credit ratings / State faces $2 billion hole in current budget." [Based on: Reuters article, p. C3, S.L.P.D., 12/05/14]

2014 - Multiple car bombings kill at least 37 in Iraq - December 5th, 2014: "Multiple car bombings kill at least 37 in Iraq [12/04/14]." [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/05/14]

2014 - Man beaten to death with baseball bat / St. Louis, Mo. - December 5th, 2014: "Man beaten to death with baseball bat [12/04/14] outside office near South County Center [St. Louis, Mo.] / Family member says victim's son [Andrew Dunn] was the attacker; charges sought." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 12/05/14]

2014 - Al-Qaida in Yemen threatens American captive in new video - December 5th, 2014: "Al-Qaida in Yemen threatens American captive  [Luke Somers] in new video ['released Thursday' - 12/04/14] / Special operation last month failed to rescue photojournalist" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/05/14]

2014 - 20 die after Islamic militants, police clash in Chechen capital - December 5th, 2014: "20 die after Islamic militants, police clash in Chechen capital [12/04/14] / Violence sparks fears of unrest from separatists in Russian region." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/05/14]

2014 - Strong Earthquake - "M6.0 - 17km ESE of Punta de Burica, Panama (BETA) 2014-12-06 17:21:48 UTC"

*Link: http://comcat.cr.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000t49v#scientific

2014 - Strong Earthquake - "M6.0 - 222km NNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia (BETA) 2014-12-06 22:05:10 UTC"

*Link: http://comcat.cr.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000t4bd#scientific

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 6th, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17,958.79; Change: 58.69 (0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,075.37; Change: 3.45 (0.2 %). [Based on: p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/06/14]

2014 - Typhoon Hagupit / Philippines - December 6th, 2014: "Powerful typhoon in Philippines [Typhoon Hagupit] forces residents to flee villages [12/06/14]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/07/14]

*Trivia: "Typhoon kills 22" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/09/14]

*Trivia: The twenty-second tropical weather system (and eleventh typhoon) of the year in the Western Pacific Ocean had the potential to be one of the most damaging of 2014. In early December, Hagupit approached The Philippines as a major and slow-moving typhoon that threatened to hit the islands with torrential rain and a large storm surge. Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated in the lead-up to the storm on December 5. [... .]"

*Links: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=84849

2014 - 15 arrested in Balkan war massacre - December 6th, 2014: "15 arrested in Balkan war massacre / Two decades ago [02/27/93], 19 men were snatched from a train and killed." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/06/14]

2014 - Gas prices below $2 a gallon in Texas, Oklahoma - December 6th, 2014: "Gas prices below $2 a gallon ['at a handful of stations'] in Texas, Oklahoma" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/06/14]

2014 - Watchdog finds abuses in Indian schools contract - December 6th, 2014: "Watchdog finds abuses in Indian [Native American] schools contract / Federal schools officials [U.S.A.] appear to have violated contracting rules" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/06/14]

2014 - China's ex-security czar expelled from Communist Party - December 6th, 2014: "China's ex-security czar [Zhou Yongkang] expelled [12/05/14] from Communist Party" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/06/14]

2014 - Concessions made by Iran in nuclear talks, White House says - December 6th, 2014: "Concessions made by Iran in nuclear talks, White House says / Senators have been pushing for new sanctions to pressure Tehran." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/06/14]

2014 - Protestors complete 7-day trek to Jefferson City / Missouri - December 6th, 2014: "JOURNEY FOR JUSTICE CONCLUDES [12/05/14] / MARCHERS REACH CAPITOL / Protestors complete 7-day trek [from Ferguson] to Jefferson City [Missouri] [12/04/14]." [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/06/14]

2014 - St. Louis police call attack on Bosnian woman a hate crime - December 6th, 2014: "St. Louis police call attack [12/05/14] on Bosnian woman ['assaulted by three black teens'] a hate crime." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/06/14]

2014 - Strong Earthquake - "M6.8 - 116km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea (BETA) 2014-12-07 01:22:00 UTC"

*Link: http://comcat.cr.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000t4cz#scientific

2014 - Strong Earthquake - "M6.1 - 59km SSW of Nueva Concepcion, Guatemala (BETA) 2014-12-07 21:16:36 UTC"

*Link: http://comcat.cr.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000t4gc#scientific

2014 - Pakistan kills al-Qaida militant wanted in U.S. - December 7th, 2014: "Pakistan kills [12/06/14] al-Qaida militant [Adnan Shukrijumah] wanted in U.S. / Saudi national had been indicted for role in failed 2009 NY subway bombing plot." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/07/14]

2014 - American hostage is killed in rescue effort in Yemen - December 7th, 2014: "American hostage [Luke Somers; along with South African teacher Pierre Korkie] is killed in rescue effort in Yemen [12/06/14]" [Based on: Title (and text) for McClatchy Washington Bureau article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 12/07/14]

2014 - New Mexico fines U.S. millions over nuclear waste mishaps - December 7th, 2014: "New Mexico fines U.S. millions ['more than $54 million in penalties'] over nuclear waste mishaps" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/07/14]

2014 - Strong Earthquake - "M6.6 - 20km ESE of Punta de Burica, Panama (BETA) 2014-12-08 08:54:52 UTC"

*Link: http://comcat.cr.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000t4iq#scientific

2014 - US sends 6 prisoners from Guantanamo to Uruguay - December 8th, 2014: "US sends 6 prisoners from Guantanamo to Uruguay" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/08/14]

2014 - Syrian military denounces  'flagrant attack' by Israel - December 8th, 2014: "Syrian military denounces  'flagrant attack' by Israel [12/07/14]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/08/14]

