Timecapsule Timeline

Calendar Months

   "Most newspaper article events happen anywhere from days, to months, to years before they reach publication. Consequently, most newspaper articles (on this timeline) are preceded by the date of the newspaper in which they appear." [E.M.]    *Color Code

May 2017

2017 - Astronomic Configuration - May 1st, 2017: "Sun [11 Taurus], Moon [17 Cancer], Mercury [24 Aries R.], Venus [1 Aries R.], Mars [6 Gemini], Jupiter [15 Libra R.], Saturn [27 Sagittarius R.], Uranus [25 Aries], Neptune [13 Pisces], Pluto [19 Capricorn R.], Chiron [27 Pisces]." [Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201705.html]

2017 - Strong Earthquake - May 1st, 2017: "M 6.2 - 88km WNW of Skagway, Alaska"

*Link: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10008mel#executive

2017 - Strong Earthquake - May 1st, 2017: "M 6.3 - 85km WNW of Skagway, Alaska"

*Link: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10008mgu#executive

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

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

2017 Storms, flooding sweep South, Midwest / U.S.A. - May 1st, 2017: "Storms, flooding sweep South, Midwest; 12 killed / Others are missing as tornadoes, rain, blizzard strike; 'It' is heartbreaking and upsetting,' Texas mayor says" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/01/17]

2017 U.S. airstrike cited in killing of 4 extremists in Yemen - May 1st, 2017: "U.S. airstrike [04/30/17] cited in killing of 4 extremists in Yemen [Marib]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Venezuela's Maduro raises minimum wage by 60 percent), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/01/17]

2017 Venezuela's Maduro raises minimum wage by 60 percent - May 1st, 2017: "[...] It was the third pay increase the socialist leader has ordered this year and the 15th since he became president in 2013. [... .]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Venezuela's Maduro raises minimum wage by 60 percent), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/01/17]

2017 Negotiators reach deal to keep government open / U.S.A. - May 1st, 2017: "Negotiators reach deal to keep government open / Spending bill gives military $15 billion boost, rejects cuts to popular programs" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/01/17]

2017 - Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm nation's alliance - May 1st, 2017: "Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm nation's alliance / Trump invites him to White House despite human rights allegations" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/01/17]

2017 NYC mayor announces plan to expand free preschool to 3-year-olds - May 1st, 2017: "NYC mayor announces plan to expand free preschool to 3-year-olds / De Blasio began effort for 4-year-olds that now serves nearly 70,000 children" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 05/01/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 2nd, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,913.46; Change: - 27.05 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,388.33 Change: 4.13 (0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/02/17]

2017 Another resignation at Fox News - May 2nd, 2017: "Another resignation at Fox News [Bill Shine, the co-president]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/02/17]

2017 Hamas rebrands itself as a movement - May 2nd, 2017: "Hamas rebrands itself as a movement ['Islamic national liberation movement']" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/02/17]

2017 U.S. consumer spending flat for second month - May 2nd, 2017: "U.S. consumer spending flat for second month" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/02/17]

2017 Trump forging unusual ties with Southeast Asia - May 2nd, 2017: "Trump forging unusual ties with Southeast Asia / He invites two controversial leaders [Philippines & Thailand] to visit" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 05/02/17]

2017 Student kills 1, wounds 3 in attack on Texas campus - May 2nd, 2017: "Student kills 1, wounds 3 in attack on Texas campus [05/01/17] / No known motive in stabbings; suspect is apprehended by police" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/02/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 3rd, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,949.89; Change: 36.43 (0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,391.17 Change: 2.84 (0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/03/17]

2017 Brazil targets gangs in crackdown - May 3rd, 2017: "Brazil targets gangs [05/02/17] in crackdown [Rio de Janeiro]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/03/17]

2017 Right-hand man of 'El Chapo' arrested - May 3rd, 2017: "Right-hand man of 'El Chapo' [Damaso Lopez] arrested [05/02/17]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/03/17]

2017
Auto sales continued to decline in April  / U.S.A. - May 3rd, 2017: "Auto sales continued to decline in April / Sales were down 4.7 percent, falling for the fourth straight month; shares tumble" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/03/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 4th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,957.90; Change: 8.01 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,388.13 Change: - 3.04 (- 0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/04/17]

2017 Trump meets with Abbas - May 4th, 2017: "Trump meets with Abbas [05/03/17], pledges to achieve peace in the Mideast" [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/04/17]

2017 Puerto Rican debt in court - May 4th, 2017: "[...] Puerto Rican officials triggered the bankruptcy-like process after declaring they could not agree to the huge cuts in spending and new taxes demanded by investors." [Based on: A.P. article (Puerto Rican debt in court / Territory owes $73 billion), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 05/04/17]

2017 Shooting at Texas college kills 2 - May 4th, 2017: "Shooting at Texas college [North Lake College] kills 2 [05/03/17]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/04/17]

2017 Cards fan grazed by stray bullet during game at Busch - May 4th, 2017: "Cards fan grazed by stray bullet during game at Busch [05/02/17] / Shots were reported fired outside of stadium" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A4 & A8, S.L.P.D., 05/04/17]

2017 Saudi Arabia now owns largest North American refinery - May 4th, 2017: "Saudi Arabia now owns largest North American refinery [Port Arthur refinery in Texas]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 05/04/17]

2017 Lee shares tumble - May 5th, 2017: "Lee [Lee Enterprises] shares tumble ['fell 24 percent'] on earnings" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 05/05/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 5th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,951.47; Change: - 6.43 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,389.52 Change: 1.39 (0.1 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 05/05/17]

