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

August 2015

2015 - Astronomic Configuration - August 1st, 2015: "Sun [8 Leo], Moon [19 Aquarius], Mercury [17 Leo], Venus [29 Leo R.], Mars [24 Cancer], Jupiter [27 Leo], Saturn [28 Scorpio], Uranus [20 Aries R.], Neptune [9 Pisces R.], Pluto [13 Capricorn R.], Chiron [20 Pisces R.]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201508.html]

2015 - U.S. National Debt - August 1st, 2015: "U.S. National Debt Clock - The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 01 Aug 2015 at 09:35:28 PM GMT is: $18,155,855,827.856.30. The estimated population of the United States is 321,095,456 so each citizen's share of this debt is $56,543.48. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $2.02 billion per day since September 30, 2012! Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House!

[Based  on: http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/] - [T.D. - 08/01/15]

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 1st, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17.689.86; Change: - 56.12 (- 0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,103.84; Change: - 4.79 (- 0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/01/15]

2015 -  Palestinian child killed in attack - August 1st, 2015: "Palestinian child killed in attack [07/31/15] / Suspected Jewish radicals blamed for burning of home" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/01/15]

*Trivia: "Father of toddler killed by West Bank arson dies [08/08/15]" [Based on: Title for WORLD BRIEFS article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/09/15]

2015 -  Ameren pulls plug on new Callaway plant - August 1st, 2015: "Ameren pulls plug on new Callaway plant / Application to NRC had languished since 2008" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/01/15]

2015 -  Serbian lottery probed after winning number shown before draw - August 1st, 2015: "Serbian lottery probed after winning number shown before draw" [Based on: bbc.com article, 08/01/15]

*Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33746126

*Misc. links: http://www.uncoveror.com/lottery.htm

2015 -  RECORD RAINFALL STUNTS MIDWEST CROP YIELDS - August 2nd, 2015: "RECORD RAINFALL STUNTS MIDWEST CROP YIELDS [U.S.A.] / In many fields, corn, soybeans drowned or lost vital nutrients" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/02/15]

2015 -  Syrian refugee camps are now cities - August 3nd, 2015: "Syrian refugee camps are now cities / As war grinds on, Jordan becomes home to 629,000 displaced by strife" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/03/15]

2015 -  Several Boko Haram camps destroyed - August 3nd, 2015: "Several Boko Haram camps destroyed" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/03/15]

2015 -  Hitchhiking robot's journey ends in Philly - August 3nd, 2015: "[...] It started in Marblehead, Mass., on July 17 with its thumb raised skyward, a grin on its digital face and tape wrapped around it's cylindrical head that read 'San Francisco or bust,' But hitchBOT never made it off the East Coast." [Based on: DIGEST article (Hitchhiking robot's journey ends in Philly), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/03/15]

2015 -  Slain journalist had moved to escape dangers - August 3nd, 2015: "Slain journalist [Ruben Espinosa] had moved to escape dangers / Police urged to consider his work as motive; 4 women also killed" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/03/15]

2015 -  West Lake cleanup shift may slow work / St. Louis, Mo. - August 3nd, 2015: "West Lake cleanup shift may slow work [St. Louis, Mo.] / And the Corps of Engineers says it lacks funding for such a project" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/03/15]

2015 -  Funeral directors make plea for end to violence / St. Louis, Mo. - August 3nd, 2015: "Funeral directors make plea for end to violence / Rally comes amid spike in homicides in St. Louis" [Based on: Title for Article, pp. A1 & A3, S.L.P.D., 08/03/15]

2015 -  OBAMA'S CLIMATE PLAN TAKES AIM AT POWER PLANT EMISSIONS - August 3nd, 2015: "OBAMA'S CLIMATE PLAN TAKES AIM AT POWER PLANT EMISSIONS / OVERREACH OR OVERDUE? / Mandate imposes strict 32 percent cut in carbon dioxide limits by 2030 / Opponents plan to sue immediately; some states threaten to not comply" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/03/15]

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 4th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17.598.20; Change: - 91.66 (- 0.5 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,098.04; Change: - 5.80 (- 0.3 %)." [Based on: p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/04/15]

2015 -  Miner files for bankruptcy - August 4th, 2015: "Miner [Alpha Natural Resources] files for bankruptcy" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/04/15]

2015 -  Airstrikes called deadly to civilians - August 4th, 2015: "Airstrikes called deadly to civilians / Report cites 459 in Iraq, Syria; also 15,000 militants" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/04/15]

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 5th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17.550.69; Change: - 47.51 (- 0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,093.32; Change: - 4.72 (- 0.2 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/05/15]

2015 -  Kellogg to go all-natural - August 5th, 2015: "Kellogg to go all-natural ['... plans to stop using artificial colors and flavors in its cereal and snack brands by the end of 2018.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/05/15]

2015 -  Israel arrests Jewish extremist - August 5th, 2015: "Israel arrests Jewish extremist [Meir Ettinger]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/05/15]

2015 -  'Red tide' stings seafood industry - August 5th, 2015: "[...] The brownish bloom ... was unusually dominated by one type of algae called Pseudo-nitzschia, which can produce the neurotoxin domoic acid. [...] Harmful algal blooms have usually been limited and have disappeared after a few weeks. This one has grown for months, waxing and waning but never going away. [...] In people it can trigger amnesic shellfish poisoning, which can cause permanent loss of short-term memory in severe cases. [... .]" [Based on: A.P. article ('Red tide' stings seafood industry / Toxic algae threaten West Coast marine life and fisheries), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/05/15]

2015 -  Mexican cilantro blamed for illness - August 5th, 2015: "Mexican cilantro ['contaminated by human waste'] blamed for illness ['... appears to have begun after May 1.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article ('Red tide' stings seafood industry / Toxic algae threaten West Coast marine life and fisheries), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/05/15]

2015 -  Coal prices continue slide amid supply glut - August 5th, 2015: "Coal prices continue slide amid supply glut ['... and signs that demand from top consumer China will continue to shrink.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for REUTERS article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/05/15]

2015 -  Apple battered by iPhone, China concerns - August 5th, 2015: "Apple battered by iPhone, China concerns / Company's stock has fallen five days straight and is down 14 percent since February" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/05/15]

2015 - Strong Earthquake - August 6th, 2015: "M6.0 - South of the Fiji Islands"

*Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10002zz0#general_summary

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 6th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17.540.47; Change: - 10.22 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,099.84; Change: 6.52 (0.3 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/06/15]

2015 -  Mazda recalls big SUVs - August 6th, 2015: "[...] would recall CX-9 SUVs from the 2007 through 2014 model years. ... front ball joints can rust from water leaks and separate from the suspension']" [Based on: Title (and text) for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/06/15]

2015 -  Trade deficit widens / U.S.A. - August 6th, 2015: "['... increased 7.1 percent to $43.8 billion in June ... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/06/15]