2014 - New York welcomes royal couple in first visit there - December 8th, 2014: "New York welcomes royal couple ['Britian's Prince William and Princess Kate'] in first visit there [12/07/14]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 12/08/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 9th, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17,852.48; Change: - 106.31 (- 0.6 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,060.31; Change: - 15.06 (- 0.7 %). [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/09/14]

2014 - Climate buys 640 labs - December 9th, 2014: "Climate ['San Francisco-based Climate Corp., a division of Creve Coeur-based Monsanto'] buys 640 labs ['... a young firm that focuses on field-level data collection for farmers.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/09/14]

2014 - "Create Your Taste" / McDonald's - December 9th, 2014: "Big Mac hurts as customers want more customized food / Fast-food chain [McDonald's] expands program ['Create Your Taste program'] to let buyers build own burgers" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/09/14]

2014 - Private plane crashes in Maryland - December 9th, 2014: "Private plane crashes in Maryland [12/08/14]" [Based on: Title for A.P. picture article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/09/14]

2014 - Chinese court sentences 8 to death - December 9th, 2014: "Chinese court sentences 8 to death ['... on charges of leading terrorist groups ... Xinjiang ... .']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/09/14]

2014 - Israeli lawmakers dissolve parliament - December 9th, 2014: "Israeli lawmakers dissolve parliament [12/08/15]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/09/14]

2014 - Company fined for environmental crimes - December 9th, 2014: "Company [Noble Drilling U.S. LLC] fined ['$8.2 million fine, plus $4 million in community service payments.'] for environmental crimes" [Based on: DIGEST article (U.S., France to compensate Holocaust survivors), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/09/14]

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_Corporation

2014 - U.S., NATO officially end Afghan mission - December 9th, 2014: "U.S., NATO officially end Afghan mission [12/08/14] / But American involvement will continue for at least two years as support, training role begins." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/09/14]

2014 - U.S., France to compensate Holocaust survivors - December 9th, 2014: "[...] The money is available to survivors of all nationalities who were deported by French rail company SNCF between 1940 and 1944." [Based on: DIGEST article (U.S., France to compensate Holocaust survivors), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/09/14]

2014 - Walgreen tests virtual doctor visits through app - December 9th, 2014: "Walgreen tests virtual doctor visits through app" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/09/14]

2014 - Sierre Leone doctors battling Ebola go on strike - December 9th, 2014: "Sierre Leone doctors battling Ebola go on strike" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/09/14]

2014 - Polish firm rejects toxic shipment from El Salvador - December 9th, 2014: "Polish firm rejects toxic shipment from El Salvador ['... after residents staged protests over the impending delivery of waste, linked to kidney disease.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/09/14]

2014 - Anti-mining activist was slain in Ecuador, indigenous leader says - December 9th, 2014: "Anti-mining activist was slain in Ecuador, indigenous leader says" [Based on: Title for article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/09/14]

2014 - Merck dives into 'superbug' chase with Cubist Pharmaceuticals - December 9th, 2014: "Merck dives into 'superbug' chase with Cubist Pharmaceuticals ['Merck will spend $8.4 billion to buy Cubist Pharmaceuticals'] / $8.4 billion deal intensifies fight against infections that can resist antibiotics." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/09/14]

2014 - Nissan recalls - December 10th, 2014: "Nissan recalls ['... to fix a problem that can cause fuel leaks.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/10/14]

2014 - Hyundai recalls - December 10th, 2014: "Nissan recalls ['... because the brake lights can fail to illuminate.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/10/14]

2014 - Strong Earthquake - "M6.1 - 86km NE of Keelung, Taiwan (BETA) 2014-12-10 21:03:39 UTC"

*Link: http://comcat.cr.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000t5bu#scientific

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 10th, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17,801.20; Change: - 51.28 (- 0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,059.82; Change: - 0.49 (flat). [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/10/14]

2014 - Blasts kills 7 in Baghdad - December 10th, 2014: "Blasts ['targeting Shiites'] kills 7 in Baghdad [12/09/14]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/10/14]

2014 - Explosion in Philippines kills 9 - December 10th, 2014: "Explosion in Philippines kills 9 [12/09/14]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/10/14]

2014 - Companies overcharged military - December 10th, 2014: "Companies ['Supreme Group B.V., a privately held Dutch corporation, and its subsidiaries, Supreme Foodservice GmbH of Switzerlad and Supreme Foodservice FZE of United Arab Emerates.'] overcharged military ['... the U.S. military in a contract to provide food and water to troops in Afghanistan.']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/10/14]

2014 - Militants kill 7 soldiers in Yemen - December 10th, 2014: "Militants kill 7 soldiers in Yemen [12/09/14]" [Based on: Title  for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/10/14]

2014 - 7 held in alleged uranium smuggling - December 10th, 2014: "7 held ['detained in Moldova'] in alleged uranium smuggling" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/10/14]

2014 - Kansas struggles with budget shortfall - December 10th, 2014: "Kansas struggles with budget shortfall" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/10/14]

2014 - UN restores food aid to Syrian refugees - December 10th, 2014: "UN restores food aid to Syrian refugees" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/10/14]

2014 - Iran making reactor buys, UN diplomats say - December 10th, 2014: "Iran making reactor buys, UN diplomats say" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/10/14]

2014 - LIST OF 13 TECHNIQUES USED ON DETAINEES - December 10th, 2014: "[... ] Sleep deprivation - Detainees were kept awake for up to 180 hours, often standing or in stress position. Sometimes, the detainees' hands would be shackled above their heads. [... .]" [Based on: A.P. article (LIST OF 13 TECHNIQUES USED ON DETAINEES), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/10/14]

2014 - Engineer charged in theft of military aircraft documents - December 10th, 2014: "Engineer [Yu Long] charged in theft of military aircraft documents" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/10/14]

