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

  May 2010

2010 - Astronomic Configuration - May 1st, 2010: "Sun [10 Taurus], Moon [15 Sagittarius], Mercury [6 Taurus], Venus [7 Gemeni], Mars [12 Leo R.], Jupiter [23 Pisces], Saturn [28 Virgo R.], Uranus [28 Pisces], Neptune [28 Aquarius], Pluto [5 Capricorn], Chiron [0 Aquarius]."

[Based on: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E201005.html]

2010 - Sunspot 1064 - May 1st, 2010: "There are two small sunspot groups on the Earth-facing side of the sun today, AR1064 and a second as-yet unnumbered group emerging over the northeastern limb. Credit: SOHO/MDI"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=01&month=05&year=2010]

2010 - BYD Inc. / U.S.A. - May 1st, 2010: "Chinese auto company sets up U.S. operations ['BYD Inc., a rapidly expanding manufacturer of all-electric cars, solar panels and other green products from China.'] " [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/01/10]

2010 - Myanmar needs aid - May 1st, 2010: "Hundreds of millions of dollars in international aid still are needed to help Myanmar's people recover from Cyclone Nargis two years ago, the United Nations said Friday." [Based on: News Services article (Myanmar needs aid), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/01/10]

2010 - Flooding / Tenessee - May 1st, 2010: "Storms trigger deadly floods across Tennessee [05/01/10]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 05/02/10]

*Trivia: "Storms kill at least 11 in South / Deaths in Tennessee and Mississippi follow storms that spawn tornadoes, cause flooding." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/03/10]

*Trivia: "[....] At least 28 people were killed in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky by either floodwater or tornadoes. [....]" [Based on: News Services article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/05/10]

*Links: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=43873

2010 - Ban on Gays / U.S.A. - May 1st, 2010: "Gates stresses need for study before lifting ban on gays / Military members need time for input before law is changed, he says. / Defense secretary wants Pentagon review, input from military members before lifting ban on gays" [Based on: Title(s) for News Services article, pp. A1 & A7, S.L.P.D., 05/01/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 1st, 2010: "Stocks ended April with a big loss Friday [04/30/10] on disappointment with two economic reports and worries about a criminal investigation of Goldman Sachs. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 158 points for the day, and all the major indexes fell more than 1 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/01/10]

2010 - Nigerian claim disputed - May 1st, 2010: "A militant group claimed Friday to have attacked an oil pipeline in Nigeria that is operated by a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, which said no such assault took place." [Based on: News Services article (Nigerian claim disputed), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/01/10]

2010 - Economic Trivia / Greece - May 1st, 2010: "Greece plans drastic cuts and tax increases to keep country afloat" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/01/10]

2010 - Consumer Spending / U.S.A. - May 1st, 2010: "Consumer spending [U.S.A.] helps boost growth ['... economy grew at an inflation-adjusted annual rate of 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2010 ... [....] It had expanded 5.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009 and 2.2 percent in the third quarter.']" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/01/10]

2010 - Oil Spill Continues / Louisiana - May 1st, 2010: "[....] The mile-deep BP well continued to spew an estimated 200,000 gallong of crude a day [05/01/10]. [....] When an explosion and fire crippled the deepwater drilling rig on April 20, workers threw a switch to activate the blowout preventer, which is designed to seal the well quickly. It did not work, and a failsafe switch on the device also failed to function. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Winds exacerbate oil slick / Louisiana closes fishing grounds; engineers struggle for methods to seal leak.), pp. A1 & A14, S.L.P.D., 05/01/10]

2010 - Madoff relatives may face charges - May 1st, 2010: "Two Madoff relatives may face charges" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/01/10]

2010 - Pakistani intelligence officer is killed - May 1st, 2010: "Pakistani intelligence officer [Khalid Khawaja] is killed [04/30/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/01/10]

2010 - Criminal probe report hits Goldman shares - May 1st, 2010: "Criminal probe report hits Goldman shares [04/30/10] / Stock loses 9.4 percent as some analysts downgrade the company's rating." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/01/10]

2010 - Another school attack keeps China on edge - May 1st, 2010: "[....] The extra security has been added in the aftermath of a string of attacks against school-children, some as young as 4, who have been stabbed, slashed, bludgeoned and most recently set on fire. [NP] Five attacks have taken place in five provinces in little more than a month, three in the last three days alone. The latest came Friday morning [04/30/10] when a 45-year-old farmer crashed through the front gate of an elementary school in Weifang, Shandong province, armed with an iron hammer and a jug of gasoline. [NP] The man, identified as Wang Yonglai, attacked children with the hammer, then tried to immolate himself while clutching two children. Teachers pulled the children away from Wang, who set himself on fire and died of his injuries. Five injured children were reported in stable condition. [NP] Few Chinese have guns, so the attacks have all involved knifes, cleavers and other common household tools. Many people believe the assailants, mostly unemployed men, have been venting their frustration against social inequity, attacking the most defenseless element of society, young children. [....] A businessman in southern China was reported to have hired a well-known kung fu master to protect his 6-year-old daughter. [NP] In the recent attacks, 10 people have been killed, dozens injured and millions more terrorized, although the Chinese news media have offered scant reporting on the attacks, trying to avoid public hysteria and to discourage copycats. [....] Luke Liu, 28, was part of a crowd milling about at a hospital in Taixing, Jiangsu province, where 32 people were being treated for stab wounds after an attack at a kindergarten Thursday. [....] The Taixing case involved the youngest victims to date, children as young as 4, some of whom had their throats slashed, and ears and hands nearly severed. None of the children were reported to have died, although five children were in critical condition." [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Another school attack keeps China on edge) by Barbara Demick, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/01/10]

2010 - Protestors Invade Hospital / Bangkok, Thailand - May 1st, 2010: "Protestors invade hospital [04/30/10] / Hundreds of patients are evacuated in Bangkok after group seeks out soldiers." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/01/10]

2010 - Proto Sunspot? - May 2nd, 2010: "The encircled active region has no official number, but it has a small, dark sunspot core and has produced two C-class solar flares."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/index.php] - [T.D. - 05/02/10]

2010 - Protests / Greece - May 2nd, 2010: "Greeks take to streets [05/01/10] in protest ['... vented their rage at tough new government austerity measures aimed at securing aid and avoiding a debt default.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/02/10]

2010 - Geomagnetic Storm - May 2nd, 2010: "High-latitude sky watchers, if it's dark where you live, go out and look for auroras. A geomagnetic storm is underway on May 2nd after a high-speed solar wind gust hit Earth's magnetic field." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/index.php] - [T.D. - 05/02/10]

2010 - Car Bomb? / Times Square - May 2nd, 2010: "Potential car bomb found [05/01/10] in Times Square [New York City]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/02/10]

2010 - Outstanding Public Debt / U.S.A. - May 2nd, 2010: "The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 02 May 2010 at 01:37:37 PM GMT is: $12,863,899,651,386.17. The estimated population of the United States is 308,300,517 so each citizen's share of this debt is $41,725.20. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $4.07 billion per day since September 28, 2007! Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House! [Based on: http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/] - [T.D. - 05/02/10]

2010 - Vatican to 'purify' Legionaries of Christ - May 2nd, 2010: "Vatican to 'purify' Legionaries of Christ" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/02/10]

2010 - Arabs back indirect Mideast peace talks  - May 2nd, 2010: "Arabs back indirect Mideast peace talks ['endorsed on Saturday'] / Move could end Israeli-Palestinian impasse over negotiations." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/02/10]

2010 - VUAS Fire-X - "May 3, 2010—U.S. war fighters will be able to keep tabs on their enemies for longer periods of time, communicate more easily with their commanders, and deliver more cargo to more remote locations using the new Fire-X medium-range vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) unveiled today by Northrop Grumman and Bell Helicopter. / Read More"

[Based on: NORTHROP GRUMMAN Home Page article (Northrop Grumman, Bell Helicopter to Develop, Demonstrate New Medium-Range Vertical Unmanned System) - 05/03/10]

*Link: http://www.northropgrumman.com/index.html - [T.D. - 05/03/10]

2010 - Pope spotlights shroud - May 3rd, 2010: "Pope spotlights shroud [Shroud of Turin] / 'Each trace of blood speaks of love and life,' Benedict says [05/02/10]." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/03/10]

2010 - Bailout Plan / Greece - May 3rd, 2010: "Greece reaches deal ['announced Sunday'] on financial bailout plan" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/03/10]

2010 - Water Break / Boston - May 3rd, 2010: "2 million in Boston lose their water [from a major water break]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/03/10]

2010 - Sunspots 1066 & 1067 - May 3rd, 2010: "Sunspots 1066 and 1067 are small but growing. Credit: SOHO/MDI" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 05/03/10]

2010 -  Hamas can't pay workers - May 3rd, 2010: "Hamas can't pay workers ['unable to pay thousands of government workers in full for a second straight month']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/03/10]

2010 - Flooding / Nashville, Tennessee - May 3rd, 2010: "Record rains flood Nashville, kill six [05/03/10] / Downtown is evacuated, bus service is suspended as Cumberland River rises." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/04/10]

2010 -  Afghan civilian deaths increase - May 3rd, 2010: "Afghan civilian deaths increase ['Afghanistan's Interior Ministry said 173 civilians were killed between March 21 and April 21'] / Most of the deaths were caused by suicide bombers or IED's." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/03/10]