2017 Anthem pulls back on ER visits - May 5th, 2017: "Anthem pulls back on ER visits / Patients are urged to use urgent care for minor ailments / Some ER trips may not be covered" [Based on: Title for Article, pp. B1 & B4, S.L.P.D., 05/05/17]

2017 Bear cub makes his zoo debut - May 5th, 2017: "Bear cub [Andean bear cup] makes his zoo debut [New York City]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/05/17]

*Links: https://queenszoo.com/updates/it-s-a-boy

2017 Retirement for Britain's prince - May 5th, 2017: "Retirement for Britain's prince [Prince Philip, age 95]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/05/17]

2017 U.S. trade deficit narrows in March - May 5th, 2017: "U.S. trade deficit narrows in March" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 05/05/17]

2017 - Rising Rivers / Missouri & Illinois - May 5th, 2017: "As Missouri and Mississippi rise, West Alton area residents [Illinois] again urged to evacuate" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/05/17]

2017 Woman wins talcum powder verdict - May 5th, 2017: "Woman [Lois Slemp] wins talcum powder verdict / St. Louis jury awards cancer patient $110.5 million in lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/05/17]

2017 Radio giant IHeartMedia is mired in debt - May 5th, 2017: "Radio giant IHeartMedia is mired in debt" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. B5, S.L.P.D., 05/05/17]

2017 U.S. productivity posts sharpest fall in a year - May 5th, 2017: "U.S. productivity posts sharpest fall ['0.6 percent in the January-March quarter'] in a year" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 05/05/17]

2017 Trump removes 'financial threat' on religious groups - May 5th, 2017: "Trump removes 'financial threat' on religious groups / IRS rule limited political activity by houses of worship" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/05/17]

2017
Many restaurants, grocers are posting calorie counts despite federal reprieve - May 5th, 2017: "Many restaurants, grocers are posting calorie counts despite federal reprieve" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/05/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 6th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 21,006.94; Change: 55.47 (0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,399.29 Change: 9.77 (0.4 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/06/17]

2017 Puerto Rico's economic woes hit schools - May 6th, 2017: "Puerto Rico's economic woes hit schools / Territory to close 179 to chip away at public debt of $73 billion" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/06/17]

2017 Consumer borrowing rose in March / U.S.A. - May 6th, 2017: "... total consumer borrowing rose by $16.4 billion, or 5.2 percent, in March, up from a $13.7 billion increase in February and the biggest uptick since November's $25.5 billion jump. [... .]" [Based on: BUSINESS DIGEST article (Consumer borrowing rose in March), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/06/17] 

2017 - Freshman enrollment at Mizzou takes a dive - May 6th, 2017: "Freshman enrollment at Mizzou [The University of Missouri-Columbia] takes a dive ['... a 14-percent decline ... resulting in its smallest class in nearly two decades. [... .]' " [Based on: Title for Staff Reports article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 05/06/17]

2017 Minimum wage boost leads to celebration by workers - May 6th, 2017: "Minimum wage boost leads to celebration by workers [City of St. Louis, Mo.]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/06/17]

2017 U.S. SEAL killed in Somalia firefight with extremists - May 6th, 2017: "U.S. SEAL killed in Somalia firefight with extremists / Death is first since 1993 'Black Hawk Down' incident, comes as military expands reach" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/06/17]

2017 Macron denounces hacking as bid to sway French voters - May 6th, 2017: "Macron denounces hacking as bid to sway French voters" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article (Consumer borrowing rose in March), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/06/17]

2017 N. Korea accuses U.S., S. Korea of plot to attack Kim Jong Un - May 6th, 2017: "N. Korea accuses U.S., S. Korea of plot to attack Kim Jong Un" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/06/17]

2017 ChemChina clinches landmark $43 billion takeover of Syngenta - May 6th, 2017: "ChemChina clinches landmark $43 billion takeover of Syngenta" [Based on: BUSINESS DIGEST article (Consumer borrowing rose in March), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/06/17]

2017 82 more Chibok girls released - May 7th, 2017: "82 more Chibok girls released / Captured Nigerian schoolgirls freed in deal with Boko Haram extremists; 113 still missing" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/07/17]

2017 EPA sidelines climate-change site for kids - May 7th, 2017: "EPA sidelines climate-change site ['A student's Guide to Global Climate Change'] for kids / Pages are still online but are difficult to find through web search" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 05/07/17]

*Links: https://19january2017snapshot.epa.gov/climatechange_.html
              http://www.ehso.com/climatechange/climatechangeglobaltemperaturerise.php
              https://web-beta.archive.org/web/*/http://www.ehso.com/index.htm

2017 France picks centrist - May 8th, 2017: "C'EST MACRON! / France picks centrist - President-elect backs EU, free trade, open borders / Startup movement - Voters hungered for new faces and new ideas" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/08/17]

2017 Flooding hits Quebec - May 8th, 2017: "Flooding hits Quebec ['Ontario is also seeing flooding.']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/08/17]

2017 WWII bombs defused in Germany - May 8th, 2017: "WWII bombs [three] defused in Germany [Hannover]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/08/17]

2017 Egypt announces second IMF loan - May 8th, 2017: "Egypt announces second IMF loan" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/08/17]

2017 North Korea now holds four Americans - May 8th, 2017: "North Korea now holds four Americans" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/08/17]

