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

March 2017

2017 - Astronomic Configuration - March 1st, 2017: "Sun [10 Pisces], Moon [14 Aries ], Mercury [5 Pisces], Venus [12 Aries], Mars [23 Aries], Jupiter [22 Libra R.], Saturn [26 Sagittarius], Uranus [22 Aries], Neptune [11 Pisces], Pluto [18 Capricorn], Chiron [23 Pisces]." [Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201703.html]

2017 - U.S. National Debt? - March 1st, 2017: Over 19 trillion dollars? (See link)

*Link: http://www.usdebtclock.org/

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 1st, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 19,812.24; Change: - 25.20 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,363.64 Change: - 6.11 (- 0.3)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/01/17]

2017 Target shares dive on earnings report - March 1st, 2017: "Target shares dive on earnings report / Retailer plans to revamp older facilities, open smaller stores and price aggressively" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/01/17]

2017 Hungary building second border fence - March 1st, 2017: "Hungary building second border fence / 7,000 migrants are stranded in Serbia" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/01/17]

2017 Russia, China block new U.N. sanctions on Syria - March 1st, 2017: "Russia, China block new U.N. sanctions on Syria" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 03/01/17]

2017 Cemetery inquiry progressing slowly / St. Louis, Mo. - March 1st, 2017: "[...] Feigenbaum ['Anita Feigenbaum, the cemetery's executive director'] said police haven't given her updates on their investigation, what she calls 'eerily quiet.' [N.P.] But she takes comfort in that. [N.P.]  'It tells me they want to do it right,' she said. 'They want to dot dot their i's and cross their t's. I have faith in my police.' " [Based on: Article (Cemetery inquiry progressing slowly / Detectives still pouring over 100 hours of video in investigation of vandalism of headstones), p. A3, S.L.P.D., 03/01/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 2nd, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 21,115.55; Change: 303.31 (1.5 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,395.96 Change: 32.32 (1.4 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/02/17]

2017 Yahoo reveals new breaches - March 2nd, 2017: "Yahoo reveals new breaches ['... about 32 million user accounts were accessed by intruders in the last two years using forged cookies.']" [Based on: NATION DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/02/17]

2017 At least 16 die in dual Taliban attacks - March 2nd, 2017: "At least 16 die ['more than 100 wounded'] in dual Taliban attacks [Kabul - 03/01/17]" [Based on: DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/02/17]

2017 U.N. panel alleges war crimes in Aleppo - March 2nd, 2017: "U.N. panel alleges war crimes in Aleppo / Aerial bombings led to 'forced displacement' in Syria; progress reported in peace talks" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/02/17]

2017 Saudi forces in Yemen could join U.N. blacklist - March 2nd, 2017: "Saudi forces in Yemen could join U.N. blacklist" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/02/17]

2017 Hershey to cut 15 percent of global workforce - March 2nd, 2017: "[...] Hershey, which gets the majority of its revenue from North America, attributed the lowered expectations to 'changes in U.S. shopping habits' and challenges overseas. [N.P.] Many of the job cuts, which are expected to total about 2,700, likely will come from Shanghai Golden Monkey, a Chinese candy company Hershey acquired in 2014, an analyst said." [Based on: BUSINESS DIGEST article (Hershey to cut 15 percent of global workforce), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/02/17]

2017 Sessions failed to reveal contact he had with Russia - March 2nd, 2017: "Sessions failed to reveal contact he had with Russia / Sessions faces call to recuse himself on Russia inquiries" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, pp. A1 & A8, S.L.P.D., 03/02/17]

2017 Best Buy surprises with weak holiday sales, bleak forecast - March 2nd, 2017: "Best Buy surprises with weak holiday sales, bleak forecast / Markets for tablets, phones, gaming consoles highly saturated" [Based on: BUSINESS DIGEST article (Hershey to cut 15 percent of global workforce), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/02/17]

2017 Fossils in Canada may trace life back 4 billion years - March 2nd, 2017: "Fossils in Canada ['Nuvvuagittuq supracrustal belt in Quebec'] may trace life back 4 billion years ['There are less than five other places on the planet with rocks as old as these'] / Discovery could yield new light on how early life began; skeptics question the true nature of the formations" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/02/17]

2017 Tornado tore 15-mile path through Perry County / Mo. - March 2nd, 2017: "SHATTERED HOMES / Tornado [02/28/17] tore 15-mile path through Perry County [Mo.]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/02/17]

*Trivia: "Damage indicates tornado that hit Perryville had winds of up to 165 mph" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/03/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 3rd, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 21,002.97; Change: - 112.58 (- 0.5 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,381.92 Change: - 14.04 (- 0.6 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/03/17]

2017 AG RECUSES HIMSELF / U.S.A. - March 3rd, 2017: "AG [Attorney General] RECUSES HIMSELF / Sessions says he will step aside from Russia investigation" [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/03/17]

2017 Airstrike kills al-Qaida leader - March 3rd, 2017: "Airstrike [Syria] kills al-Qaida leader [Abu al-Khayr al-Masri" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/03/17]

2017 - Barnes & Noble shares drop after weak quarter - March 3rd, 2017: "Barnes & Noble shares drop after weak quarter" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/03/17]

2017 Sweden initiates military draft for men, women - March 3rd, 2017: "Sweden initiates military draft for men, women" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/03/17]

2017 - Ford recalling 36,000 vehicles for air bag defect - March 3rd, 2017: "Ford recalling 36,000 vehicles for air bag defect" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/03/17]

2017 - Boeing cuts 1,800 Seattle factory, engineering jobs - March 3rd, 2017: "Boeing cuts 1,800 Seattle factory, engineering jobs / Most workers are leaving through voluntary buyouts, retirements" [Based on: Title for NEWS SERVICES article, p. B4, S.L.P.D., 03/03/17]