2010 -  European Jews chastise Israel - May 3rd, 2010: "More than 3,000 European Jews, including prominent intellectuals, have signed a petition speaking out against Israeli settlement policies and warning that systematic support for the Israeli government is dangerous. The petition's signatories include French philosophers Bernard-Henri Levy and Alain Finkielkraut as well as Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a Greens leader in the European Parliament." [Based on: News Services article (European Jews chastise Israel), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/03/10]

2010 - May Day Protest / Santa Cruz, California - May 3rd, 2010: "May Day protest turns violent [Santa Cruz, California - 05/01/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/03/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Izu Islands, Japan Region - May 3rd, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 10:27:45 (UTC) on Monday, May 3rd, 2010. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 29.614N, 141.064E; Depth 82.3 km (51.1 miles) set by location program] was located @ IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010vvaw.php]-[T.D. - 05/03/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Bio-Bio, Chile - May 3rd, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 23:09:45 (UTC) on Monday, May 3rd, 2010. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 38.053S, 73.490W; Depth 19 km (11.8 miles) set by location program] was located @ BIO-BIO, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010vvcg.php]-[T.D. - 05/04/10]

2010 - Nuclear Summit - May 4th, 2010: "[....] U.S., French and British diplomats walked out of the General Assembly during Ahmadinejad's morning address [05/03/10], in which he charged that all the major nuclear powers were seeking to deny access to nuclear energy in the name of preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. [NP] 'It is crystal clear that the hegemonic policy has failed, and the dreams for establishing new empires are vain hopes, he said. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (U.S., Iran spar at U.N. nuclear summit / Clinton urges sanctions; Ahmadinejad decries link of energy, weaponry.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/04/10]

2010 - Sunspot Groups - May 4th, 2010: "The sun is peppered with spots today. [....] These sunspot groups [including 1066, 1067 & 1068] are not big, but they are remarkably numerous. The last time five such groups appeared simultaneously was more than four years ago - before the Great Solar Minimum of 2008-2009. Slowly but surely, it seems, the sun is coming back to life. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 05/04/10]

2010 - Protests / Egypt - May 4th, 2010: "Egyptian police beat anti-government protestors Monday [05/03/10] who were demanding an end to the country's 30-year emergency law that restricts civil freedoms in the latest challenge to the authorities." [Based on: News Services article (Egyptian police beat protestors), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/04/10]

2010 - Flight Ban / Ireland - May 4th, 2010: "Ireland bans flights [today] over ash" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/04/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 4th, 2010: "Investors sent stocks higher after getting a boost of confidence from the latest economic reports and Warren Buffet's defense of Goldman sachs. The Dow rose 143 points to 11,151.83. The market rebounded from a drop Friday [04/30/10] following a string of welcome news." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/04/10]

2010 - Ancient Aliens / The Mission - Premiere Date: 05/04/2010

*Link: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-1#slide-4

2010 - Times Square Suspect Arrested - May 4th, 2010: "Times Square bomb suspect is arrested ['early today'] at airport / The man [Faisal Shahzad], a naturalized U.S. citizen, had recently returned from Pakistan." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/04/10]

2010 - Gates questions Navy arsenal - May 4th, 2010: "Defense Secretary Robert Gates called into question the Navy's heavy and expensive arsenal of ships and subs. 'Do we really need 11 carrier strike groups for another 30 years when no other country has more than one?' Gates asked in a speech before naval officers and contractors. Gates did not say he was planning to cut any programs or its budget." [Based on: News Services article (Gates questions Navy arsenal), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/04/10]

2010 - U.S. Missiles Kill Militants? / Pakistan - May 4th, 2010: "Suspected U.S. missiles killed four alleged militants in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border Monday [05/03/10], officials said, while a top U.S. general arrived here to discuss the countries' efforts in the war against Islamist extremists." [Based on: News Services article (U.S. missiles kill 4), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/04/10]

2010 - Pakistani is convicted in 2008 attacks in Mumbai  - May 4th, 2010: "Pakistani [Ajmal Amir Kasab] is convicted [05/03/10] in 2008 attacks in Mumbai / Two alleged accomplices are acquitted; 166 people were killed." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/04/10]

2010 - CME - May 5th, 2010: "With May 5th winding down, magnetic fields on the sun wound up and erupted, producing a bright coronal mass ejection (CME). [....] The eruption came from a spotless region near the sun's southwestern limb. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 05/05/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 5th, 2010: "Stocks plunged around the world as fears spread that Europe's attempt to contain Greece's debt crisis would fail. The Dow fell 2 percent to 10.926.77. Stocks have seasawed as Europe's efforts to agree on a bailout package for Greece proceeded in fits and starts." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/05/10]

2010 - Iraqi coalition excludes Sunnis - May 5th, 2010: "The electoral coalitions of Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki and the other major Shiite bloc in Iraq announced an alliance on Tuesday night [05/04/10] that cleared the way for a Shiite-dominated government for the next four years. It means that the Sunni coalition led by Ayad Allawi, who emerged as the narrow winner of the country's election nearly two months ago, will have little chance of winning enough votes in the new 325-member Parliament to become the country's leader." [Based on: News Services article (Iraqi coalition excludes Sunnis), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/05/10]

2010 - First-Quarter Profit / Pfizer Inc. - May 5th, 2010: "Pfizer Inc. reported a huge  jump in the first quarter. It earned $4.88 billion, or 60 cents per share, up 33 percent from $3.67 billion, or 54 cents, a year ago. Revenue reached $16.75 million." [Based on: Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/05/10]

2010 - First-Quarter Profit / Marathon Oil - May 5th, 2010: "Marathon Oil said its first-quarter profit rose 62 percent to $457 million, or 64 cents per share, compared with $282 million, or 40 cents, a year ago. Revenue rose 64 percent, to $16.8 billion." [Based on: Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/05/10]

2010 - First-Quarter Profit / Master card Inc. - May 5th, 2010: "MasterCard Inc. said first-quarter profit jumped 24 percent to $455 million, or $3.46 per share, compared with $367 million, or $2.81, a year ago. Revenue climbed 13 percent." [Based on: Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/05/10]

2010 - Airspace Closes Again / Britian & Ireland - May 5th, 2010: "[....] An Icelandic volcano has been erupting for three weeks straight, and shifting winds have brought the danger into Irish and British airspace for the first time in two weeks." [Based on: News Services article (Airspace closes again), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/05/10]

2010 - Japanese leader  changes position on base - May 5th, 2010: "Japanese leader  [Prime Minister Yukio  Hatoyama] changes position [05/04/10] on base [Okinawa]" [Based on: Title for News Services article , p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/05/10]

2010 - Third-Quarter Income /  Archer Daniels Midland Co. - May 5th, 2010: "Archer Daniels Midland Co. said third-quarter net income soared to $421 million, or 65 cents per share, compared with $3 million, or break-even, a year ago. Revenue rose 2 percent." [Based on: Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/05/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Southern Sumatra, Indonesia - May 5th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 16:29:03 (UTC) on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 4.063S, 101.085E; Depth 27 km (16.8 miles) set by location program] was located @ SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010vxbk.php]-[T.D. - 05/05/10]

2010 - Pressure on Israel - May 6th, 2010: "The head of the U.N. atomic watchdog is asking for international input on how to persudae Israel to join the Nonproliferation Treaty, in a move that is sure to add to pressure on the Jewish state to disclose its unacknowledged nuclear arsenal." [Based on: News Services article (Pressure on Israel), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/06/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 6th, 2010: "The market extended its slide after investors couldn't shake their concerns about European countries' big debt loads. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 59 points to end at 10,868.12. A drop in the euro and a rise in the dollar continued to ram markets." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 05/06/10]

2010 - Minimun Wage Bill / Missouri - May 6th, 2010: "[....] A bill moving through the Missouri legislature sponsored by state Sen. Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, would reduce wages for young workers under 18 and 20 years old, respectively, from $7.25 to $5.44, and for tipped employees from $3.62 to $2.72 an hour. This, we are told, will help youth like me get employment and 'training.' [....]" [Based on: Article (Employment - legislators pay lip service to young workers but vote against our best interests.) by Miles Larson, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/06/10]

2010 - Deadly Protest / Athens, Greece - May 6th, 2010: "Thousands protest in Athens [05/05/10]; 3 die in blaze ['inside a bank building set ablaze by protestors'] / Demonstrators decry salary cuts, higher taxes as debt-ridden Greece tries to avoid defaulting." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/06/10]

2010 - Asking for More / Freddie Mac - May 6th, 2010: "Freddie Mac is asking for $10.6 billion in additional federal aid after posting a big loss in the first three months of the year. [....] The new request will bring the total tab for rescuing Freddie Mac to $61.3 billion. [....]" [Based on: Staff & Wire reports article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 05/06/10]

2010 - Militant Attack / Nimruz Province - May 6th, 2010: "Afghan militants stage attack [05/05/10] / All 9 are killed in assault on government building [Ziranj, Nimruz province]; 2 police officers, official die." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/06/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Southern Peru - May 6th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 02:42:47 (UTC) on Thursday, May 6th, 2010. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 18.023S, 70.533W; Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program] was located @ SOUTHERN PERU."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010vyad.php]-[T.D. - 05/10/10]

2010 - Home care providers vote to unionize - May 6th, 2010: "[....] The unionization vote was authorized under a November 2008 ballot initiative approved by Missouri voters. [....] The Missouri union said home care workers in more than 10 other states, including neighboring Illinois and Iowa, also had formed unions. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Home care providers vote to unionize / Missouri Home Care Union would represent more than 12,000 workers in the state.), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/06/10]