2017 Fire continues to spread in Georgia wildlife refuge - May 8th, 2017: "Fire continues to spread in Georgia wildlife refuge; dozens are evacuated / Blaze has burned for month but now touches private land" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/08/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 9th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 21,012.28; Change: 5.34 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,399.38 Change: 0.09 (flat)." [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/09/17]

2017 Bacterial infections in Liberia - May 9th, 2017: "Bacterial infections [Neisseria meningitidis] in Liberia" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/09/17]

2017 Sinclair to buy Tribune Media - May 9th, 2017: "Sinclair to buy Tribune Media" [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/09/17]

2017  - Coach to purchase rival Kate Spade - May 9th, 2017: "Coach to purchase rival Kate Spade" [Based on: Title for  A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/09/17]

2017 Alaskan tundra may worsen warming - May 9th, 2017: "[...] The study found that from 2012 through 2014, the state emitted the equivalent of 220 million tons of carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere from biological sources, an amount comparable to all the emmissions from the U.S. commercial sector in a single year." [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 05/09/17]

2017 Spate of weekend shootings leaves 1 dead / St. Louis, Mo. - May 9th, 2017: "Spate of weekend shootings ['seven separate shootings over the weekend'] leaves 1 dead [St. Louis, Mo.]" [Based on: Title for Staff Reports article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 05/09/17]

2017 4 more homes tested for radioactivity / St. Louis County, Mo. - May 9th, 2017: "4 more homes tested for radioactivity / Law firm says houses near West Lake Landfill show higher-than-usual contamination" [Based on: Title for  article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/09/17]

2017 FCC website hit by attacks after proposed reversal of 'net neutrality' - May 9th, 2017: "FCC website hit by attacks after proposed reversal of 'net neutrality' " [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/09/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 10th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,975.78; Change: - 36.50 (- 0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,396.92 Change: -2.46 (- 0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/10/17]

2017 FBI'S COMEY IS OUT - May 10th, 2017: "FBI'S COMEY IS OUT / Trump fires director over handling of Clinton email probe" [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/10/17]

2017 Moon Jae-in / S. Korea - May 10th, 2017: "Tension at home, abroad awaits S. Korea's new leader [Moon Jae-in]" [Based on: Title for Deutsche Presse-Agentur article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/10/17]

2017 - Putin calls for international unity- May 10th, 2017: "[...] Russia celebrates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany every May 9 to honor the 8 million Red Army soldiers who fought and died for their country. [... .]" [Based on: A.P. article (Putin calls for international unity / He says horrors of WWII show why nations must strive to prevent war), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/10/17]

2017 - Esco acquires renewable energy firm - May 10th, 2017: "Esco [Esco Technologies Inc.] acquires renewable energy firm [NRG Systems Inc.]" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/10/17] 

2017 - Syria aims to wade into Islamic State fight - May 10th, 2017: "Syria aims to wade into Islamic State fight / Clashes are part of a race for control of area that stretches to Iraqi border" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/10/17]

2017 Apple soars beyond $800 billion market cap - May 10th, 2017: "Apple soars beyond $800 billion markey cap / The iPhone maker continues to shine, assert dominance" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/10/17]

2017 Senate confirms new FDA commissioner - May 10th, 2017: "[...] Gottlieb [Dr. Scott Gottlieb] is a physician-turned-health consultant who has criticized many FDA regulations as unnecessary and has faced criticism from Democrats over his financial entanglements [... .]" [Based on: DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/10/17]

2017 - Gap grows in average pay of CEOs, workers / U.S.A. - May 10th, 2017: "[...] Chief executives of S&P 500 companies surveyed were paid on average $13.1 million last year, 347 times the pay of the average U.S. worker, according to the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of U.S. labor unions. [...] The AFL-CIO said that when adjusted for inflation, U.S worker's wages have been stagnant for 50 years. Adjusted for inflation, production and non-supervisory workers averaged $41,473 a year in 1967, for instance. [... .]" [Based on: Title for Reuters article by Ross Kerber & Peter  Szekely, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/10/17]

https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2017-05-09/earnings-gap-over-us-workers-grows-for-s-p-500-ceos-union-report

2017 U.S. weapons for Syrian Kurds may aggravate Turkey - May 10th, 2017: "U.S. weapons for Syrian Kurds may aggravate Turkey" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/10/17]

2017 Monsanto subsidiary acquires Denver-based HydroBio - May 10th, 2017: "Monsanto subsidiary acquires Denver-based HydroBio" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/10/17]

2017 Saving history - May 11th, 2017: "[...] It doesn’t take much looking in the writings of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and many others to find them praising the good of history. [N.P.] Jefferson, for example, believed that knowledge of history would enable citizens to resist the encroachments of tyranny. In illuminating 'the minds of the people at large,' especially with 'a knowledge of those facts, which history exhibiteth,' Americans would 'be enabled to know ambition under all its shapes, and prompt to exert their natural powers to defeat its purposes.' Historical studies were the best way to understand how societies rose and fell, providing real life moral and political lessons. A study of history was necessary for the defense of liberty. [... .]" [Based on: Other Views page article (Saving history / Founding Fathers believed study of history was necessary for the defense of liberty.) by Abram Van Engen, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/11/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 11th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,943.11; Change: - 32.67 (- 0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,399.63 Change: -2.71 (0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/11/17]

2017 Trump hosts Russian diplomat - May 11th, 2017: "What U.S.-Russia crisis? / Trump hosts diplomat [Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/11/17]

