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

April 2017

2017 - Astronomic Configuration - April 1st, 2017: "Sun [11 Aries], Moon [8 Gemini], Mercury [0 Taurus], Venus [0 Aries R.], Mars [15 Taurus], Jupiter [19 Libra R.], Saturn [27 Sagittarius], Uranus [23 Aries], Neptune [12 Pisces], Pluto [19 Capricorn], Chiron [25 Pisces]." [Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201704.html]

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

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

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 1st, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,663.22; Change: - 65.27 (- 0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,362.72 Change: - 5.34 (- 0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/01/17]

2017 Manatees come off the endangered list - April 1st, 2017: "Manatees come off the endangered list" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/01/17]

2017 Browsing histories safe, major ISPs say - April 1st, 2017: "Browsing histories safe, major ISPs say" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/01/17]

2017 Car bomb kills 24 near Pakistani mosque - April 1st, 2017: "Car bomb kills 24 near Pakistani mosque" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/01/17]

2017 Fountain beverages get new sugar labels at Panera - April 1st, 2017: "Fountain beverages get new sugar labels at Panera" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/01/17]

2017 Flood buries Columbian town in mud - April 2nd, 2017: "Flood buries Columbian town in mud / Death toll rises to nearly 200; more are hurt, missing" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/02/17]

*Trivia: "Columbia flood was 'disaster foretold' / Government agencies, environmental organizations and land use experts had warned of threat ['At least 293 people, many of them children, were swept away and died ... .']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/06/17]

2017 Heavy snow is no joke in northern New England - April 2nd, 2017: "Heavy snow is no joke in northern New England [04/01/17]" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/02/17]

2017 - Strong Earthquake - April 3rd, 2017: "M 6.5 - 132km WSW of Moijabana, Botswana"

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Link: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10008e3k#executive

2017 Storms barrel through South, killing 2 - April 3rd, 2017: "Storms barrel through South [U.S.A.], killing 2 [04/02/17]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/03/17]

2017 Leftist called winner in tight vote in Ecuador - April 3rd, 2017: "Leftist [Lenin Moreno] called winner in tight vote in Ecuador / Moreno's 2-point victory reverses rightward trend in Latin America" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/03/17]

2017 Serbia's Russia-backed leader claims victory - April 3rd, 2017: "Serbia's Russia-backed leader [Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic] claims victory / Prime minister has lead in presidential race, seen at test of authoritarian rule" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/03/17]

2017 Sapphire hunters trample Madagascar rainforest - April 3rd, 2017: "Sapphire hunters trample Madagascar rainforest / Protected area damaged; some want army to step in" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/03/17]

2017 New Life shelter vacated in latest round of its long-running fight with St. Louis - April 3rd, 2017: "New Life shelter vacated in latest round of its long-running fight with St. Louis" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/03/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 4th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,650.21; Change: - 13.01 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,358.84 Change: - 3.88 (- 0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/04/17]

2017 UPS adds Saturday delivery - April 4th, 2017: "UPS adds Saturday delivery" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/04/17]

2017 5 die as storms rake across South - April 4th, 2017: "5 die [04/03/17] as storms rake across South [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/04/17]

2017 Bombing on Russian subway kills 11 - April 4th, 2017: "Bombing on Russian subway kills 11 / Hours later, police find and defuse second shrapnel-packed device" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/04/17]

2017 Susan Rice sought data on Trump team - April 4th, 2017: "Susan Rice sought data on Trump team" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/04/17]

2017 Mallinckrodt to pay fine over opioid charges - April 4th, 2017: "Mallinckrodt [Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals of St. Louis] to pay fine over opioid charges" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/04/17]

2017 Report: Hackers targeted White House officials - April 4th, 2017: "Report: Hackers targeted White House officials" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/04/17]

2017 Cyborgs at work: Employees are implanted with microchips - April 4th, 2017: "Cyborgs at work: Employees are implanted with microchips / Swedish startup hub [Epicenter] say it's about technology, convenience, but concerns about workers' privacy will crop up" [Based on: Title forA.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/04/17]

2017 Explosion leveled building, killing more than 100 as Iraqi forces battled Islamic State - April 4th, 2017: "[...] 'The whole house was destroyed. It was flattened [03/17/17],' 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 Blackwater founder held secret meeting to form Trump-Putin back channel, officials claim - April 4th, 2017: "Blackwater founder [Erik Prince] held secret meeting to form Trump-Putin back channel, officials claim" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/04/17]

2017 - Strong Earthquake - April 5th, 2017: "M 6.1 - 63km NNW of Torbat-e Jam, Iran"

*Link: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10008ei0#executive

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 5th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,689.24; Change: 39.03 (0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,360.16 Change: 1.32 (0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/05/17]

2017 - Car bomb kills 7 in Somalia - April 6th, 2017: "Car bomb kills 7 in Somalia [04/05/17]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/06/17]

2017 Advertisers pull out of Fox News - April 5th, 2017: "Advertisers pull out of Fox News" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/05/17]

2017 Payless shoe chain files for bankruprcy - April 5th, 2017: "Payless shoe chain files for bankruprcy" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/05/17]

2017 Top Obama aide denies wrongdoing with intel - April 5th, 2017: "Top Obama aide denies wrongdoing with intel / Susan Rice says she didn't spy on Trump associates" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/05/17]

2017 Chemical attack in Syria kills at least 58 - April 5th, 2017: "Chemical attack in Syria kills at least 58 / Assad government denies responsibility, claiming its 1,300-ton stockpile was destroyed" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/05/17]

2017 N. Korea missile test lights fire under China talks - April 5th, 2017: "N. Korea missile test lights fire under China talks" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/05/17]

2017 - Died / Don Rickles - April 6th, 2017: "DON RICKLES [d. 04/06/17] / King of insult comedy, 90, was voice of Mr. Potato Head ['... The cause was kidney failure ... .']" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/07/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 6th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,648.15; Change: - 41.09 (- 0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,352.95 Change: - 7.21 (- 0.3 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/06/17]

2017 - Palestinian government slashes wages - April 6th, 2017: "Palestinian government slashes wages ['slashing by nearly one third the salaries of tens of thousands of government employees in the Gaza Strip']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/06/17]