2014 - SENATE REPORT EXPOSES CIA INTERROGATION PROGRAM - December 10th, 2014: "SENATE REPORT EXPOSES CIA INTERROGATION PROGRAM / TORTURE AND LIES / ... MISLEADING COMMUNICATIONS - * The CIA impeded or avoided congressional oversight. CIA senior officials repeatedly gave inaccurate information to Congress. * CIA officials often gave inaccurate information about its interrogation program to the Bush administration. * Much of the information that the CIA provided to the media was inaccurate. ... ." [Based on: Title(s) for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/10/14]

2014 - 23 percent of Web video ad views come from robots, study finds - December 10th, 2014: "23 percent of Web video ad views come from robots, study finds" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/10/14]

2014 - Hospice patient in wheelchair attacked, robbed / St. Louis, Mo. - December 10th, 2014: "Hospice patient in wheelchair [Marion McNeely, St. Louis, Mo.] attacked, robbed [12/01/14]" [Based on: Title for article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/10/14]

2014 - Israel says it has indicted an American Christian for plotting to blow up Muslim holy places in Jerusalem - December 10th, 2014: "Israel says it has indicted an American Christian for plotting to blow up Muslim holy places in Jerusalem. [... .]" [Based on: DIGEST article (American charged in plot in Israel), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/10/14]

2014 - Mazda recalls - December 11th, 2014: "Mazda recalls ['Takata air bags']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/11/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 11th, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17,533.15; Change: - 268.05 (- 1.5 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,026.14; Change: - 33.68 (- 1.6 %). [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/11/14]

2014 - Detroit exits bankruptcy - December 11th, 2014: "Detroit exits bankruptcy" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/11/14]

2014 - U.S.-Yemeni base attacked - December 11th, 2014: "U.S.-Yemeni base [Al-Annad] attacked" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/11/14]

2014 - Wild storm soaks California - December 12th, 2014: "Wild storm soaks California [12/11/14] / 'Pineapple Express' topples trees, knocks out power as it slams northern areas, heads south; mud slides feared. [12/11/14]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/12/14]

2014 - Schools get Internet funding - December 12th, 2014: "Schools get Internet funding / Better access for poor, rural schools [U.S.A.] will be paid for by phone bill fee." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/12/14]

2014 - Nobel Peace Prize / Malala Yousafzai - December 11th, 2014: "Malala, proud to be Pakistani, accepts prize [Nobel Peace Prize]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/11/14]

2014 - Ireland move boosts Palestine legitimacy - December 11th, 2014: "Ireland move ['... a non-binding parliamentary motion seeking recognition of Palestinian statehood.'] boosts Palestine legitimacy" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/11/14]

2014 - Appeals court deals blow to US insider trading cases - December 11th, 2014: "Appeals court deals blow to US insider trading cases ['... reversing two convictions with a decision that also jeopardizes a third']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/11/14]

2014 - Palestinian Cabinet member dead after Israel clash - December 11th, 2014: "Palestinian Cabinet member dead after Israel clash [12/09/14]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/11/14]

2014 - Crude oil tumbles - December 12th, 2014: "Crude oil tumbles ['The price of oil fell below $60 in intraday trading for the first time since July 2009 on Thursday' - 12/11/14]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/12/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 12th, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17,596.34; Change: 63.19 (0.4 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,035.33; Change: 9.19 (0.5 %). [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/12/14]

2014 - Hong Kong protests shut down - December 12th, 2014: "Hong Kong protests shut down [12/11/14]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/12/14]

2014 - Teen bomber hits Afghan school - December 12th, 2014: "Teen bomber hits Afghan school [12/11/14] / Attack during performance kills 1; Taliban claims credit." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/12/14]

2014 - Canadian court OKs mobile phone searches - December 12th, 2014: "Canadian court OKs mobile phone searches" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/12/14]

2014 - Two suicide blasts kill at least 31 in Nigeria - December 12th, 2014: "Two suicide blasts kill at least 31 in Nigeria [12/11/14] / Boko Haram is suspected in blasts at food stand, market." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/12/14]

2014 - New Spanish pay rule means no more Google news from Spain - December 12th, 2014: "New Spanish pay rule means no more Google news from Spain ['Google News in Spain will shut down on Dec. 16']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. B5, S.L.P.D., 12/12/14]

2014 - Genetically modified food labels get attention of a wary Congress - December 12th, 2014: "Genetically modified food labels get attention of a wary Congress / The food industry has pushed for a federal law that would bar state-mandated labeling laws." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 12/12/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 13th, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17,280.83; Change: - 315.51 (- 1.8 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,002.33; Change: - 33.00 (- 1.6 %). [Based on: p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/13/14]

2014 - Indonesia landslide kills 3 people - December 13th, 2014: "Indonesia landslide kills 3 people; 107 missing" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/13/14]

2014 - Palestinian attacks Israeli family with acid - December 13th, 2014: "Palestinian ['posing as a hitchhiker'] attacks Israeli family with acid [12/12/14]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/13/14]

2014 - Baby orangautan / St. Louis Zoo - December 14th, 2014: "Merah, a 45-year-old Sumatran orangutan, gave birth to a female baby on Dec. 14 at the St. Louis Zoo. The father is Cinta, a 10-year-old. Zoo officials said the baby may not be on display for another month or two. The baby is the fifth for Merah." [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 12/18/14]

2014 - NASA spacecraft 'wakes up' near Pluto - December 14th, 2014: "NASA spacecraft 'wakes up' [12/06/14] near Pluto / New Horizons left Earth almost nine years ago on first mission to explore dwarf planet." [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A26, S.L.P.D., 12/14/14]