2015 -  CEO-worker pay gap must be revealed / U.S.A. - August 6th, 2015: "CEO-worker pay gap must be revealed [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/06/15]

2015 -  Tennessee movie theater attacker had a pellet gun - August 6th, 2015: "Tennessee movie theater attacker had a pellet gun [08/05/15] / One moviegoer is injured by hatchet; police kill attacker" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/06/15]

2015 -  Find confirms that plane went down in Indian Ocean - August 6th, 2015: "Wing fragment is from Malaysian jet, experts announce / Find confirms that plane went down in Indian Ocean" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/06/15]

2015 -  Pope urges compassion for divorced Catholics who remarry - August 6th, 2015: "Pope urges compassion for divorced Catholics who remarry" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 08/06/15]

2015 -  SunEdison tumbles - August 7th, 2015: "SunEdison tumbles ['fell 25 percent Thursday']" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/07/15]

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 7th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17.419.75; Change: - 120.72 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,083.56; Change: - 16.28 (- 0.8 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/07/15]

2015 -  Republican Debate / U.S.A. - August 7th, 2015: "OFF AND RUNNING / Top 10 GOP candidates vie for attention, ground [08/06/15]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/07/15]

2015 -  Ascension settles pension suit - August 7th, 2015: "Ascension settles pension suit, will pay $8 million / Class-action case highlights vulnerability of 'church plans' " [Based on: Title for Article, p. B1, S.L.P.D., 08/07/15]

2015 -  Mine waste spill / Colorado - August 7th, 2015: "Federal cleanup crew causes mine waste spill [Cement Creek, Colorado - 08/06/15]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/07/15]

2015 -  New Polish president critical of Russia - August 7th, 2015: "New Polish president [Andrzej Duda] critical of Russia" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/07/15]

2015 -  Stewart bidds adieu to 'The Daily Show' - August 7th, 2015: "Stewart bidds adieu to 'The Daily Show' [08/06/15]" [Based on: Title for PEOPLE article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/07/15]

2015 -  Legionnaires' disease blamed in 10 deaths - August 7th, 2015: "Legionnaires' disease blamed in 10 deaths / New York City calls for testing of cooling towers in buildings" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/07/15]

2015 -  Suicide bombing kills 15 in Saudi Arabia - August 7th, 2015: "Suicide bombing [08/06/15] kills 15 in Saudi Arabia ['inside a police compound']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/07/15]

2015 -  American culture begins seeping into Iran - August 7th, 2015: "American culture begins seeping into Iran / Nuclear deal opens door for products craved by Islamic Republic citizens" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 08/07/15]

2015 -  Russians can't stomach loss of banned Western foods - August 7th, 2015: "Activists check food at a store in Moscow to try to determine its source. Russia banned Western agricultural products a year ago to protest U.S. and European Union sanctions." [Based on: Picture caption for A.P. article (Russians can't stomach loss of banned Western foods / Recession-hit country destroys tons of products in protest over sanctions), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/07/15]

2015 -  Warming climate takes toll on walrus harvests in Alaska - August 7th, 2015: "Warming climate takes toll on walrus harvests in Alaska / Dwindling numbers leave natives with fewer food sources" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/07/15]

2015 -  Taliban claims responsibility for Afghan helicopter crash - August 7th, 2015: "Taliban claims responsibility for Afghan helicopter crash [Zabul province - 08/06/15]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/07/15]

2015 -  Arch, subsidiaries fined $2 million for Clean Water offenses - August 7th, 2015: "Arch, subsidiaries fined $2 million for Clean Water offenses" [Based on: Title for Article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/07/15]

2015 -  Pennsylvania attorney general  charged in grand jury leak - August 7th, 2015: "Pennsylvania attorney general [Kathleen Kane] charged in grand jury leak" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/07/15]

2015 - Hurricane Hilda - August 8th, 2015: "Hurricane Hilda Tracks Toward Hawaii" [Based on: Title for nasa.gov article]

*Links: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=86391

2015 -  Crude drop further - August 8th, 2015: "Crude drop further ['Brent settles ... at $48.61 a barrel on Friday']" [Based on: Title (and text) for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/08/15]

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 8th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17.373.38; Change: - 46.37 (- 0.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,077.57; Change: - 5.99 (- 0.3 %)." [Based on: p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/08/15]

2015 -  Typhoon Soudelor / China - August 8th, 2015: "Typhoon [Soudelor] hits China [08/08/15]" [Based on: Title for WORLD BRIEFS article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/09/15]

2015 -  Hackers hit American Airlines - August 8th, 2015: "Hackers ['China-linked hackers'] hit American Airlines" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/08/15]

2015 -  Blasts kill dozens in Afghanistan - August 8th, 2015: "Blasts [08/07/15] kill dozens in Afghanistan [Kabul] / Attacks test Afghan president's plan for peace with Taliban militants" [Based on: Title for Tribune News Service article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/08/15]

2015 -  Theater shooter gets life in prison - August 8th, 2015: "Theater shooter [James Holmes] gets life in prison / Unanimous verdict eluded jurors" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/08/15]

2015 -  Islamic State kidnaps 230 in Syria - August 8th, 2015: "Islamic State kidnaps 230 in Syria / Civilians, including women and children, taken near Palmyra" [Based on: Title for Tribune News Service article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/08/15]

2015 -  Israel retaliates for Gaza rocket fire - August 8th, 2015: "Israel retaliates for Gaza rocket fire [08/08/15]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 08/08/15]

2015 -  TRUMP BUMPED - August 9th, 2015: "TRUMP BUMPED / Candidate is barred from conservative gathering after he attacks Fox News' Megyn Kelly" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/09/15]

2015 -  Some farmers are going GMO-free - August 8th, 2015: "Some farmers are going GMO-free / Seeds cost less, export market pays more as weeds develop resistance to herbicide / 92% of soybeans, corn [U.S.A] are GMOs" [Based on: Title for Article by Tim Barker, pp. E1 & E4, S.L.P.D., 08/09/15]

2015 -  Deadly attacks rock Afghan capital - August 9th, 2015: "Deadly attacks [08/07/15] rock Afghan capital [Kabul]" [Based on: Title for WORLD BRIEFS article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/09/15]

2015 -  Trainee officer kills unarmed man / Texas - August 9th, 2015: "Trainee officer kills unarmed man [08/07/15] / Burglary call at car dealership ends in death of student, 19" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 08/09/15]

2015 - Strong Earthquake - August 10th, 2015: "M6.6 - 179km SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands"

*Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us100030pg#general_summary

2015 -  U.S. fighter jets arrive in Turkey - August 10th, 2015: "U.S. fighter jets arrive in Turkey [08/09/15]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/10/15]

2015 -  Biologists rattled as fungus kills venomous snakes - August 10th, 2015: "[...] In less than a decade, the fungus has been identified in at least nine Eastern states [U.S.A.] ... Biologists have compared its appearance to the fungus that causes white nose syndrome in bats, which since 2006 has killed millions of the creatures and continues to spread across North America." [Based on:Title for A.P. article (Biologists rattled as fungus kills venomous snakes), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/10/15]

