Milestones

DIED

Valerie Eliot, 86, who married T.S. Eliot in the last years of the great poet's life; she edited an edition of his epic The Waste Land that included annotations by Ezra Pound.

ENACTED

A new Russian law with an expanded definition of treason; anyone possessing information deemed secret could be imprisoned for 20 years for espionage.

DEMOTED

William "Kip" Ward, former head of the U.S. Africa Command, from general (four stars) to lieutenant general (three) because of his five-star travel and other unauthorized expenses.

DIED

Frank Peppiatt, 85, co-creator of Hee Haw, a variety show of comedy and country music...

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