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 2016

2016 - Astronomic Configuration - December 1st, 2016: "Sun [9 Sagittarius], Moon [28 Sagittarius], Mercury [27 Sagittarius], Venus [22 Capricorn], Mars [16 Aquarius], Jupiter [16 Libra], Saturn [17 Sagittarius], Uranus [20 Aries R.], Neptune [9 Pisces], Pluto [15 Capricorn], Chiron [20 Pisces]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201612.html]

2016 - U.S. National Debt - December 1st, 2016: "U.S. National Debt Clock - The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 01 Dec 2016 at 12:00:54 AM GMT is: $19,950,829,306.118.00. The estimated population of the United States is 324,257,898 so each citizen's share of this debt is $61,527.66. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $2.55 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. - 12/01/16]  

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 1st, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,123.58; Change: 1.98 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,198.81; Change: - 5.85 (- 0.3 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/01/16]

2016 Haiti's new leader eager to begin - December 1st, 2016: "Haiti's new leader eager to begin / Moise's priorities are agriculture, education, energy, foreign investment" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/01/16]

2016 - Pelosi retains Democratic leadership - December 1st, 2016: "Pelosi retains Democratic leadership / She vows party's crash and burn won't happen again" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/01/16]

2016 - No line left to cross in Aleppo, U.N. says - December 1st, 2016: "No line left to cross in Aleppo, U.N. says / Fighters flout Geneva Convention as civilians are trapped without medical aid, food" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/01/16]

2016 - Trump announces he will leave business 'in total' - December 1st, 2016: "Trump announces he will leave business 'in total' / Plan leaves open how he will avoid conflicts of interest" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/01/16]

2016 - Children of war-torn Aleppo lose beloved clown - December 1st, 2016: "Children of war-torn Aleppo lose beloved clown / A missile strike killed man who entertained traumatized children" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/01/16]

2016 - South is battered by fire, wind and rain / U.S.A. - December 1st, 2016: "South is battered by fire, wind and rain" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/01/16]

2016 - OPEC's 'historic' moment: oil output will be reduced - December 1st, 2016: "OPEC's 'historic' moment: oil output will be reduced" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 12/01/16]

2016 - Prosecutor clears officer in killing / North Carolina - December 1st, 2016: "Prosecutor clears officer in killing [North Carolinia] / Shooting is ruled justified; evidence rebuts assertions that slain man was unarmed" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/01/16]

2016 - Protest spurs state to borrow $7 million / North Dakota - December 1st, 2016: "Protest spurs state [North Dakota] to borrow $7 million" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/01/16]

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 2nd, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,191.93; Change: 68.35 (0.4 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,191.08; Change: - 7.73 (- 0.4 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/02/16]

2016 - Warehouse fire / California - December 2nd, 2016: "California artists reel over loss of life, fear crackdown after fatal warehouse blaze [12/02/16]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/05/16]

2016 - Senate renews curbs on Iran - December 2nd, 2016: "Senate renews curbs on Iran / Decades-old sanctions pass unanimously" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 12/02/16]

2016 - Unmanned cargo spaceship breaks apart - December 2nd, 2016: "Unmanned cargo spaceship [Progress-MS-04] breaks apart [12/01/16]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/02/16]

2016 - Carnival pays $40 million fine for polluting the ocean - December 2nd, 2016: "Carnival [Princess Cruise Lines] pays $40 million fine for polluting the ocean" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/02/16]

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 3rd, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,170.42; Change: - 21.51 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,191.75; Change: - 21.51 (- 0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/03/16]

2016 - Ford recalls 680,000 cars - December 3rd, 2016: "Ford recalls 680,000 cars; seat belts may not hold in crash" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/03/16]

2016 - Militias clash in Lybian capital - December 3rd, 2016: "Militias clash in Lybian capital" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/03/16]

2016 - Gambian president concedes election - December 3rd, 2016: "Gambian president concedes election" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/03/16]

2016 - Trump speaks with Taiwan's president - December 3rd, 2016: "Trump speaks with Taiwan's president; China likely to bristle" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 12/03/16]

2016 - Ethnic cleansing reported in South Sudan - December 3rd, 2016: "Ethnic cleansing reported in South Sudan" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/03/16]

2016 - Taiwanese firm completes purchase of silicon wafer maker - December 3rd, 2016: "Taiwanese firm completes purchase of silicon wafer maker [SunEdison Semiconductor]" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/03/16]