2015 -  1,000 marchers converge on Ferguson to mark one year since Michael Brown's death - August 10th, 2015: " 'IN THIS TOGETHER' / 1,000 marchers converge on Ferguson [Mo.] to mark one year since Michael Brown's death [08/09/15] / Activists: 'Demand justice' " [Based on: Title(s) for Article, p. A1 & A6, S.L.P.D., 08/10/15]

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 11th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17.615.17; Change: 241.79 (1.4 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,104.18; Change: 26.61 (1.3 %)." [Based on: p. A14, S.L.P.D., 08/11/15]

2015 -  Cloudy days for SunEdison - August 11th, 2015: "Cloudy days for SunEdison / Solar and wind company's shares are down 50 percent in 3 weeks" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/11/15]

2015 -  State of emergency / Ferguson, Mo. - August 11th, 2015: "PROTESTS, ARRESTS / 'MORAL MONDAY' DAWNS AFTER CHAOTIC NIGHT / County executive [St. Louis] declares state of emergency after Sunday's vigils vioilently unravel / Demonstration leaders, clergy call out Justice Department, Ferguson police" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/11/15]

2015 -  New Mexico declares emergency after spill - August 11th, 2015: "New Mexico declares emergency after spill" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 08/11/15]

2015 -  Crackdown in Turkey sparks a day of violence - August 11th, 2015: "Crackdown in Turkey sparks a day of violence / Women open fire on U.S. Consulate [08/10/15]; 6 killed elsewhere" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/11/15]   

2015 -  Mallinckrodt to acquire Therakos for $1.3 billion - August 11th, 2015: "Mallinckrodt to acquire Therakos for $1.3 billion / Deal strengthens drugmaker's hospital offerings, is expected to pad profit" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/11/15]

2015 -  Teen charged with shooting at police / Ferguson, Mo. - August 11th, 2015: "Teen [Tyrone Harris] charged with shooting at police [08/09/15]; he remains in critical condition" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/11/15]

2015 - Strong Earthquake - August 12th, 2015: "M6.4 - 180km SE of Gizo, Solomon Islands"

*Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us100031me#general_summary

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 12th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17.402.84; Change: - 212.33 (- 1.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,084.07; Change: - 20.11 (- 1.0 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/12/15]

2015 -  Sumitomo buys Symetra - August 12th, 2015: "Sumitomo [Japan's Sumitomo Life] buys Symetra [U.S. Insurer Symetra Financial Corp.]" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/12/15]

2015 -  Video shows gunman in Ferguson - August 12th, 2015: "Video shows gunman [Tyrone Harris] in Ferguson [08/09/15 / Police say more than 100 were arrested after protests on anniversary of brown killing" [Based on: Title for Staff Reports article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 08/12/15]

2015 -  FBI in possession of Clinton's emails - August 12th, 2015: "FBI in possession of Clinton's emails" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/12/15]

2015 -  Japan's nuclear plants resume operation - August 12th, 2015: "Japan's nuclear plants resume operation [08/11/15]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 08/12/15]

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/11/world/asia/japan-restarts-reactor-lifting-2-year-ban-on-nuclear-power.html?_r=0

2015 -  China's devaluation clobbers stock market - August 12th, 2015: "China's devaluation ['2 percent devaluation'] clobbers stock market" [Based on: Title for Reuters article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 08/12/15]

2015 -  Heat blamed for dozens of deaths in Egypt - August 12th, 2015: "Heat blamed for dozens of deaths ['at least 42'] in Egypt" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 08/12/15]

2015 -  Driver fatigue blamed in crash that injured comedian - August 12th, 2015: "Driver fatigue ['A Wal-Mart truck driver who hadn't slept in 28 hours ... .'] blamed in crash [07/0714] that injured comedian [Tracy Morgan]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/12/15]

2015 -  Area around spill site had long fought Superfund status - August 12th, 2015: "Area around spill site [Colorado] had long fought Superfund status / River is closed to drinking, recreation" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, pp. A1 & A6, S.L.P.D., 08/12/15]

http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/area-around-colorado-spill-site-had-long-fought-superfund-status/article_8df862ac-2d4e-5ba2-990c-2bf35f5cbf1a.html

2015 -  Possible missile parts found at 2014 crash site in Ukraine - August 12th, 2015: "Possible missile parts found at 2014 crash site in Ukraine ['... probably are parts of a missile system and probably a Buk missile system.']" [Based on: Title (and text) forA.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/12/15]

2015 -  St. Louis-area employers moan about job applicants in survey - August 12th, 2015: "St. Louis-area employers moan about job applicants in survey / With unemployment rate dipping, worker pool becomes issue" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/12/15]

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/st-louis-area-employers-moan-about-job-applicants/article_07586369-9e19-55dc-8336-98a1fa37b85b.html

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 13th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17.402.51; Change: - 0.33 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,086.05; Change: 1.98 (0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/13/15]

2015 -  Mexico giving out free TVs - August 13th, 2015: "Mexico giving out free TVs ['... ten million digital televisoiion sets ... to convert the nation from analog television signals to a digital format.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/13/15]

2015 -  Pork salmonella cases rise / U.S.A. - August 13th, 2015: "Pork salmonella cases rise [Washington state, U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/13/15]

2015 -  Islamic State in Egypt claims beheading - August 13th, 2015: "Islamic State in Egypt claims [08/12/15] beheading ['a Croatian national held hostage for weeks']" [Based on: Title (and text) for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/13/15]

2015 -  U.S. F-16 fighters fly first missions from Turkey - August 13th, 2015: "U.S. F-16 fighters fly first missions from Turkey [08/12/15] / Jets target Islamic State forces in northern Syria" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/13/15]

2015 -  Explosion at warehouse in China kills at least 17 - August 13th, 2015: "Explosion at warehouse in China [Tianjin] kills at least 17" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/13/15]

2015 -  GM recalls Cobalt - August 14th, 2015: "GM recalls Cobalt ['... improper wiring could prevent the roof-mounted driver's side air bag from deploying after a crash.']" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/14/15]

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 14th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17.408.25; Change: 5.74 (flat) / S&P 500 - Close 2,083.39; Change: - 2.66 (- 0.1 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/14/15]

2015 -  Eruption / Cotopaxi Volcano - August 14th, 2015: "Volcano [Cotopaxi] erupts in Ecuador" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/15/15]

2015 -  Blast in China disrupts trade - August 14th, 2015: "Blast in China disrupts trade ['throught the world's 10th-largest port']" [Based on: Title (and text) for NATION DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/14/15]

2015 -  Strike snarls Ecuadorean cities - August 14th, 2015: "Strike ['against President Rafael Correa'] snarls Ecuadorean cities [08/13/15]" [Based on: Title (and text) for NATION DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/14/15]