2017 Chinese group to bid for Stonyfield - May 11th, 2017: "Chinese group [Chinese food and dairy company Inner Mongolia Yili industrial] to bid for Stonyfield" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/11/17]

2017 Egypt's inflation spikes in struggling economy - May 11th, 2017: "Egypt's inflation spikes ['31.5 percent with a spike in urban consumer prices in April'] in struggling economy" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/11/17]

2017 China releases two rights lawyers held since July 2015 - May 11th, 2017: "China releases two rights lawyers held since July 2015 / Ruling party still crushes dissent" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/11/17]

2017 Whole Foods shakes up board, adopts cost-cutting plan - May 11th, 2017: "Whole Foods shakes up board, adopts cost-cutting plan" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/11/17]

2017 Environmentalists triumph as Senate upholds drilling rule - May 11th, 2017: "Environmentalists triumph as Senate upholds drilling rule / 3 Republicans break ranks in vote on methane waste" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/11/17]

2017 Workers begin to fill collapsed radioactive tunnel from Cold War - May 11th, 2017: "Workers begin to fill collapsed radioactive tunnel from Cold War [Hanford nuclear reservation near Richland, Washington]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/11/17]

2017 Texas bill would allow refusal of adoptions to gays, non-Christians, singles - May 11th, 2017: "Texas bill would allow refusal of adoptions to gays, non-Christians, singles" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/11/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 12th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,919.42; Change: - 23.69 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,394.44 Change: - 5.19 (- 0.2 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 05/12/17]

2017 Wells Fargo, reeling from scandal, cuts - May 12th, 2017: "Wells Fargo, reeling from scandal, cuts / Bank wants to slash $4 billion by 2019" [Based on: Title for Reuters article, p. B1, S.L.P.D., 05/12/17]

2017 China's 'Silk Road' plan stirs unease - May 12th, 2017: "[...] Trump's decision to pull out of the proposed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership deprives China's neighbors of a tool they hoped would counter its rising influence, said Max Baucus, the U.S. ambassador to Beijing until January. [...] Dubbed 'One Belt, One Road' ... the initiative is Chinese president Xi Jinping's signature project. [...] Moscow worries Beijing is diluting Russian influence in Central Asia by linking Uzbekistan and other countries more closely to China's more dynamic economy." [Based on: A.P. article (China's 'Silk Road' plan stirs unease / Ports, railways, roads will expand trade, influence), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/12/17]

*Links: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/business-39881895/what-is-chinas-one-belt-one-road

2017 Aldi raises stakes in grocery price war - May 12th, 2017: "Aldi raises stakes in grocery price war / Race to ever-bigger bargains may lead to more bankruptcies in the volatile industry" [Based on: Title for Reuters article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 05/12/17]

2017 Mormon church cuts ties to Boy Scouts - May 12th, 2017: "Mormon church cuts ties to Boy Scouts / Church plans a program that shares its values" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/12/17]

2017 U.S., allies will practice near Pacific islands - May 12th, 2017: "U.S., allies will practice near Pacific islands ['over the next week']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/12/17]

2017 Sears - Declining stores face a catalog of problems - May 12th, 2017: "From top of the retail heap to near bust / Sears - Declining stores face a catalog of problems / Kmart - Blue-light deals no longer seem special" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg article, p. B5, S.L.P.D., 05/12/17]

2017 Rebel clashes in Central African Republic kill dozens - May 12th, 2017: "Rebel clashes in Central African Republic kill dozens" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/12/17]

2017 Retail stocks drop as Macy's and Kohl's results disappoint - May 12th, 2017: "Retail stocks drop as Macy's and Kohl's results disappoint" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg article, p. B5, S.L.P.D., 05/12/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 13th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,896.61; Change: - 22.81 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,390.90 Change: - 3.54 (- 0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/13/17]

2017 South Korea recalls Hyundai cars - May 13th, 2017: "South Korea recalls Hyundai cars [Hyundai & Kia], wants investigation of potential cover-up" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/13/17]

2017 Fiat Chrysler  recalls 1.25 million truck - May 13th, 2017: "Fiat Chrysler  recalls 1.25 million trucks" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/13/17]

2017 Navy continues oil cleanup near Virginia - May 13th, 2017: "Navy continues oil cleanup near Virginia ['about 94,000 gallons of jet fuel ... leaked from a tank at Naval Air Station Oceana on Thursday']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/13/17]

2017 J.C. Penney joins other retailers to cut costs - May 13th, 2017: "J.C. Penney joins other retailers to cut costs" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/13/17]

2017 Vandalism at cemetary in Rome denounced - May 13th, 2017: "Vandalism at cemetary in Rome ['Rome's largest cemetary ... smashing and shattering some 70 headstones and memorial monuments.'] denounced" [Based on: Title for World DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/13/17]

2017 N. Korea calls new U.S. sanctions 'heinous act' - May 13th, 2017: "N. Korea calls new U.S. sanctions 'heinous act' " [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/13/17]

2017 - 9 Catholic groups to drop coal, oil, gas investments - May 13th, 2017: "9 Catholic groups ['from around the world'] to drop coal, oil, gas investments / Move is joint bid to fight global climate change" [Based on: Title for Religion News Service  article by Josephine McKenna, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/13/17]

2017 At least 74 nations are targeted by 'cyberextortion' malware - May 13th, 2017: "At least 74 nations are targeted by 'cyberextortion' malware [05/12/17]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. B5, S.L.P.D., 05/13/17]

2017 Wells Fargo may have created 3.5 million unauthorized accounts - May 13th, 2017: "Wells Fargo may have created 3.5 million unauthorized accounts" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/13/17]

2017 - G.E.M: The rise of 'China's Taylor Swift' - May 14th, 2017: "Hong Kong pop star G.E.M. has millions of fans across China, and her song-writing skills have earned her comparisons with one of the world's biggest pop stars." - Report by Juliana Liu. Edited by Miguel Toran. Camera: Edwin Lee.