2016 - Strong Earthquake - December 5th, 2016: "6.3 / 147km NNE of Palue, Indonesia / 2016-12-05 01:13:04 UTC"

      *Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/significant.php?year=2016

2016 - Huge Boston blaze investigated - December 5th, 2016: "Huge Boston blaze [12/03/16] investigated" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/05/16]

2016 - Alexander Van der Bellen / Austria - December 5th, 2016: "Mainstream relief as leftist candidate [Alexander Van der Bellen] wins / Austrian presidential race was seen in Europe as clash between moderates, populists" [Based on: Title forA.P. article , p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/05/16]

2016 - Army Corps blocks route of controversial pipeline - December 5th, 2016: "Army Corps blocks route of controversial pipeline" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/05/16]

2016 - Renzi to resign after Italian voters reject reforms - December 5th, 2016: "Renzi [Italian Premier Mateo Renzi] to resign after Italian voters reject reforms" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/05/16]

2016 - Strong Earthquake - December 6th, 2016: "6.5 / 14km WNW of Reuleuet, Indonesia / 2016-12-06 22:03:33 UTC"

      *Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/significant.php?year=2016

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 6th, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,216.24; Change: 45.82 (0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,204.71; Change: 12.76 (0.6 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/06/16]

2016 - Mexico makes oil drilling deal - December 6th, 2016: "Mexico makes oil drilling deal ['The deepwater field known as the Trion block will be developed by the Australian firm BHP Billiton.']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 12/06/16]

2016 - Amazon opens line-free grocery store - December 6th, 2016: "Amazon opens line-free grocery store" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/06/16]

2016 - Monsanto develops microbial seed coating with biotech firm - December 6th, 2016: "Monsanto develops microbial seed coating ['Acceleron B-300 SAT'] with biotech firm ['Danish company, Novozymes']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/06/16]

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 7th, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,251.78; Change: 35.54 (0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,212.23; Change: 7.52 (0.3 %)." [Based on: p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/07/16]

2016 - Trump slams Boeing deals - December 7th, 2016: "Trump slams Boeing deals / He reportedly sold all stocks, vows 'war' to save jobs" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/07/16]

2016 - France has new prime minister - December 7th, 2016: "France has new prime minister [Bernard Cazeneuve]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 12/07/16]

2016 - Peach farmer sues Monsanto over herbicide - December 7th, 2016: "Peach farmer sues Monsanto [11/23/16] over herbicide / He says half of his trees on 900 acres were damaged" [Based on: Article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/07/16]

2016 - U.S. can't seem to solve issue with declining math scores - December 7th, 2016: "[...] The latest global snapshot of student performance shows declining math scores in the U.S. and stagnant performance in science and reading. [... .]" [Based on: A.P. article (U.S. can't seem to solve issue with declining math scores / Report shows performance in science, reading is level), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/07/16]

2016 - Died / John Glenn - December 8th, 2016: "JOHN GLENN - 1921-2016 [d. 12/08/16 / He was 95] > FIRST AMERICAN TO ORBIT EARTH / Astronaut, senator was face of NASA in space race" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/08/16]

2016 - Strong Earthquake - December 8th, 2016: "6.5 / 160km W of Ferndale, California / 2016-12-08 14:49:46 UTC"

      *Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/significant.php?year=2016

2016 - Major Earthquake - December 8th, 2016: "7.8 / 69km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands / 2016-12-08 17:38:46 UTC"

      *Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/significant.php?year=2016

2016 - Strong Earthquake - December 8th, 2016: "6.5 / 79km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands / 2016-12-08 21:56:07 UTC"

      *Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/significant.php?year=2016

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 8th, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,549.62; Change: 297.84 (1.5 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,241.35; Change: 29.12 (1.3 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/08/16]

2016 - Pope warns about fake news - December 8th, 2016: "[...] 'Disinformation is probably the greatest damage that the media can do', he said." [Based on: DIGEST article (Pope warns about fake news), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/08/16]

*Trivia: http://mirrorh.com/stolidignorance.html

2016 - 9/11 lawyers seek CIA torture report - December 8th, 2016: "9/11 lawyers seek CIA torture report" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/08/16]

2016 - Three banks are fined for rate rigging - December 8th, 2016: "Three banks [JPMorgan Chase, HSBC and Credit Agricole] are fined ['a combined $520 million'] for rate rigging" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/08/16]