2017 - Walgreens reports unexpected drop in sales - April 6th, 2017: "Walgreens reports unexpected drop in sales ['... sales from its international business fell 14.5 percent to $3.10 billion in the second quarter ended Feb. 28.']" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/06/17]

2017 - Trump reshuffles National Security Council - April 6th, 2017: "BANNON OUT, PERRY IN / Trump reshuffles National Security Council" [Based on: Title for McClatchy Washington Bureau article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/06/17]

2017 - Panera Bread to be bought by JAB for $7.5 billion - April 6th, 2017: "Panera Bread to be bought by JAB [JAB Holding Co.] for $7.5 billion" [Based on: Title for Article, pp. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/06/17]

*Trivia: "Panera deal is worth $396 million to CEO" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/06/17]

2017 - Hamas moves to soften charter, still won't recognize Israel - April 6th, 2017: "Hamas moves to soften charter, still won't recognize Israel" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/06/17]

2017 - Ex-vagrants in South Korea want land promised for forced labor - April 6th, 2017: "Ex-vagrants in South Korea want land promised for forced labor" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/06/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 7th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,662.95; Change: 14.80 (0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,357.49 Change: 4.54 (0.2 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 04/07/17]

2017 - U.S. STRIKES SYRIAN AIRFIELD - April 7th, 2017: "U.S. STRIKES SYRIAN AIRFIELD [04/06/17] / Trump: 'Assad choked out the lives of innocent men, women and children' / U.S. missiles hit base believed to have launched chemical attack" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, pp. A1 & A9, S.L.P.D., 04/07/17]

2017 - 7-Eleven to buy Sunoco stores - April 7th, 2017: "7-Eleven to buy Sunoco stores" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 04/07/17]

2017 - Bomb kills at least 19 in Somalia - April 7th, 2017: "Bomb kills at least 19 in Somalia [04/06/17]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/07/17]

2017 - China's Xi in U.S. to meet with Trump - April 7th, 2017: "China's Xi in U.S. to meet with Trump / Trade issues, dealing with North Korea are likely to be primary points of discussion" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, pp. A1 & A9, S.L.P.D., 04/07/17]

2017 - Destructive weed threatens U.S. corn fields - April 7th, 2017: "[...] The weed [Palmer amaranth] is hard to kill and, if left unchecked, destroys as much as 91 percent of corn on infested land, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It is spreading across Iowa, which accounts for nearly a fifth of U.S. corn production and in 2016 exported more than $1 billion of corn and soy. [... .]" [Based on: REUTERS article (Destructive weed threatens U.S. corn fields), p. B5, S.L.P.D., 04/07/17]

*Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-grains-weeds-idUSKBN1772HQ

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 8th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,656.10; Change: - 6.85 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,355.54 Change: - 1.95 (- 0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/08/17]

2017 - 4 killed in Stockholm truck attack - April 8th, 2017: "4 killed in Stockholm truck attack [04/07/17] / Swedish police have person of interest in custody, but search for driver is ongoing" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/07/17]

2017 - HHGregg to liquidate, close all stores - April 8th, 2017: "HHGregg to liquidate, close all stores" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/07/17]

2017 - Senate confirms Gorsuch to Supreme Court - April 8th, 2017: "Senate [U.S.A.] confirms Gorsuch to Supreme Court" [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/07/17]

2017 - KFC to stop using chickens raised with human antibiotics - April 8th, 2017: "KFC to stop using chickens raised with human antibiotics ['... the change will be completed ... by the end of next year.']" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/07/17]

2017 - Stores are closing at rate that rivals the last U.S. recession - April 8th, 2017: "Stores are closing at rate that rivals the last U.S. recession" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/07/17]

2017 - Hyundai, Kia recall 1.4 million vehicles over engine problems - April 8th, 2017: "Hyundai, Kia recall 1.4 million vehicles over engine problems" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/07/17]

2017 - Bombs keep falling in Syria - April 9th, 2017: "Bombs keep falling in Syria / 'The American strikes did nothing for us,' besieged civilian says" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/09/17]

2017 - Police in Oslo neutralize explosive device - April 9th, 2017: "Police in Oslo neutralize explosive device [04/08/17]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/09/17]

2017 - Somali pirates reportedly attack ship off Yemen - April 9th, 2017: "Somali pirates reportedly attack ship off Yemen" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/09/17] 

2017 - Cyclone Cook - April 10th. 2017: "In April 2017, Tropical Cyclone Cook delivered strong winds and heavy rain to Vanuatu, an island nation in the South Pacific; it then strengthened as it moved toward New Caledonia. [... .]"

[Based on: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=89992]

2017 - Palm Sunday attacks in Egypt kill dozens - April 10th, 2017: "Palm Sunday attacks in Egypt kill dozens [04/09/17] / Bombs explode at 2 Coptic churches in different cities; Islamic State claims responsibility" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/10/17]

2017 - Opiate abuse has been classified as an epidemic in U.S. by the CDC - April 10th, 2017: "Missouri is finally moving on opioid crisis / Good Samaritan law, database likely to get OK / Opiate abuse has been classified as an epidemic in U.S. by the CDC" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, pp. A1 & A7, S.L.P.D., 04/10/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 11th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,658.02; Change: 1.92 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,357.16 Change: 1.62 (0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/11/17]

2017 - RUSSIA CALLED OUT IN SYRIA - April 11th, 2017: "RUSSIA CALLED OUT IN SYRIA / KNEW IN ADVANCE ABOUT CHEMICAL ATTACK, U.S. SAYS / Secretary of state seeks support from abroad" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/11/17]

2017 - Hungary takes aim at foreign university - April 11th, 2017: "Hungary takes aim at foreign university [Central European University, founded by George Soros]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Protestors in Venezuela call for new elections), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/11/17]

2017 - Le Pen denies France rounded up Jews - April 11th, 2017: "Le Pen denies France rounded up Jews / Candidate's remarks upend nation's 20-year policy on WWII tragedy, spark outcry" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/11/17]

2017 - Search begins for gun theft suspect - April 11th, 2017: "Search begins for gun theft suspect [Joseph Jakubowski][Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/11/17]

2017 - Oregon pot users' identities may be shielded - April 11th, 2017: "Oregon pot users' identities may be shielded ['The bill was approved 53-5 by the oregon House on Monday ... .']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/11/17]