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-china-39894630/the-rise-of-chinas-taylor-swift

2017 North Korea launches new missile, South says - May 14th, 2017: "North Korea launches new missile ['what appeared to be a ballistic missile'], South says" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/14/17]

2017 - How air pollution is affecting people in Beijing - May 14th, 2017: "How air pollution is affecting people in Beijing / People in Beijing tell the BBC how they feel air pollution is affecting their health." 

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-39803498/i-feel-throat-pain-after-jogging

*Trivia: "Lack of dust makes China's air pollution much worse

2017 Amphibious military exercises moving ahead on Guam - May 14th, 2017: "Amphibious military exercises ['Multinational amphibious exercises'] moving ahead on Guam" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/14/17]

2017 Ex-intelligence chief rails against firing - May 15th, 2017: "Ex-intelligence chief rails against firing / American democracy is 'under assault' from the president and Russia, Clapper warns" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/15/17]

2017 Syrian rebels said to be fleeing Damascus - May 15th, 2017: "Syrian rebels said to be fleeing Damascus [Qaboun]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/15/17]

2017 Group in Virginia protests plan to remove Lee statue - May 15th, 2017: "Group in Virginia protests plan to remove Lee statue" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/15/17]

2017 World's Lutherans mark Reformation's 500th year - May 15th, 2017: "World's Lutherans mark Reformation's 500th year" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/15/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 16th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,981.94; Change: 85.33 (- 0.4 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,402.32 Change: 11.42 (0.5 %)." [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/16/17]

2017 SpaceX launches satellite - May 16th, 2017: "SpaceX launches satellite ['the sixth launching of the year']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/16/17]

2017 Disney movie held by hackers - May 16th, 2017: "Disney movie held by hackers" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/16/17]

2017 - Teen's death linked to caffeine - May 16th, 2017: "[...] Watts says Cripe drank a large Mountain Dew, a latte from McDonald's and an energy drink in the two hours before his heart fell out of rhythm [... .]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Teen's death linked to caffeine), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/16/17]

2017 MU faces 400 job cuts amid enrollment dip - May 16th, 2017: "MU [University of Missouri-Columbia] faces 400 job cuts amid enrollment dip" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 05/16/17]

2017 North Korea promises more nuclear tests - May 16th, 2017: "North Korea promises more nuclear tests" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 05/16/17]

2017 1 dead, 3 critical after weekend of shootings in city / St. Louis - May 16th, 2017: "1 dead, 3 critical after weekend of shootings in city [St. Louis]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 05/16/17]

2017 Reports say Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador - May 16th, 2017: "CLASSIFIED REVEAL? / Reports say Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/16/17]

2017 - Died / Chris Cornell - May 17th, 2017: "CHRIS CORNELL / Lauded rocker found dead after Detroit performance / Lead singer for Soundgarden, Audioslave reportedly hanged himself in hotel room [05/17/17]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/19/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 17th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,979.75; Change: - 2.19 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,400.67 Change: - 1.65 (- 0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/17/17]

2017
TJX same-store sales fade - May 17th, 2017: "TJX same-store sales fade; outlook weak / Retailer had bucked dismal trend earlier" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/17/17]

2017 - Birth / Moyo the black rhino - May 17th, 2017: "Moyo the black rhino [b. 05/17/17] is zoo's newest baby [St. Louis, Mo.]" [Based on: Title for article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 05/23/17]

2017 Dick's shares tumble on sales results - May 17th, 2017: "Dick's [Dick's Sporting Goods] shares tumble on sales results / Revamped website boosts online traffic" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/17/17]

2017
- Violence mars Caribbean life, study finds - May 17th, 2017: "The secret in paradise: Violence mars Caribbean life, study finds" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 05/17/17]

2017 Ford expected to announce thousands of job cuts - May 17th, 2017: "Ford expected to announce thousands of job cuts" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/17/17]

2017 Chinese tap 'golden visa' market to flee problems - May 17th, 2017: "Chinese tap 'golden visa' market to flee problems / EB-5 program offers residency in exchange for big investments" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/17/17]

2017 Michael Moore preps surprise documentary for Donald Trump - May 17th, 2017: "Michael Moore preps surprise documentary for Donald Trump ['... and says the president should be worried.']" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/17/17]

2017 Court OKs plan for $380 million in Native American farmer lawsuit - May 17th, 2017: "Court OKs plan for $380 million in Native American farmer lawsuit" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/17/17] 

2017 - Died / Roger Ailes - May 18th, 2017: "ROGER AILES [d. 05/18/17] / Fox News founder changed TV news / He created cable news outlet after challenge from media titan Rupert Murdoch" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/19/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 18th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,606.93; Change: - 372.82 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,357.03 Change: - 43.64 (- 1.8 %)." [Based on: p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/17/17]

2017 Trump pledges to build icebreakers - May 18th, 2017: "Trump pledges to build icebreakers" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/18/17]