2014 - AFFORDABLE CARE ACT FALLOUT / U.S.A. - December 14th, 2014: "AFFORDABLE CARE ACT FALLOUT / TOP HOSPITALS CUT OFF [...] Push for lower premiums led insurers to exclude higher-cost providers. [... .]" [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/14/14]

2014 - Schools in Honduras grapple with gangs - December 14th, 2014: "Schools in Honduras grapple with gangs / Gangsters extort teachers, sell drugs and run prostitution rings out of the buildings." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/14/14]

2014 - School funding gap widens in Mississippi - December 14th, 2014: "School funding gap widens in Mississippi / Problems mount for districts as state spending lags $1.5 billion behind what is required." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/14/14]

2014 - Mobile apps still collecting data on children - December 14th, 2014: "Mobile apps still collecting data on children [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/14/14]

2014 - Taliban takes responsibility for 19 killed in Afghanistan - December 14th, 2014: "Taliban takes responsibility for 19 killed in Afghanistan [12/13/14]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/14/14]

2014 - Mars crater once held long-lived lake, Curiosity rover finds - December 14th, 2014: "LAKE EFFECT? / Mars crater [Gale Crater] once held long-lived lake, Curiosity rover finds" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A26, S.L.P.D., 12/14/14]

2014 - Hostage situation erupts in Sydney cafe - December 15th, 2014: "Hostage situation erupts in Sydney cafe [Chocolat Cafe] / Prime minister says armed incident may be 'politically motivated.' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/15/14]

*Trivia: "Sydney cafe siege ends with three dead" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/16/14]

2014 - Climate deal passes, but plenty left to do - December 15th, 2014: "Climate deal passes, but plenty left to do / Debate centers on the burdens for different countries." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/15/14]

2014 - American denounces US after entering N. Korea - December 15th, 2014: "American denounces US after entering N. Korea / Texas man's mother says her son suffers from bipolar disorder." [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/15/14]

2014 - Prime minister in Haiti resigns under pressure - December 15th, 2014: "Prime minister in Haiti resigns under pressure" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/15/14]

2014 - Ruling coalition sees election victories in Japan as 'mandate' - December 15th, 2014: "Ruling coalition ['The conservative Liberal Democratic Party'] sees election victories in Japan as 'mandate' / Prime minister says top priorities will be the economy and security." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/15/14]

2014 - PetSmart sold - December 16th, 2014: "PetSmart sold ['to a group of investors led by buyout firm BC Partners for $8.7 billion.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/16/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 16th, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17,180.84; Change: - 99.99 (- 0.6 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,989.63; Change: - 12.70 (- 0.6 %). [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/16/14]

2014 - Rare white rhino dies - December 16th, 2014: "Rare white rhino ['only one of six left in the world'] dies ['Sunday at the San Diego Zoo']" [Based on: Title (and text) for NATION & WORLD DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/16/14]

2014 - Ignition-switch death toll rises - December 16th, 2014: "Ignition-switch death toll rises ['At least 42 people have died and 58 have been injured in crashes in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches ... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/16/14]

2014 - Bipartisan push for sanctions on Russia - December 16th, 2014: "Bipartisan push for sanctions on Russia / Russia claims right to put nuclear arms in Crimea" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/16/14]

2014 - China apologizes for wrongful execution - December 16th, 2014: "In a rare move that has captivated public attention, a Chinese court on Monday [12/15/14] overturned a guilty verdict for an 18-year-old who was executed in 1996 for a rape and murder he did not commit. [...] Police officers responsible for the case are under investigation." [Based on: NATION & WORLD DIGEST article (China apologizes for wrongful execution), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/16/14]

2014 - Islamic fighters capture two bases in Syria - December 16th, 2014: "Islamic fighters capture two bases [Wadi Deif and Hamidiyeh] in Syria ['near the town of Maaret al-Numan']" [Based on: Title (and text) for NATION & WORLD DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/16/14]

2014 - Newtown parents sue gunmaker, distributor - December 16th, 2014: "Newtown parents sue gunmaker, distributor ['The suit claims that the companies disregarded the risks of selling a military-grade weapon to civilians to gain a profit.']" [Based on: Title for NATION & WORLD DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/16/14]

2014 - American denounces US after entering N. Korea - December 16th, 2014: "Sydney cafe siege ends with three dead" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/16/14]

2014 - M9-class solar flare - December 17th, 2014: "Active sunspot AR2242 erupted on Dec. 17th, producing an M9-class solar flare. [... .]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 12/17/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 17th, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17,068.87; Change: - 111.97 (- 0.7 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 1,972.74; Change: - 16.89 (- 0.8 %). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/17/14]

2014 - Israel arrests extremists - December 17th, 2014: "Israel arrests extremists ['10 Jewish activists from an extremist group opposed to Arab-Jewish coexistence]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/17/14]

*Links: http://www.timesofisrael.com/will-arrest-of-lehava-leader-extinguish-anti-assimilation-activists-fervor/

2014 - MASSACRE IN PAKISTAN - December 17th, 2014: "TALIBAN KILL 132 CHILDREN AT SCHOOL [12/16/14] / MASSACRE IN PAKISTAN / Militants mount rampage in response to offensive" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/17/14]

2014 - Blast kills 16 schoolchildren in Yemen - December 17th, 2014: "Blast kills 16 schoolchildren in Yemen [12/16/14]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/17/14]

2014 - Obama supports new sanctions on Russia - December 17th, 2014: "Obama supports new sanctions on Russia" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/17/14]

2014 - St. Louis tops nation in Chlamydia rates - December 17th, 2014: "St. Louis tops nation in Chlamydia rates / City comes in No. 2 with its rate of gonorrhea infection, according to annual study from CDC." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/17/14]