2017 - Teacher, student killed in shooting / U.S.A. - April 11th, 2017: "Teacher, student killed in shooting [04/10/17] / Police say estranged husband shot wife, 2 children in classroom [San Bernardino, California] then committed suicide" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/11/17]

2017 - Oregon pot users' identities may be shielded - April 11th, 2017: "Oregon pot users' identities may be shielded ['The bill was approved 53-5 by the oregon House on Monday ... .']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/11/17]

2017 - Alabama governor resigns amid sex scandal - April 11th, 2017: "Alabama governor resigns amid sex scandal / As impeachment hearing begins, Bentley pleads guilty to 2 misdemeanor violations" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/11/17]

2017 - Protestors in Venezuela call for new elections - April 11th, 2017: "[...] The protests erupted April 1 after the Supreme Court stripped congress of its last vestiges of power, a decision it later reversed. [... .]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Protestors in Venezuela call for new elections), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/11/17]

2017 - AT&T pays premium price for Straight Path - April 11th, 2017: "AT&T pays premium price [$1.25 billion] for Straight Path [Straight Path Communications Inc.]" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/11/17]

2017 - Chicago judge is killed in shooting at his home - April 11th, 2017: "Chicago judge is killed in shooting at his home [04/10/17] / Police say it may have been attempted robbery; suspect is sought" [Based on: Title for Chicago Tribune article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/11/17]

2017 - North Korea threatens action over U.S. aircraft carrier - April 11th, 2017: "[...] The statement from Pyongyang comes as tension on the divided penensula is already high because of U.S.-South Korea war games underway and recent ballistic missile tests by the North.[Based on: DIGEST article (North Korea threatens action over U.S. aircraft carrier), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/11/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 12th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,651.30; Change: - 6.72 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,353.78 Change: - 3.38 (- 0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/12/17]

2017 - China leads world in executions - April 12th, 2017: "China leads world in executions ['The human rights group Dui Hua estimates about 2,000 executions took place in China last year, down from 6,500 a decade ago']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/12/17]

2017 - Gay marriage under fire in Texas - April 12th, 2017: "Gay marriage under fire in Texas / Officials could cite religion, avoid handing out licenses" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 04/12/17]

2017 - Spicer sorry after Holocaust 'blunder' - April 12th, 2017: "Spicer sorry after Holocaust 'blunder' / Trump aide, trying to draw contrast to Assad, says Hitler didn't use chemical weapons" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/12/17]

2017 - Toshiba's future uncertain amid heavy losses - April 12th, 2017: "Toshiba's future uncertain amid heavy losses" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/12/17]

2017 - Student, 20, shot dead at protest in Venezuela - April 12th, 2017: "Student, 20, shot dead [04/11/17] at protest in Venezuela" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 04/12/17]

*Trivia: "Fifth protestor killed [04/11/17] in Venezuela" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/14/17]

2017 - U.N. warns of starvation in East Africa, Yemen - April 12th, 2017: "U.N. warns of starvation in East Africa, Yemen ['UNHCR said 7 million people in northern Nigeria are struggling with food insecurity.']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/12/17]

2017 - Gymboree reportedly preparing bankruptcy filing - April 12th, 2017: "Gymboree [Children's clothing retailer Gymboree Corp.] reportedly preparing bankruptcy filing" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/12/17]

2017 - Truman State tackles debate over controversial speaker - April 12th, 2017: "Truman State [Kirksville, Missouri] tackles debate over controversial speaker [Robert Spencer]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/12/17]

2017 - Alabama Senate votes to allow church to form police department - April 12th, 2017: "Alabama Senate votes to allow church to form police department" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/12/17]

2017 - Third suicide at Truman State in less than a year stirs campus discussion - April 12th, 2017: "Third suicide at Truman State in less than a year stirs campus discussion" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 04/12/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 13th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,591.86; Change: - 59.44 (- 0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,344.93 Change: - 8.85 (- 0.4 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - Insurers push Obamacare subsidies - April 13th, 2017: "Insurers push Obamacare subsidies / Lack of funding would destabilize individual markets, they say" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - Russia vetoes U.N. Syria censure - April 13th, 2017: "Russia vetoes U.N. Syria censure" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - Insurers push Obamacare subsidies - April 13th, 2017: "Insurers push Obamacare subsidies / Lack of funding would destabilize individual markets, they say" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - Philippine forces kill militant leader - April 13th, 2017: "Philippine forces kill [04/11/17] militant leader [Abu Sayyaf commander Moammar Askali] / Rebel had left group's stronghold to capture hostages for ransom, authorities say" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - Five killed by suicide bomber in Kabul - April 13th, 2017: "Five killed by suicide bomber in Kabul [04/12/17]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - Turkey calls explosion a terrorist attack - April 13th, 2017: "Turkey calls explosion [city of Diyarbakir] a terrorist attack [04/11/17]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - Islamic fundamentalism is expanding in Indonesia - April 13th, 2017: "Islamic fundamentalism is expanding in Indonesia / Sharia law is becoming more common" [Based on: Title for Foreign Policy article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - N.C. gay marriage ban proposal dies - April 13th, 2017: "N.C. gay marriage ban proposal dies / Republican House speaker sends bill to committee to languish" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - Drugs slam middle-age, rural whites - April 13th, 2017: "Drugs slam middle-age, rural whites / In 2015, whites ages 25-54 were 41 pct. of Missouri's population, 59 pct. of overdose deaths" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - VW to build new SUV in Tenessee - April 13th, 2017: "VW to build new SUV in Tenessee" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - Strike against N. Korea unpopular plan - April 13th, 2017: "[...] The unease has wiped $30 billion from South Korean equity values this week and prompted a spike in the nation's debt risk, as Kim shows signs of conducting another nuclear or ballistic-missile test. [... .]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article ( Strike against N. Korea unpopular plan / U.S. allies in Asia are concerned about economic fallout, conflict with China), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - China OKs ChemChina-Syngenta deal - April 13th, 2017: "China OKs ChemChina-Syngenta deal ['$43 billion planned takeover of Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta']" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - Boko Haram forcing children to be bombers - April 13th, 2017: "[...] UNICEF says at least 117 attacks have been carried out by youth in the Lake Chad basin region since 2014, with nearly 80 percent of the bombs strapped to girls, who were sometimes drugged before their missions." [Based on: DIGEST article (Boko Haram forcing children to be bombers), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - Taiwan bans sale and consumption of dog, cat meat - April 13th, 2017: "Taiwan bans sale and consumption of dog, cat meat" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - Islamic fundamentalism is expanding in Indonesia - April 13th, 2017: "Islamic fundamentalism is expanding in Indonesia / Sharia law is becoming more common" [Based on: Title for Foreign Policy article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - Russia, Iran partner for bigger presence in Afghanistan - April 13th, 2017: "Russia, Iran partner for bigger presence in Afghanistan" [Based on: DIGEST article (Boko Haram forcing children to be bombers), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - Tens of thousands in South Africa protest ANC president - April 13th, 2017: "Tens of thousands in South Africa protest ANC president [Jacob Zuma]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - Former Trump campaign manager will register as foreign agent - April 13th, 2017: "Former Trump campaign manager [Paul Manafort] will register as foreign agent" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/13/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 14th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,453.25; Change: - 138.61 (- 0.7 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,328.95 Change: - 15.98 (- 0.7 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 04/14/17]

