Ah, many thanks! Sorry, I'm a Bash junky and not a perl/python, but am trying to patiently learn.
After sleeping on this and comparing it to the Anchorage Daily News (Official Kindle Version feed), I realized I only needed a title page with the published date. However, since individual stories are constantly updated and this date is the actual updated publish/re-edit date, I should probably just use this.
Now I just need to just google for changing fonts <h2> etc. Once I clean this file up, I'll publish for other users. Think I'm just going to leave many of the feeds commented-out (but still in the file in case others have interests) as the Anchorage Daily News (Official Kindle Version feed) only pushes News, Opinions, Sports, Outdoors and Letters to the Editor sections. Personally, like most, just want to news/facts.