2017 CDC, FDA warn of faulty lead-testing devices - May 18th, 2017: "CDC, FDA warn of faulty lead-testing devices" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 05/18/17]

2017 RUSSIA INVESTIGATION GETS SPECIAL COUNSEL - May 18th, 2017: "RUSSIA INVESTIGATION GETS SPECIAL COUNSEL / Justice Dept. picks former FBI dirtector Mueller to lead inquiry" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/18/17]

2017 Israel expresses confidence in U.S. despite Trump breach - May 18th, 2017: "Israel expresses confidence in U.S. despite Trump breach / President will visit ally on heels of disclosing classified data one of its sources provided; defense minister says U.S. ties are 'deep' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/18/17]

2017 Shariah court in Indonesia sentences gay couple to caning - May 18th, 2017: "Shariah court in Indonesia sentences gay couple to caning" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/18/17]

2017 Americans are wallowing in debt again, survey reveals - May 18th, 2017: "Total U.S. household debt was $12.73 trillion at the end of the first quarter of 2017, up $473 billion from a year ago, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey released on Wednesday. [...] The previous peak, in the third quarter of 2008, was $12.68 trillion. [... .]" [Based on: REUTERS article (Americans are wallowing in debt again, survey reveals), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/18/17]

2017 U.S. sues UnitedHealth again over Medicare payments - May 18th, 2017: "U.S. sues UnitedHealth again over Medicare payments" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/18/17]

2017 Few doctors discuss cancer costs with patients, study finds - May 18th, 2017: "Few doctors discuss cancer costs with patients, study finds" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/18/17]

2017 Tornado cleanup begins after deadly storms strike Midwest - May 18th, 2017: "Tornado cleanup begins after deadly storms strike Midwest" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/18/17]

2017 Hacker group that leaked NSA spy tools likely includes a U.S. insider, experts say - May 18th, 2017: "Hacker group that leaked NSA spy tools likely includes a U.S. insider, experts say" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/18/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 19th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,663.02; Change: 56.09 (0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,365.72 Change: 8.69 (0.4 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 05/19/17] 

2017 - U.S. oil production soars in glut- May 19th, 2017: "U.S. oil production soars in glut / OPEC wants less output, but American firms increase their drilling for black gold" [Based on: Title for   Reuters article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 05/19/17]

2017 - U.W. sanctions Venezuelan high court - May 19th, 2017: "U.W. sanctions Venezuelan high court" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/19/17]

2017 - U.S. strikes advancing pro-Syrian forces - May 19th, 2017: "U.S. strikes advancing pro-Syrian forces [05/18/17] / Attack came in 'de-confliction zone' near where U.S., British, Norwegian troops are stationed" [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/19/17]

2017 - Chevrolet to exit India, South Africa, East Africa - May 19th, 2017: "Chevrolet to exit India, South Africa, East Africa" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 05/19/17]

2017 - Driver in Times Square steers car into pedestrians - May 19th, 2017: "Driver in Times Square steers car into pedestrians / Navy veteran hearing voices strikes 23; woman, 18, dies" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/19/17]

2017 - Israeli, U.S. spies upset by Trump intel-sharing with Russia - May 19th, 2017: "[...] During a recent meeting with two Russian officials, Trump shared information about an Islamic State threat involving laptops on airplanes. [... .]" [Based on: DIGEST article (Israeli, U.S. spies upset by Trump intel-sharing with Russia), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 05/19/17]

2017 - EPA says tests show no radioactive waste in Bridgeton homes - May 19th, 2017: "EPA says tests show no radioactive waste in Bridgeton [St. Louis, Mo.] homes" [Based on: Title for article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/19/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 20th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,804.84; Change: 141.82 (0.7 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,381.73 Change: 16.01 (0.7 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/20/17] 

2017 - Weiner pleads guilty, no 'excuse' - May 20th, 2017: "Weiner pleads guilty, no 'excuse' / Former congressman faces up to 27 months in prison for 'sexting' teen" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/20/17]

2017 - Campbell profit falls on weak demand - May 20th, 2017: "Campbell [Campbell Soup Co.] profit falls on weak demand" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/20/17]

2017 - 2 car bombs kill at least 11 in Baghdad - May 20th, 2017: "2 car bombs kill at least 11 in Baghdad [05/19/17]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/20/17]

2017 - Pollution levels prompt warnings in Mexico - May 20th, 2017: "Pollution levels prompt warnings in Mexico [''Ozone levels on Friday topped the 150-point threshold']" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/20/17] 

2017 - WikiLeaks' Assange praises end to Sweden's rape inquiry - May 20th, 2017: "WikiLeaks' Assange praises end to Sweden's rape inquiry / Fear of U.S. charges keeps him holed up in Ecuador embassy" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/20/17]

2017 - Trump predicts 'jobs, jobs, jobs' in Saudi deal - May 21th, 2017: "Trump predicts 'jobs, jobs, jobs' in Saudi deal / $110 billion agreement kicks off inaugural foreign trip, includes arms, defense items" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/21/17]

2017 - Iran's president easily defeats hard-liner to win second term - May 21th, 2017: "Iran's president easily defeats hard-liner to win second term" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/21/17]

2017 - RINGLING'S FINAL SHOW - May 22nd, 2017: "RINGLING'S [Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey] FINAL SHOW ['after 146 years']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/22/17]

2017 - Trump praises Saudis, is silent on human rights - May 22nd, 2017: "Trump praises Saudis, is silent on human rights" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/22/17]