2017 - Coalition airstrike hits allied forces - April 14th, 2017: "[...] U.S. Central Command said coalition aircraft were given the wrong coordinates [04/11/17] by the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic forces [... .]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/14/17]

2017 - Results of new glyphosate study awaited - April 14th, 2017: "[...] Argument over glyphosate centers on whether it is carcinogenic. Scientists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) say it probably does cause cancer, putting them at odds with scientists at the European Food Safety Authority, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and multiple other safety and regulatory agencies around the world, who say it likely doesn’t. [...] A spokesman for Monsanto said: 'There are nearly a thousand scientific studies from decades of research that are already available to every regulatory agency in the world, which have all concluded that glyphosate is safe to use.' [N.P.] According to data published by IARC, glyphosate was registered in more than 130 countries as of 2010 and is one of the most heavily used weed killers in the world. Analysts have estimated Monsanto could lose out on up to $100 million of sales if glyphosate were banned in Europe. [...] Full results should be available by June, Belpoggi said, and will be submitted in a paper for peer review and publication in a scientific journal. A draft copy of the results will be sent at the same time to the European Commission." [Based on: Reuters article (Results of new glyphosate study awaited / Early research into health risks shows no 'evident' impact; EU to vote by end of the year), p. B6, S.L.P.D., 04/14/17]

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/new-study-on-monsanto-weed-killer-to-feed-into-crucial/article_144b0779-8f37-569d-ac44-8ea98c3643a9.html

2017 - Diplomat warns of more chemical weapons - April 14th, 2017: "Diplomat [Kenneth D. Ward] warns of more chemical weapons" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/14/17]

2017 - Smithfield looks to pig-human transplants - April 14th, 2017: "Smithfield Foods, the Chinese-owned pork producer with a big presence in Missouri, has established a separate bioscience unit to expand its role in supplying pig parts for medical uses, with the ultimate goal of selling pig organs for transplantation into humans. [...] Smithfield, the $14 billion subsidiary of China’s WH Group, in its first move has joined a public-private tissue engineering consortium funded by an $80 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense. [...] Prior efforts at pig-to-human transplants have failed because of genetic differences that caused organ rejection or viruses that posed an infection risk. Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG folded its $1 billion xenotransplantation effort in 2001 because of safety concerns about pig viruses that could be passed to humans. [N.P.] George Church, a Harvard Medical School genetics professor and researcher, tackled that problem two years ago, using a new gene-editing tool known as CRISPR to trim away potentially harmful virus genes that have impeded the use of pig organs for transplants in humans. [...] Genome pioneer Craig J. Venter’s Synthetic Genomics Inc. has been working for two years with United Therapeutics on editing the pig genome and mixing in human cells to overcome the complex issues involved in immune rejection. [N.P.]'It's not like changing a couple genes and you've got it solved,' Venter said. [N.P.] Stanton would not rule out breeding genetically modified animals, but said Smithfield's first ventures will likely involve whole pig organs that go through decellularization - a process in which existing cells are washed away and replaced with human cells. [N.P.] Miromatrix Medical Inc., of Eden Prairie, Minn., for example, is using whole pig livers to make a surgical mesh used in hernia repair and breast reconstruction, and it is working toward developing replacement livers, hearts and kidneys." [Based on: Reuters article (Smithfield looks to pig-human transplants / Pork giant moves to supply hog organs for medicine), pp. B1 & B4, S.L.P.D., 04/14/17] - [My brackets; N.P. = new paragraph]  

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/smithfield-makes-move-on-market-for-pig-human-transplants/article_5f18635f-e264-530d-ab00-1fb279033cca.html

2017 - U.S. HITS ISIS WITH 'MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS' - April 14th, 2017: "U.S. HITS ISIS WITH 'MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS' [GBU-43B] / Islamic State tunnels targeted in Afghanistan [04/13/17]; mission called a success" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/14/17]

2017 - MDNR settles drug company pollution appeal - April 14th, 2017: "MDNR settles drug company pollution appeal / Environment group says Mallinckrodt was allowed to avoid input from neighbors" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. B5, S.L.P.D., 04/14/17]

2017 - Global glut of grains sows fears of losses for farmers - April 14th, 2017: "Global glut of grains sows fears of losses for farmers  / Storage capacity for surplus is in high demand" [Based on: Title for Reuters article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 04/14/17]

2017 - Saturn moon has right mix to sustain life, NASA says - April 14th, 2017: "Saturn moon [Enceladus] has right mix to sustain life, NASA says" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/14/17]

2017 - Strong Earthquake - April 15th, 2017: "M 6.2 - 60km SE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile"

*Link: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10008hu2#executive

2017 - Cyclone Maarutha - April 15th. 2017: "The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of tropical cyclone Maarutha as it churned above the Bay of Bengal on April 15, 2017, before passing over Myanmar (formerly Burma). [... .]"