2014 - Brazillian Indians try assault on Congress - December 17th, 2014: "Brazillian Indians try assault ['with bows and arrows'] on Congress ['The Indians were protesting a bill that would give Congress the authority to demarcate indigenous territory. The authority currently resides with the executive branch.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/17/14]

2014 - Growing consensus' on landfill dangers / St. Louis, Mo. - December 17th, 2014: "County Council [St. Louis, Mo.] cites 'growing consensus' on landfill dangers ['the radioactively contaminated West Lake landfill in Bridgeton'] " [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/17/14]

2014 - Wal-Mart must pay $188 million in workers' class action - December 17th, 2014: "Wal-Mart must pay $188 million in workers' class action ['... for failing to compensate them for rest breaks and all hours worked.']" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/17/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 18th, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17,356.87; Change: 288.00 (1.7 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,012.89; Change: 40.15 (2.0 %). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/18/14]

2014 - Regulator sues two banks - December 18th, 2014: "Regulator sues two banks ['... U.S. Bank and Bank of America over mortgage securities sold in the years leading up to the financial crisis.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/18/14]

2014 - Colorado funds medical pot studies - December 18th, 2014: "Colorado funds medical pot studies / Little is known about medicinal value of marijuana." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/18/14]

2014 - New York announces ban on fracking - December 18th, 2014: "New York announces ban on fracking" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 12/18/14]

2014 - St. Louis finds funds for 160 new officers - December 18th, 2014: "St. Louis finds funds for 160 new officers" [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/18/14]

2014 - Sony cancels 'Interview' movie release - December 18th, 2014: "Sony ['Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers ... .'] cancels 'Interview' movie release" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/18/14]

*Trivia: " 'Team America' showings are also called off" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/19/14]

2014 - Israel rebuked for West Bank settlements - December 18th, 2014: "Israel rebuked for West Bank settlements [12/17/14]" [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/18/14]

*Links: http://triblive.com/usworld/world/7401740-74/israel-hamas-minister#axzz3MNGIs1HE

2014 - Child labor still common in cocoa production - December 18th, 2014: "Child labor still common in cocoa production ['Ivory Coast and Ghana']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/18/14]

2014 - Study: Wealth gap in America widens to record level - December 18th, 2014: "Study: Wealth gap in America widens to record level" [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/18/14]

2014 - US, CUBA PATCH TORN RELATIONS IN HISTORIC ACCORD - December 18th, 2014: "US, CUBA PATCH TORN RELATIONS IN HISTORIC ACCORD / 'A NEW APPROACH' " [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/18/14]

2014 - Universal screening for cholesterol in children and adolescents - December 18th, 2014: "[...] While heart attacks and strokes typically affect middle aged and elderly adults, the process begins decades earlier, sometimes as early as age 6." [Based on: Title for Mercy Children's Hospital article, p. B2, S.L.P.D., 12/18/14]

2014 - Radium above federal guidelines in groundwater near West Lake - December 18th, 2014: "[...] The USGS report says that the aquifers under the landfill generally flow toward the Missouri River. Some have worried about the potential for contaminants to migrate to the river, which does have a drinking water uptake downstream. [... .]" [Based on: Article (Radium above federal guidelines in groundwater near West Lake), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/18/14]

2014 - Child labor still common in cocoa production - December 18th, 2014: "Child labor still common in cocoa production ['Ivory Coast and Ghana']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/18/14]

2014 - Wells Fargo fined - December 19th, 2014: "Wells Fargo fined ['... for failing to comply with anti-money laundering regulations by not verifying 22,000 new accounts during a nin-year period [... .]' " [Based on: Title for Business Digest article, p. C3, S.L.P.D., 12/19/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 19th, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17,778.15; Change: 421.28 (2.4 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,061.23; Change: 48.34 (2.4 %). [Based on: p. C3, S.L.P.D., 12/19/14]

2014 - GMO corn & soybeans / China - December 19th, 2014: "China allows imports of Syngenta-made GMO corn ['Viptera ... known as MIR 162'] / Clearance to biotech soybeans hints of improving relations" [Based on: Title (and text) for Reuters article, p. C8, S.L.P.D., 12/19/14]

2014 - WWII bomb defused in Germany - December 19th, 2014: "[...] The 551-pound bomb was found during construction work Thursday morning near the main railway station in Potsdam, near Berlin." [Based on: DIGEST article (WWII bomb defused in Germany), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/19/14]

2014 - U.S. holds back data on '53 Iran coup - December 19th, 2014: "U.S. holds back data on '53 Iran coup" [Based on: Title for A.P article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/19/14]

2014 - Extremists kill 35, kidnap 185 in Nigeria - December 19th, 2014: "Extremists kill 35, kidnap 185 in Nigeria ['village of Gumburi' - 12/14/14]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/19/14]

2014 - For expands air bag recall nationwide / U.S.A. - December 19th, 2014: "For expands air bag recall nationwide [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. C7, S.L.P.D., 12/19/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 20th, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17,804.80; Change: 26.65 (0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,070.65; Change: 9.42 (0.5 %). [Based on: p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/20/14]

2014 - X1.8-class solar flare - December 20th, 2014: "Big sunspot AR2242 erupted on Saturday, Dec. 20th @ 00:27 UT, producing an intense X1.8-class solar flare. [... .]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 12/20/14]

2014 - Chrysler owner expands recall - December 20th, 2014: "Chrysler owner expands recall ['older cars with potentially defective driver-side Takata Corp. air bags']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/20/14]

2014 - Thai company to buy Bumble Bee - December 20th, 2014: "Thai company [Thai Union Frozen Products PCL] to buy Bumble Bee [Bumble bee Seafoods]" [Based on: Title for Reuters article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/20/14]