2010 - Dow will ready seeds for second herbicide - May 6th, 2010: "Dow Chemical Co. plans to add a gene to its corn, cotton and soybean seeds that will allow growers to use a second herbicide to control weeds not killed by Monsanto Co's Roundup product. [NP] DHT, or Dow Herbicide Tolerance, will be combined with Roundup tolerance, allowing growers to kill problem weeds with Dow's 2,4-D herbicide [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Dow will ready seeds for second herbicide / Gene will be combined with Roundup tolerance to battle hard-to-control weeds.), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/06/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 7th, 2010: "The market had one of its most turbulent days ever. The Dow Jones industrials plunged nearly 1,000 points in half an hour amid concerns that Greece's debt problems could halt the world financial recovery. The Dow managed to recover to close down 348 at 10,520." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 05/07/10]

Trivia: "Huge automated trade [by Waddell & Reed, based in Overland Park, Kansas?] caused 'flash crash' [05/06/10]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Daniel Wagner & Marcy Gordon, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 10/02/10]

*Trivia: "[...] Sarao [London day trader, Navinder Sarao] is accused of using an automated trading program to 'spoof' markets by generating large sell orders that pushed down prices. He then canceled those trades and bought contracts at lower prices, prosecutors say. [N.P.] The flash crash saw the Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunge more than 1,000 points on May 6, 2010, temporarily wiping out nearly $1 trillion in market value. [...] In August [2015], Sarao was freed on bail from a British jail. He was granted bail in April shortly after his arrest, but was not able to pay it because U.S. authorities had frozen his assets. [N.P.] He is also facing parallel civil charges by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission." [Based on: Reuters article (Day trader indicted in manipulated market 'flash crash') p. B3, S.L.P.D., 09/04/15]

2010 - Lettuce is Recalled / U.S.A. - May 7th, 2010: "Lettuce [romaine] is recalled; E. Coli is suspected / FDA is focusing on Arizona as potential source." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/07/10]

2010 - U.S. productivity growth ebbs - May 7th, 2010: "U.S. productivity growth ebbs / Many companies are in need of workers, but European debt crisis keeps them reluctant to hire." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 05/07/10]

2010 - Pakistani Sentenced / Mumbai Killings - May 7th, 2010: "Pakistani [Mohammed Ajmal Kasab] sentenced [05/06/10] to death [by hanging] in Mumbai killings [in 2008]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/07/10]

2010 - Ancestors of humans include Neanderthals - May 7th, 2010: "Ancestors of humans include Neanderthals, genome indicates ['1 to 4 percent of the genome of non-Africans today']" [Based on: Title for New York Times article by Nicholas Wade, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/07/10]

2010 - Proposed 'Terrorist Expatriation Act' / U.S.A. - May 7th, 2010: "Terrorist ties could bring loss of citizenship / Proposed 'Terrorist Expatriation Act' ['co-sponsored by Sens. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and Scott Brown, R-Mass.'] sparks legal, political debate [05/06/10] over civil liberties issues." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/07/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 8th, 2010: "Stocks had another volatile day, swinging widely before closing sharply lower. The Dow industrials ended at 10,380 with a loss of about 140 points. That followed a brief plunge of nearly 1,000 points on Thursday, the biggest one-day drop in the Dow's history." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/08/10]

2010 - Mystery Selloff? / Wall Street - May 8th, 2010: "Wall Street tackles mystery selloff / Investigators cancel thousands of erroneous trades as they seek cause of market plunge." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/08/10]

2010 - Consumer Borrowing / U.S.A. - May 8th, 2010: "Consumer borrowing rises in March ['by $1.95 billion'] / Increase is only second in last 14 months, led by nonrevolving credit including auto loans." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/08/10]

*Trivia: "Consumer borrowing increased slightly in April [2010]. Borrowing rose by $954.8 million in April, the Federal Reserve said Monday [06/07/10]. But the government revised away a gain it had originally reported for March. Instead, it reported that credit fell a sharp $5.44 billion during that month." [Based on: Wire Reports article (More borrowing), p. A6, 06/08/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Sumbawa Region, Indonesia - May 8th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 03:22:11 (UTC) on Saturday, May 8th, 2010. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 8.122S, 118.238E; Depth 20.1 km (12.5 miles)] was located @ SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010waaj.php]-[T.D. - 05/10/10]

2010 - Radioactive Water? / New Jersey Aquifer - May 8th, 2010: "Officials say radioactive water that leaked from the nation's oldest nuclear power plant has reached an aquifer that supplies drinking water to much of southern New Jersey. The State Department of Environmental Protection ordered the Oyster Creek Nuclear generating Station to deal with the contamination even as it said there is no imminent threat to drinking water." [Based on: News Services article (Bad water reaches aquifer), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/08/10]

2010 - Died / Lena Horne - May 9th, 2010: "Silky-voiced songstress Lena Horne dies  [05/09/10] at 92 / She shattered racial barriers in a decades-long film, stage and TV career." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/11/10]

2010 - Missile Tests / Pakistan - May 9th, 2010: "Pakistan successfully test-fired on Saturday [05/08/10] two ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, the military said, as the Islamic nation's leader urged the world to recognize it as a legitimate nuclear power. Pakistan's missiles are mostly intended for any confrontation with archrival India, and the range of one of them includes the Indian capital of new Delhi." [Based on: News Services article (Pakistan wants its nuclear abilities recognized), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 05/09/10]

2010 - Tar Balls / Alabama Coast - May 9th, 2010: "Tar balls bring nightmare to life on Alabama coast [05/08/10] / First invaders of white beaches are feared to be just the beginning of waves of woe." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 05/09/10]

2010 - Airspace Closed / Trans-Atlantic Routes - May 9th, 2010: "Ash [from Iceland volcano] shuts down trans-Atlantic routes [05/08/10]" [Based on: News Services article (Pakistan wants its nuclear abilities recognized), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 05/09/10]

2010 - Crystals Close Dome / Gulf Coast Oil Leak - May 9th, 2010: "Crystals clog dome over leak / Gas-water slush blocks line; digging of relief well has begun but will take months." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 05/09/10]

2010 - Major Earthquake / Northern Sumatra, Indonesia - May 9th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A major earthquake occurred at 05:59:43 (UTC) on Sunday, May 9th, 2010. The magnitude 7.2 event [Location: 3.775N, 96.055E; Depth 45 km (28.0 miles) set by location program] was located @ NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010wbaq.php]-[T.D. - 05/10/10]

2010 - Cancer Costs / U.S.A. - May 10th, 2010: "[....] The total cost of cancer treatments [in the U.S.A.] rose from nearly $25 billion in 1987 to more than $48 billion by the end of 2005. The study is being published in Cancer, a medical journal of the American Cancer Society." [Based on: Title for News Services article (Cancer costs have doubled in 20 years), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/10/10]

2010 - Tornadoes / Oklahoma - May 10th, 2010: "Five die as tornadoes rip across Oklahoma [05/10/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 05/11/10]

2010 - Ash cloud shuts European airports - May 10th, 2010: "Ash cloud shuts European airports [05/09/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/10/10]

2010 - First Black Valedictorian / Notre Dame - May 10th, 2010: "Notre Dame names first black valedictorian [Katie Washington]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/10/10]

2010 - Deal in Thailand - May 11th, 2010: "The antigovernment demonstrators who have paralyzed parts of Bangkok for two months announced Monday [05/10/10] they would accept a proposal by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva for elections in November, while protest leaders had set conditions for dismantling their camp, it appeared that they were being quickly met." [Based on: News Services article (Deal in Thailand), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/11/10]

2010 - European Bailout - May 11th, 2010: "European bailout buoys stock markets [05/10/10] / Investors react swiftly to $957 billion aid package, but economists remain concerned about huge debt." [Based on: Title for Wire Reports article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/11/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 11th, 2010: "Stocks rocketed to their biggest gain in a year and bond prices fell Monday [05/10/10] after a nearly $1 trillion plan to contain Europe's debt crisis reassured investors. The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 405 points to its biggest advance since 2009." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/11/10]

2010 - Earth Near Tipping Point? - May 11th, 2010: "The natural systems that support life on Earth, from the Amazon forests to coral reefs, are close to the tipping point of collapse because of human activities, according to a study on global biodiversity released Monday [05/10/10]. [NP] The third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook confirmed that the world has failed to achieve targets for a significant reduction of the rate of biodiversity loss by this year. [....] UNEP, which serves as the secretariat for the U.N. convention of Biological Diversity, cited large areas in the Amazon that are dying because of the interactions of climate change, deforestation and fires. [NP] The changes affect global climate and regional rainfall and cause widespread species extinctions." [Based on: DEUTSCHE PRESSE-AGENTUR article (U.N.: Earth is at tipping point), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/11/10]

2010 - Delayed Toyota Recall / U.S.A. - May 11th, 2010: "Toyota delayed U.S. recall ['trucks and SUVs in the United States'] of part ['defective steering rods'] in '04" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/11/10]

2010 - Scores Killed / Iraqi Attacks - May 11th, 2010: "At least 100 people died and 300 others were injured Monday [05/10/10] in a series of attacks that crisscrossed Iraq, targeting security forces, factory workers and shoppers on what authorities called the deadliest day of the year. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Scores killed in Iraqi attacks / Amid political stalemate, blasts erupt in nearly every region of the country.), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/11/10]

2010 - Boeing Shows off Phantom Ray - May 11th, 2010: "Boeing Co. unveiled Monday [05/10/10] the Phantom Ray, an unmanned airborne demonstration vehicle designed to help test advanced technology. It is part of Boeing's Unmanned Airborne Systems division at its St. Louis facility. The first flight is scheduled for December. The Phantom Ray is designed to support missions sauch as surveillance, electronic attack and autonomous aerial refueling." [Based on: article (BOEING SHOWS OFF PHANTOM RAY), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/11/10] *Links: http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-10236742-76.html