2016 - Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year - December 8th, 2016: "Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/08/16]

2016 - Man charged in BB gun attacks on area autos / St. Louis - December 8th, 2016: "Man charged in BB gun attacks on area autos [St. Louis]" [Based on: Title for article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/08/16]

2016 - Two juveniles charged with arson in deadly wildfires in Tenessee - December 8th, 2016: "Two juveniles charged with arson in deadly wildfires in Tenessee / More charges considered; pair could be tried as adults" [Based on: Title for article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/08/16]

2016 - Strong Earthquake - December 9th, 2016: "6.9 / 93km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands / 2016-12-09 19:10:07 UTC"

      *Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/significant.php?year=2016

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 9th, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,614.81; Change: 65.19 (0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,246.19; Change: 4.84 (0.2 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/09/16]

2016 - U.S. opioid deaths topped 30,000 in 2015 - December 9th, 2016: "U.S. opioid deaths topped 30,000 in 2015" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 12/09/16]

2016 - Washington state sues Monsanto over PCBs - December 9th, 2016: "[...] Monsanto produced the polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, 'for decades while hiding what they knew about the toxic chemicals' harm to human health and the environment,' Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement. [... .]" [Based on: BUSINESS DIGEST article (Washington state sues Monsanto over PCBs), p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/09/16]

2016 - European bank will dump cash into eurozone economy - December 9th, 2016: "European bank will dump cash [$579 billion] into eurozone economy" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/09/16]

2016 - St. Louis schools removing lead-tainted water fixtures - December 9th, 2016: "St. Louis schools removing lead-tainted water fixtures / Repairs proved to be too costly, time -consuming at 10 campuses in city" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 12/09/16]

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 10th, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,756.85; Change: 142.04 (0.7 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,259.53; Change: 13.34 (0.6 %)." [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/10/16]

2016 - South Korean president impeached - December 10th, 2016: "South Korean president impeached / Scandal involving corrupt friend brought down Park, the 'Daughter of the Nation' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/10/16]

2016 - Bomb kills 25 in church in Egypt - December 12th, 2016: "Bomb kills 25 in church ['Cairo's Coptic cathedral complex'] in Egypt [12/11/16]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/12/16]

2016 - Mohawks cheer removal of U.S. dam - December 12th, 2016: "[...] The removal of the 11-foot-high Hogansburg Dam this fall is the latest in the tribe's decades-long struggle to restore territory defiled by industrial pollution, beginning in the 1980s with PCBs and heavy metals from nearby General Motors, Alcoa and Reynolds Metal plants, a cleanup under federal oversight that's nearly complete. [...] 'We look at this not only as reclaiming the resources and our land, but also taking back this scar on our landscape that's a constant reminder of those days of exploitation,' said Tony David, water resources manager for the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, which the Mohawks call Akwesasne. [... .]" [Based on: A.P. article (Mohawks cheer removal of U.S. dam / Removal is effort to restore tribe's traditional hunting, fishing culture), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/12/16]

2016 - Church collapse death toll reaches 160 - December 12th, 2016: "Church collapse death toll [Nigeria] reaches 160 [12/10/16]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/12/16]

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 13th, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,796.43; Change: 39.58 (0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,256.96; Change: - 2.57  (- 0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/13/16]

2016 - Italy has new government - December 13th, 2016: "Italy has new government ['a center-left coalition headed by new Premier Paolo Gentiloni']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/13/16]

2016 - HACKING INQUIRY ADVANCES - December 13th, 2016: "HACKING INQUIRY ADVANCES [U.S.A.] / McConnel backs Senate investigations of Russian tactics" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/13/16]

2016 - Exxon CEO named top diplomat - December 13th, 2016: "Exxon CEO named top diplomat / Rex Tillerson, with close ties to Russia, said to be Trump's pick to lead State Department" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/13/16]

2016 - Cherokee must allow gay marriage, official says - December 13th, 2016: "Cherokee must allow gay marriage, official says" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 12/13/16]

2016 - Syrian rebels retreating in Aleppo's 'terrifying' collapse - December 13th, 2016: "Syrian rebels retreating in Aleppo's 'terrifying' collapse / Syria's military says it has regained control of 99 percent of enclave" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/13/16]

2016 - After recounts, Trump victories in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania - December 13th, 2016: "After recounts, Trump victories in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 12/13/16]