2014 - FBI ties North Korea to hack attack - December 20th, 2014: "PRESIDENT: SONY 'MADE A MISTAKE' / U.S. VOWS RESPONSE / FBI ties North Korea to hack attack" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/20/14]

2014 - Warning issued over caramel apples / U.S.A. - December 20th, 2014: "Warning issued over caramel apples / Prepackaged types linked to deaths, illnesses, CDC says." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/20/14]

2014 - EPA sets first national standard for coal waste - December 20th, 2014: "EPA sets first national standard for coal waste" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 12/20/14]

2014 - PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD? / Don't worry, USDA says - December 20th, 2014: "[...] As has been the case with past analyses, the USDA said it did not test for residues of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide and the world's most widely used herbicide. [... .]" [Based on: Title for Reuters article by Carey Gillam, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/20/14]

2014 - Solar Wind - December 21st, 2014: "Solar wind speed: 419.9 km/sec / density: 17.9 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 2259 UT" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 12/21/14]

2014 - CME IMPACT - December 21st, 2014: "As expected, a coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field on Dec. 21st at approximately 1900 UT. The impact does not appear to be particularly strong. Nevertheless, polar geomagnetic storms are possible in the hours ahead." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 12/21/14]

2014 - Strong Earthquake - "M6.3 - 157km WNW of Tobelo, Indonesia (BETA) 2014-12-21 11:34:13 UTC"

*Link: http://comcat.cr.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000t8vq#scientific

2014 - What does Mars methane spike mean? - December 21st, 2014: "What does Mars methane spike mean?" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/21/14]

2014 - Gunman in NYC kills 2 police officers in car, then himself - December 21st, 2014: "Gunman in NYC kills 2 police officers in car, then himself [12/20/14] / Suspect said he would shoot 2 'pigs' over chokehold death." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/21/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 23rd, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17,959.44; Change: 154.64 (0.9 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,078.54; Change: 7.89 (0.4 %). [Based on: p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/23/14]

2014 - World's biggest lottery - December 23rd, 2014: "Immigrants [Madrid, Spain] celebrate winning part [$490,000] of world's biggest lottery ['... $3 billion ... divided among thousands of ticketholders.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/23/14]

2014 - N. KOREA KNOCKED OFFLINE - December 23rd, 2014: "CYBERATTACK SUSPECTED / N. KOREA KNOCKED OFFLINE [12/22/14]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/23/14]

2014 - Dozens die in 2 Nigeria bombings - December 23rd, 2014: "Dozens die in 2 Nigeria bombings [12/22/14]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/23/14]

2014 - BMW expands U.S. air bag recall nationwide - December 23rd, 2014: "BMW expands U.S. air bag recall nationwide" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/23/14]

2014 - Orangutan is awarded legal rights by Argentine court - December 23rd, 2014: "Orangutan is awarded legal rights ['some legal rights'] by Argentine court" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/23/14]

2014 - French company to pay $772 million in bribery case - December 23rd, 2014: "French company [Alstom SA] to pay $772 million in bribery case ['... allegations that it bribed high-ranking government officials in multiple foreign countries for lucrative projects, the Justice Department said Monday.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/23/14]

2014 - Franciscan nuns push ahead with environmental activism - December 23rd, 2014: "[...] In the 1960s, about 500 nuns belonged to the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, which is based here in St. Louis. Today, there are about 80 left nationwide. [... .]" [Based on: Article (Franciscan nuns push ahead with environmental activism / Their protest - fitting their mission - shines light on landfills. / In the last two years, the Franciscan Sisters of Mary have invested $6.1 million in companies on the cutting edge of sustainability), pp. A1 & A6, S.L.P.D., 12/23/14]

2014 - Wells Fargo sued - December 24th, 2014: "Wells Fargo sued [12/23/14]" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/24/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 24th, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 18,024.17; Change: 64.73 (0.4 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,082.17; Change: 3.63 (0.2 %). [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/24/14]

2014 - Separatists in India kill dozens - December 24th, 2014: "Separatists in India [Assam] kill dozens [12/23/14]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/24/14]

2014 - Sony reverses itself on 'Interview' - December 24th, 2014: "Sony reverses itself on 'Interview' / Limited Christmas Day release is called a first step." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/24/14]

2014 - Ukraine drops nonaligned status - December 24th, 2014: "Ukraine drops nonaligned status; It could pave way to joining NATO" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/24/14]

2014 - China sites crackdown on polluters - December 24th, 2014: "China sites crackdown on polluters" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/24/14]

2014 - U.S. airstrikes hit Islamic State in Syria - December 24th, 2014: "U.S. airstrikes hit Islamic State in Syria ['Aleppo over the weekend']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/24/14]

2014 - SHELTER LOSES LICENSE / St. Louis, Mo. - December 24th, 2014: " 'We follow the mandates of Scripture, the mandates of Jesus Christ, not Francis Slay.' - The Rev. Larry Rice" [Based on: Article (CITY LABELS RICE'S CENTER A NUISANCE / SHELTER LOSES LICENSE, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/24/14]

2014 - Arkansas to appeal federal gay marriage ruling - December 24th, 2014: "Arkansas to appeal federal gay marriage ruling" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/24/14]

2014 - Southwest Airlines baggage handlers picket - December 24th, 2014: "Southwest Airlines baggage handlers picket / Lambert [St. Louis] protest focuses on lack of progress in labor talks, no raises for many over four years." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 12/24/14]

2014 - Key N. Korean websites suffer short outages - December 24th, 2014: "Key N. Korean websites suffer short outages [12/23/14] after shutdown / U.S. officials still mum on cause of Internet interruption." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/24/14]

2014 - Price of natural gas price plummets / U.S.A. - December 24th, 2014: "Price of natural gas price plummets [U.S.A.] / But consumer bills won't drop soon because of how utilities are regulated." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/24/14]