2010 - Fannie Mae holds out tin cup again - May 11th, 2010: "Fannie Mae has again asked taxpayers for more money - this time $8.4 billion - after reporting another steep loss for the first quarter. The taxpayer bill for rescuing Fannie and its sibling, Freddie Mac, has grown to $145 billion - and the final tally could be much higher. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Fannie Mae holds out tin cup again), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/11/10]

2010 - Supreme Court Nominee / Elena Kagan - May 11th, 2010: "Obama has high praise for nominee [Elena Kagan] / Introduction - High court choice is solicitor general. / Judging to begin - No time on bench will be factor." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/11/10]

2010 - Acid fighters can bring on bone breaks - May 11th, 2010: "The widely used family of acid-reducing drugs that includes Prilosec, Nexium and Protonix increases the risk of bone fractures by about 25 percent and can more than double the risk of contracting the troublesome bacterium Clostridium difficle, new studies released confirm. [NP] The increased risk is not thought to be caused by the drugs themselves, but by the sharply reduced levels of acid in the stomach and intestinal tract, which make the organs a more hospitable environment for infectious agents like C. difficile and which can impair the uptake of the calcium required for strong bones. [NP] The drugs have also been shown to increase the risk of pneumonia. [NP] The risks are relatively small, but the drugs are so widely used that large numbers of people are affected by them, wrote Dr. Mitchell H. Katz of the San Francisco Department of Public Health in an editorial accompanying the reports, which were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. [NP] Katz noted that 113.4 million prescriptions for the drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors, are written each year and that large numbers are sold without prescriptions. [NP] The family of drugs, which also includes Losec, Zegerid, Prevacid and omeprazole, also are widely used to treat simple heartburn, and that is the condition for which they are most widely overused, experts said." [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Acid fighters can bring on bone breaks) by Thomas H. Maugh II, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/11/10]

2010 - Rule Change / Union Elections, U.S.A. - May 11th, 2010: "Labor unions will have an easier time organizing workers at airlines and railroads after the administration  of President Barack Obama  on Monday [05/10/10] changed a 76-year-old rule on union elections. The new rule would recognize a union if a simple majority of workers who cast ballots approve organizing. The old rule required a majority of the work force to favor unionizing. That meant workers choosing not to vote were treated as 'no' votes." [Based on: News Services article (Obama changes rule on union elections), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 05/11/10]

2010 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Afghanistan - May 11th, 2010: "U.S. does about-face, opens arms to Karzai / Afghan leader will get red carpet treatment as campaign of criticism is abandoned as a failure." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/11/10]

2010 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & North Korea - May 11th, 2010: "The U.S. State Department is warning that the future of North Korean nuclear disarmament talks depends on an investigation into the sinking of a South Korean naval ship that exploded near the border with the North. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (U.S. warns North Korea), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/11/10]

2010 - Toyota Posts Profit - May 12th, 2010: "Beleaguered Toyota posts a profit [for Jan. Feb. March 2010] / Automaker is optimistic about future earnings despite scrutiny over safety ['Profit for the three months was $1.2 billion, in contrast to a $8.2 billion loss the year before']." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/12/10]

2010 - Pope Addresses Abuse - May 12th, 2010: "Pope addresses abuse [05/11/10] / 'Sins inside the church' threaten Catholicism, he says [... 'sins inside the church' posed the greatest threat to Catholicism, adding that 'forgiveness does not substitute justice.']" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/12/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 12th, 2010: "The stock market mostly held on to its big comeback after investors set aside worries about Europe's debt struggles. The Dow Jones industrial average fell about 37 points after fluctuating for much of the day. Broader indexes were mixed." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/12/10]

2010 - Boeing Mechanics Strike - May 12th, 2010: "Boeing mechanics strike [05/11/10 - 'in a feud over medical and pension benefits.']" [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/12/10]

2010 - Hearing / U.S. Oil Rig Disaster - May 12th, 2010: "Officials deflect blame [05/11/10] for spill / Executives of three firms - BP, Transocean and Halliburton - point fingers at one another in hearing on rig disaster." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/12/10]

2010 - De-Baathification campaign ends in Iraq - May 12th, 2010: "De-Baathification campaign ends in Iraq ['American and Iraqi officials said Tuesday.]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/12/10]

2010 - Prime Minister David Cameron / Britain - May 12th, 2010: "Conservative Cameron emerges as Britian's new prime minister [05/11/10]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/12/10]

2010 - U.S. drones kill 14 in volatile region of Pakistan - May 12th, 2010: "American drone aircraft fired 18 missiles at militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region on Tuesday [05/11/10], killing at least 14 fighters and wounding four, a security official and a resident of the area said. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (U.S. drones kill 14 in volatile region of Pakistan), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/12/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 13th, 2010: "A dose of good economic news sent stocks sharply higher Wednesday [05/12/10] and erased the Dow Jones industrials' big plunge of last week. The Dow rose 148 points to return to where it stood before Thursday's tumble that briefly took the average down nearly 1,000 points." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/13/10]

2010 - Columbians Charged - May 13th, 2010: "Five Columbians were transferred to a military court to face espionage and sabotage charges after Venezuelan officials accused them of spying on and tampering with the nation's power grid." [Based on: News Services article (Columbians charged), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/13/10]

2010 - Serb Warlord Caught - May 13th, 2010: "Serb warlord Dragan Vasiljkovic was captured by Australian police after 40 days on the run." [Based on: News Services article (Warlord caught), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/13/10]

2010 - New High / Gold Prices - May 13th, 2010: "Gold ['for June delivery'] leaps to new high ['as high as $1,249.20 an ounce ... It later settled at $1,243.10, up $22.80 from Tuesday's close.']" [Based on: Title for Wire Reports article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/13/10]

2010 - Car Bomb / Sadr City, Iraq - May 13th, 2010: "Iraqi officials say seven people were killed and 25 wounded when a parked car exploded near a cafe in the Sadr City slum in eastern Baghdad." [Based on: News Services article (25 killed in Iraq) < [title typo?], p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/13/10]

2010 - Latest Rampage / Chinese School - May 13th, 2010: "Latest rampage is China's deadliest / 7 kids, 2 adults hacked to death [05/12/10] at school ['a preschool in Shaanxi province']." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article by Barbara Demick, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/13/10]

2010 - Thai authorities challenge protestors - May 13th, 2010: "Thai authorities challenge protestors ['prepared to cut water, electricity and food supplies to anti-government protestors camped in central Bangkok']." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/13/10]

2010 - U.S. may back Karzai's Taliban plan - May 13th, 2010: "President Barack Obama signaled Wednesday that despite his earlier hesitation, he may embrace a plan by his Afghan counterpart to reconcile with certain Taliban leaders in hopes of uniting the country and ending a conflict that has stretched nearly nine years. [....]" [Based on: article (U.S. may back Karzai's Taliban plan), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/13/10]

2010 - Driving Confusion? / I-44, St. Louis, Mo. - May 13th, 2010: "I-44 lines [St. Louis, Mo.] are causing confusion / Drivers see some old marks on redrawn eastbound lanes." [Based on: Article by Ken Leiser, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/13/10]

2010 - 2nd-Quarter Income / Whole Foods Market Inc. - May 13th, 2010: "Whole Foods Market Inc.'s net income more than doubled in its second quarter on rising sales and fatter profit margins. The natural and organic grocery chain said it earned $67.5 million, or 39 cents per share, up sharply from $27.3 million, or 19 cents, a year ago. Revenue rose more than 13 percent to $2.1 billion." [Based on: Wire Reports article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/13/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 14th, 2010: "A late-day slide left stocks lower Thursday [05/13/10] following a disappointing forecast from department store chain Kohl's and a drop in financial shares. The Dow Jones industrial average ended down by about 114 points after shooting up nearly 149 on Wednesday." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 05/14/10]

2010 - Rebel Shot / Thailand - May 14th, 2010: "Rebel [A renegade Thai general - Kattiya Sawasdipol] is shot [05/13/10] during interview" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/14/10]

2010 - Monsanto Seed / Haiti - May 14th, 2010: "Monsanto is donating tons of seed to Haiti" [Based on: Title for article by Jeffrey Tomich, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 05/14/10]

2010 - $205 million for Israel? - May 14th, 2010: "President Barack Obama's administration is asking Congress for $205 million to help Israel build a new rocket defense system. Israel's 'Iron Dome' system is meant to intercept rockets from the Gaza Strip and Lebanon." [Based on: News Services article ($205 million for Israel), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/14/10]

2010 - Oil spill rate is questioned - May 14th, 2010: "Oil spill rate is questioned [05/13/10] / Leak is probably far worse than estimate of 5,000 barrels a day, experts say." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/14/10]

2010 - Euro nears its previous lows - May 14th, 2010: "Euro nears its previous lows ['The euro was back near 14-month lows Thursday, at $1.2586, down 0.3 percent on the day.']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 05/14/10]

2010 - War Funding Legislation / U.S.A. - May 14th, 2010: "The price tag for Pentagon operations in Iraq and Afghanistan would rise to $1 trillion under war funding legislation a Senate panel is taking up. The almost $60 billion measure blends about $30 billion for President Barack Obama's troop surge in Afghanistan with more than $5 billion to replenish disaster aid accounts, provide Haitian earthquake relief, and make a down payment on aid to flood-drenched Tennessee and Rhode Island." [Based on: News Services article ($1 trillion cost for wars), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/14/10]