2017 - Electronics retailer will cut 1,500 jobs, hopes to avert bankruptcy- March 3rd, 2017: "HHGregg plans to close 88 stores, including one in Chesterfield / Electronics retailer will cut 1,500 jobs, hopes to avert bankruptcy" [Based on: Title for Article, p. B4, S.L.P.D., 03/03/17]

2017 - Schnucks' warehouse operator XPO laying off 204 in St. Louis County - March 3rd, 2017: "Schnucks' warehouse operator XPO laying off 204 in St. Louis County / Companies are embroiled in fight over pay, contract termination" [Based on: Title for Article, p. B4, S.L.P.D., 03/03/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 4th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 21,005.71; Change: 2.74 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,383.12 Change: 1.20 (0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/04/17]

2017 - Strong Earthquake - March 4th, 2017: "M 6.1 - 115km SSE of Panguna, Papua New Guinea"

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Link: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us100086x7#executive

2017 - Fire risk prompts Mercedes recall - March 4th, 2017: "Fire risk prompts Mercedes recall ['... a starter part can overheat and cause fires.']" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/04/17]

2017 - Gray wolves lose protections in Wyoming - March 4th, 2017: "Gray wolves lose protections in Wyoming" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/04/17]

2017 - Desperate herders lose animals, hope in drought-ridden Kenya- March 4th, 2017: "Desperate herders lose animals, hope in drought-ridden Kenya / Crops are failing, livestock dying and people suffering" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/04/17]

2017 - Strong Earthquake - March 5th, 2017: "M 6.3 - 32km NW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea"

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Link: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000876f#executive

2017 - Trump claims phones 'tapped' - March 5th, 2017: "Trump claims phones 'tapped' / No proof offered - Tweets call Obama 'bad' guy, allege election meddling / Obama response - No surveillance was ever ordered, former aides say" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/05/17]

2017 - Tropical Cyclone Enawo - March 6th, 2017: " Tropical Cyclone Enawo is lined up to make a direct hit on Madagascar as a powerful category 3 or category 4 storm. [... .]"

[Based on: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=89785]

2017 - Texas requires transgender boy to wrestle as girl - March 6th, 2017: "Texas requires transgender boy to wrestle as girl" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/06/17]

2017 - North Korea fires 4 banned missiles, South says - March 6th, 2017: "North Korea fires 4 banned missiles, South says ['... in an apparent reaction to huge military drills by Washington and Seoul that Pyongyang insists are an invasion rehearsal']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/06/17]

2017 - U.N. says 66,000 displaced in recent north Syria fighting - March 6th, 2017: "U.N. says 66,000 displaced in recent north Syria fighting" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/06/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 7th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,954.34; Change: - 51.37 (- 0.2) / S&P 500 - Close 2,375.31 Change: - 7.81 (- 0.3 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/07/17]

2017 - HHGregg files for bankruptcy - March 7th, 2017: "HHGregg ['Appliance and electronics retailer HHGregg Inc.'] files for bankruptcy" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/07/17]

2017 - Answers Corp. files for bankruptcy - March 7th, 2017: "Answers Corp. files for bankruptcy" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/07/17]

2017 - GM retreats from European market - March 7th, 2017: "GM retreats from European market / Automaker has struggled to turn a profit there for two decades" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/07/17]

2017 - Trump warns of 'crisis' in West Bank - March 7th, 2017: "Trump warns of 'crisis' in West Bank ['explicitly warned Israel against annexing parts of the occupied West Bank']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/07/17]

2017 -  'Toxic stress' takes deadly toll on Syria's children - March 7th, 2017: " 'Toxic stress' takes deadly toll on Syria's children / New report cites suicides, self-harm by young witnesses to war" [Based on: Title forA.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/07/17]

2017 -  Volatile nation warns that drills between U.S., South Korea could lead to 'nuclear disaster' - March 7th, 2017: "Missile tests may test Trump on N. Korea / Volatile nation warns that drills between U.S., South Korea could lead to 'nuclear disaster' " [Based on: Title forA.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/07/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 8th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,924.76; Change: - 29.58 (- 0.1) / S&P 500 - Close 2,368.39 Change: - 6.92 (- 0.3 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/08/17] 

2017 -  Everglades health may be declining - March 8th, 2017: "[...] Just over 26,000 nesting birds were counted across the Everglades and in Lake Okeechobee last year, well below the 10-year annual average of about 42,000." [Based on: DIGEST article (Everglades health may be declining), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/08/17]

2017 -  U.S. missile defense arrives in S. Korea - March 8th, 2017: "U.S. missile defense arrives in S. Korea / Plan is to deploy within the year; N. Korea, its allies decry system as security threat" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/08/17]

2017 -  Oil imports push U.S. trade deficit higher - March 8th, 2017: "Oil imports push U.S. trade deficit higher" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/08/17]

2017 -  At least 30 die in attack on Afghan hospital - March 9th, 2017: "At least 30 die in attack [03/08/17] on Afghan hospital [Kabul]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/09/17]

2017 -  U.N. reports ethnic cleansing in South Sudan - March 8th, 2017: "U.N. reports ethnic cleansing in South Sudan" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/09/17]

2017 -  U.N. chief pleads for help to end Somali 'nightmare' - March 8th, 2017: "U.N. chief pleads for help to end Somali 'nightmare' / Widespread hunger, cholera epidemic plague nation" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/08/17] 

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 9th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,865.73; Change: - 69.03 (- 0.3) / S&P 500 - Close 2,362.98 Change: - 5.41 (- 0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/09/17] 

2017 - House approves $578 billion for the military / U.S.A. - March 9th, 2017: "House approves $578 billion for the military / From bombs to bullets to training, spending boosted for 'depleted' U.S. forces, GOP says" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/09/17]

2017 - Radioactive cleanup aims at homes / North St. Louis County - March 9th, 2017: "Radioactive cleanup aims at homes / About 5,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil will be removed near Palm Drive [Hazelwood, Missouri]" [Based on: Title for article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/09/17]

2017 -
 WikiLeaks posts what it claims is trove of CIA hacking tools - March 9th, 2017: "WikiLeaks posts what it claims is trove of CIA hacking tools" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/09/17]