2014 - At least 60 journalists killed while on the job in 2014 - December 24th, 2014: "Report: At least 60 journalists killed while on the job in 2014" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/24/14]

2014 - Dow tops 18,000 points as U.S. economy surges ahead - December 24th, 2014: "Dow tops 18,000 points as U.S. economy surges ahead" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/24/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 25th, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 18,030.21; Change: 6.04 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,081.88; Change: - 0.29 (flat). [Based on: p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/25/14]

2014 - MF to pay $1.21 billion - December 25th, 2014: "MF [MF Global Holdings Ltd.] to pay $1.21 billion ['... to reimburse customers for losss sustained when the brokerage firm failed in 2011.']" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/25/14]

2014 - Study: Tablets disrupt sleep - December 25th, 2014: "Study: Tablets disrupt sleep / Using a smartphone or iPad before bed can leave you feeling groggy." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. B1, S.L.P.D., 12/25/14]

*Trivia: "[...] It is well established that short-wavelength or “blue” light is the most melatonin-suppressive; this is the type of light typically emitted by devices such as televisions, computer screens, and cellphones. (14, 15) To produce white light, these electronic devices must emit light at short wavelengths, close to the peak sensitivity of melatonin suppression. (16) This means that products such as tablets, smartphones, and other devices with self-luminous electronic displays are major sources for suppressing melatonin at night, thereby reducing sleep duration and disrupting sleep. [... .]"

[Based on: http://chriskresser.com/how-artificial-light-is-wrecking-your-sleep-and-what-to-do-about-it]

2014 - Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' - December 25th, 2014: "Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' / Studio reverses stance with online release, fires back at hackers who spoiled Christmas debut." [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/25/14]

2014 - Blizzard frosts Hawaii mountaintops - December 25th, 2014: "Blizzard frosts Hawaii mountaintops [12/25/14]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/26/14]

2014 - Potential Ebola virus risk at CDC lab - December 25th, 2014: "Potential Ebola virus risk ['As many as a dozen scientists may have been exposed ... .'] at CDC lab [12/22/14]" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/25/14]

2014 - SHOOTING IN BERKLEY / St. Louis, Mo. - December 25th, 2014: "SHOOTING IN BERKLEY [St. Louis County, Missouri] / REGION ON EDGE / VIDEO - TEEN APPEARS TO HAVE POINTED GUN AT POLICE [12/23/14] . ... ." [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/25/14]

2014 - Islamic State militants capture first coalition pilot - December 25th, 2014: "Islamic State militants capture first coalition pilot [12/24/14] / Jordanian aviator taken hostage." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/25/14]

2014 - 'INTERVIEW' OPENS TO SELLOUTS - December 26th, 2014: " 'INTERVIEW' OPENS TO SELLOUTS [12/25/14]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/26/14]

2014 - Cubans could lose special U.S. status - December 26th, 2014: "[...] For nearly a half-century, the Cuban Adjustment Act has given Cubans who arrive in the U.S. a virtually guaranteed path to legal residency and eventual citizenship. [... .]" [Based on: A.P. article (Cubans could lose special U.S. status / Downside of detente could be an end to near-guarantee of legal residency, eventual citizenship.), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/26/14]

2014 - Drones soar as popular gifts but raise concern - December 26th, 2014: "Drones soar as popular gifts [U.S.A.] but raise concern" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. C4, S.L.P.D., 12/26/14]

2014 - Daily life breaks down in Islamic State 'caliphate' - December 26th, 2014: "Daily life breaks down in Islamic State 'caliphate' / Services are collapsing, prices are soaring and medicine is scarce in militant-held areas." [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/26/14]

2014 - Company recalls caramel apples amid listeria fears - December 26th, 2014: "Company recalls caramel apples amid listeria fears / Happy Apples, based in Washington, Mo., says bacterial outbreak has been linked to its supplier [Bidart Bros.] in California" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/26/14]

2014 - FDA approval / Lemtrada - December 27th, 2014: "MS PATIENTS CHEER DRUG'S APPROVAL / Lemtrada '... gives me hope.' patient explains." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/27/14]

2014 - Crude keeps falling - December 27th, 2014: "[...] Brent crude settled down 79 cents at $59.45, while U.S. crude fell $1.11 to $54.73 ... .']" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS CASE article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/27/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 27th, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 18,053.71; Change: 23.50 (0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,088.77; Change: 6.89 (0.3 %). [Based on: p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/27/14]

2014 - Russia targets NATO as its No. 1 military threat - December 27th, 2014: "Russia targets NATO as its No. 1 military threat" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/27/14]

2014 - Woman who bared chest near Vatican is arrested - December 27th, 2014: "[...] A topless Zhdanova grabbed the Baby Jesus statue about an hour after the Pope delivered his Christmas blessing Thursday. A Vatican guard immediately covered her with his cape and detained her, while Zhdanova shouted 'God is woman.' [... .]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Woman who bared chest near Vatican is arrested), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/27/14]

2014 - Military wins free rein to 'eliminate' Taliban - December 27th, 2014: "Military [Pakistan] wins free rein ['two years'] to 'eliminate' Taliban" [Based on: Title for McClatchy Foreign Staff article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/27/14]

2014 - Early sales, better deliveries boost online shopping - December 27th, 2014: "Early sales, better deliveries boost online shopping / Higher confidence, lower unemployment help push holiday sales [U.S.A.] to $61 billion." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/27/14]

2014 - PlayStation and Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claims - December 27th, 2014: "PlayStation and Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claims" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/27/14]

2014 - Belarus' president purges top officials - December 28th, 2014: "Belarus' president purges top officials" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/28/14]