[Based on: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=90040]

2017 - April the giraffe has her calf - April 15th, 2017: "April the giraffe has her calf [04/15/17] as 1.2 million watch" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/16/17]

2017 - Abbott reaches deal to buy Alere - April 15th, 2017: "Abbott [Abbott Laboratories] reaches deal to buy Alere" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/15/17]

2017 - Uber's revenue hits $6.5 billion in 2016 - April 15th, 2017: "Uber's revenue hits $6.5 billion in 2016" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/15/17]

2017 - Indiana pastor gets 11 years in drug case - April 15th, 2017: "Indiana pastor [Robert Jaynes Jr.] gets 11 years in drug case ['... for his role in a multistate synthetic drug ring.']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/15/17]

2017 - TENSION BETWEEN N. KOREA, U.S. GROWS - April 15th, 2017: "TENSION BETWEEN N. KOREA, U.S. GROWS" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/15/17]

2017 U.S. troops to join Somali fight on militants - April 15th, 2017: "U.S. troops to join Somali fight on militants / Military is sending dozens to aid effort to combat al-Shabab" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/15/17]

2017 - Apple is granted permit to test self-driving cars - April 15th, 2017: "Apple is granted permit to test self-driving cars" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/15/17]

2017 Syrians abandon homes as government, rebels swap land - April 15th, 2017: "[...] Now in charge of all of Syria"s major urban centers, Damascus holds the upper hand against rebels in the west of the country and has negotiated a slew of other surrender deals from a position of strength. [... .]" [Based on: Washington Post article (Syrians abandon homes as government, rebels swap land: 'A lot of sadness here'), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/15/17]

2017 - Blast kills at least 100 during transfer of Syrians - April 16th, 2017: "Blast kills at least 100 during transfer of Syrians [04/15/17] / Thousands of people were being moved in controversial switch based on allegiances" [Based on: Title forA.P. article , p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/16/17]

2017 - North Korea flaunts its might on founder's birthday - April 16th, 2017: "North Korea flaunts its might on founder's birthday / Bellicose nation launches missile Sunday, but it fails, South Korea reports" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/16/17]

2017 - Turkey expands president's powers - April 17th, 2017: "Turkey expands president's powers / Erdogan appears to have won referendum, though critics cry foul" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/17/17]

2017 - French protestors march against Le Pen - April 17th, 2017: "French protestors march against Le Pen [04/16/17]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/17/17]

2017 - Lawmakers move to include young people in voting / U.S.A. - April 17th, 2017: "Lawmakers move to include young people in voting / More than a dozen states have introduced bills that could increase voter participation" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/17/17]

2017 - Trump says China, U.S. are working together on N. Korea - April 17th, 2017: "Trump says China, U.S. are working together on N. Korea / Failed missile test shows dangers that nation presents / U.S. to rely on allies, China to resolve N. Korea issues" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, pp. A1 & A4, S.L.P.D., 04/17/17]

2017 - Strong Earthquake - April 18th, 2017: "M 6.0 - 286km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji"

*Link: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10008iph#executive

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 18th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,636.92; Change: 183.67 (0.9 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,349.01 Change: 20.06 (0.9 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/18/17]

2017 - Rue21 to close 4 area stores - April 18th, 2017: "Rue21 ['Teen clothing retailer'] to close 4 area [St. Louis] stores" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/18/17]

2017 - Palestinian prisoners go on hunger strike - April 18th, 2017: "Palestinian prisoners go on hunger strike" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/18/17]

2017 - Trump warns N. Korea: 'Gotta behave' - April 18th, 2017: "Trump warns N. Korea: 'Gotta behave' / In region, Pence says U.S. wants peace but 'patience' is ending / North Korea blames U.S. for turning region into 'hot spot' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, pp. A1 & A6, S.L.P.D., 04/18/17]

2017 - At 117, Jamaican likely oldest in the world - April 18th, 2017: "[...] 'I've done nearly everything at the church,' she [Violet Brown]  said. 'I spent all my time in the church. I like to sing. I spent all my time in the church from a child to right up' to today, she said" [Based on: A.P. article (At 117, Jamaican likely oldest in the world / Secret to longevity? Hard work and faith, she says; Guinness working to verify record), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/18/17]

2017 - Turkey's president waves off critics of referendum - April 18th, 2017: "Turkey's president [Recep Tayyip] waves off critics of referendum / Slim win boosts his power but divides nation" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/18/17]

2017 - Booming beef output should drop prices / U.S.A. - April 18th, 2017: "Booming beef output should drop prices [U.S.A.] / Consumption expected to increase as red meat becomes more competitive with poultry" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/18/17]

2017 - Post Holdings to acquire Weetabix for $1.76 billion - April 18th, 2017: "Post Holdings to acquire Weetabix for $1.76 billion / Brentwood-based Post beats out three other bidders" [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/18/17]

2017 - Boeing to cut hundrteds more engineering staff after buyouts - April 18th, 2017: "Boeing to cut hundrteds more engineering staff after buyouts" [Based on: Title for Seattle Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/18/17]

2017 - Led by banks, U.S. stocks jump after strong report from China - April 18th, 2017: "[...] China's recovering economy grew another 6.9 percent in the first quarter. In 2016 it grew at its slowest pace in almost 30 years, and the government spent more money on construction of infrastructure such as roads and bridges in response. Relatively cheap credit also boosted property sales." [Based on: A.P. article (Led by banks, U.S. stocks jump after strong report from China / Biggest gains seen by firms who benefit from global growth), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/18/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 19th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,523.28; Change: - 113.64 (- 0.6 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,342.19 Change: - 6.82 (0.3 %)." [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/19/17]

2017 - Strong Earthquake / Peru - April 19th, 2017: "Quake [6.0] strikes northern Peru" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/19/17]

2017 - Dozens arrested in global child porn ring - April 19th, 2017: "Dozens arrested in global child porn ring" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/19/17]

2017 - Florida tests bacteria-infected mosquitoes - April 19th, 2017: "Florida tests bacteria-infected mosquitoes / Thousands of insects are released near Key West in what could be a new weapon against Zika and other viruses" [Based on: Title forA.P. article , p. A21, S.L.P.D., 04/19/17]

2017 - Trump signs 'Hire American' executive order - April 19th, 2017: "Trump signs 'Hire American' executive order / He targets visa program for highly skilled workers" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/19/17]

2017 - California gunman kills three random victims - April 19th, 2017: "California gunman kills three random victims [04/18/17]" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 04/19/17]

2017 - Facebook killing suspect takes own life in police chase - April 19th, 2017: "[...] Police would not speculate about what triggered the killing, but in the video and other footage Stephens posted, he talked about having trouble with his girlfriend and losing everything he had to gambling. He said he 'just snapped.' [... .]" [Based on: A.P. article (Facebook killing suspect takes own life in police chase), pp. A1 & A7, S.L.P.D., 04/19/17]

2017 - Cyclone Arlene - April 20th. 2017: "When Cyclone Arlene began to build on April 20, 2017, it was an unusual earlybird. Churning in the middle of the ocean, the storm kicked off the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season before promptly winding down on April 21.  [... .]"