2010 - Assassinations shake up Kandahar - May 14th, 2010: "[....] Attackers in Kandahar province have killed 21 Afghans in the last six weeks, including half a dozen tribal elders ... [....] Insurgents have killed four Kandahar government leaders, including the deputy mayor, who was gunned down while at prayer. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Assassinations shake up Kandahar), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/14/10]

2010 -  Troubles continue in Kyrgyzstan - May 14th, 2010: "Opponents of the interim government in Kyrgyzstan stormed administration buildings in three southern cities on Thursday [05/13/10], forcibly installed a new governor and seized an airport apparently in an attempt to take power in the south a month after the country's president was ousted in an uprising. [NP] After seizing the buildings, the protestors issued a statement demanding the return to power of the former president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev." [Based on: News Services article (Troubles continue in Kyrgyzstan), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/14/10]

2010 - Russian ordered freed from Gitmo - May 14th, 2010: "A federal court on Thursday ordered the Pentagon to set free from Guantanamo a former Russian army ballet dancer turned devout Muslim. [....] Thursday's midday ruling raised to 35 the number of Gunatanamo detention cases the U.S. government has lost since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled two years ago that captives there can sue for their freedom in federal courts." [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Russian ordered freed from Gitmo), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/14/10]

2010 - EPA to tighten reins on largest air polluters  - May 14th, 2010: "EPA to tighten reins on largest air polluters / New rule would require better technology and improvements on energy efficiency." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/14/10]

2010 - Natural gas exploration rig sinks near Venezuela - May 14th, 2010: "Natural gas exploration rig [Aban Pearl] sinks [05/12/10?] near Venezuela ['President Hugo Chavez announced early Thursday.' - 05/13/10]" [Based on: Title for New York Times, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/14/10]

2010 - Death order on American cleric raises drone debate - May 14th, 2010: "The Obama administration's decision to authorize the killing by the Central Intelligence Agency of a terrorism suspect [Anwar al-Awlaki] who is an American citizen has set off a debate over the legal and political limits of drone missile strikes, a mainstay of the campaign against terrorism. [NP] The notion that the government can, in effect, execute one of its own citizens far from a combat zone, with no judicial process and based on secret intelligence, makes some legal authorities deeply uneasy. [....] Officials under President Barack Obama take the view that no legal or constitutional rights can protect Awlaki, a charismatic preacher who has said it is a religious duty to attack the United States and who the CIA believes is actively plotting violence. [NP] 'American citizenship doesn't give you carte blanche to wage war against your own country,' said a counterterrorism official who discussed the classified program on condition of anonymity. [NP] Obama, who campaigned against George W. Bush-era interrogation and detention practices, has implicitly invited moral and legal scrutiny of his own policies. [NP] But public discussion of what officials call targeted killing has been limited by the secrecy of the CIA drone program." [Based on: New York Times article (Death order on American cleric raises drone debate) by Scott Shane, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/14/10]

2010 - U.S. pressures Israel - May 15th, 2010: "The administration of President Barack Obama presented new demands to Israel this week to avoid taking any actions that might disrupt the fledgling peace talks with the Palestinians, among them a newly announced plan to demolish more than 100 Palestinian homes in Jerusalem, senior Israeli officials said. [NP] The United States also demanded that Israel prosecute Jewish settlers who are suspected of using violence against Palestinians." [Based on: News Services article (U.S. pressures Israel), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/15/10]

2010 - Retail Sales / U.S.A. - May 15th, 2010: "Economy [U.S.A.] receives boost from uptick in retail figures ['0.4 percent last month'] / Optimism is tempered by continued lack of strong job creation." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/15/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 15th, 2010: "Stocks tumbled for a second day Friday [05/14/10] after concerns grew that the deep spending cuts under Europe's bailout plan would slow a global recovery. The Dow ended down 163 points but closed well off its lows of the day. The S&P 500 fell about 22 points for the day." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/15/10]

2010 - F-18 Contract / Boeing - May 15th, 2010: "Navy gives Boeing multiyear contract to build F/A-18 jets" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/15/10]

2010 - No Fraud? / Iraqi Election - May 15th, 2010: "No fraud found in Iraqi election ['officials said Friday.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/15/10]

2010 - British legislator stabbed - May 15th, 2010: "British legislator [Stephen Timms] stabbed [05/14/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/15/10]

2010 - China makes deal with Nigeria - May 15th, 2010: "China makes deal with Nigeria ['a $23 billion agreement ... to build three gasoline refineries and a fuel complex']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/15/10]

2010 - Launch / Space Shuttle Atlantis - May 15th, 2010: "Shuttle takes off [05/14/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 05/15/10]

2010 - Cut Back / Afghan Poppy Fields - May 15th, 2010: "Maj. Gen. Richard Mills, the commanding general of the Marines in Afghanistan, said that U.S. forces have dealt a blow to the Taliban's multimillion-dollar opium business by securing deals that will take half of all poppy-producing land in the country's central area." [Based on: News Services article (Poppy fields cut back), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 05/15/10]

2010 - Interim Kyrgyz government quells unrest - May 15th, 2010: "Interim Kyrgyz government quells unrest [05/14/10]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/15/10]

2010 - Thai troops fire on rioting protestors - May 15th, 2010: "Thai troops fire on rioting protestors [05/14/10] / U.S. Embassy closes amid gunfire and explosions in which one dies, 22 are injured." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/15/10]

2010 - Senate bill limits bank fees on debit cards - May 15th, 2010: "Senate bill limits bank fees on debit cards [U.S.A.] / Surprise landslide vote [05/13/10] /caps long-running effort by retailers, further pinches financial industry." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/15/10]

2010 - Bloody Standoff / Thailand - May 16th, 2010: "Thai army approves firing at protestors in capital [05/15/10] / Death toll is in double digits in three-day, bloody standoff in glitzy Bangkok shopping district." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/16/10]

2010 - Failure to Stop Oil Leak / U.S.A. - May 16th, 2010: "BP fails in latest attempt to stop oil spill in the Gulf / Mile-long tube back on surface after linkage fails [05/15/10]." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/16/10]

2010 - Google data collection angers Europeans - May 16th, 2010: "European privacy regulators and advocates reacted angrily Saturday to the disclosure by Google [05/14/10], the world's largest search engine, that it had systematically collected private data on individuals since 2006 while compiling its Street View photo archive." [Based on: New York Times article (Google data collection angers Europeans), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/16/10]

2010 - Youngest person to sail solo around the world - May 16th, 2010: "AROUND THE WORLD ['nearly 23,000 nautical miles'] IN 7 MONTHS, AT 16 [Jessica Watson, Australia]" [Based on: Title for A.P. picture article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 05/16/10]

2010 - Suspected U.S. Missile Strike / Khyber Tribal Region - May 16th, 2010: "U.S. missiles in Pakistan [05/15/10] kill at least 5 [Teerah Valley of Khyber], officials say" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 05/16/10]

2010 -  Miss USA /  Rima Fakih - May 17th, 2010: "Michigander [Rima Fakih of Dearborn, Mich.] wins Miss USA title [05/16/10]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 05/17/10]

2010 -  ADHD in kids to pesticides in food - May 17th, 2010: "New analysis links ADHD in kids to pesticides in food ['The studies were published Monday in Pediatrics.']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Carla K. Johnson, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/17/10]

2010 -  Drug-resistant staph increasing in kids - May 17th, 2010: "Drug-resistant staph increasing in kids, study says ['The results were published today in the journal pediatrics.]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Lindsey Tanner, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/17/10]

2010 -  Maneuver with tube helps stem flow of oil - May 17th, 2010: "Maneuver with tube helps stem flow of oil [05/16/10] / But BP says it will take days to quantify effect." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/17/10]

2010 -  Cancer, cell phone link appears inconclusive - May 17th, 2010: "Cancer, cell phone link appears inconclusive / Most cell phone use does not increase risk, but jury is still out, researchers acknowledge ['... report to be published in a medical journal Tuesday' .... The study's lead authors are presenting their findings to the media in Geneva today.']." [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Frank Jordans, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/17/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 18th, 2010: "Stocks ended an erratic session little changed Monday [05/17/10] after investors spent the day tracking the euro's moves against the dollar. A drop and subsequent rebound in the euro steered the Dow from a loss of 184 points at midday to a gain of almost 6 by the close." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/18/10]

2010 -  Status / U.S. Oil Spill - May 18th, 2010: "Suction tube slows oil flow as BP works on 'top kill' / Liquid, then cement would permanently seal well hole, official says." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/18/10]

2010 -  Uranium Deal? / Iran - May 18th, 2010: "[....] Under the latest proposal, brokered by Brazil and Turkey and announced with fanfare on Monday, Iran would ship 2,640 pounds of its low-enriched uranium to Turkey. In return, Iran would receive 265 pounds of uranium enriched to higher purity levels from France and Russia within a year. That material would allow the Iranians to operate a small nuclear reactor that produces medical isotopes to treat the ill. [NP] The low-enriched uranium in Iran's stockpile is calculated at 3.5 percent pure, while the more highly enriched fuel plates are 20 percent pure. Experts have said uranium must be enriched to 90 percent purity to produce weapons. [NP] The United States and many other world powers fear that Iran's accelerating enrichment program is aimed at acquiring nuclear weapons know-how. Iran insists it is for peaceful purposes." [Based on: Tribune Washington Bureau article (Iran floats deal that could defuse punitive measures / Proposal calls for temporary handover of uranium inventory.), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 05/18/10]