2017 - Trump implores Mideast nations to fight extremists - May 22nd, 2017: "Trump implores Mideast nations to fight extremists [05/21/17] / 'DRIVE THEM OUT' / He signals U.S. will not 'lecture' on rights violations" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/22/17]

2017 - North Korea fires missile about 310 miles in latest weapon test - May 22nd, 2017: "North Korea fires missile [Pukguksong (Polaris)-2] about 310 miles in latest weapon test [05/21/17]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/22/17]

2017 - Died / Roger Moore - May 23rd, 2017: "Playing Bond was not Moore's crowning feat [d. 05/23/17] / Actor was proud of helping children in role with UNICEF" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/24/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 23rd, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,894.83; Change: 89.99 (0.4 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,394.02 Change: 12.29 (0.5 %)." [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/23/17]

2017 - Citigroup settles over monitoring failures - May 23rd, 2017: "Citigroup settles over monitoring failures ['The settlement includes a non-prosecution agreement and a forfeiture by Citigroup of $97 million']" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/23/17]

2017 - Flynn takes Fifth, refuses to turn over personal documents - May 23rd, 2017: "Flynn takes Fifth, refuses to turn over personal documents" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/23/17]

2017 - Ukranian hacker is sentenced in stolen news releases scheme - May 23rd, 2017: "Ukranian hacker is sentenced in stolen news releases scheme" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 05/23/17]

2017 - Separate shootings leave four dead, eight injured / St. Louis, Mo. - May 23rd, 2017: "Separate shootings leave four dead [05/21/17], eight injured [St. Louis, Mo.]" [Based on: Title for article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/23/17]

2017 - CONCERT TERROR / Young fans scatter as bomb rips through crowd; 19 die - May 23rd, 2017: "CONCERT TERROR [Manchester, England] / Young fans scatter as bomb rips through crowd; 19 die ['and about 50 others injured']" [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 05/23/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 24th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 20,937.91; Change: 43.08 (0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,398.42 Change: 4.40 (0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/24/17]

2017 - Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions fraud - May 24th, 2017: "Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions fraud" [Based on: Title for AP Auto Writer article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/24/17]

2017 - Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines - May 24th, 2017: "Duterte declares martial rule ['for 60 days ... after Muslim extremists allied with Islamic State laid seige to a southern city.'] in besieged south Philippines" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 05/24/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 25th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 21,012.42; Change: 74.51 (0.4 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,404.39 Change: 5.97 (0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/25/17]

2017 - New leader in Ecuador sworn in - May 25th, 2017: "New leader in Ecuador [Lenin Moreno] sworn in" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/25/17]

2017 - Failed loans rise by 13.4 percent / U.S.A. - May 25th, 2017: "Bank lending slows, but profits up / Failed loans rise by 13.4 percent" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/25/17]

2017 - Study finds decadent treat does the heart good - May 25th, 2017: "Chalk it up to chocolate: Study finds decadent treat does the heart good / For Danish men, women tracked for 16 years, risk of dangerous heart rhythm [atrial fibrilation] dropped as consumption rose" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article by Karen Kaplan, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 05/25/17]

2017 - Deadly protests continue to rage in Venezuela - May 25th, 2017: "Deadly protests continue to rage in Venezuela" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/25/17]

2017 - Al-Shabab claims deadly bombing in Somalia - May 25th, 2017: "Al-Shabab claims deadly bombing in Somalia" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/25/17]

2017 - J&J will pay $33 million over recalled medicine - May 25th, 2017: "J&J will pay $33 million over recalled medicine" [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/25/17]

2017 - Troops arrive to help quell protests in Brazil's capital - May 25th, 2017: "Troops arrive to help quell protests in Brazil's capital [05/24/17]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/25/17]

2017 - Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriages - May 25th, 2017: "Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriages" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/25/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 26th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 21,082.95; Change: 70.53 (0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,415.07 Change: 10.68 (0.4 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 05/26/17]

2017 - $6-a-gallon gas in North Korea - May 26th, 2017: "$6-a-gallon gas in North Korea" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/26/17]

2017 - Briton pledges to drop 'war on terror' - May 26th, 2017: "[...] Corbyn [Jeremy Corbyn] planned to say Friday that military interventions since 2001 had not only failed to stop the threat of violent attacks but might have worsened it. [... .]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/26/17]

2017 - During a glut, grain traders consider consolidation - May 26th, 2017: "During a glut, grain traders consider consolidation / Best choices include partnerships, mergers or waiting for bad weather" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 05/26/17]

2017 - GM denies claims it rigged diesel pickups to beat emissions tests - May 26th, 2017: "GM denies claims it rigged diesel pickups to beat emissions tests" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. B4, S.L.P.D., 05/26/17]

2017 - Needless medical testing costs $200 billion, can do harm / U.S.A. - May 26st, 2017: "Needless medical testing costs $200 billion, can do harm" [Based on: Title for Kaiser Health News article by Chad Terhune, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 06/21/17]

*Trivia: "Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause Of U.S Deaths, Researchers Say" 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/03/476636183/death-certificates-undercount-toll-of-medical-errors

*Links: http://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i2139             
              https://www.justice.org/what-we-do/advocate-civil-justice-system/issue-advocacy/medical-errors

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 27th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 21,080.28; Change: - 2.67 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,415.82 Change: 0.75 (flat)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/27/17]

2017 - Cards used at Chipotle breached - May 27th, 2017: "Cards used at Chipotle breached / Chain not notifying customers directly" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 05/27/17]