2015 -  SOCIAL SECURITY AT 80 / U.S.A. - August 14th, 2015: "[...] The stakes are huge: Nearly 60 million retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children get monthly Social Security payments, and that number that is projected to grow to 90 million over the next two decades. [...] Social Security's long-term financial problems are largely a result of demographic changes. Every day, about 10,000 people in the U.S. turn 65. These are the baby boomers. [N.P.] Typical boomers, however, didn't have as many children as their parents did. As a result, relatively fewer workers are left to pay the payroll taxes that support Social Security. [N.P.] In 1960, there were more than five workers for every person receiving Social Security. Today there are fewer than three. In 20 years, there will be about two workers for every person getting benefits. [...] For much of the past three decades, Social Security produced big surpluses, collecting more in taxes than it paid in benefits. Social Security invested those surpluses in special U.S. Treasury bonds, which are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. They are now valued at $2.8 trillion. But as Social Security was generating surpluses, the rest of the federal government was running deficits, for all but a few years around the turn of the century. To finance deficit spending, the Treasury borrowed from the public and from other federal programs, including Social Security. [... .]" 

[Based on: A.P. article (SOCIAL SECURITY AT 80 / OVERHAUL TIME? / Years are creeping up on program's solvency) by Stephen Ohlemacher, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 08/14/15] - [my brackets / [N.P.] = new paragraph / E.M.]

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/08/14/social-security-anniversary/31692847/

2015 -  Connecticut abolishes death row - August 14th, 2015: "Connecticut abolishes death row" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/14/15]

2015 -  Explosion in Baghdad kills dozens - August 14th, 2015: "Explosion in Baghdad [Sadr City] kills dozens [08/13/15]" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/14/15]

2015 -  Toxic metals may have reached Utah - August 14th, 2015: "Toxic metals may have reached Utah" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/14/15]

2015 -  Dip in Yuan could trigger coal exports by China - August 14th, 2015: "Dip in Yuan could trigger coal exports by China / Currency devaluation threatens beleaguered market" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 08/14/15]

2015 -  Health sign-ups push ininsured below 10 pct. / U.S.A. - August 14th, 2015: "Health sign-ups push uninsured below 10 pct. [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 08/14/15]

2015 -  Coal miners to protest Patriot's move to end union contract - August 14th, 2015: "Coal miners to protest Patriot's move to end union contract" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 08/14/15]

2015 -  Same-sex couple sue over children's birth certificate / U.S.A. - August 14th, 2015: "Same-sex couple sue over children's birth certificate ['... the Bureau of Vital Statistics still won't allow hospitals to list both same-sex parents on birth certificates.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for NATION DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/14/15]

2015 -  Local firm [Fenton, Mo.] was at scene of Colorado waste spill - August 14th, 2015: "Local firm ['Fenton-based Environmental Restoration LLC'] was at scene of Colorado waste spill / EPA confirms company was working on cleanup at time of toxic release / EPA had turned to local firm to study flow of mine wastes" [Based on: Title for Article, pp. A1 & A6, S.L.P.D., 08/14/15]

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/fenton-firm-top-epa-cleanup-contractor-now-in-spotlight-after/article_326548c7-bf23-5cea-974f-f0271cc3013e.html

2015 -  VW issues recall - August 15th, 2015: "VW issues recall ['... because of a problem with its front airbag that can prevent it from deploying in a crash." [Based on: Title (and text) for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/15/15]

2015 - Strong Earthquake - August 15th, 2015: "M6.6 - 214km W of Lata, Solomon Islands"

*Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us100032k6#general_summary

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 15th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17.477.40; Change: 69.15 (0.4 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,091.54; Change: 8.15 (0.4 %)." [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/15/15]

2015 - 'Top secret' emails no clear-cut breach - August 15th, 2015: " 'Top secret' emails no clear-cut breach / Intelligence officials say Clinton messages not that sensitive; debate not likely to die" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/15/15]

2015 -  Explosions reported at Texas chemical company - August 15th, 2015: "Explosions reported at Texas chemical company [08/14/15]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/15/15]

2015 -  Islamic State leader raped U.S. hostage, officials say - August 15th, 2015: "Islamic State leader [Abu Bakr Baghdadi] raped U.S. hostage [Kayla Mueller], officials say" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 08/15/15]

2015 -  Colorado river reopened as diluted spill hits reservoir - August 15th, 2015: "Colorado river reopened as diluted spill hits reservoir / Long-term effect of debris is unknown" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 08/15/15]

2015 -  Investors yank record levels of money from U.S. stock funds - August 15th, 2015: "Investors yank record levels of money from U.S. stock funds ['... nearly $79 billion from U.S. stock funds during the first seven months of this year']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Reuters article , p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/15/15]

2015 -  10 years after Katrina, land not protected by levees continues to vanish - August 15th, 2015: "Outside New Orleans, Gulf devouring towns / 10 years after Katrina, land not protected by levees continues to vanish" [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/15/15]

2015 -  Car bomb kills 13 in Baghdad - August 16th, 2015: "Car bomb kills 13 in Baghdad [08/15/15]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article , p. A21, S.L.P.D., 08/16/15]

2015 -  Yosemite tainted by deaths, plague - August 16th, 2015: "Yosemite tainted by deaths, plague / Falling tree limbs, squirrels carrying disease hit park at height of season" [Based on: Title for A.P. article , p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/16/15]

2015 -  East Coast flights resume after computer glitch - August 16th, 2015: "East Coast flights [U.S.A.] resume after computer glitch [08/15/15]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article , p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/16/15]

2015 -  Almanac sees super cold, slew of snow for this winter - August 16th, 2015: "Almanac sees super cold, slew of snow for this winter" [Based on: Title for A.P. article , p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/16/15]

2015 - Died / Yvonne Craig - August 17th, 2015: "Yvonne Craig [Batgirl]" [Based on: Title for article, p. A15 S.L.P.D., 08/20/15]

2015 - Hospital in Yemen is hit by explosion - August 17th, 2015: "Hospital in Yemen [Aden] is hit by explosion [08/16/15]" [Based on: Title for A.P.  article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/17/15]

2015 - Plane crashes onto New York railway, killing pilot - August 17th, 2015: "Plane ['a small single-engine plane'] crashes onto New York railway ['shutting down service on a branch of the nation's busiest commuter rail line'], killing pilot [08/16/15]" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article , p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/17/15]

2015 - Indonesian plane carrying 54 crashes into mountain - August 17th, 2015: "Indonesian plane carrying 54 crashes into mountain" [Based on: Title for A.P.  article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/17/15]

2015 - Anti-government protestors take to streets across Brazil - August 17th, 2015: "Anti-government protestors take to streets across Brazil [08/16/15] / Activists seek president's impeachment in wake of corruption scandal" [Based on: Title for A.P. article , p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/17/15]