2010 -  Appeals upheld in Iraq - May 18th, 2010: "An Iraqi court upheld the appeals of nine winning parliamentary candidates who were barred from office because of their alleged ties to the former Baath Party. The decision permits them to take up their seats and removes the last obstacle to the final certification of March's inconclusive election results." [Based on: News Services article (Appeals upheld in Iraq), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 05/18/10]

2010 -  Plane Crash / Afghanistan - May 18th, 2010: "Afghan plane believed to have crashed [05/17/10] / Aging Russian model with 43 aboard disappeared in snowstorm in mountains [Hindu Kush] north of Kabul." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/18/10]

2010 - Ancient Aliens / Closer Encounters - Premiere Date: 05/18/2010

*Link: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-1#slide-2

2010 -  Social Security Faces Shortfall / U.S.A. - May 18th, 2010: "Social Security [U.S.A.] faces $5.3 trillion shortfall ['over the next 75 years']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 05/18/10]

2010 -  Hearing Criticized / Guantanamo Bay - May 18th, 2010: "The first full military commission hearings at Guantanamo Bay since Barack Obama became president and pledged to deliver transparency were no more open than the court process had been under President George W. Bush, critics say." [Based on: News Services article (Hearing criticized), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 05/18/10]

2010 -  Partial Power Outage / International Space Station - May 18th, 2010: "Power outage hits shuttle ['A partial power outage at the international Space Station briefly interupted Monday's spacewalk']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 05/18/10]

2010 -  Tar balls / Florida - May 19th, 2010: "Tar balls leave Florida fretting / Study predicts oil spill will soon reach Keys, bringing fallout for tourism, environment." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/19/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 19th, 2010: "Investors uneasy about the news coming out of Europe went back to selling stocks [05/18/10]. The falling euro and news that German regulators plan to limit some kinds of short selling fed the drop. The Dow Jones industrials fell almost 115 points to end at 10,510.95." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/19/10]

2010 -  Elections Trivia / U.S.A. - May 19th, 2010: "Tea Party charges to victory in Kentucky [Rand Paul]; Sen. Specter defeated [05/18/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 05/19/10]

2010 - Tropical Cyclone Laila / India - May 19th, 2010: "Tropical Cyclone Laila hovered over the eastern coastline of India and the Bay of Bengal, and skirted Sri Lanka on May 19, 2010. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=44031]

2010 -  Cost-Cutting Move / Pfizer Inc. - May 19th, 2010: "In cost-cutting move, Pfizer plans to close 8 plants, cut 6,000 jobs / Operations in St. Louis aren't affected, spokesman for drugmaker says." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/19/10]

2010 -  Taliban Attack / Bagram Air Field - May 19th, 2010: "The U.S. military said insurgents launched an attack on the giant U.S.-run Bagram Air Field north of Kabul early this morning and at last report the assault was 'ongoing.' [fighting lasted more than eight hours according to a News Services article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/24/10] The U.S. reported seven insurgents killed and five service members wounded in the early stages." [Based on: News Services article (Taliban attack U.S. base), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/19/10]

*Trivia: "Taliban insurgents launched a brazen but ultimately futile assault on the American base at Bagram on Wednesday morning, igniting a ferocious firefight that killed at least one American contractor, wounded a dozen soldiers and left 10 guerrillas dead. [....] While the details were sketchy, it seems clear, given the number of American casualties, that the Taliban fighters had successfully infiltrated the area and achieved some level of surprise on the heavily fortified base. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Taliban launch assault on U.S. base) by Dexter Filkins, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/20/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Northern Peru - May 19th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 04:15:44 (UTC) on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 5.041S, 77.504W; Depth 138.2 km (85.9 miles)] was located @ NORTHERN PERU."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010wlaq.php]-[T.D. - 05/19/10]

2010 -  Sewage Settlement / Kansas City, Mo. - May 19th, 2010: "[....] The legal action involves many of the same issues that the agency and the state raised when they sued the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District three years ago. [NP] Among them are combined sanitary and storm sewers in older parts of the region and illegal sanitary sewer bypasses that allow raw sewage to go on the ground or into creeks in heavy storms. [NP] The Kansas City settlement requires it to separate combined sewers into storm-water and sanitary ones and give priority to sewer projects in the urban core area. The EPA, the state and MSD, whose system is 2.5 times bigger than Kansas City's have been in meditation for 15 months. [....]" [Based on: Article (KC to spend $2.5 billion to settle sewage suit / Settlement could have implications for MSD.) by Phil Sutin, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 05/19/10]

2010 -  Congressman Resigning / Mark Souder - May 19th, 2010: "Congressman [Indiana Rep. Mark Souder] resigning ['... he'll resign from Congress on Friday after admitting an extramarital affair with a staff member.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/19/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - May 20th, 2010: "Earth is inside a solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole, Credit: SOHO Extreme UV Telescope" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 05/20/10] 

2010 -  Car Bomb / Iraq - May 20th, 2010: "Car bomb kills 6 [south of Baghdad]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/19/10]

2010 -  Violence in China - May 20th, 2010: "Men with knives burst into a Chinese college dormitory and slashed nine students in the latest violence in a country shaken by a recent string of rampages at schools. At least five men targeted students in their teens or early 20s." [Based on: News Services article (Violence in China), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/19/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 20th, 2010: "Another wave of selling hit stocks Wednesday [05/19/10] in response to growing fears that Europe has no quick fix for its debt crisis. The Dow fell about 67 points after having been down as much as 186. The S&P 500 index fell 5.75, or 0.5 percent, to 1,115.05." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/20/10]

2010 - Big Mystery / Jupiter - May 20th, 2010: "In a surprising development that has transformed the appearance of the solar system's largest planet, one of Jupiter's two main cloud belts has completely disappeared. Get the full story from Science@NASA." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 05/20/10]

*Links: http://www.naturalnews.com/028797_Saturn_hexagon.html

2010 -  Deadly riot in Kyrgyzstan - May 20th, 2010: "Deadly riot in Kyrgyzstan [Jalalabad - 05/19/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/19/10]

2010 -  Cancer strikes family again - May 20th, 2010: "The father of Daniel Hauser, the Minnesota boy who went on the run last year to avoid treatment for cancer, is battling leukemia - and is refusing treatment himself. 'How much more can one family take?' said Hauser family spokesman Dan Zwakman." [Based on: News Services article (Cancer strikes family again), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/20/10]

2010 -  Violence in Thailand spreads - May 20th, 2010: "Violence in Thailand spreads / Red shirt leaders surrender after crackdown in Bangkok, but protestors riot, torch buildings." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/20/10]

2010 -  Oil Caught in Current / U.S.A. - May 20th, 2010: "Some oil is caught in current / But experts expect sheen to degrade before reaching S. Florida, Atlantic." [Based on: Title for New York Times article by Liz Robbins, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/19/10]

2010 -  Credit card proposal fails / U.S.A. - May 20th, 2010: "The Senate has rejected a proposal aimed at lowering credit card rates by making banks and other card issuers abide by state interest rate caps. The measure failed 60-35." [Based on: News Services article (Credit card proposal fails), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/20/10]

2010 -  Consumer Prices Subside / U.S.A. - May 20th, 2010: "Consumer prices [U.S.A.] subside ['0.1 percent decrease in overall prices last month'] / With interest rates likely to stay low, some fear deflation - a destabilizing period of falling prices, wages." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/20/10]

2010 - Sunspot 1072 - May 21st, 2010: "Magnetic fields are bursting through the surface of the sun and coalescing to form a new sunspot in the sun's southeastern quadrant. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=21&month=05&year=2010]

2010 - Sun in Gemini - May 21st, 2010: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Gemini." [Based on: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E201005.html]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 21st, 2010: "Stocks plunged again as more investors woke up to the possibility that economic problems might spread around the world and stop the growing recovery in the U.S. The S&P 500 is now in a correction, because it is down almost 12 percent from its April 23 high." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B7, S.L.P.D., 05/21/10]

2010 -  OIl Spill Trivia / U.S.A. - May 21st, 2010: "Spill estimates too low / Just oil drawn off measures 5,000 barrels a day, the widely used total figure." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/21/10]

*Trivia: "BP ordered to switch dispersants in spill flight / Fears are raised that existing chemical used to break up oil could harm marine life." [Based on: Title for Hearst Newspapers article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/21/10]

*Trivia: "Scientists criticize U.S. response to spill" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/21/10]

2010 - Uneasy Calm / Bangkok, Thailand - May 21st, 2010: "Protests crushed, leaders held [05/20/10 - Bangkok, Thailand]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/21/10]

2010 - Functioning Semi-Synthetic Microorganism - May 21st, 2010: "In a major step toward the creation of artificial life, researchers announced Thursday [05/20/10] that they had inserted DNA synthesized in a laboratory into the nucleus of a living cell that had been stripped of its own DNA, obtaining a functioning semi-synthetic microorganism. [NP] The artificially created cell - a bacterium - did not have any unusual characteristics, because the inserted DNA was a chemical copy of an existing genone. But the feat showed that synthesizing a genome and having it control a cell can be done, paving the way for the creation of microbes with specialized properties that could be of great value to industry. [....] Calling the accomplishment a 'benchmark,' molecular geneticist Paul Kelm of Northern Arizona University, added: 'It points toward a future in genetic engineering where, instead of doing single gene-engineering events, we will have the ability to do very complex genetic engineering feats that will involve the combination of many complex biological functions.' [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Artificial-life discovery is announced) by Thomas H. Maugh II & Shari Roan, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/21/10]