[Based on: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=90089]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 20th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,404.49; Change: - 118.79 (- 0.6 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,338.17 Change: - 4.02 (- 0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/20/17]

2017 - Unrest grows in Venezuela - April 20th, 2017: "Unrest grows in Venezuela / 2 killed [04/19/17] in latest protests seeking president's ouster" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/20/17]

2017 - Chinese plywood hit with duties - April 20th, 2017: "Chinese plywood hit with duties" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/20/17]

2017 - CDC targets opioid addiction crisis - April 20th, 2017: "CDC targets opioid addiction crisis" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/20/17]

2017 - Big money fueled Trump's inauguration - April 20th, 2017: "[...] Trump's total take was about double the previous record set by Barack Obama, who collected $53 million in contributions in 2009 and had money left over to spend on the annual Easter egg roll and other White House events. [... .]" [Based on: A.P. article (Big money fueled Trump's inauguration / Billionaires, corporations and NFL owners donated a record-shattering $107 million, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/20/17]

*Links: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/us/politics/trump-inauguration-sheldon-adelson-fundraising.html?_r=0

2017 - Marriage can wait, school can't, census finds - April 20th, 2017: "Marriage can wait, school can't, census finds / Young women prioritize jobs outside home; millennials don't mind living with parents longer" [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Hope Yen, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/20/17]

2017 - Ex-NFL star Hernandez found hanged in his cell - April 20th, 2017: "Ex-NFL star Hernandez found hanged in his cell [04/19/17]  / Apparent suicide follows recent acquittal" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/20/17]

2017 - O'Reilly out at Fox News Channel after 20 years - April 20th, 2017: "O'Reilly out at Fox News Channel after 20 years / Sexual harassment reports topple popular pundit; he denies claims" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/20/17]

2017 - U.S. financial regulator knocks its handling of Wells Fargo scandal - April 20th, 2017: "U.S. financial regulator knocks its handling of Wells Fargo scandal / Federal oversight agency was altered in 2010 but took no action" [Based on: Title for Reuters article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/20/17]

2017 - Radioactive relief / Buyout plan merits review for contaminated homes near West Lake Landfill. - April 20th, 2017: "[...] Residents around West Lake [St. Louis County, Missouri] didn’t know when they bought or rented their houses that they were contaminated with radioactive waste dating from the 1940s, when St. Louis-based Mallinckrodt Chemical Works refined uranium for the then-secret Manhattan Project. [... .]" [Based on: OPINION page article (Radioactive relief / Buyout plan merits review for contaminated homes near West Lake Landfill.), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/20/17]

http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/the-platform/editorial-a-good-faith-effort-to-help-homeowners-around-west/article_07862b5e-9bd0-57ab-bde5-e4b35b9fc8ee.html

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 21st, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,578.71; Change: 174.22 (0.9 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,355.84 Change: 17.67 (0.8 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 04/21/17]

2017 - VENEZUELA'S SPIRAL - April 21th, 2017: "VENEZUELA'S SPIRAL / Economic crisis by the numbers [...] Despite the country's vast oil resources, Venezuelans wait in line for food, gas and other staples, which are soaring in price. Inflation jumped an eye-popping 255 percent last year, according to the IMF, after a 122 percent leap in 2015. [... .]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/21/17]

2017 - Nestle has slow quarter - April 21th, 2017: "[...] The Swiss company said sales rose 0.4 percent to $21.07 billion. Consumer demand was soft in the Americas, in particular. [... .]" [Based on: BUSINESS DIGEST article (Nestle has slow quarter), p. B3, S.L.P.D., 04/21/17]

2017 - U.S. to probe China steel imports - April 21th, 2017: "U.S. to probe China steel imports" [Based on: Title for Reuters article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 04/21/17]

2017 - Mexican politician is gunned down - April 21th, 2017: "Mexican politician [Demetrio Saldivar, the leader of Mexico's leftist Democratic Revolution Party] is gunned down [04/19/17]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/21/17]

2017 - Venezuela seizes GM plant; protests flare - April 21th, 2017: "Venezuela seizes GM plant; protests flare" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/21/17]

2017 - Pesticide maker tries to kill study of risks - April 21th, 2017: "Pesticide maker [Dow Chemical] tries to kill study of risks / Federal researchers find three chemicals [chlorpyrifos, diazinon, and malathion] harmful to endangered species, children" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 04/21/17]

2017 - The yuan has not been undervalued since 2014 - April 21th, 2017: "China's currency manipulations over - for now / The yuan has not been undervalued since 2014" [Based on: Title for Article by David Nicklaus, p. B1, S.L.P.D., 04/21/17]

2017 - Wet spring leads to soaring prices for produce - April 21th, 2017: "Wet spring [California] leads to soaring prices for produce" [Based on: Title for BLOOMBERG article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 04/21/17]

2017 - GUNMAN KILLS 2 UTILITY WORKERS / St. Louis, Mo. - April 21th, 2017: "GUNMAN KILLS 2 UTILITY WORKERS [St. Louis, Mo.] / SHOOTER WALKED OFF, THEN KILLED HIMSELF [04/20/17]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/21/17]

2017 - China's first unmanned cargo spacecraft blasts off - April 21th, 2017: "China's first unmanned cargo spacecraft [Tianzhou 1 - Chinese: ] blasts off [04/20/17]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/21/17]

*Links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianzhou_1

2017 - Cellphone use, brain tumor linked, Italian court rules - April 21th, 2017: "Cellphone use, brain tumor linked, Italian court rules / Telecom Italia employee wins award over 'intense use' of his phone" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/21/17]

2017 - Diet Sodas Raise Risk of Dementia and Stroke, Study Finds - April 21th, 2017: "Diet Sodas Raise Risk of Dementia and Stroke, Study Finds" [Based on: Title for NBC News article, 04/20/17]