2016 - Facing evacuation, West Bank settlers are remaining defiant - December 13th, 2016: "Facing evacuation, West Bank settlers [Amona] are remaining defiant" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/13/16]

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 14th, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,911.21; Change: 114.78 (0.6 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,271.72; Change: 14.76  (0.7 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/14/16]

2016 - Syrian rebels surrender in eastern Aleppo - December 14th, 2016: "Syrian rebels surrender in eastern Aleppo; evacuations set to begin / Syria denies reports of mass killings" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, pp. A1 & A6, S.L.P.D., 12/14/16]

2016 - Monsanto shareholders OK merger with Bayer - December 14th, 2016: "Monsanto shareholders OK merger with Bayer / Deal is expected to close by the end of 2017" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/14/16]

2016 - Arctic's year of crazy extremes as warming hits overdrive - December 14th, 2016: "Arctic's year of crazy extremes as warming hits overdrive" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/14/16]

2016 - EPA fracking report offers few answers on drinking water - December 14th, 2016: "EPA fracking report offers few answers on drinking water" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/14/16]

2016 - New wave record - December 15th, 2016: "... In February 2013, a buoy in the North Atlantic measured a towering 62-foot wave between Iceland and the United Kingdom. ... ." [Based on: DIGEST article (New wave record), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 12/15/16]

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 15th, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,792.53; Change: 118.68 (- 0.6 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,253.28; Change: - 18.44  (- 0.8 %)." [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/15/16]

2016 - Fed raises key interest rate - December 15th, 2016: "Fed raises key interest rate [a quarter-point] / Forsees three hikes in 2017; Yellen downplays potential Trump policies" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/15/16]

2016 - Busy hurricaane season likely - December 15th, 2016: "Busy hurricaane season likely" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/15/16]

2016 - Yahoo announces second attack - December 15th, 2016: "Yahoo announces second attack; hacking affected 1 billion users" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/19/16]

2016 - Snowstorm stumps Portland, Ore. - December 15th, 2016: "Snowstorm stumps Portland, Ore. [12/14/16]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/15/16]

2016 - It's wind chill Wednesday in Midwest - December 15th, 2016: "It's wind chill Wednesday in Midwest; Northeast awaits cold" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/15/16]

2016 - Mexican townsfolk nab mother of drug boss - December 15th, 2016: "Mexican townsfolk nab mother of drug boss / Angry vigilanties tired of drug kingpin retaliate to gain releases of loved ones" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/15/16]

2016 - Amazon announces first delivery by drone - December 15th, 2016: "Amazon announces first delivery by drone / Weight limit is five pounds, and weather must be good" [Based on: Title for Seattle Times article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/19/16]

2016 - Aleppo cease-fire, evacuations remain muddled as bombs fall - December 15th, 2016: "Aleppo cease-fire, evacuations remain muddled as bombs fall / Wounded are turned away by pro-government militias" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/15/16]

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 16th, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,852.24; Change: 59.71 (0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,262.03; Change: 8.75  (0.4 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/16/16]

2016 - White House suggests Putin authorized U.S. hacking - December 16th, 2016: "White House suggests Putin authorized U.S. hacking" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/16/16]

2016 - China apparently installs weapons in South China sea - December 16th, 2016: "China apparently installs weapons ['anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapons'] in South China sea" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 12/16/16]

2016 - Extreme weather events affected by man-made changes - December 16th, 2016: "A new scientific report finds man-made climate change played some role in two dozen extreme weather events last year but not in a few other weird weather instances around the world. [... .]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Extreme weather events affected by man-made changes), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/16/16]

2016 - Major Earthquake - December 17th, 2016: "7.9 / 46km E of Taron, Papua New Guinea / 2016-12-17 10:51:12 UTC"

      *Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/significant.php?year=2016

2016 - Strong Earthquake - December 17th, 2016: "6.3 / 168km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea / 2016-12-17 11:27:38 UTC"

      *Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/significant.php?year=2016

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 17th, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,843.41; Change: - 8.83 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,258.07; Change: - 3.96  (- 0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/17/16]

2016 - Mitsubishi recalls 50,000 SUVs - December 17th, 2016: "Mitsubishi recalls 50,000 SUVs ['... because the rear hatch lift gate can suddenly fall on people.']" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/17/16]

2016 - Venezuela almost without cash - December 17th, 2016: "Venezuela almost without cash" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/17/16]