2017 - Study: U.S. labor force would shrink without new immigrants - March 9th, 2017: "Study: U.S. labor force would shrink without new immigrants" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/09/17]

2017 -  U.S. rejects China's call to cancel drills if N. Korea stops launchings - March 9th, 2017: "U.S. rejects China's call to cancel drills if N. Korea stops launchings" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/09/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 10th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,858.19; Change: 2.46 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,364.87 Change: 1.89 (0.1 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/10/17] 

2017 -  Staples to close 70 stores - March 10th, 2017: "Staples to close 70 stores" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/10/17]

2017 - Starbucks loses market share - March 10th, 2017: "Starbucks loses market share ['fourth-quarter loss'] / Stiff competition, mild weather, rollout of mobile service are cited" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg article, p. B4, S.L.P.D., 03/10/17]

2017 -  EPA chief disputes climate consensus - March 10th, 2017: "EPA chief [U.S.A.] disputes climate consensus / Pruitt sparks uproar, contradicts EPA's own website pointing to human causes" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/10/17]

2017 -  Wells Fargo demotes senior executives - March 10th, 2017: "Wells Fargo demotes senior executives" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/10/17]

2017 -  South Korean court removes president - March 10th, 2017: "South Korean court removes president ['In a historic, unanimous ruling Friday ... .'] in corruption scandal" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/10/17]

2017 -  U.S. infrastructure gets near-failing grade - March 10th, 2017: "U.S. infrastructure gets near-failing grade" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/10/17]

2017 -  U.S. force to add firepower to battle for Raqqa - March 10th, 2017: "U.S. force to add firepower to battle for Raqqa / Troops will back Kurdish-led fighters in Syria closing in on Islamic State's de facto capital" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/10/17]

2017 -  Iran reportedly successfully tests ballistic missile - March 10th, 2017: "Iran reportedly successfully tests ballistic missile / Sea-launched Hormuz 2 traveled 155 miles, destroying target" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/10/17]

2017 - Four bondholders sue Peabody over reorganization - March 10th, 2017: "Four bondholders sue Peabody [Peabody Energy Corp.] over reorganization" [Based on: Title for Reuters article, p. B4, S.L.P.D., 03/10/17]

2017 -  WikiLeaks' offer of aid puts tech industry in a bind - March 10th, 2017: "WikiLeaks' offer of aid puts tech industry in a bind / Accepting sire's help on CIA software holes poses legal, ethical questions" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/10/17]

2017 - Sears reports loss, but watchers are encouraged - March 10th, 2017: "Sears reports loss, but watchers are encouraged" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B4, S.L.P.D., 03/10/17]

2017 - RadioShack files for bankruptcy for second time in two years - March 10th, 2017: "RadioShack files for bankruptcy for second time in two years" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. B5, S.L.P.D., 03/10/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 11th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,902.98; Change: 44.79 (0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,372.60 Change: 7.73 (0.3 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/11/17] 

2017 - Ancient statue found in Cairo slum - March 11th, 2017: "Ancient statue found in Cairo slum" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/11/17]

2017 - Emissions scheme will cost VW $4.3 billion - March 11th, 2017: "Emissions scheme will cost VW $4.3 billion" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/11/17]

2017 - BMW adds 134,000 SUVs to driveshaft recall - March 11th, 2017: "BMW adds 134,000 SUVs to driveshaft recall" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/11/17]

2017 - Ganger Mountain files for bankruptcy protection - March 11th, 2017: "Ganger Mountain [outdoors retailer] files for bankruptcy protection" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/11/17]

2017 - Trump invites Palestinian leader to White House - March 11th, 2017: "Trump invites Palestinian leader to White House" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/11/17]

2017 - Turkey, Dutch hit diplomatic standoff - March 12th, 2017: "Turkey, Dutch hit diplomatic standoff / 2 countries close consulates; political dispute spirals into insults" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/12/17]

2017 - Dozens die in blasts near religious sites in Syria's capital - March 12th, 2017: "Dozens die in blasts near religious sites in Syria's capital / Many victims at Shiite shrines are Iraqis; attack called 'terrorist attack' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/12/17]

2017 - Iran builds a tank - March 13th, 2017: "Iran builds a tank ['named "Karrar"]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/13/17]

2017 - Deadly storms in Brazil - March 13th, 2017: "Deadly storms in Brazil ['two people died']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/13/17]

2017 - Bus plows through Haitian festival - March 13th, 2017: "Bus plows through Haitian festival [03/12/17]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/13/17]

2017 - ACLU spends millions on resistance effort - March 13th, 2017: "ACLU spends millions on resistance effort / Group invests in grass-roots training" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/13/17]

2017 - Strong Earthquake - March 14th, 2017: "M 6.0 - 230km SSW of Mohean, India"

*Link: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us100088sf#executive

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 14th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,881.48; Change: - 21.50 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,373.47 Change: 0.87 (flat)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/14/17] 

2017 - Intel acquires Mobileye - March 14th, 2017: "Intel acquires Mobileye ['for $15.3 billion']" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/14/17]

2017 - Gordmans files for bankruptcy - March 14th, 2017: "Gordmans files for bankruptcy, will liquidate all of its stores" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/14/17]

2017Northeast hunkers down as blizzard approaches - March 14th, 2017: "Northeast [U.S.A.] hunkers down as blizzard approaches" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/14/17]

2017 - Missouri lawmakers target misuse of herbicides - March 14th, 2017: "Missouri lawmakers target misuse of herbicides" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/14/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 15th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,837.37; Change: - 44.11 (- 0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,365.45 Change: - 8.02 (- 0.3 %)." [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/15/17] 

2017Walgreens to sell more stores to Fred's - March 15th, 2017: "Walgreens to sell more stores to Fred's" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/15/17]

2017 - Air Methods agrees to $2.5 billion sale - March 15th, 2017: "Air Methods agrees to $2.5 billion sale" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/15/17]

