Dashboard feeds disappeared again when I activated the Bad Behavior plugin.
When I deactivated Bad Behavior, got the 'cannot open page' message, first time, redid the deactivation, and my Safari crashed.
After restarting, and pulling browser and WordPress back up, and the Dashboard, found that the plugin had been deactivated, but had to reload the Dashboard a couple times before it pulled up the news feeds without errors.
That may have been a Safari cache problem, as I did not empty it this time.
Any way, progressing thru plugins one at a time and checked the page on what plugins are compatible with version 2.2, found Bad Behavior was not listed.
Also noticed the WP_CACHE plugin is not working properly. So need to check on configurations.
I couldn't find that, so (?)