2015 - Citigroup settles - August 18th, 2015: "Citigroup settles ['will pay nearly $180 million to settle financial crisis-era charges alleging they defrauded investors in two hedge funds by telling them the funds were safe, low-risk investments']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/18/15]

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 18th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17.545.18; Change: 67.78 (0.4 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,102.44; Change: 10.90 (0.5 %)." [Based on: p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/18/15]

2015 - Egypt approves anti-terrorism law - August 18th, 2015: "Egypt approves anti-terrorism law" [Based on: Title for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/17/15]

2015 - Rush hour blast hits Bangkok, kills 18 - August 18th, 2015: "Rush hour blast hits Bangkok, kills 18 [08/17/15] / Dozens are hurt in bombing at popular tourist shrine" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/18/15]

2015 - Israeli troops kill Palestinian attacker - August 18th, 2015: "Israeli troops kill Palestinian attacker ['after he stabbed an Israeli police officer at a West Bank checkpoint on Monday']" [Based on: Title (and text) for WORLD DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/18/15]

2015 - Moody's downgrades St. Louis' credit rating - August 18th, 2015: "Moody's downgrades St. Louis' credit rating" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 08/18/15]

2015 - U.S. to allow Shell to drill for oil near Alaska - August 18th, 2015: "U.S. to allow Shell to drill for oil near Alaska" [Based on: Title for NATION DIGEST article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/18/15]

2015 - Up to 305 Clinton emails may have classified data - August 18th, 2015: "Up to 305 Clinton emails may have classified data" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9 S.L.P.D., 08/18/15]

2015 - Backup plan is ordered to stop spread of landfill fire / Bridgeton, Mo. - August 18th, 2015: "[...] The DNR’s letter implies that subsidence in the smoldering portion of the south quarry is causing waste material from the higher elevation in the north end of the landfill to migrate toward the 'now-lower neck area.' It wants more monitoring of any waste movement. [N.P.] The DNR also ordered the company to be prepared to fight new fires, should any spring up in the north quarry. The department noted a fire occurred there between 1992 and 1994 and that 'the exact types and volumes of industrial waste material' in the North Quarry are unknown. [...] The Missouri Coalition for the Environment, which follows the landfill situation closely, said it’s 'past time' for the state and federal government to 'remove Republic from the decision-making process so that the public interest is best served instead of a fiduciary duty to Republic shareholders.' It also repeated its call to remove the West Lake contamination. [N.P.] 'The only way to ensure the radioactive materials do not come in contact with a smoldering or surface fire at this landfill is to begin planning for the removal of the radioactive wastes,' the coalition’s Ed Smith said in a statement." [Based on: Article (Backup plan is ordered to stop spread of landfill fire), pp. A1 & A6, S.L.P.D., 08/18/15]

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/missouri-orders-new-measures-to-prevent-spread-of-bridgeton-landfill/article_60ba06ba-beaf-51a1-84dd-a8a597d1f058.html

2015 - GM recalls - August 19th, 2015: "GM recalls ['... for headlights that can stop working ... .']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/19/15]

2015 - Ford recalls - August 19th, 2015: "Ford recalls ['... because some front seat belts may not be anchored in the right position.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/19/15]

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 19th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17.511.34; Change: 33.84 (- 0.2 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,096.92; Change: - 5.52 (- 0.3 %)." [Based on: p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/19/15]

2015 - Tropical Storm Danny - August 19th, 2015: "Tropical Storm Danny forms" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/19/15]

2015 - Target reaches deal on Visa breach - August 19th, 2015: "Target reaches deal on Visa breach / Retailer will pay $67 million after hackers stole customers' data" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/19/15]

2015 - Hundreds of children dead in Yemen - August 19th, 2015: "Hundreds of children dead in Yemen ['The conflict in Yemen has killed nearly 400 children since the end of March ... Overall, the U.N. human rights office said Tuesday, at least 1,950 civilians have died in fighting as of Friday.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A9 S.L.P.D., 08/19/15]

2015 - Female sex pill approved with warning - August 19th, 2015: "Female sex pill ['called Addyi'] approved with warning / FDA backs drug to boost libido despite concern" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8 S.L.P.D., 08/19/15]

2015 - Key insecticide found in streams / U.S.A. - August 19th, 2015: "A type of insecticide ... has been found in more than half of streams sampled across the United States ... Honeybees pollinate plants that produce roughly a quarter of the food consumed by Americans. [N.P.] Beekeepers, environmental groups and some scientists say it is the neonics that are harming the bees. [... .]" [Based on:Reuters article (Key insecticide found in streams / Some link neonicotinoids to mass die-offs of honeybees ), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 08/19/15]

2015 - RED-LIGHT CAMERA ORDINANCES TOSSED / Missouri - August 19th, 2015: "RED-LIGHT CAMERA ORDINANCES TOSSED [Missouri] / But rulings give cities chance to rework laws" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1 S.L.P.D., 08/19/15]

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 20th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 17.348.73; Change: - 162.61 (- 0.9 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,079.61; Change: - 17.31 (- 0.8 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/20/15]

2015 - Palestinians abducted, Hamas says - August 20th, 2015: "Palestinians abducted, Hamas says [08/19/15]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11 S.L.P.D., 08/20/15]

2015 - U.N. scolds AT&T over wiretapping - August 20th, 2015: "U.N. scolds AT&T over wiretapping ['... allowed the United States to wiretap Internet communications at U.N. headquarters.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A11 S.L.P.D., 08/20/15]

2015 - IS beheads Syrian antiquities scholar - August 20th, 2015: "IS beheads Syrian antiquities scholar [Khaled al-Asaad] / He had dedicated his life to overseeing now-threatened ruins of Palmyra" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11 S.L.P.D., 08/20/15]

2015 - Hackers expose millions on cheating site - August 20th, 2015: "Hackers expose millions on cheating site [Ashley Madison] / But data on unfaithful partners is hard to navigate" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 08/20/15]

2015 - Scientists call for new review of glyphosate - August 20th, 2015: "U.S. regulators have relied on flawed and outdated research to allow expanded use of an herbicide linked to cancer, and new assessments should be urgently conducted, according to a column published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. [...] 'There is growing evidence that glyphosate is geno-toxic and has adverse effects on cells in a number of different ways," Benbrook said. "It's time to pull back ... on uses of glyphosate that we know are leading to significant human exposures while the science gets sorted out.' [N.P.] The column argues that GMO foods and herbicides applied to them "may pose hazards to human health" not previously assessed. [N.P.] 'We believe that the time has therefore come to thoroughly reconsider all aspects of the safety of plant biotechnology,' the column states. [N.P.] The authors also argue that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has erred in recently approving a new herbicide that uses glyphosate because it relied on outdated studies commissioned by the manufacturers and gave little consideration to potential health effects in children. [N.P.] Glyphosate is best known as the key ingredient in Roundup developed by Monsanto Co, one of the world's most widely used herbicides, but it is used in more than 700 products. [N.P.] It is sprayed directly over crops like corn genetically engineered to tolerate it and is sometimes used on non-GMO crops, like wheat before harvest. Residues of glyphosate have been detected in food and water. [... .] [Based on: Reuters article (Scientists call for new review of glyphosate), p. A8 S.L.P.D., 08/20/15] - [N.P.] = New Paragraph ... my edits added to save space. - E.M.]