2017 - Student loan defaults are rising / U.S.A. - March 15th, 2017: "[...] As of the end of 2017, there were 4.2 million Federal Direct Loan borrowers in default, meaning they've not made a payment in more than 270 days. That's up from 3.6 million at the end of 2015. [...] As of the end of 2016, 42.4 million Americans owed $1.3 trillion in federal student loans, according to the U.S. Department of Education data. This doesn't include borrowing through private student loans, credit cards, and home equity loans to finance the growing costs of college. [N.P.] The Federal Reserve System puts the measure slightly higher at $1.4 trillion, as it includes private loans as well. [N.P.] Defaulting on a federal student loan can be a financial disaster for the borrower. Unlike other types of debts, most federal student loans cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. Those who go into default face serious repercussions including wage garnishment, damaged credit scores and potentially added costs in fees, interest and legal fees. [N.P.] Student debt has risen along with the cost of education, which makes repayment difficult. The average amount owed per borrower rose to $30,650 in 2016, after rising steadily for years. In 2013, borrowers on average owed $26,300. [...] The New York Federal Reserve, which looks at slightly different data, reported last month that total household debt in America in 2016 began nearing its previous peak from 2008, driven largely by student debt and auto debt. [... .]" [Based on: A.P. article (Student loan defaults are rising / 4.2 million Federal Direct Loan borrowers in default at end of 2016), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/15/17]

*Links: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-us--student-loan-default-20170314-story.html

2017Struggling Neiman Marcus is on the market - March 15th, 2017: "Struggling Neiman Marcus is on the market / Hudson's Bay, owner of Saks, in talks with upscale retailer" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/15/17]

2017Somali pirates demand ransom for oil tanker - March 15th, 2017: "Somali pirates demand ransom for oil tanker" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 03/15/17]

2017SLU MEDICAL SCHOOL PLACED ON PROBATION - March 15th, 2017: "SLU MEDICAL SCHOOL PLACED ON PROBATION / School given two years to fix about 20 issues" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/15/17]

2017Another drop in oil prices pulls stock indexes lower - March 15th, 2017: "[...] The price of oil has been slipping on concerns that supplies will outweigh demand. It’s dropped from nearly $55 per barrel in late February to $47.72 on Tuesday, down 68 cents, or 1.4 percent. Brent crude, which is used to price international oils, fell 43 cents to $50.92 per barrel in London. [N.P.] It’s the seventh straight decline in the price of oil. Energy stocks in the S&P 500 fell 1.1 percent, the largest loss among the 11 sectors that make up the index. Marathon Oil fell 52 cents, or 3.3 percent, to $15.32. [... .]" [Based on: A.P. article (Another drop in oil prices pulls stock indexes lower), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/15/17]

2017 - Retired admiral among 9 indicted in bribery case - March 15th, 2017: "Retired admiral among 9 indicted in bribery case ['... involving a Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed 'Fat Leonard.' [... .]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 03/15/17]

2017 - Downtown STL drops guides, adds security patrols - March 15th, 2017: "Downtown STL drops guides, adds security patrols" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/15/17]

2017EPA delays chemical storage rule after industry protests - March 15th, 2017: "EPA delays chemical storage rule after industry protests / Regulation grew out of 2013 blast in Texas that killed 15 people" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/15/17]

2017 - EPA deputy accused of working with Monsanto to kill study - March 15th, 2017: "[...] The plaintiffs’ lawyers say Rowland’s communications with Monsanto employees show the regulator who was supposed to be policing the company was actually working on its behalf. [...] Plaintiffs’ lawyers said in another filing made public Tuesday that Monsanto’s toxicology manager and his boss were ghostwriters for two of the reports, including one from 2000, that Rowland’s committee relied on in part to reach its conclusion that glyphosate shouldn’t be classified as carcinogenic. [... .]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (EPA deputy accused of working with Monsanto to kill study), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/15/17]

2017Cameroon reports 5,000 people freed from Boko Haram since January - March 15th, 2017: "Cameroon reports 5,000 people freed from Boko Haram since January" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 03/15/17]

2017Fed raises rate / U.S.A. - March 16th, 2017: "Fed raises rate ['for the second time in three months']; more hikes likely this year" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/16/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 16th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,950.10; Change: 112.73 (0.5 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,385.26 Change: 19.81 (0.8 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/16/17] 

2017 - U.N. report slams Israel's 'apartheid' - March 16th, 2017: "U.N. report slams Israel's 'apartheid' " [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/16/17]

2017 - Clothing cited as source of ocean plastic - March 16th, 2017: "Clothing cited as source of ocean plastic ['... microfibers - shreds of plastic even smaller than microbeads flowing down bathroom sinks and shower drains.']" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/16/17]

2017TRAVEL BAN / REVISED PLAN IS BLOCKED - March 16th, 2017: "TRAVEL BAN / REVISED PLAN IS BLOCKED / It's aimed at Muslims, judge asserts" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/16/17]

2017 - Kenya bans manufacture of plastic bags - March 16th, 2017: "Kenya bans manufacture of plastic bags" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/16/17]

2017Global warming is killing off coral reefs - March 16th, 2017: "Global warming is killing off coral reefs" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/16/17]

 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/15/stopping-global-warming-is-only-way-to-save-great-barrier-reef-scientists-warn

2017 - Russians, hackers charged in Yahoo breach - March 16th, 2017: "Russians, hackers charged in Yahoo breach / First Russian government official indicted" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/16/17]

2017TRUMP'S BUDGET / SHARP CUTS FOR EPA, STATE - March 16th, 2017: "TRUMP'S BUDGET / SHARP CUTS FOR EPA, STATE / Defense proposal: 10 percent boost" [Based on: Title for Reuters article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/16/17]

2017 - St. Louis pastor admits defrauding investors- March 16th, 2017: "St. Louis pastor [Mark Q. Stafford] admits defrauding investors ['... defrauding 31 victims of $108 million.']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/16/17]