2016 - U.S. drone seized by Chinese warship - December 17th, 2016: "U.S. drone seized by Chinese warship / Navy glider was in South China Sea; action seen as response to Trump's Taiwan call" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/17/16]

2016 - OBAMA TO PUTIN: STOP HACKING OR ELSE - December 17th, 2016: "OBAMA TO PUTIN: STOP HACKING OR ELSE / FBI backs CIA view that Russia intruded to help Trump win / Obama bewildered by voters who approve of Putin" [Based on: Title for Front Page article, pp. A1 & A9, S.L.P.D., 12/17/16]

2016 - Mylan releases a half-priced generic version of EpiPen - December 17th, 2016: "Mylan releases a half-priced generic version of EpiPen" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/17/16]

2016 - Strong Earthquake - December 18th, 2016: "6.4 / 201km S of Tarauaca, Brazil / 2016-12-18 13:30:11 UTC"

      *Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/significant.php?year=2016

2016 - Died / Zsa Zsa Gabor - December 18th, 2016: "Hungarian actress [Zsa Zsa Gabor] loved her fortune and fame ['She was 99.']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/19/16]

2016 - Volcanic eruption / Mexico - December 18th, 2016: "Mexican volcano [Colima] erupts ['spewing ash and vapor']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/19/16]

2016 - Suicide bomber kills at least 13 in Turkey - December 18th, 2016: "Suicide bomber kills at least 13 in Turkey [12/17/16]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/18/16]

2016 - Problems reported before water ban in Texas - December 18th, 2016: "Problems reported before water ban in Texas [Corpus Christi]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/18/16]

2016 - Ice hidden in shadowy craters on planet Ceres - December 18th, 2016: "Ice hidden in shadowy craters on planet Ceres / NASA spacecraft [Dawn] sends news of more interplanetary water" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A26, S.L.P.D., 12/18/16]

2016 - Global warming is shrinking mountain glaciers - December 18th, 2016: "Global warming is shrinking mountain glaciers" [Based on: Title for Special to the Washington Post article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 12/18/16]

2016 - Much of U.S. digs out, waits for warmup - December 19th, 2016: "Much of U.S. digs out, waits for warmup / Record-low temperatures cause cancellations of events, airport delays, deadly crashes" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/19/16]

2016 - Attacks on police kill 10, hurt dozens in Jordan - December 19th, 2016: "Attacks on police kill 10, hurt dozens in Jordan [12/18/16]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/19/16]

2016 - Strong Earthquake - December 20th, 2016: "6.4 / 80km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands / 2016-12-20 04:21:28 UTC"

      *Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/significant.php?year=2016

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 20th, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,883.06; Change: 39.65 (0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,262.53; Change: 4.46  (0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/20/16]

2016 - Smog forces shutdowns in China - December 20th, 2016: "Smog forces shutdowns in China [12/19/16]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/20/16]

2016 - Attack at Swiss mosque injures 3 - December 20th, 2016: "Attack at Swiss mosque injures 3" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 12/20/16]

2016 -
 DEADLY ATTACKS / Turkey & Germany - December 20th, 2016: "DEADLY ATTACKS / Russian ambassador slain in Turkey - Envoy's killer: 'Do not forget Aleppo' / Gunman kills ambassador, dies in shootout [12/19/16] / Truck rams Berlin Christmas market / At least 12 dead, 48 injured in crash [12/19/16]" [Based on: Title(s) for A.P. article(s), pp. A1 & A5, S.L.P.D., 12/20/16]

2016 - Beijing denies U.S. claim that China is synthetic drug king - December 20th, 2016: "Beijing denies U.S. claim that China is synthetic drug king / Officials challenge accusers to provide data, proof" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 12/20/16]

2016 - Hedge fund's top executives charged with $1 billion fraud - December 20th, 2016: "Hedge fund's [Platinum Partners] top executives charged with $1 billion fraud" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/20/16]

2016 - Strong Earthquake - December 21st, 2016: "6.7 / 278km ENE of Dili, East Timor / 2016-12-21 00:17:14 UTC"

      *Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/significant.php?year=2016

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 21st, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,974.62; Change: 91.56 (0.5 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,270.76; Change: 8.23  (0.4 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/21/16]

2016 - Russia says 58 dead from poisoning - December 21st, 2016: "Russia says 58 dead from poisoning ['... after consuming counterfeit bath lotion.']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/21/16]