*Links: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/19/us-health-cancer-herbicide-idUSKCN0QO28J20150819

2015 - Mudslide in Alaska frustrates search efforts - August 20th, 2015: "Mudslide in Alaska [Sitka] frustrates search efforts [08/19/15]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10 S.L.P.D., 08/20/15]

2015 - Police shooting sparks outcry / St. Louis, Mo - August 20th, 2015: "Police shooting [Fountain Park, Missouri] sparks outcry  / Armed 18-year-old is fatally shot after attempt to serve warrant [08/19/15] / Police fatally shoot man while trying to issue warrant" [Based on: Title for Article, pp. A1 & A6 S.L.P.D., 08/20/15]

2015 - U.S. wants arms embargo against South Sudan - August 20th, 2015: "U.S. wants arms embargo against South Sudan" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11 S.L.P.D., 08/20/15]

2015 - Ex-Subway pitchman admits to child porn, sex acts - August 20th, 2015: "Ex-Subway pitchman admits to child porn, sex acts" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1 S.L.P.D., 08/20/15]

2015 - Pastor gets seven years in fraud case / St. Charles, Mo. - August 20th, 2015: "Pastor [St. Charles, Mo.] gets seven years in fraud case / He [Jim Staley] is ordered to repay $3.3 million to elderly investors" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A4 S.L.P.D., 08/20/15]

2015 - Gunfire from street hits Ferguson 9-year-old in bedroom - August 20th, 2015: "GIRL SHOT DEAD AT HOME / Gunfire from street hits Ferguson [Mo.] 9-year-old in bedroom [08/18/15]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1 S.L.P.D., 08/20/15]

2015 - Excavations at Wyoming site yield troves of ice age treasures - August 20th, 2015: "[...] One question they still hope to answer: Did a warming climate or perhaps the arrival of people cause the continent's biodiversity to decline starting around 14,000 years ago? [... .]" [Based on: A.P. article (Strange cave is haven for research / Excavations at Wyoming site yield troves of ice age treasures), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 08/20/15]

2015 - Citigroup to pay $15 million to settle U.S. compliance charges - August 20th, 2015: "Citigroup to pay $15 million to settle U.S. compliance charges" [Based on: Reuters article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/20/15]

2015 - Yards near Coldwater Creek are contaminated / St. Louis, Mo. - August 20th, 2015: "HAZELWOOD • Officials in charge of cleaning up pollution left over from the country’s early nuclear weapons program say there’s radioactive contamination in several residential yards that back up to Coldwater Creek. [...] 'We have not had confirmation that we actually had radionuclides in people’s backyards,' said Jenell Wright, who lived in the area near the creek for almost 30 years and sits on a panel overseeing the cleanup. 'This is massive.' [...] 'We’ve spoken with those homeowners and let them know what we’re dealing with and what the risk is,' said Corps spokesman Mike Petersen. 'We have discovered it in backyards, which is not too surprising based on what we’ve found along Coldwater Creek. There’s a lot of this contamination that has spread over the years.' [...] The Corps says it has removed the source of the contamination from a site near the airport, where the government allowed uranium processing waste to be stored. It plans to follow Coldwater Creek all the way to the Missouri River looking for contamination that spread during flooding. [...] Wright noted that when Coldwater Creek flooded while she was growing up, it would cause sewer backups into people’s basements, and she suspects some contamination could have entered there. She also noted that development in the area may have moved contamination beyond the creek’s floodplain. [... .]" [Based on: Article (Yards near Coldwater Creek are contaminated/ Properties have likely been contaminated for decades) by Jacob Barker, pp. A1 & A7 S.L.P.D., 08/20/15]

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/army-corps-confirms-radioactive-contamination-in-yards-by-coldwater-creek/article_6c621c18-72c8-55ac-899c-2535a6089b52.html

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 21st, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 16.990.69; Change: - 358.04 (- 2.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 2,035.73; Change: - 43.88 (- 2.1 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/21/15]

2015 - Duggar admits adultery, porn - August 21st, 2015: "Duggar [Josh Duggar] admits adultery, porn" [Based on: Title for PEOPLE article, p. A16 S.L.P.D., 08/21/15]

2015 - Greek leader resigns, calls elections - August 21st, 2015: "Greek leader [Prime Minister] resigns, calls elections" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15 S.L.P.D., 08/21/15]

2015 - Blasts expose China work safety woes - August 21st, 2015: "[...] Tianjin officials confirmed the facility contained 700 tons of the toxic chemical sodium cyanide at the time of the explosions — as compared with the allowable limit of 10 tons as reported by state media. [N.P.] The company obtained a license to handle hazardous material despite being within as close as 500 meters (1,640 feet) of residential complexes and public infrastructure, in clear violation of a national rule mandating a 1,000-meter safe distance for hazmat storage. [N.P.] Calls to the regulatory agencies, Tianjin Maritime Safety Administration and Tianjin Municipal Transportation Commission, were unanswered." [Based on: A.P. article (Blasts expose China work safety woes / Numerous reform campaigns fall short in culture where business profits come first), p. A15 S.L.P.D., 08/21/15]

2015 - Contamination ruling no surprise to residents - August 21st, 2015: "[...] At the very least, residents can take some comfort in the fact that the corps has finished cleaning up the source of the contamination — sites near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport where drums of radioactive waste were stored outside. Some of it leached into Coldwater Creek and was carried downstream. [...] 'I’m pleased to see this is publicized right now, but it’s not going to be in another two weeks,' Chappell said. 'There’s not enough pressure being put on our federal elected officials from the media sources to get this done. This is an article or something that should be on ‘60 Minutes.’ Where the hell is ‘60 Minutes’? ' " [Based on: Article (Contamination ruling no surprise to residents / Despite recent ruling, they say they've suspected area was tainted for years / 'It's time to go,' says resident near contamination), pp. A1 & A6, S.L.P.D., 08/21/15]

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/residents-near-coldwater-creek-not-surprised-at-nearby-contamination/article_6f389069-e98e-5c16-b849-db7840d6947a.html