2017 - EU's chemical agency says glyphosate not carcinogenic - March 16th, 2017: "EU's chemical agency says glyphosate not carcinogenic" [Based on: Title for Reuters article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/16/17]

2017Business groups challenge city's minimum wage ruling / St. Louis, Mo. - March 16th, 2017: "Business groups challenge city's minimum wage ruling ['... challenging a Missouri Supreme Court decision that upheld the raise.]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/16/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 17th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,934.55; Change: - 15.55 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,381.38 Change: - 3.88 (- 0.2 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/17/17] 

2017 - Teen opens fire at school in France - March 17th, 2017: "Teen ['who had troubled relations with his peers'] opens fire at school in France [03/16/17]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/17/17]

2017 - Airstrike on mosque kills 35 in Syria - March 17th, 2017: "Airstrike on mosque kills 35 in Syria [03/16/17]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/17/17]

2017 - Hyundai to recall nearly 1 million Sonatas - March 17th, 2017: "Hyundai to recall nearly 1 million Sonatas ['because of a seat belt glitch that has led to one minor injury']" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/17/17]

2017 - Chimpanzees are animals; are they 'persons'?- March 17th, 2017: "[...] Courts have already granted personhood to other nunhumans, which is not the same as declaring people, Wise [animal-rights lawyer Steven Wise] often notes. Corporations can be legal persons, as can ships. [...]" [Based on: Washington Post article (Chimpanzees are animals; are they 'persons'?), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/17/17]

*Links: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/03/16/chimpanzees-are-animals-but-are-they-persons/

2017 - Remarks by Tillerson prompt warning of war- March 17th, 2017: "Remarks by Tillerson prompt warning of war / Secretary of state seeks 'new approach' on N. Korea, angering Pyongyang" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/17/17]

2017 - Israel declares Palestinian agency to be terrorist - March 17th, 2017: "Israel declares Palestinian agency [Palestine Liberation Organization] to be terrorist" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/17/17]

2017 - Algae blooms caused by climate change threaten ecosystems- March 17th, 2017: "The Gulf of Oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way to India. [N.P.] Scientists who study the algae say the microscopic organisms are thriving in new conditions brought about by climate change, and displacing the zooplankton that underpin the local food chain, threatening the entire marine ecosystem. [... .]" [Based on:A.P. article (Algae blooms caused by climate change threaten ecosystems), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/17/17]

2017 Explosion leveled building, killing more than 100 as Iraqi forces battled Islamic State - March 17th, 2017: "[...] 'The whole house was destroyed. It was flattened,' he [Mahmoud Salem Ismail] said. Neighbors told him that a single Islamic State fighter shot a few rounds from the roof and then ran. 'Because of one person, you kill 105 people?' he said. 'You don't see there are 105 people inside?' [... .]" [Based on: A.P. article (Iraqi man loses 14 relatives in Mosul strike / Explosion leveled building, killing more than 100 as Iraqi forces battled Islamic State), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/04/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 18th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,914.62; Change: - 19.93 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,378.25 Change: - 3.13 (- 0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/18/17] 

2017 - ElNino pushes death toll in Peru to 67 - March 18th, 2017: "ElNino pushes death toll in Peru to 67 [72 as of 03/19/17]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/18/17]

2017 - ROCK LEGEND CHUCK BERRY DIES AT 90 - March 19th, 2017: "ROCK LEGEND CHUCK BERRY DIES AT 90" [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/19/17]

2017 - Syria fires missiles at Israeli jets after airstrikes - March 18th, 2017: "Syria fires missiles at Israeli jets after airstrikes" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/18/17]

2017 - Safeguards for student loan defaults revoked by Trump - March 18th, 2017: "Safeguards for student loan defaults revoked by Trump / Obama guidance had barred collectors from charging high fees" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/18/17]

2017 - Military attack kills 42 Somali refugees off Yemen's coast - March 18th, 2017: "Military attack kills 42 Somali refugees off Yemen's coast [03/17/17]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/18/17]

*Trivia: "Saudi-led coalition blamed for deadly boat strike [03/17/17]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A25, S.L.P.D., 03/19/17]

2017 - Strong Earthquake - March 19th, 2017: "M 6.0 - 70km N of Auki, Solomon Islands"

*Link: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20008t6m#executive

2017 - Volcanic Eruption / Italy - March 19th, 2017: "The Italian volcano Etna sent red lava rolling down its flank on March 19, 2017. [... .]"

[Based on: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=89905]

2017 - Paris Orly Airport attacker wanted to kill, die for Allah - March 19th, 2017: "Paris Orly Airport attacker wanted to kill, die for Allah / Suspected Islamic extremist, a Frenchman, grabs soldier's rifle, is slain by other soldiers [03/18/17]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A25, S.L.P.D., 03/19/17]

2017 - Spring Equinox 2017: First Day of Spring - March 20th, 2017: "[...] Astronomically speaking, the equinox falls on March 19 or 20 every year, marking spring’s beginning in the Northern Hemisphere (whereas it announces fall’s arrival in the Southern Hemisphere). The equinox happens at the same moment worldwide, even if our clock times reflect a different time zone [... .].

http://www.almanac.com/content/spring-equinox-2017-first-day-spring

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 21th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,905.86; Change: - 8.76 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,373.47 Change: - 4.78 (- 0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/21/17] 

2017 - Norway takes crown as happiest nation - March 21th, 2017: "Norway takes crown as happiest nation / U.S. trending down; money may not matter" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/21/17]

2017 - High temperatures break records in South  / U.S.A. - March 21th, 2017: "High temperatures break records in South [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/21/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 22nd, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,668.01; Change: - 237.85 (- 1.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,344.02 Change: - 29.45 (- 1.2 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/22/17] 

2017 - General Mills sales continue to slide - March 22nd, 2017: "General Mills sales continue to slide" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/22/17]

2017 - Trump aide linked to alleged payments - March 22nd, 2017: "Trump aide linked to alleged payments / Manafort's dealings with Ukraine party come under scrutiny" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/22/17]