2010 - Suicide Car Bomber / Kabul, Afghanistan - May 21st, 2010: "The Pentagon announced that one colonel and two lieutenant colonels [plus one Canadian colonel] were among five American soldiers killed Tuesday [05/18/10] by a suicide car bomber in Kabul. Deaths of so many senior officers in a single attack are rare." [Based on: News Services article (3 U.S. officers among dead), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/21/10]

2010 - Resignation / U.S. Director of National Intelligence - May 21st, 2010: "Top intelligence officer resigns [Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair announced his resignation Friday']" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/21/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 22nd, 2010: "Stocks ended higher a day after posting  their biggest drops in more than a year. Trading was volatile. Worries remain about how Europe is handling its debt crisis. Analysts said a bounce back after the slide Thursday wasn't surprising. The Dow rose to 10,193." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/22/10]

2010 - Launch / Venus Probe - May 22nd, 2010: "An H-2A rocket carrying Japan's first Venus climate probe and five other satellites blasted off from Tanegashima Space center early Friday [05/21/10]. Akatsuki is the second planetary probe launched by Japan, following the Nozomi probe to Mars in 1998. The Nozomi mission failed to reach Mars' orbit due to multiple defects." [Based on: News Services article (Japan launches rocket), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/22/10]

2010 - Car Bomb / Khalis, Iraq - May 22nd, 2010: "A car bomb exploded at an open-air market in a Shiite town northeast of Baghdad, killing 23 people and wounding more than 50, Iraqi police and hospital officials said. The bombing struck the town of Khalis, 50 miles north of Baghdad." [Based on: News Services article (Car bomb calls [<typo?] 23), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/22/10]

*Trivia: "Toll reaches 30" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/23/10]

2010 - 89 evacuated from oil rig - May 22nd, 2010: "Norwegian oil company  Statoll evacuated 89 workers from an offshore rig in the North Sea after encountering an unexpected change in pressure while drilling a well, a spokesman said." [Based on: News Services article (89 evacuated from oil rig), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/22/10]

2010 - Google Aquisition Approved - May 22nd, 2010: "Google acquisition approved ['Google Inc.'s $750 million acquisition of AdMob Inc.']" [Based on: Title for Wire Reports article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/22/10]

2010 - Plane Crash / Mangalore, India - May 22nd, 2010: "Plane [Boeing 737-800] crashes in India ['overshot the runway]; death toll may be 166" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/22/10]

2010 - Moderate Earthquakes / South of California - May 22nd, 2010: "A series of moderate earthquakes south of the California border on Saturday [05/22/10] shook buildings in downtown San Diego, but there were no reports of damage or injuries. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Quakes rattle California), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/23/10]

2010 - Toxic Oil Spill Rains? / U.S.A. - May 23, 2010 - Toxic Oil Spill Rains Warned Could Destroy North America, By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers [see links]

*Links: http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1374.htm
              http://www.eutimes.net/2010/05/toxic-oil-spill-rains-warned-could-destroy-north-america/

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Central Peru - May 23rd, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 22:46:51 (UTC) on Sunday, May 23rd, 2010. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 13.921S, 74.325W; Depth 94.8 km (58.9 miles)] was located @ CENTRAL PERU."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010wqb3.php]-[T.D. - 05/25/10]

2010 - U.S.-Afghan Raid / Taliban Stronghold - May 23rd, 2010: "U.S.-Afghan raid [Operation Kokaran] targets Taliban stronghold ['western border of Kandahar early Saturday' - 05/22/10]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/23/10]

2010 - CME - May 24th, 2010: "A magnetic filament on the sun erupted yesterday, May 24th, and the blast hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) in the general direction of Earth. [....] Shortly after the eruption, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spotted a billion-ton CME racing away from the sun: movie. NOAA forecasters say there is a 35% chance of geomagnetic activity on May 27th when the cloud delivers a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 05/25/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Acre, Brazil - May 24th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 16:18:27 (UTC) on Monday, May 24th, 2010. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 8.095S, 71.558W; Depth 565.3 km (351.3 miles) set by location program] was located @ ACRE, BRAZIL."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010wrbc.php]-[T.D. - 05/25/10]

2010 - Taliban Attack / Kandahar Air Base - May 24th, 2010: "The attack was the third major assault on NATO forces in Afghanistan in six days ...." [Based on: News Services article (Taliban behind attack on air base / Several civilians and coalition soldiers were wounded in Saturday's assault at Kandahar.], p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/24/10]

2010 - Cleric calls for killing American civilians - May 24th, 2010: "Cleric [Anwar al-Awlaki] calls for killing American civilians [via video - 02/23/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/24/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 25th, 2010: "Financial companies dragged stocks lower [05/24/10] on uncertainty about the U.S. government's financial overhaul plan and debt problems in Europe. The Dow Jones industrial average slid 80 points in the final 15 minutes of trading to end with a loss of almost 127." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/25/10]

2010 - Cable systems spared - May 25th, 2010: "The owner of a satellite that transmits programming to all U.S. cable systems says it avoided interference from another, out-of-control satellite that was drifting into its path. SES World Skies says programming transmitted by its AMC11 satellite was not affected by the Galaxy 15 satellite, which is drifting out of control and had threatened to wander into AMC 11's orbit." [Based on: News Services article (Cable systems spared), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/25/10]

2010 - British Airways Strike - May 25th, 2010: "British Airways hit by strike ['cabin crews began a five-day strike Monday to protest cost-cutting changes at the airline']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/25/10]

2010 - Lawmaker killed in Iraq - May 25th, 2010: "Gunmen in northern Iraq on Monday [05/24/10] killed a newly elected lawmaker, Bashar Mohammed Hamid Ahmed, from a Sunni-backed list that narrowly won Iraq's March elections, officials said, in a slaying certain to rattle the fragile political system." [Based on: News Services article (Lawmaker killed in Iraq), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/25/10]

2010 - Elections Trivia / Ethiopia - May 25th, 2010: "Ethiopia's ruling party likely triumphs" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/25/10]

2010 - U.S. Campaign / Afghanistan - May 25th, 2010: "Top commander in Afghanistan [Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal] feeling the heat / At strategy meeting, he says time is limited to take Taliban outpost [Marjah]." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/25/10]

2010 - Ancient Aliens / The Return - Premiere Date: 05/25/2010

*Link: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-1#slide-1

2010 - Pressure mounts on N. Korea - May 25th, 2010: "Pressure mounts on N. Korea [05/24/10] / South severs trade, plans naval exercise with U.S. as U.N. weighs action." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/25/10]

2010 - U.S. deployment numbers shift - May 25th, 2010: "More U.S. forces are serving in Aghhanistan than in Iraq, the Pentagon said Monday [05/24/10], a first since the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and a reflection of the new primacy of the nine-year Afghan war. The Pentagon said 94,000 U.S. forces are in Afghanistan and 92,000 in Iraq." [Based on: News Services article (U.S. deployment numbers shift), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/25/10]

2010 - Contact Lost / Mars Phoenix Lander - May 25th, 2010: "[....] Phoenix landed on Mars on May 25, 2008 ... [....] Designed for a three-month lifespan, the craft sent its last message Nov. 2 of that year as the sun was sinking below the horizon. When the sun came back above the horizon in January of this year [2010], the team began trying to contact the craft again, but without success. [....] The JPL team is now working on the Mars Science Lander, which is due to launch in November 2011." [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (NASA ends push to contact damaged Mars Lander), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/25/10]

2010 - Officials blast BP actions, inaction - May 25th, 2010: "Officials blast BP actions, inaction [05/24/10] / Company fails to change oil dispersant [Corexit] despite EPA order; latest attempt to halt leak delayed." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/25/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge - May 25th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 10:09:06 (UTC) on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 35.342N, 35.940W; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] was located @ NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010wsa6.php]-[T.D. - 05/25/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 26th, 2010: "The stock market had another seesaw day [05/25/10]. Stocks fell in early trading but recovered late in the day. The turnaround came as bank stocks rallied in response to comments by Rep. Barney Frank. The Dow Jones industrials ended with a loss of 22 points at 10,043." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/26/10]

2010 - Died / Art Linkletter - May 26th, 2010: "Art Linkletter - 1912-2010 ['died Wednesday (May 26, 2010) at his home ... He was 97 [....]" / Genial TV host had a knack for ad-libbed interviews" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/27/10]

2010 - Solar Power Trivia / U.S.A. - May 26th, 2010: "MEMC division in solar energy venture with equity firm / Partnership will invest in large solar power projects." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/26/10]

2010 - Court Ruling for Hafiz Saeed - May 26th, 2010: "Court rules [05/25/10] for suspected ringleader of Mumbai attacks ['did not have enough evidence to arrest Hafiz Saeed']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/26/10]

2010 - Report cites problems with BP well - May 26th, 2010: "Report cites problems with BP well / Equipment readings indicated possible blowout conditions before rig exploded and sank, memorandum says." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/26/10]

2010 - Ships with aid, activists head for Gaza - May 26th, 2010: "Eight ships from European and other ports carrying 10,000 tons of donated supplies and hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists were making their way Tuesday [05/25/10] toward blockaded Gaza. The small flotilla carrying cement, prefab homes and other goods marks the most ambitious attempt yet to break the blockade of Gaza imposed by Israel and Egypt after Hamas seized the territory in 2007. Israel warned that it would not let the vessels reach Gaza." [Based on: News Services article (Ships with aid, activists head for Gaza), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/26/10]