2017 - Amazon opens grocery pickup kiosks - May 27th, 2017: "Amazon opens grocery pickup kiosks [Seattle]" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 05/27/17]

2017 - Vatican stargazers look for divine inspiration - May 27th, 2017: "[...] The observatory can trace its roots to the 16th century, but it was formally established by Pope Leo XIII in 1891 to demonstrate the Vatican's support for science. [... .]" [Based on: Religion News Service article (Vatican stargazers look for divine inspiration) by Josephine McKenna, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/27/17]

2017 - At least 28 are killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt - May 27th, 2017: "At least 28 are killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt [05/26/17] / 'Barbaric attack' by militants is denounced" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 05/27/17]

2017 - Volcanic activity / Alaska - May 28th, 2017: "Ash from Alaskan volcano [Bogoslof Volcano] may threaten air traffic" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/29/17]

2017 - Chaotic weather rages over poles of Jupiter - May 28th, 2017: "Chaotic weather rages over poles of Jupiter" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 05/28/17]

2017 - Despite water breach. 'doomsday' vault is safe - May 28th, 2017: "GOING TO SEED? / Despite water breach [last October]. 'doomsday' vault is safe ['Currently, the vault holds nearly 900,000 seed samples']" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/28/17]

*Trivia: "[...] There are at least 1,000 more smaller seed vaults around the world, but Svalbard ['opened in 2008'] is the most comprehensive. [... .]" [Based on: OPINION PAGE article (Doomsday postponed / Flooding in the Arctic seed vault? Don't bank on it.), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/30/17]

2017 - Systems crash at British Airways cancels flights - May 28th, 2017: "Systems crash at British Airways cancels flights [05/27/17] / Company's global IT failure snarls travel for tens of thousands" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 05/28/17]

2017 - Jailed Palestinians end hunger strike, cite victory - May 28th, 2017: "Jailed Palestinians end hunger strike, cite victory" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 05/28/17]

2017 - Died / Manuel Noriega - May 29th, 2017: "Panama dictator Noriega dies [05/29/17]" [Based on: Title for Miami Herald article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/31/17]

2017 - North Korea launches ballistic missile - May 29th, 2017: "North Korea launches ballistic missile ['a suspected Scud-type ballistic missile']" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/29/17]

2017 - South African president survives ouster attempt - May 29th, 2017: "South African president [Jacob Zuma] survives ouster attempt" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/29/17]

2017 - Mexican Indian woman will run for president - May 29th, 2017: "Mexican Indian woman [Maria de Jesus Patricio] will run for president" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 05/29/17]

2017 - Russians die in storms - May 30th, 2017: "Russians ['11 people'] die in storms [05/29/17]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/30/17]

2017 - Bomb kills 13 in Baghdad - May 30th, 2017: "Bomb kills 13 in Baghdad ['and wounding 24']; IS claims responsibility" [Based on: Title for A.P. article (Doomsday postponed / Flooding in the Arctic seed vault? Don't bank on it.), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 05/30/17]

2017 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - May 31th, 2017: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 21,029.47; Change: - 50.81 (- 0.2) / S&P 500 - Close 2,412.91 Change: - 2.91 (- 0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/31/17]

2017 - Cholera ravages Yemen - May 31st, 2017: "Cholera ravages Yemen" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 05/31/17]

2017 - Top Trump aide stepping down - May 31st, 2017: "Top Trump aide stepping down / Communications director Mike Dubke leaves as president weighs shake-up" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/31/17]

2017 - Missile defense test succeeds, U.S. says - May 31st, 2017: "Missile defense test succeeds, U.S. says / Mock warhead is brought down by interceptor" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/31/17]

2017 - Nestle to cut salt content in its Maggi brands - May 31st, 2017: "Nestle to cut salt content in its Maggi brands" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/31/17]

2017 - Flood Trivia / 2017 - "Number of notable floods this year (reported by U.S. newspapers, generally): at least 9. Number of deaths due to flooding: at least 357." [- E.M.]

2017 - Volcano Trivia / 2017 - "Number of volcanic eruptions [and, or] notable volcanic events this year: at least
 6. Number of reported deaths include: 0." [- E.M.]

2017 - Avalanche Trivia / 2017 - "Number of notable avalanche, landslide, mudslide or roof collapse events this year (reported by U.S. newspapers, generally): at least 3. Number of reported deaths: at least 61" [- E.M.]

2017 - "Hurricane" Trivia / 2017 - "Number of notable storms this year include: at least 0 Tropical Storms, 0 Hurricanes, 5 Cyclones & 0 Typhoons. Number of reported deaths: at least 0. [deaths due to flooding are generally recorded under Flood Trivia]." [- E.M.]

2017 - Earthquake Trivia / 2017 - "Number of notable earthquakes [generally, 6.0 or above] in 2017 at least 22. [4 Major, 18 strong] / 2016: at least 88. / [In 2015: 137; 2014: 169, 2013: 79; 2012: 127; 2011: 196; 2010: 158; 2009: 141; 2008: 217; 2007: 171; 2006: 145; 2005: 110]. Number of reported deaths due to earthquakes (and earthquake tsunamis) in 2017: at least 6." [- E.M.]

2017 - "Natural Disaster" Deaths / 2017 - "Number of reported deaths [generally, according to national (U.S.A.) news headlines] from natural disasters [not all illustrated this timeline] in 2017: at least 429" [- E.M.]

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