2017 - Sears raises doubts about survivability - March 22nd, 2017: "Sears raises doubts about survivability / Years of losses, failures take a toll" [Based on: Title for  REUTERS article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/22/17]

2017 - Gordmans bankruptcy attracks 2 bidders - March 22nd, 2017: "Gordmans bankruptcy attracks 2 bidders" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/22/17]

2017 - 124 Illinois prison nurses get layoff notices - March 22nd, 2017: "124 Illinois prison nurses get layoff notices" [Based on: Title for  article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/22/17]

2017 - Polaris Industries to recall about 19,200 ATVs - March 22nd, 2017: "Polaris Industries to recall about 19,200 ATVs ['due to fire hazard and risk of injury']" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/22/17]

2017 - Banks dive as health care hang-ups sink U.S. stock - March 22nd, 2017: "Banks dive as health care hang-ups sink U.S. stocks / Markets jittery waiting for Trump to make good on tax reform" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/22/17]

2017 - Supreme Court limits presidents' power to fill vacant posts - March 22nd, 2017: "Supreme Court [6-2 ruling] limits presidents' power to fill vacant posts ['... while nominations are tied up in partisan political fights.']" [Based on: Title for  article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/22/17]

2017 - Rusty patched bumblebee joins endangered species list- March 22nd, 2017: "Rusty patched bumblebee joins endangered species list ['... on Tuesday became the first officially endangered bee species in the continental U.S. ... .]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/22/17]

*Links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombus_affinis

2017 - U.S. group seeks better access to China's farm goods market - March 22nd, 2017: "[...] In Agriculture, The American chamber [The American Chamber of Commerce] cited areas ranging from genetically modified seeds to grain processing to pork in which imports and foreign competitors are banned or sharply restricted. [... .]" [Based on: A.P. article (U.S. group seeks better access to China's farm goods market), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/22/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 23rd, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,661.30; Change: - 6.71 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,348.45 Change: 4.43 (0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/23/17] 

2017 - DEADLY ATTACK AT PARLIAMENT - March 23rd, 2017: "DEADLY ATTACK AT PARLIAMENT / London car, knife assault leaves 5 dead [03/22/17]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/23/17]

2017 - Paylesss said to be weighing bankruptcy - March 23rd, 2017: "Paylesss [Payless Inc.] said to be weighing bankruptcy" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/23/17]

2017 - Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter - March 23rd, 2017: "Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter / The region experienced three 'extreme heat waves' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/23/17]

2017 - U.S. forces ferry Syrian fighters behind IS lines - March 23rd, 2017: "U.S. forces ferry Syrian fighters behind IS lines / Focus: 'significant strategic target' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/23/17]

2017 - U.S. aircraft carrier stares down Iranian gunboats - March 23rd, 2017: "U.S. aircraft carrier stares down Iranian gunboats / Iranians, U.S. in another routine Gulf standoff" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/23/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 24th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,656.58; Change: - 4.72 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,345.96 Change: - 2.49 (- 0.1 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/24/17] 

2017 - Did CIA hack Apple devices? - March 24th, 2017: "Did CIA hack Apple devices? / WikiLeaks claims iPhone, Mac intrusions couldn't be undone with reset" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/24/17]

2017 - Hedge fund Eton Park is shutting down - March 24th, 2017: "Hedge fund Eton Park is shutting down" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. B4, S.L.P.D., 03/24/17]

2017 - Cities throw shade to combat rising heat - March 24th, 2017: "Cities throw shade to combat rising heat / Nationwide [U.S.A.] trend sees metropolitian areas planting more trees to reduce teperatures" [Based on: Title for Stateline.org article by Mindy Fetterman, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/24/17]

2017 - Ad firm of Monsanto is targeted in lawsuits - March 24th, 2017: "Ad firm of Monsanto [Osborn Barr] is targeted in lawsuits ['231 cases filed last week in the 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis']" [Based on: Title for Stateline.org article by Mindy Fetterman, p. B1, S.L.P.D., 03/24/17]

2017 - Less-educated whites in U.S. are dying younger - March 24th, 2017: "[...] The economists also argue that dwindling job opportunities have triggered broader problems for this group. They are more likely than their college-educated counterparts, for example, to be unemployed, unmarried or suffering from poor health. [...] Since 1999, white men and women ages 45 through 54 have endured a sharp increase in "deaths of despair," Case and Deaton found in their earlier work. These include suicides, drug overdoses, and alcohol-related deaths such as liver failure. [...] Other research has found that Americans with only high school diplomas are less likely to get married or purchase a home and more likely to get divorced if they do marry. [N.P.] 'It's not just their careers that have gone down the tubes, but their marriage prospects, their ability to raise children,' said Deaton, who won the Nobel prize in economics in 2015 for his long-standing work on solutions to poverty. 'That's the kind of thing that can lead people to despair.' The data is clear, though: In 1999, the death rate for high school-educated whites ages 50 through 54 was 30 percent lower than the death rate for all African-Americans in that age group. By 2015, it was 30 percent higher. [... .]" [Based on: A.P. article (Less-educated whites in U.S. are dying younger / Study blames an economic dead end) by Christopher S. Rugaber, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/24/17]

*Links: https://www.apnews.com/38b0149fd091484e84b5fd5258f1a738

2017 - Teen with U.S.-Israeli citizenship is accused of calling bomb warnings to U.S. centers - March 24th, 2017: "[...] Since Jan. 9, more than 150 bomb threats have been made against Jewish community centers and day schools in 37 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces, according to the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish group that battles anti-Semitism. [... .]" [Based on: A.P. article ((Israel nabs Jewish man in JCC threats / Teen with U.S.-Israeli citizenship is accused of calling bomb warnings to U.S. centers), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/24/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 25th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,596.72; Change: - 59.86 (- 0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,343.98 Change: - 1.98 (- 0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/25/17] 