*Link: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/diet-sodas-raise-risk-dementia-stroke-study-finds-n749051

2017 - Bebe stores will close - April 22nd, 2017: "Bebe stores [clothing chain Bebe] will close" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/22/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 22nd, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,547.76; Change: - 30.95 (- 0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,348.69 Change: - 7.15 (- 0.3 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/22/17]

2017 - SSM LOOKS TO TRIM BUDGET BY $200 MILLION - April 22nd, 2017: "SSM [SSM Health] LOOKS TO TRIM BUDGET BY $200 MILLION / Hospital group says layoffs are not part of its cost-cutting plan" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/22/17]

2017 - Venezuelans see country spiral into 'war,' with looting, killings - April 22nd, 2017: "Venezuelans see country spiral into 'war,' with looting, killings / Opposition, government forces face-off amid calls for new elections" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 04/22/17]

2017 - About 90,000 affected by outage caused by circuit breaker failure - April 22nd, 2017: "No power, but most manage to go with the flow in San Francisco / About 90,000 affected by outage caused by circuit breaker failure" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/22/17]

2017 - 100 deaths in Afghanistan - April 23rd, 2017: "100 deaths [04/21/17] in Afghanistan ['attack ... by gunmen and suicide bombers wearing army uniforms']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A25, S.L.P.D., 04/23/17]

*Trivia: "Afghanistan military leaders [defense minister and army chief] step down over Taliban attack" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/25/17]

2017
- Avalanche in Romania claims two teens - April 23rd, 2017: "Avalanche in Romania [04/22/17] claims two teens" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A25, S.L.P.D., 04/23/17]

2017 - Major Earthquake / Chile - April 24th, 2017: "Quake-prone Chile hit again by temblor [7.1]" [Based on: Title WORLD DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/25/17]

*Links: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10008kce#executive

2017 - Roadside bomb in Pakistan kills 4 soldiers - April 24th, 2017: "Roadside bomb in Pakistan kills 4 soldiers [04/23/17]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/24/17]

2017 - N. Korea detains American professor  waiting for flight - April 24th, 2017: "N. Korea detains American professor [Kim Sang-duk] waiting for flight [04/21/17]" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/24/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 25th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,763.89; Change: 216.13 (1.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,374.15 Change: 25.46 (1.1 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/25/17]

2017 - Xi phones Trump about North Korea - April 25th, 2017: "[...] Tuesday marks the founding anniversary of North Korea's armed forces. [... .]" [Based on: Wire Reports article (Xi phones Trump about North Korea / China's president urges restraint over possible nuclear test; Senate is briefed on crisis), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/25/17]

2017 - Panera to add 10,000 delivery jobs this year - April 25th, 2017: "Panera to add 10,000 delivery jobs this year" [Based on: Title for Reuters article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/25/17]

2017 - Venezuelans shut down roads, highways - April 25th, 2017: "Venezuelans shut down roads, highways / Anti-government protestors ['in at least a dozen other cities'] are staging sit-ins on main roads around country" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/25/17]

2017 - Colorado's pot industry setting sales records - April 25th, 2017: "[...] Combined sales of medical and recreational marijuana in January and February 2017 totaled over $235 million, up 30 percent from the same period in 2016. [... .]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Colorado's pot industry setting sales records), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/25/17]

2017 - Old guard rallies to maverick Macron / France - April 25th, 2017: "Old guard rallies to maverick Macron / Unlikely alliance aims to keep nationalist Le Pen from winning France's presidency" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/25/17]

2017 - U.S. sanctions 271 over Syrian chemical attack - April 25th, 2017: "U.S. sanctions 271 ['members of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center'] over Syrian chemical attack" [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/25/17]

2017 - U.S.-led coalition blamed in airstrike that killed family - April 25th, 2017: "U.S.-led coalition blamed in airstrike [Tabqa - 04/23/17] that killed family [''five of them children ... between 6 months and 15 years old.']" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/25/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 26th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,996.12; Change: 232.23 (1.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,388.61 Change: 14.46 (0.6 %)." [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/26/17]

2017 - Coke cutting jobs - April 26th, 2017: "Coke cutting jobs ['will eliminate 1,200 corporate jobs this year']" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/26/17]

2017 - Storms soak North Carolina - April 26th, 2017: "Storms soak North Carolina; river flooding could follow / Body is found in debris, although death may not be weather-related" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/26/17]

2017 - Turkish airstrike hits Kurdish area - April 26th, 2017: "Turkish airstrike hits Kurdish area [04/25/17]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/26/17]

2017 - U.S. Japanese aircraft practice together - April 26th, 2017: "U.S. Japanese aircraft practice together" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/26/17]

2017 - U.N. fundraiser nets $1.1 billion for Yemen - April 26th, 2017: "U.N. fundraiser nets $1.1 billion for Yemen" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/26/17]

2017 - Thai husband kills baby, self on Facebook Live - April 26th, 2017: "Thai husband ['upset with his wife'] kills baby, self on Facebook Live ['... he felt neglected by his wife because they had been fighting [... .']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/26/17]

2017 - S. Korea installs parts of U.S. missile system - April 26th, 2017: "S. Korea installs parts of U.S. missile system [Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/26/17]

2017 - Venezuelan criminals could get military's weapons - April 26th, 2017: "Venezuelan criminals could get military's weapons ['... to defend the country's socialist revolution ... .']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/26/17]

2017 - Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city defunding - April 26th, 2017: "Judge blocks order on sanctuary city funding / Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city defunding" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, pp. A1 & A10, S.L.P.D., 04/26/17]

2017 - EPA reverses itself on dangers of common farm chemical - April 26th, 2017: "[...] Last month, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt, freed up the country to continue using a pesticide called chlorpyrifos on everything from strawberries and almonds to Brussels sprouts and broccoli. [...] Chlorpyrifos, marketed under trade names like Lorsban and Dursban, accounts for at least a third of the $6.2 billion in annual worldwide sales of its manufacturer,Dow AgroSciences. It just so happens that Dow also donated $1 million to Trump’s inauguration committee. The company has challenged the scientific conclusions about its effect on children’s brain development found in studies at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the University of California-Davis and Columbia University. Dow further claims that chlorpyrifos results in $22.9 billion in added income for U.S. farmers. [N.P.] When science is in dispute, it’s the job of regulators to decide when risks outweigh rewards. The EPA took 15 years to decide that yes, they did. It took the Trump EPA about 15 minutes to decide that no, they didn’t. Wash your kids’ food very carefully. " [Based on: OPINION Page article (Pesticides? No problem / EPA reverses itself on dangers of common farm chemical.), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/26/17]

http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/the-platform/editorial-wash-your-food-epa-reverses-itself-on-dangers-of/article_6af70f29-4e7e-5de3-a9e2-6d593588e981.html