2015 - Earth in July saw hottest month on record - August 21st, 2015: "[...] July's average temperature was 61.86 degrees Fahrenheit, beating the previous global mark set in 1998 and 2010 by about one-seventh of a degree, according to figures released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That's a large margin for weather records, with previous monthly heat records broken by a 20th of a degree or less. [...] The oceans drove the globe to record levels. Not only were the world's oceans the warmest they've been in July, but they were 1.35 degrees warmer than the 20th-century average. [...] Nine of the 10 hottest months on record have happened since 2005, according to NOAA. Twenty-two of the 25 hottest months on record have occurred after the year 2000. The other three were in 1998 and 1997. This shows that despite what climate change doubters say, there is no pause in warming since 1998, Blunden said." [Based on: A.P. article (Feeling the heat: Earth in July saw hottest month on record), p. A17 S.L.P.D., 08/21/15]

2015 - City's homicide total hits at least 130 with killing of county man / St. Louis, Mo. - August 21st, 2015: "City's homicide total [St. Louis, Mo.] hits at least 130 with killing of county man" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A3 S.L.P.D., 08/21/15]

2015 -  Born / Panda twins - August 22nd, 2015: "Zookeepers optimistic about chances for pandas ['born Saturday night to panda mom Mei Xiang'] / Advances mean twins at National Zoo [U.S.A.] have good chance of survival" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7 S.L.P.D., 08/24/15]

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 22nd, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 16.459.75; Change: - 530.94 (- 3.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 1,970.89; Change: - 64.84 (- 3.2 %)." [Based on: p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/22/15]

2015 - Train attack stopped by 2 Americans - August 22nd, 2015: "Train attack ['train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris'] stopped by 2 Americans [08/21/15]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A13 S.L.P.D., 08/22/15]

2015 - No. 2 in Islamic State reportedly killed - August 22nd, 2015: "No. 2 in Islamic State reportedly killed ['earlier this week'] / White House says he died in U.S. airstrike; heritage sites under 'brutal' assault" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9 S.L.P.D., 08/22/15]

2015 - Kim Jong Un orders forces to 'quasi-state of war' in clash between rivals - August 22nd, 2015: "Pressure high as North, South Korea exchange shots, words / Kim Jong Un orders forces to 'quasi-state of war' in clash between rivals" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9 S.L.P.D., 08/22/15]

2015 -  Blast in China injures at least 9 - August 23rd, 2015: "Blast in China [city of Zibo, in Shandong Province] injures at least 9 [08/22/15]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8 S.L.P.D., 08/23/15]

2015 -  Islamic State militants kill dozens in Iraq - August 23rd, 2015: "Islamic State militants kill dozens in Iraq [08/21/15]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8 S.L.P.D., 08/23/15]

2015 -  U.S. banks are moving billions in trades beyond CFTC's reach - August 23rd, 2015: "U.S. banks are moving billions in trades beyond CFTC's reach" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. E1 S.L.P.D., 08/23/15]

2015 -  Bomb in Afghanistan kills 3 American contractors, others - August 23rd, 2015: "Bomb in Afghanistan kills 3 American contractors, others [08/22/15]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A8 S.L.P.D., 08/23/15]

2015 - Typhoons Goni and Atsani - August 24th, 2015: "Typhoons in the western North Pacific can happen at any time of year, but activity tends to pick up during the summer months. In August 2015, the ninth and tenth typhoons of the year spun in the vicinity of Japan. [... .]"

[Based on: nasa.gov article: Typhoons Goni and Atsani]

*Link: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=86478

2015 -  Long hours tied to stroke risk, study says - August 24th, 2015: "Long hours tied to stroke risk, study says" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A12 S.L.P.D., 08/24/15]

2015 -  Lobster population shifts north as ocean warms - August 24th, 2015: "Lobster population shifts north as ocean warms / Many in southern New England are being forced out of fishing industry" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8 S.L.P.D., 08/24/15]

2015 -  Police, protestors clash over trash in Lebanon - August 24th, 2015: "Police, protestors clash over trash in Lebanon / Mass demonstration escalates; tear gas and water canons are used on large crowds" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11 S.L.P.D., 08/24/15]

2015 -  Blast reported at U.S. Army depot in Tokyo - August 24th, 2015: "Blast reported at U.S. Army depot in Tokyo [08/24/15]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10 S.L.P.D., 08/24/15]

2015 -  Islamic State destroys ancient temple in Syria - August 24th, 2015: "Islamic State destroys ancient temple in Syria [Baalshamin Temple, Palmyra]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A10 S.L.P.D., 08/24/15]

2015 -  Boaters take aim at 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' - August 24th, 2015: "Boaters take aim at 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7 S.L.P.D., 08/24/15]

2015 -  Topless parade puts spotlight on bare-breasted performers - August 24th, 2015: "Topless parade [08/23/25] puts spotlight on bare-breasted performers [New York City]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14 S.L.P.D., 08/24/15]

2015 -  Doctors perplexed as Ebola survivors struggle with pain - August 24th, 2015: "Doctors perplexed as Ebola survivors struggle with pain / Many now experience joint issues, or have vision, hearing problems" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10 S.L.P.D., 08/24/15]

2015 -  With nuclear deal in hand, Britain reopens Iran mission - August 24th, 2015: "With nuclear deal in hand, Britain reopens Iran mission" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10 S.L.P.D., 08/24/15]

2015 - Sunspot AR2403 - August 25th, 2015: "HUGE SUNSPOT FACES EARTH: Yesterday, sunspot AR2403 was huge. Today it is 25% bigger." [Based on: http://www.spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 08/25/15]

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 25th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 15.871.35; Change: - 588.40 (- 3.6 %) / S&P 500 - Close 1,893.21; Change: - 77.68 (- 3.9 %)." [Based on: p. A7, S.L.P.D., 08/25/15]

2015 -  Settlement / Target Corp. - August 25th, 2015: "Target settles with U.S. over race and gender bias in hiring ['agreed to pay $2.8 million']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Reuters article, p. A6 S.L.P.D., 08/25/15]

2015 -  Talks yield Korean deal expected to ease tension - August 25th, 2015: "Talks yield Korean deal expected to ease tension / North shows regret over mine blast" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1 S.L.P.D., 08/25/15]

2015 -  Obama should act on radioactive West Lake Landfill - August 25th, 2015: "If ever there were an issue that needed executive action from the White House, it’s the radioactive West Lake Landfill. Located in densely populated north St. Louis County, the site contains nearly 50,000 tons of highly radiotoxic, uncontained nuclear waste produced by the Manhattan Project during World War II. After 42 years, continuous finger-pointing, and an endless train of studies and reports, little has been done to clean it up. [...] The significance of this is that the U.S. government is wholly responsible for any and all health hazards connected to the Manhattan Project as detailed in the original contracts between Mallinckrodt and the Manhattan Engineering District acting in defense of America. [...] To make matters worse, an underground fire burns in an adjacent landfill and is migrating toward the radioactive waste. The fire has burned for years and it appears no one has even tried to put it out. There is no other radioactive site in the United States with an underground fire burning next to it. [... .]" [Based on: OTHER VIEWS article (Obama should act on radioactive West Lake Landfill / Nuclear waste - Cleanup of site should be turned over to Army Corps FUSRAP program) by Byron Delear and Dawn Chapman, p. A11 S.L.P.D., 08/25/15]

http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/president-obama-needs-to-take-action-on-radioactive-west-lake/article_ebe0d46d-7476-53a1-a290-86d4acbabc60.html