2017 - Toshiba plans Westinghouse Chapter 11 filing - March 25th, 2017: "Toshiba plans Westinghouse Chapter 11 filing" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/25/17]

2017 - One-third of U.S. jobs at high risk for automation - March 25th, 2017: "One-third of U.S. jobs at high risk for automation / Study finds 38 pct. are vulnerable" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/25/17]

2017 - US-led coalition conducted deadly raid - March 26th, 2017: "US-led coalition conducted deadly raid [03/17/17] / Pentagon: Airstrike against Islamic State targeted same area where 200 civilians died" [Based on: Title forA.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/26/17]

*Trivia: "U.S. likely had role in Mosul deaths, commander says / Investigation is ongoing as Amnesty accuses military of not taking precautions" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/29/17]

2017 - Mudslide in Peru buries villages - March 26th, 2017: "... The rain pummeling Peru, brought about by a warming of Pacific waters that cliamatologists are calling a 'coastal El Nino,' left 85 dead, crippled the nation's infrastructure, ruined thousands of fields of crops and destroyed 800 villages.']" [Based on: DIGEST article (Mudslide in Peru buries villages), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/26/17]

2017 - Leaking pipeline in Alaska is shut off - March 26th, 2017: "Leaking pipeline in Alaska is shut off ['... pipeline is leaking an estimated 193,000 to 215,000 cubic feet of gas a day into Alaska's Cook Inlet, which contains endangered beluga whales." [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/26/17]

2017 - Cyclone Debbie - March 27th, 2017: "On March 27, 2017, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of Cyclone Debbie approaching the coast of Queensland, Australia. Shortly after the image was acquired, the U.S. Joint Typhoon Warning Center estimated that the sustained wind speeds in the center of the storm were 90 knots (165 kilometers or 105 miles per hour). [... .]"

[Based on: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=89920]

2017 - Strong Earthquake - March 27th, 2017: "M 6.2 - 63km W of Attu Station, Alaska"

*Link: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20008uzn#executive

2017 - Merkel's party wins vote - March 27th, 2017: "Merkel's party wins vote, early test in Germany" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/27/17]

2017 - Colorado mosque vandalized - March 27th, 2017: "Colorado mosque vandalized ['... when someone threw rocks and a Bible through the windows of the Islamic Center of Fort Collins.']" [Based on:Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/27/17]

2017 - 33 reptiles dead at Knoxville zoo - March 27th, 2017: "33 reptiles dead at Knoxville zoo" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/27/17]

2017 - Hong Kong gets first female leader - March 27th, 2017: "Hong Kong gets first female leader [Carrie Lam]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/27/17]

2017 - Six aid workers killed in South Sudan - March 27th, 2017: "Six aid workers killed in South Sudan [03/25/17]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/27/17]

2017 - Wind, hail take aim at Southern Plains - March 27th, 2017: "Wind, hail take aim [03/26/17] at Southern Plains [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article (Will 'Fearless Girl' stand her ground? NYC faces decision), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/27/17]

2017 - U.S.-backed forces in Syria seize air base - March 27th, 2017: "U.S.-backed forces in Syria seize [03/26/17] air base [Tabqa airbase] / American advisers, artillery just arrived in militant-held area" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/27/17]

2017 - Protests draw thousands to Russia's streets - March 27th, 2017: "Protests draw thousands to Russia's streets" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/27/17]

2017 - Killing, kidnapping, obstructionism in Congo - March 27th, 2017: "Killing, kidnapping, obstructionism in Congo" [Based on: Title for The Washington Post article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/27/17]

2017 - Older first-time mothers give U.S. birth rate a boost - March 27th, 2017: "[...] Although hardly a baby boomlet, the higher birthrates among older women help offset a decline in births among younger women ages 15-24. And they suggest that younger women who are putting off parenthood now may embrace it as they get older, finish their education, establish careers and become more financially secure. [... .]" [Based on: Stateline.org article (MOTHER LODE / Women in their 30s are having babies at the highest rate since the 1960s / Older first-time mothers give U.S. birth rate a boost), pp. A1 & A3, S.L.P.D., 03/27/17]

2017 - Will 'Fearless Girl' stand her ground? NYC faces decision - March 27th, 2017: "[...] Such shifting perceptions of the bull - from American hero to villian of sorts - outrage bull sculptor Arturo De Modica, who wants the girl gone. [... .]" [Based on:A.P. article (Will 'Fearless Girl' stand her ground? NYC faces decision), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/27/17]

2017 - Population growth in West Bank closes door on 2-state option, settler leader says - March 27th, 2017: "The number of Israeli settlers living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one-quarter over the past five years to more than 420,000 people a prominent settler leader said Sunday ... ." [Based on: A.P. article (Population growth in West Bank closes door on 2-state option, settler leader says), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/27/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 28th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,550.98; Change: - 45.74 (- 0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,341.59 Change: - 2.39 (- 0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/28/17] 

2017 - Dow-DuPont merger is cleared by EU regulators - March 28th, 2017: "Dow-DuPont merger is cleared by EU regulators / Substantial asset sales are required by commission" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/28/17]

2017 - Hong Kong goes after protestors from 'umbrella movement' - March 28th, 2017: "Hong Kong goes after protestors from 'umbrella movement' / Timing questioned: Arrests come after Beijing-backed leader named" [Based on: Title forA.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/28/17]

2017 - Michigan, Flint will pay to replace lead-tainted pipes - March 28th, 2017: "Michigan, Flint will pay to replace lead-tainted pipes ['at least 18,000 lead or galvanized-steel water lines by 2020 ... More than 700 water lines already have been  replaced ... .']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/28/17]

2017 - Russian protest leader jailed over massive demonstration - March 28th, 2017: "Russian protest leader jailed over massive demonstrations" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/28/17]

2017 - U.S., other major powers boycott U.N. effort to ban nuclear weapons - March 28th, 2017: "U.S., other major powers [Russia, China, etc.] boycott U.N. effort to ban nuclear weapons" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/28/17]