2016 - Berlin on high alert as suspect search resumes - December 21st, 2016: "Berlin on high alert as suspect search resumes" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/21/16]

*Trivia: "Suspect in Berlin attack was known to be threat" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/22/16]

2016 - Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic - December 21st, 2016: "Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/21/16]

2016 - At least 29 dead as fireworks market explodes in Mexico - December 21st, 2016: "At least 29 dead as fireworks market [San Pablito Market in Tultepec] explodes in Mexico [12/20/16]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 12/21/16]

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 22nd, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,941.96; Change: - 32.66 (- 0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,265.18; Change: - 5.58  (- 0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/22/16]

2016 - Aleppo evacuations end brutal chapter - December 22nd, 2016: "Aleppo evacuations end brutal chapter / Exodus represents most significant victory for Syria's Assad since uprising began" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/22/16]

2016 - Brazilian firms fined record $3.5 billion - December 22nd, 2016: "Brazilian firms fined record $3.5 billion / Largest ever bribery penalty addresses international charges" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/22/16]

2016 - China hawk will head Trump's trade office - December 22nd, 2016: "China hawk [Peter Navarro] will head Trump's trade office" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/22/16]

2016 - FINRA fines Wells Fargo, others $14 million - December 22nd, 2016: "FINRA fines Wells Fargo, others $14 million" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/22/16]

2016 - Coca-Cola buys African bottling from A-B InBev - December 22nd, 2016: "Coca-Cola buys African bottling from A-B InBev [for $13.5 billion]" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/22/16]

2016 - Goldman is ordered to pay $120 million to settle charges - December 22nd, 2016: "Goldman is ordered to pay $120 million to settle charges / Regulators also order firm to stop manipulating interest rates" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/22/16]

2016 - Pension fund manager, brokers charged in pay-to-play scheme - December 22nd, 2016: "Pension fund manager [Navnoor Kang], brokers [Deborah Kelley & Gregg Schonhorn] charged in pay-to-play scheme" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/22/16]

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 23rd, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,918.88; Change: - 23.08 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,260.96; Change: - 4.22  (- 0.2 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/23/16]

2016 - Assad declares Aleppo free of 'terrorists' - December 23rd, 2016: "Assad declares Aleppo free of 'terrorists' / Rebels, civilians evacuate key Syrian city as part of deal brokered by Russia and Turkey" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/23/16]

2016 - Putin first, then Trump call for more nuclear arms - December 23rd, 2016: "Putin first, then Trump call for more nuclear arms" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/23/16]

2016 - Islamic State retaliates against Iraq with bombs that kill 23 in Mosul - December 23rd, 2016: "Islamic State retaliates against Iraq with bombs that kill 23 in Mosul [12/22/16]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/23/16]

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 24th, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,933.81; Change: 14.93 (0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,263.79; Change: 2.83  (0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/24/16]

2016 - U.N. CONDEMNS ISRAEL - December 24th, 2016: "U.N. CONDEMNS ISRAEL / U.S. abstains as Security Council censures settlements [12/23/16]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/24/16]

2016 - Berlin attack suspect slain in police shootout - December 24th, 2016: "Berlin attack suspect slain in police shootout [12/23/16]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 12/24/16]

2016 - Hijackers surrender after landing in Malta - December 24th, 2016: "Hijackers surrender after landing in Malta [12/23/16]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/24/16]

2016 - New religious freedom law also shields atheists - December 24th, 2016: "New religious freedom law also shields atheists / Getting revisions into the measure was a four-year process, advocacy group says" [Based on: Title for Religion News Service article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 12/24/16]

*Links: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/5207

2016 - Major Earthquake - December 25th, 2016: "7.6 / 42km SW of Puerto Quellon, Chile / 2016-12-25 14:22:26 UTC"

      *Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/significant.php?year=2016

2016 - Died / George Michael - December 25th, 2016: "Pop star George Michael dies ['over the Christmas period'] at 53" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/26/16]

2016 - City evacuates as WWII bomb defused - December 26th, 2016: "City [German city of Ausburg] evacuates as WWII bomb [2-ton bomb] defused" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/26/16]

2016 - Furious Netanyahu summons U.S. envoy - December 26th, 2016: "Furious Netanyahu summons U.S. envoy / Israelis take action against countries backing U.N. rebuke over settlements / Israeli officials blame Obama for condemnation from U.N. council" [Based on: Title for News Services articles, pp. A1 & A5, S.L.P.D., 12/26/16]