*Links: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/us/politics/trump-inauguration-sheldon-adelson-fundraising.html?_r=0

2017 - Lawmakers suggest Flynn broke law in taking Russian payments - April 26th, 2017: "Lawmakers suggest Flynn broke law in taking Russian payments" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/26/17]

2017 - Nasdaq crosses 6,000 as healthy profits push stock prices higher - April 26th, 2017: "Nasdaq crosses 6,000 as healthy profits push stock prices higher" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/26/17]

2017 - 'Mega moisture plume' continues to pump rain into soggy Northwest - April 26th, 2017: " 'Mega moisture plume' continues to pump rain into soggy Northwest [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 04/26/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 27th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,975.09; Change: - 21.03 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,387.45 Change: - 1.16 (flat)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/27/17]

2017 - Coal states hope for health deal - April 27th, 2017: "Coal states hope for health deal / United Mine Workers' medical benefits are set to expire Sunday" [Based on: Article (Increased screenings for syphilis are urged for pregnant women), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/27/17]

2017 - At least 1,000 detained in Turkey - April 27th, 2017: "At least 1,000 detained in Turkey / Country continues to target those suspected in 2016 coup attempt" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/27/17]

2017 - Cargill sells feedlots to Green Plains - April 27th, 2017: "Cargill [Cargill Inc.] sells feedlots to Green Plains ['... ethanol producer Green PLains Inc. for $36.7 million.']" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, 04/27/17]

2017 - Robots, temps widen the rich-poor gap - April 27th, 2017: "[...] The rich-poor gap - the difference in annual income between households in the top 20 percent and those in the bottom 20 percent - ballooned by $29,200 to $189,600 between 2010 and 2015, based on Bloomberg calculations using U.S. Census Bureau data. [...] This shift is predicted to continue. About 38 percent of U.S. jobs could be at high risk of automation by the early 2030s, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. The 'most-exposed' industries include retail and wholesale trade, transportation and storage, and manufacturing, with less-educated workers facing the biggest challenges. [N.P.] Companies’ use of temporary and part-time employees to cut costs also may be widening the disparity, with wage growth failing to keep up with rising residential and basic-necessity expenses. As the divide grows, hardships increase for the bottom 20 percent. Affordable housing, for example, is in short supply nationwide, forcing workers to find shelter further from their jobs and endure lengthier and costlier commutes. Rental costs rose nationally" [Based on: Bloomberg article (Robots, temps widen the rich-poor gap / Times get tougher for bottom 20 pct.), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/27/17]

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-26/america-s-rich-poor-divide-keeps-ballooning-as-robots-take-jobs

2017 - Navy fires warning shot at Iranian ship - April 27th, 2017: "Navy fires warning shot at Iranian ship [04/24/17]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/27/17]

2017 - Refugee crisis escalating in South Sudan - April 27th, 2017: "Refugee crisis escalating in South Sudan" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/27/17]

2017 - U.S. Steel shares tumble after earnings report - April 27th, 2017: "U.S. Steel shares tumble after earnings report" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/27/17]

2017 - Increased screenings for syphilis are urged for pregnant women - April 27th, 2017: "[...] Rates have also increased nationwide. Cases of congenital syphilis rose 39 percent between 2012 and 2014, federal data show [... .]" [Based on:Article (Increased screenings for syphilis are urged for pregnant women) , p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/27/17]

2017 - Site indicates inhabitants were in Americas 115,000 years earlier than believed - April 27th, 2017: "No bones about it: Find could rewrite history / Site indicates inhabitants were in Americas ['from 130,700 years ago'] 115,000 years earlier than believed" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article by Amina Khan, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/27/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 28th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,981.33; Change: 6.24 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,388.77 Change: 1.32 (0.1 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 04/28/17]

2017 - Berkley protests stay peaceful - April 28th, 2017: "Berkley protests stay peaceful [04/27/17]/ Opposing groups assemble although controversial speech [Ann Coulter] canceled" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/28/17]

2017 - Pentagon joins probe of Flynn - April 28th, 2017: "Pentagon joins probe of Flynn / Answers sought on foreign payments to ousted Trump official" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/28/17]

2017 - Uptick in skirmishes between Israel, Syria - April 28th, 2017: "Uptick in skirmishes between Israel, Syria [04/27/17]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/28/17]

2017 - 2 U.S. troops killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan - April 28th, 2017: "2 U.S. troops killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan [04/26/17]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/28/17]

2017 - China pressures N. Korea to stop its nuclear tests - April 28th, 2017: "China pressures N. Korea to stop its nuclear tests / Regime's closest ally warns of sanctions; U.S. is open to direct talk, secretary of state says" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/28/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 29th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,940.51; Change: - 40.82 (- 0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,384.20 Change: - 4.57 (- 0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/29/17]

2017 - Major Earthquake / Phillipines - April 29th, 2017: "Quake [7.2] reported in 'Ring of Fire' [Philippines]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/29/17]

*Links: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10008ls4#executive

2017 - N. Korea signals defiance in missile test - April 29th, 2017: "N. Korea signals defiance in missile [midrange ballistic missile] test [04/29/17] / Failed launching comes amid diplomatic efforts to dial down tension between U.S. regime" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/29/17]

2017 - WU Medical School notifies of data breach - April 29th, 2017: "WU Medical School notifies of data breach [12/02/16]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/29/17]

2017 - METROLINK SECURITY UPGRADES / St. Louis, Mo. - April 29th, 2017: "METROLINK SECURITY UPGRADES [St. Louis, Mo.] / Bi-State adds potential $20 million to budget to address violent crimes" [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/29/17]

2017 - Obama order limiting drilling off U.S. coasts reversed by president - April 29th, 2017: "Obama order limiting drilling off U.S. coasts reversed by president [Donald Trump]" [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/29/17]

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