2015 -   City closes park with contaminated soil / St. Louis, Mo. - August 25th, 2015: "HAZELWOOD > City closes park [St. Cin Park] with contaminated ['contaminated with radioactivity'] soil [St. Louis Co., Mo.]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A3 S.L.P.D., 08/25/15]

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 26th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 15.666.44; Change: - 204.91 (- 1.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 1,867.61; Change: - 25.60 (- 1.4 %)." [Based on: p. A13, S.L.P.D., 08/26/15]

2015 - China, U.S. to seek 'clean coal' - August 26th, 2015: "China, U.S. to seek 'clean coal' " [Based on: Title for BUSINESS DIGEST article, p. A5 S.L.P.D., 08/26/15]

2015 - Hezbollah backs trash protestors - August 26th, 2015: "Hezbollah backs trash protestors" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A5 S.L.P.D., 08/26/15]

2015 - 8 users in U.S. sue adultery website - August 26th, 2015: "8 users in U.S. sue adultery website / Furor grows over data breach" [Based on: Title for A.P.  article, p. A8 S.L.P.D., 08/26/15]

2015 - Sewage spill closes famed Hawaii beach - August 26th, 2015: "Sewage spill closes famed Hawaii beach [Waikiki]" [Based on: Title for A.P.  article, p. A8 S.L.P.D., 08/26/15]

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 27th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 16.285.51; Change: 619.07 (4.0 %) / S&P 500 - Close 1,940.51; Change: 72.90 (3.9 %)." [Based on: p. A9, S.L.P.D., 08/26/15]

2015 - Sentenced / James Holmes - August 27th, 2015: "Judge sentences Holmes [James Holmes] to life, orders him out of courtroom" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5 S.L.P.D., 08/27/15]

2015 - Refinery tower collapse / Wood River, Il. - August 27th, 2015: "Wood River refinery tower [Phillips 66 ... Illinois] collapses, shutting gas unit [08/25/15]" [Based on: Title for REUTERS article, p. A8 S.L.P.D., 08/27/15]

2015 - TWO JOURNALISTS KILLED ON LIVE TV / U.S.A. - August 27th, 2015: "TWO JOURNALISTS KILLED ON LIVE TV / Suspect in Virginia shootings later kills himself / Suspect in killing of Virginia television crew had history of work troubles" [Based on: Title(s) for Los Angeles Times  article, p. A8 S.L.P.D., 08/27/15]

2015 - EPA, state underestimated spill potential, inquiry finds - August 27th, 2015: "EPA, state underestimated spill potential, inquiry finds / Warnings about large spill [Gold King Mine, Colorado] were issued a year earlier" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10 S.L.P.D., 08/27/15]

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 28th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 16.654.77; Change: 369.26 (2.3 %) / S&P 500 - Close 1,987.66; Change: 47.15 (2.4 %)." [Based on: p. B3, S.L.P.D., 08/28/15]

2015 - Tropical Storm Erika - August 28th, 2015: "4 killed in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika hits island" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15 S.L.P.D., 08/28/15]

2015 - Dozens of migrants found dead in truck - August 28th, 2015: "Dozens of migrants found dead in truck / Grisly discovery in Austria comes as Europe's leaders meet on refugee crisis [08/27/15]" [Based on: Title forA.P.  article, p. A15 S.L.P.D., 08/28/15]

2015 - Greece appoints first woman prime minister - August 28th, 2015: "Greece appoints first woman prime minister [08/27/15]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15 S.L.P.D., 08/28/15]

2015 - Jewish settlers grab building in Arab part of Jerusalem - August 28th, 2015: "Jewish settlers grab building in Arab part [Silwan] of Jerusalem [08/27/15]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15 S.L.P.D., 08/28/15]

2015 - IS suicide bombing kills 2 Iraqi army generals in Anbar - August 28th, 2015: "IS suicide bombing kills 2 Iraqi army generals in Anbar [08/27/15]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A15 S.L.P.D., 08/28/15]

2015 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - August 29th, 2015: "Dow Jones Industrials - Close: 16.643.01; Change: - 17.76 (- 0.1 %) / S&P 500 - Close 1,988.87; Change: 1.21 (0.1 %)." [Based on: p. A8, S.L.P.D., 08/29/15]

2015 - Hurricanes Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena - August 29th, 2015: "Hurricanes traversing the Pacific Ocean are often solitary storms. Occasionally they show up in pairs. But according to meteorologists, August 2015 marked the first time in recorded history that three Category 4 storms simultaneously paraded over the central and eastern Pacific. [... .]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=86512]

2015 - Protests / Japan - August 31st, 2015: "Moms, students join Japan protests over security bills" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11 S.L.P.D., 08/31/15]

2015 - Iran sentences two for spying - August 31st, 2015: "Iran sentences two for spying ['spying for the United States and Israel']" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11 S.L.P.D., 08/31/15]

2015 - Alaska feared to be melting away - August 31st, 2015: "Alaska feared to be melting away / Obama heads to state this week for a conference on climate change" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5 S.L.P.D., 08/31/15]

2015 - Islamic State damages ancient temple - August 31st, 2015: "Islamic State damages ancient temple [08/30/15] / Attack at Bel Temple in Syria's Palmyra called war crime" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11 S.L.P.D., 08/31/15]

2015 - U.S. is global leader in mass shootings - August 31st, 2015: "The United States is, by a long shot, the global leader in mass shootings, claiming just 5 percent of the global population but an outsized share - 31 percent - of the world's mass shooters since 1966, a new study finds. [...] A 2007 survey found 270 million firearms in U.S. civilian households - an ownership rate of 88.8 firearms per 100 people. Yemen followed, with 54.8 firearms per 100 people. [... .]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (U.S. is global leader in mass shootings / Quest for fame, poor access to mental health resources, gun culture cited), p. A5 S.L.P.D., 08/31/15]

2015 - Fire in Saudi oil compound turns deadly - August 31st, 2015: "Fire in Saudi oil compound ['... known as Radium in the eastern city of Khobar.'] turns deadly [08/30/15]" [Based on: Title (and text) for DIGEST article, p. A11 S.L.P.D., 08/31/15]

2015 - Airstrike on factory in Yemen kills 35 - August 31st, 2015: "Airstrike ['Saudi-led coalition airstrike'] on factory in Yemen kills 35 [08/30/15]" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11 S.L.P.D., 08/31/15]

2015 - Italian energy firm finds large natural gas field near Egypt - August 31st, 2015: "Italian energy firm finds large natural gas field near Egypt" [Based on: Title for DIGEST article, p. A11 S.L.P.D., 08/31/15]

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