2016 - Russia searches for jet that crashed into sea - December 26th, 2016: "Russia searches for jet that crashed into sea; 92 aboard ['The passengers included dozens of singers in Russia's world-famous military choir.'] / Authorities have not ruled out possibility of terrorist attack" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, pp. A1 & A5, S.L.P.D., 12/26/16]

*Trivia: "Moscow says attack unlikely in plane crash" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/27/16]

2016 - Project aims to dispel myths, "fake news" about early U.S. - December 26th, 2016: "Project aims to dispel myths, "fake news" about early U.S. / Not everyone was pious; freedom and liberty granted only to some" [Based on: Title for A.P. article by William J. Kole, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/26/16]

*Link: https://www.boston.com/news/history/2016/12/25/scholars-team-up-to-dispel-400-year-old-fake-news-about-u-s

2016 - Cheetah numbers decline as habitat shrinks - December 27th, 2016: "Cheetah numbers decline as habitat shrinks / An estimated 7,100 remain in the wild across Africa and small area of Iran" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/27/16]

2016 - Island breaks from Taiwan, becomes China ally - December 27th, 2016: "Island [Sao Tome and Principe] breaks from Taiwan, becomes China ally" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/27/16]

2016 - Activists start peace march from Berlin to Syria - December 27th, 2016: "Activists start peace march from Berlin to Syria" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/27/16]

2016 - Nearly 50 people shot in Chicago over holiday weekend - December 27th, 2016: "Nearly 50 people shot in Chicago over holiday weekend" [Based on: Title for Chicago Tribune article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 12/27/16]

2016 - Fleeing war, South Sudanese crowd huge camps in Uganda - December 27th, 2016: "Fleeing war, South Sudanese crowd huge camps in Uganda" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 12/27/16]

2016 - Assad gains Aleppo, but others more likely to shape Syria's fate - December 27th, 2016: "Assad gains Aleppo, but others more likely to shape Syria's fate / Emergence of Iran, Russia and Turkey shows jockeying for influence" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/27/16]

2016 - Tainted water from dead Ivy League lab mice worries neighborhood - December 27th, 2016: "Tainted water from dead Ivy League lab mice worries neighborhood / Dartmouth has spent $8.4 million on cleanup at decades-old dump site" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/27/16]

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 28th, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,945.04; Change: 11.23 (0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,268.88; Change: 5.09  (0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/28/16]

2016 - China gets tough on hackers - December 28th, 2016: "Sunshiny star [Debbie Reynolds] of the 1952 classic 'Singin' in the Rain' ['... Ms. Reynolds was 84']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 12/28/16]

2016 - China gets tough on hackers - December 28th, 2016: "China gets tough on hackers" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/28/16]

2016 - Radiation tests near Bridgeton homes begin - December 28th, 2016: "Radiation tests near Bridgeton homes [St. Louis, Mo.] begin / Spanish Village couple's suit spurs EPA sampling / Test results not expected for about 60 days" [Based on: Title(s) for Article, pp. A1 & A5, S.L.P.D., 12/28/16]

2016 - Winter storm / northern Great Plains, U.S.A. - December 28th, 2016: "Winter storm [northern Great Plains, U.S.A.] weakens, but thousands still without power" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/28/16]

2016 - Boy Scouts oust transgender Cub Scout from den in New Jersey - December 28th, 2016: "Boy Scouts oust transgender Cub Scout from den in New Jersey" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 12/28/16]

2016 - U.S. charges 3 Chinese citizens in hacking of law firms for insider trading information - December 28th, 2016: "U.S. charges 3 Chinese citizens in hacking of law firms for insider trading information" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 12/28/16]

2016 - Japanese leader joins President Barack Obama in commemorating lives lost in attack that drew U.S. into war - December 28th, 2016: " 'EVERLASTING CONDOLENCES' / At Pearl Harbor, Japanese leader joins President Barack Obama in commemorating lives lost in attack that drew U.S. into war / Ceremony follows Obama's Hiroshima visit" [Based on: Title(s) for Article, pp. A1 & A7, S.L.P.D., 12/28/16]

2016 - Strong Earthquake - December 29th, 2016: "6.2 / 33km S of Tolotangga, Indonesia / 2016-12-29 22:30:18 UTC"

      *Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/browse/significant.php?year=2016