2017 - Strong Earthquake - March 29th, 2017: "M 6.6 - 81km NNE of Ust'-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia"

*Link: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20008vhl#executive

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 29th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,701.50; Change: 150.52 (0.7 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,358.57 Change: 16.98 (0.7 %)." [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/29/17] 

2017 - Wells Fargo to pay up in suit - March 29th, 2017: "Wells Fargo to pay up in suit / Opening of 2 million fake accounts will cost bank $110 million" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/29/17]

2017 - Monsanto loses to seed producer - March 29th, 2017: "Monsanto loses to seed producer / Dispute over contract had drawn in Indian, U.S. governments" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/29/17]

2017 - Paris killing prompts Chinese outrage - March 29th, 2017: "Paris killing prompts Chinese outrage / Police shooting of immigrant during raid spark two days of protests; one man is hurt" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/29/17]

2017 - Cargill on defensive over anti-GMO ties - March 29th, 2017: "Cargill [Cargill Inc.] on defensive over anti-GMO ties / Nonprofit has been verifying food supplies" [Based on: Title for BLOOMBERG article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/29/17]

2017 - Amazon tries grocery service in Seattle - March 29th, 2017: "Amazon tries grocery service in Seattle" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/29/17]

2017 - Trump rescinds climate change policies - March 29th, 2017: "Trump rescinds climate change policies / Trump moves to wipe out Obama climate record" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, pp. A1 & A7, S.L.P.D., 03/29/17]

2017 - Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest military service - March 29th, 2017: "Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest military service" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 03/29/17]

2017 - Offshore driller files for bankruptcy protection - March 29th, 2017: "Offshore driller  [Ocean RIG UDW Inc.] files for bankruptcy protection" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/29/17]

2017 - Scottish lawmakers OK new independence vote - March 29th, 2017: "Scottish lawmakers OK new independence vote" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 03/29/17]

2017 - Congress pulls plug on Internet privacy protections - March 29th, 2017: "Congress pulls plug on Internet privacy protections / Move is part of push to void regulations set up by Obama" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/29/17]

*Trivia: "Vote on internet privacy may mean little / Obama-era protections hadn't taken effect, say experts, so at worst nothing will change" [Based on: Title forA.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/29/17]

2017 - Russian with link to ex-Trump aide say he's willing to testify - March 29th, 2017: "Russian [Oleg Deripaska] with link to ex-Trump aide [Paul Manafort] say he's willing to testify" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/29/17]

2017 - A-B InBev plans to get electricity from renewable sources by 2025 - March 29th, 2017: "A-B InBev plans to get electricity from renewable sources by 2025" [Based on: Title for BLOOMBERG article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/29/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 30th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,659.32; Change: - 42.18 (- 0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,361.13 Change: 2.56 (0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/30/17] 

2017 - Ford recalls 440,000 vehicles - March 30th, 2017: "Ford recalls 440,000 vehicles ['... to fix problems that can cause engine fires and doors to open unexpectedly.']" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/30/17]

2017 - Suicide truck bomb kills 15 in Baghdad - March 30th, 2017: "Suicide truck bomb kills 15 in Baghdad [03/29/17]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/30/17]

2017 - Ivanka Trump to become official White House staff - March 30th, 2017: "Ivanka Trump to become official White House staff / As unpaid aide, she'll be bound by federal ethics rules" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/30/17]

2017 - Chinese group to acquire stake in U.S. brokerage - March 30th, 2017: "Chinese group [CEFC China] to acquire stake in U.S. brokerage ['Cowen Group Inc. for about $100 million.']" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/30/17]

2017 - Nuclear plant overruns push Westinghouse to bankruptcy - March 30th, 2017: "Nuclear plant overruns push Westinghouse to bankruptcy" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/30/17]

2017 - ANTHEM WARY OF EXCHANGE - March 31st, 2017: "ANTHEM WARY OF EXCHANGE / Insurer may pull back from ACA's individual insurance markets in a big way for next year" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg article, p. B1, S.L.P.D., 03/31/17]

2017 - Trump OKs offensive strikes in Somalia - March 31st, 2017: "Trump OKs offensive strikes in Somalia / Action allows Pentagon to 'prosecute targets in a more rapid fashion' " [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/31/17]

2017 - Afghan women's orchestra fights barriers - March 31st, 2017: "Afghan women's orchestra fights barriers / Girls face backlash from their families in country where music is considered immoral" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/31/17]

2017 - Gordmans sells some stores to rival chain - March 31st, 2017: "Gordmans sells some stores to rival chain [Stage Stores Inc.]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 03/31/17]

2017 - Westinghouse Electric files for bankruptcy - March 31st, 2017: "How tech icon bet on nuclear power - and lost / Westinghouse Electric files for bankruptcy" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 03/31/17]

2017 - S. Korean ex-president jailed over corruption allegations - March 31st, 2017: "S. Korean ex-president jailed over corruption allegations / She denies accusations of extortion, bribery" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/31/17]

2017 - Congress weighs cuts to aid as humanitarian crisis looms - March 31st, 2017: "Congress weighs cuts to aid as humanitarian crisis looms / Three African nations [Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan] are facing famine, drought at historic levels" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/31/17]

2017 - Russia resurrects interest in Afghanistan as U.S. wavers - March 31st, 2017: "Russia resurrects interest in Afghanistan as U.S. wavers" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/31/17]

2017 - U.S. college grads see slim-to-nothing wage gain since recession - March 31st, 2017: "U.S. college grads see slim-to-nothing wage gain since recession" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg article, p. B5, S.L.P.D., 03/31/17]

2017 - McDonald's is planning something completely different: Fresh beef - March 31st, 2017: "McDonald's is planning something completely different: Fresh beef" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 03/31/17]

2017 - Trump EPA rejects proposed ban on controversial pesticide Lorsban - March 31st, 2017: "Trump EPA rejects proposed ban on controversial pesticide Lorsban" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. B5, S.L.P.D., 03/31/17]

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