2010 - Foreign Relations / North & South Korea - May 26th, 2010: "Tension spikes between Koreas [05/25/10] / North cuts all ties with Seoul, expels officials in retaliation for being blamed in sinking of South Korean warship." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/26/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Southeast of the Ryukyu Islands - May 26th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 08:53:08 (UTC) on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 25.796N, 129.956E; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] was located @ SOUTHEAST OF THE RYUKYU ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010wtar.php]-[T.D. - 05/26/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 27th, 2010: "A drop in the euro set off a late-day slide in stocks Wednesday [05/26/10] and sent the Dow Jones to its first close below 10,000 in nearly four months. The Dow, up 135 points in afternoon trading, ended down about 69. It was the eighth drop for the Dow in 10 days." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/27/10]

2010 - Tanning beds unsafe? - May 27th, 2010: "Risk of melanoma is up to four times higher among people using them, new study finds. But the tanning bed industry disputes the findings." [Based on: Article (Tanning beds unsafe?), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/27/10]

2010 - Scores killed in Jamaica - May 27th, 2010: "Scores killed in Jamaica ['death toll ... climbed past 50 on Wednesday'] / Violence continues in Kingston as soldiers try to capture reported drug lord [Christopher 'Dudus' Coke] wanted for extradition to U.S. on trafficking charges." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/27/10]

2010 - Facebook simplifies privacy - May 27th, 2010: "Facebook simplifies privacy / Company that pries for personal info responds to concerns." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/27/10]

2010 - Israel vows to block flotilla - May 27th, 2010: "Israel's navy will stop a flotilla haeding for Gaza with 10,000 tons of supplies and pro-Palestinian activists intent on breaking a three-year blockade of Gaza, officials said, in the first definitive Israeli pledge to block the boats." [Based on: News Services article (Israel vows to block flotilla), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/27/10]

2010 - Britain shares arsenal data - May 27th, 2010: "Britain offered its first public accounting of its nuclear arsenal, disclosing that it has a stockpile of 225 warheads in a move that offers transparency to non-nuclear states in hope of winning stricter global controls on the spread of atomic weapons." [Based on: News Services article (Britain shares arsenal data)), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/27/10]

2010 - Blunt Remark / Helen Thomas - May 27th, 2010: "[....] Thomas said Monday [06/07/10] that she will retire, following an uproar over her recent remarks that Jews should 'get the hell out of Palestine.' [....] Her encounter with Rabbi David Nesenoff took place on May 27 on the White House grounds. Nesenoff said in a phone interview that he and his son and his son's friend were visiting the White House for a Jewish heritage event that day and just happened to run into Thomas on the grounds. [NP] He asked her rather innocuously, he said, what she thought of Israel, and her response shocked him. 'I couldn't believe what came out of her mouth,' he said. 'I was shocked and hurt.' " [Based on: New York Times article (One too many blunt remark / White House correspondent Helen Thomas retires after comment about Israel) by Jeremy W. Peters, p. A4, 06/08/10]

2010 - Major Earthquake / Vanuatu - May 27th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 17:14:48 (UTC) on Thursday, May 27th, 2010. The magnitude 7.2 event [Location: 13.710S, 166.507E; Depth 36.1 km (22.4 miles)] was located @ VANUATA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010wubj.php]-[T.D. - 05/27/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Vanuatu - May 27th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 20:48:00 (UTC) on Thursday, May 27th, 2010. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 13.641S, 166.713E ; Depth 32.2 km (20.0 miles)] was located @ VANUATU."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010wubj.php]-[T.D. - 05/27/10]

2010 - Taliban still strong in Marjah - May 27th, 2010: "Taliban still strong in Marjah, general acknowledges [05/26/10]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/27/10]

2010 - "Top Kill" Technique / Gulf of Mexico - May 27th, 2010: "BP 'shoots' at gusher [05/26/10] / Company begins 'top kill' technique to stem flow of oil in Gulf of Mexico; today. Obama is expected to extend his informal freeze on new drilling." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/27/10]

2010 - Resistance to Taliban brings death for Afghan tribal elders - May 27th, 2010: "Resistance to Taliban brings death for Afghan tribal elders ['At least 13 have been shot since February.'] / Gunmen demanded money villages were granted for projects." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/27/10]

2010 - Died / Gary Coleman - d. 05/28/10. He was 42.

2010 - Strikes slow France - May 28th, 2010: "Strikes slow France ['Strikes across France ... protested government plans to raise the retirement age past 60']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 05/28/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 28th, 2010: "Stocks had another turnaround Thursday [05/27/10] and rocketed higher after China reassured investors it doesn't plan to sell European debt it holds. The Dow surged nearly 285 points, while Treasury prices tumbled as traders funneled money into riskier assets like stocks." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B7, S.L.P.D., 05/28/10]

2010 - Taliban leader dead? - May 28th, 2010: "Taliban leader [Maulana Fazlullah] dead? / Afghan commander says leader of Swat Valley militia was killed in battle." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A25, S.L.P.D., 05/28/10]

2010 - Volcanoes blanket Ecuador, Guatemala in ash - May 28th, 2010: "Volcanoes blanket Ecuador [Tungurahua], Guatemala [Pacaya] in ash" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 05/29/10]

2010 - Geomagnetic Storm - May 29th, 2010: "A geomagnetic storm (Kp=5) that lasted for more than 9 hours on May 29th is subsiding now and the chances for auroras are subsiding with it. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/index.php] - [T.D. - 05/30/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 29th, 2010: "Stocks closed out their worst month in more than a year [05/28/10] by sliding again on more unsettling news about Europe. The Dow dropped 122 points after Fitch gave Spain the second downgrade of its credit rating in a month. The Dow had its biggest May drop since 1962." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/29/10]

2010 - Clinton lobbied Sestak? - May 29th, 2010: "Clinton [Bill] lobbied Sestak / White House ['whose findings were released Friday' - 05/28/10] had former president call about ending campaign." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/29/10]

2010 - Died / Dennis Hopper - May 29th, 2010: "Dennis Hopper dies at 74 [05/29/10]; was Hollywood wild man" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/30/10]

2010 - Ponzi Scheme  / U.S.A. - May 29th, 2010: "Thousands duped by con man [Nicholas A. Smirnow], Feds say / Missourians, Illinoisans among those taken in by Ponzi scheme ['that cost more than 40,000 investors in 120 countries at least &70 million.']." [Based on: Title for article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/29/10]

2010 - Fatal Avalanche / Alaska - May 29th, 2010: "Avalanche kills 2 in Alaska [Denali National Park - 05/29/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A7, 06/01/10]

2010 - Trial & Error / Gulf Oil Leak - May 29th, 2010: "More trial and error on 'top kill' efforts / For third day [05/28/10], BP engineers struggle to plug oil leak with different debris, prepare to use second dome." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/29/10]

2010 - 2 mosques attacked in Pakistan - May 29th, 2010: "2 mosques attacked in Pakistan [05/28/10] / Militants target minority sect [Ahmadi] during prayers, killing scores ['at least 76 people'] in coordinated assault." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 05/29/10]

2010 - Tropical Storm Agatha / Central America - May 30th, 2010: "Death toll from storm ['from landslides and flooding triggered by the year's first tropical storm'] in Central America tops 80 ['surged to 83 on Sunday']" [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/30/10]

*Trivia: "Storm kills at least 144 across central America / Guatemala evacuates 110,000 amid flooding, landslides." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/01/10]

*Trivia: "Landslides kill [at least] 179 in Central America" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A14, 06/02/10]

2010 - Maoist rebels sabotage train in India - May 29th, 2010: "Maoist rebels sabotage train in India [05/28/10] / Attack kills more than 70, shows resilience, reach of threat initially taken lightly." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 05/29/10]

2010 - Eruption / Tungurahua Volcano, Ecuador - May 30th, 2010: "The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts on Saturday [05/29/10]. Activity began Friday, forcing the evacuation of at least seven villages and closing the airport and schools in Guayaquil, the country's largest city." [Based on: AFP / Getty Images article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/30/10]

2010 - Sunspots 1073, 1074, 1075 - May 30th, 2010: "None of these new small sunspots [1073, 1074, 1075] pose a threat for strong solar flares. Credit: SOHO/MDI"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com] - [T.D. - 05/30/10]

2010 - U.S. drone crew blamed for Afghan civilian deaths - May 30th, 2010: "U.S. drone crew blamed for Afghan civilian deaths ['responsible for a missile strike that killed 23 Afghan civilians in February, according to a report released Saturday.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/30/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - May 31st, 2010: "A solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field, and NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of geomagnetic activity during the next 24 hours. High latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 05/31/10]

2010 - Church Scandal / U.S.A. - May 31st, 2010: "The future pope [Benedict XVI] wouldn't defrock an Illinois priest [Rev. Alvin Campbell / '89 letter by then-Cardinal Ratzinger stated that abuser of children would have had to agree to the action first." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/31/10]

2010 - Alleged Taliban Training / Iran - May 31st, 2010: "Taliban training in Iran alleged [05/30/10]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 05/31/10]

2010 - Israelis reportedly attack Gaza flotilla - May 31st, 2010: "Israeli warships attacked at least one of six ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists and aid for the blockaded Gaza Strip, killing at least two and wounding an unknown number of people on board, an Arabic satellite news channel and a Turkish TV network reported early today. [....] The Israeli military spokesman's office denied that its forces attacked the boats. [NP] The attack reportedly took place in international waters, 80 miles from the Gaza coast." [Based on: Staff & Wire Reports article (Israelis reportedly attack Gaza flotilla), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/31/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Andaman Islands, India Region - May 31st, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 19:51:48 (UTC) on Monday, May 31st, 2010. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 11.119N, 93.698E; Depth 127.7 km (79.4 miles)] was located @ ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010wybl.php]-[T.D. - 06/02/10]

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