2014 - Extremist leader surrenders in Somalia - December 28th, 2014: "Extremist leader surrenders in Somalia" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/28/14]

2014 - AirAsia plane reported missing in Indonesia - December 28th, 2014: "AirAsia plane reported missing in Indonesia" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/28/14]

2014 - N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama over Web outage - December 28th, 2014: "N. Korea uses racial slur [12/27/14] against Obama ['compared President Barack Obama to a 'monkey in a tropical forest'] over Web outage / Government again denies it ordered hacking of Sony; 'interview' gains popularity in China." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/28/14]

2014 - Strong Earthquake - "M6.1 - 112km SSE of Cagayancillo, Philippines (BETA) 2014-12-29 09:29:41 UTC"

*Link: http://comcat.cr.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000taik#scientific

2014 - Political shift in Greece threatens new euro crisis - December 29th, 2014: "Political shift in Greece [far-left Syriza Party] threatens new euro crisis" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/29/14]

2014 - US, NATO mark end of 13-year war in Afghanistan - December 29th, 2014: "US, NATO mark end ['formal end'] of 13-year war in Afghanistan [12/28/14]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/29/14]

2014 - Slain Arizona officer was shot multiple times at close range - December 29th, 2014: "Slain Arizona officer was shot multiple times at close range [12/27/14]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/29/14]

2014 - Egypt puts quick end to 'Exodus' over its historical depictions - December 29th, 2014: "Egypt puts quick end to 'Exodus' ['Exodus: Gods & Kings'] over its historical depictions" [Based on: Title for PEOPLE article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/29/14]

2014 - Strong Earthquake - "M6.1 - 37km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (BETA) 2014-12-30 21:17:23 UTC"

*Link: http://comcat.cr.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usc000tauh#scientific

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 30th, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 18,038.23; Change: -15.48 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,090.57; Change: 1.80 (0.1 %). [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/30/14]

2014 - Chrysler recalls pickups - December 30th, 2014: "Chrysler recalls pickups ['2006 and 2007 pickups because of a problem that could allow the trucks to be started without the clutch being depressed.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/30/14]

2014 - Computer Sciences settles - December 30th, 2014: "Computer Sciences settles ['... will pay a $190 million penalty and restate three years of results ... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/30/14]

2014 - Chaos, panic ruled as boat burned - December 30th, 2014: "Chaos, panic ruled as boat [Norman Atlantic] burned [12/28/14] / More than 400 are evacuated, 10 die during harrowing rescue from the Italian-flagged ferry." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/30/14]

2014 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 31st, 2014: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17,983.07; Change: -55.16 (- 0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close: 2,080.35; Change: - 10.22 (- 0.5 %). [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/31/14]

2014 - Venezuela officially in recession - December 31st, 2014: "Venezuela officially in recession" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/31/14]

2014 - White Castle debuts new Veggie Slider - December 31st, 2014: "White Castle debuts new Veggie Slider / 'Limited' run rolls out in 400 U.S. eateries; calorie count rivals beef version." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/31/14]

2014 - A BLOODY YEAR IN ST. LOUIS / 2014 - December 31st, 2014: "CITY'S 2014 TALLY OF HOME HOMICIDES IS HIGHEST IN YEARS ['... 158 murders in St. Louis this year ... .'] / A BLOODY YEAR IN ST. LOUIS" [Based on: Title (and text), for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/31/14]

2014 - World's 400 richest add $92 billion in 2014 - December 31st, 2014: "World's 400 richest add $92 billion in 2014" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/31/14]

2014 - Searchers find wreckage, bodies from AirAsia jet - December 31st, 2014: "Searchers find wreckage, bodies from AirAsia jet [12/30/14]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/31/14]

2014 - More Monarchs return to Mexico, but now face cold - December 31st, 2014: "More Monarchs return to Mexico, but now face cold / Environmentalists worry about the forecast of weather hostile to butterflies through May." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/31/14]

2014 - Conviction of Putin rival sets off protest in Moscow - December 31st, 2014: "Conviction of Putin rival sets off protest in Moscow [12/30/14] / Fraud case is seen as a vandetta by the Kremlin, sparking one of the biggest demonstrations in years." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/31/14]

2014 - U.N. Security Council rejects Palestinians' resolution - December 31st, 2014: "U.N. Security Council [12/30/14] rejects Palestinians' resolution ['demanding an end to Israeli occupation within three years']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/31/14]

2014 - Flood Trivia / 2014 - "Number of notable floods this year (reported by U.S. newspapers, generally): at least 16. Number of deaths due to flooding: at least 1,309." [- E.M.]

2014 - Volcano Trivia / 2014 - "Number of volcanic eruptions [and, or] notable volcanic events this year: at least  6. Number of reported deaths include: 21." [- E.M.]

2014 - Avalanche Trivia / 2014 - "Number of notable avalanche, landslide, mudslide or roof collapse events this year (reported by U.S. newspapers, generally): at least 3,115. Number of reported deaths: at least 376" [- E.M.]

2014 - "Hurricane" Trivia / 2014 - "Number of notable storms this year include: at least 1 Tropical Storms, 5 Hurricanes, 7 Cyclones & 5 Typhoons. Number of reported deaths: at least 89. [deaths due to flooding are generally recorded under Flood Trivia]." [- E.M.]

2014 - Earthquake Trivia / 2014 - "Number of notable earthquakes [generally, 6.0 or above] in 2014: at least 169 [1 Great, 11 Major; 125 Strong]. [In 2013: 79; 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 2014: at least 424." [- E.M.]

2014 - "Natural Disaster" Deaths / 2014 - "Number of reported deaths [generally, according to national (U.S.A.) news headlines] from natural disasters [not all illustrated this timeline] in 2014: at least 2,368" [- E.M.]

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