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 29th, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,833.68; Change: - 111.36 (- 0.6 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,249.92; Change: - 18.96 (- 0.8 %)." [Based on: p. A17, S.L.P.D., 12/29/16]

2016 - Photos of homeless shock Iran - December 29th, 2016: "Photos of homeless shock Iran ['homeless people sleeping in empty graves outside Iran's capital of Tehran']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/29/16]

2016 - Cholera festers, spreads in Haiti - December 29th, 2016: "Cholera festers, spreads in Haiti / Primitive sanitation system relies on pit toilets - or no toilets - for most people" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/29/16]

2016 - Kerry condemns Israeli settler movement - December 29th, 2016: "[...] 'Regrettably, some seem to believe that the U.S. friendship means the U.S. must accept any policy, regardless of our own interests, our own positions, our own words, our own principles - even after urging again and again that the policy must change,' he [Kerry] said, 'Friends need to tell each other the hard truths, and friendships require mutual respect.' [...] Some Israeli politicians applauded Kerry's speech. Former prime minister Ehud Barak tweeted: 'Powerful, lucid speech. World and majority in Israel think the same.' [...] Kerry called the current Israeli governing coalition the most right-wing in the country's history and said it is driven by an extremist settler agenda inimical to a two-state agreement. [... .]" [Based on: Washington Post article (Kerry condemns Israeli settler movement / Kerry supports a two-state solution), pp. A1 & A12, S.L.P.D., 12/29/16]

2016 - China says Catholicism must adapt to China - December 29th, 2016: "[...] Beijing insists that the party-controlled Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association has the authority to appoint Chinese bishops, a decision the Holy See says belongs to the pope alone." [Based on: DIGEST article (China says Catholicism must adapt to China), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 12/29/16]

*Trivia: http://mirrorh.com/stpeter.html

2016 - Video shows officer shooting black man / Texas - December 29th, 2016: "Video shows officer shooting black man [July]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 12/29/16]

2016 - Actions against Russia include expanded sanctions, diplomatic measures, sources say - December 29th, 2016: "Retaliation planned for election tampering / Actions against Russia include expanded sanctions, diplomatic measures, sources say" [Based on: Title for CNN article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 12/29/16]

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 30th, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,819.78; Change: - 13.90 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,249.26; Change: - 0.66 (flat)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/30/16]

2016 - Honda to recall Odyssey minivans - December 30th, 2016: "Honda to recall Odyssey minivans ['because second-row seats may not lock in the event of a crash.']" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/30/16]

2016 - Flooding in Congo kills at least 50 so far - December 30th, 2016: "Flooding in Congo kills at least 50 so far" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/30/16]

2016 - Minimum wages to rise in 19 states / U.S.A. - December 30th, 2016: "Minimum wages to rise in 19 states [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 12/30/16]

2016 - Humanoid robot is amusing, but is it practical? - December 30th, 2016: "Humanoid robot is amusing, but is it practical? / Pepper, imported from Japan, is part of ambitious push to put personable machine in U.S. businesses, homes" [Based on: Title for AP Technology Writer article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 12/30/16]

2016 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - December 31st, 2016: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,762.60; Change: - 57.18 (- 0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,238.83; Change: - 10.43 (- 0.5)." [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 12/31/16]

2016 - Flood Trivia / 2016 - "Number of notable floods this year (reported by U.S. newspapers, generally): at least 17. Number of deaths due to flooding: at least 361." [- E.M.]

2016 - Volcano Trivia / 2016 - "Number of volcanic eruptions [and, or] notable volcanic events this year: at least
 2. Number of reported deaths include: 0." [- E.M.]

2016 - Avalanche Trivia / 2016 - "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 22" [- E.M.]

2016 - "Hurricane" Trivia / 2016 - "Number of notable storms this year include: at least 0 Tropical Storms, 0 Hurricanes, 1 Cyclones & 0 Typhoons. Number of reported deaths: at least 829. [deaths due to flooding are generally recorded under Flood Trivia]." [- E.M.]

2016 - Earthquake Trivia / 2016 - "Number of notable earthquakes [generally, 6.0 or above] in 2016: at least 88. [16 Major, 72 strong] / [In 2015: 137; 2014: 169, 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 2016: at least 1,341." [- E.M.]

2016 - "Natural Disaster" Deaths / 2016 - "Number of reported deaths [generally, according to national (U.S.A.) news headlines] from natural disasters [not all illustrated this timeline] in 2016: at least 2,547" [- E.M.]

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