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B. 01-12 Google reports China-based attack San Francisco Bay Area
C. 01-26 Avatar is top-grossing film ever Southern California
D. 03-21 U.S. House passes health care vote House of Representatives
4. 04-06 Blast killed at least 25 miners Montcoal, West Virginia, USA
04-21 Oil spill after blast on oil rig Louisiana
G. 05-01 Suspected bomb found on Times Square Manhattan
7. 05-30 Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' White House, Washington
I. 06-28 Feds charge 10 with spying for Russia Washington
9. 07-15 BP says oil has stopped leaking Louisiana

Summary.     Click for More > Suspected bomb found on Times Square Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Feds charge 10 with spying for Russia BP says oil has stopped leaking Thousands of Afghan war docs go online 'Ground Zero mosque' moves closer Migrant link in Mexico killings. 72 died Church defiant over Koran burning Packages had 'explosive material' Republicans win House, Dems keep Senate   Wikileaks reveals US global fears
Google reports China-based attack  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December Avatar is top-grossing film ever  Sci-fi spectacular has surpassed Titanic to become the highest grossing movie of all time, figures from distributor 20th Century Fox show U.S. House passes health care vote   The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill Blast killed at least 25 miners   One of the men killed in coal mine explosion at the Massey Energy Co. knew of the danger but didn't let it bother him   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
Jan.3  USA  Tougher US air screening rules
Jan.4  Washington  CIA bomber was al-Qaeda triple agent
Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area
Jan.19  Massachusetts  Republicans win key US Senate election
Jan.21  Washington  Obama pushes new bank regulation
Jan.25  Montreal  Donors meet to plan Haiti rebuilding
Jan.26   Southern California
Jan.27  U.S. Congress  Obama delivers his first State of the Union
Feb.7  Miami  Saints upset Colts in Super Bowl
Feb.18  Texas  Pilot air attack on US tax office
Feb.19  Florida  Tiger Woods makes apology for infidelity
Feb.24  House of Representatives  Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president
Mar.4  House of Representatives  Congress panel accuses Turks of genocide
Mar.21   House of Representatives
Mar.24  Washington  'No breakthrough' in US-Israeli talks
Mar.26  Washington  U.S., Russia OK nuclear cuts
Apr.6   USA
Apr.13  Washington  Obama: 'Real progress' at nuclear summit
Apr.21   Louisiana
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.23  Arizona  Arizona signs tough immigration bill
Apr.25  Louisiana  Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion
Apr.26  Miami  Noriega extradited to France
Apr.29  Louisiana  Oil reaches coast in US disaster
May.1   Manhattan
May.3  UN  Clinton faces off with Iran's leader
 New York  Man held over attempt to bomb T. Square
May.12  House of Representatives  Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
May.27  Louisiana  Work resumes to plug US oil well
May.30   Washington
Jun.4  Louisiana  BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
Jun.9  UN Security Council  U.N. votes new sanctions on Iran
Jun.10  Louisiana  Oil leak was 'greater than estimated'
Jun.15  Washington  Obama in national address on oil
Jun.16  U.S. Congress  US Congress set to grill BP chief
Jun.23  Washington  Obama fires US Afghan commander
Jun.24  Washington  Obama and Medvedev hail 're-set' ties
 Upstate New York  Jamaican drug lord arrives in U. S.
Jun.27  Toronto  G20 agrees on deficit cuts by 2013
Jun.28   Washington
Jun.29  Louisiana  Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up
Jul.13  Washington  Iran nuclear scientist free to leave US
Jul.15   Louisiana
Jul.22  Louisiana  Storm forces ships off spill site
Jul.25   USA
Aug.2  UN  UN announces Gaza flotilla probe
Aug.3   Manhattan
 Louisiana  BP starts 'static kill' on well
Aug.20  Washington  Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks
Aug.25   North Mexico
Aug.27  Washington  US recovery 'slower than expected'
Sep.1  Washington  Obama holds high-stakes Mideast talks
Sep.7   Florida
Sep.11  Manhattan  9/11 anniversary marked amid row
Sep.14  New York  Tea Party surges in US primaries
Sep.19  Louisiana  Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says
Sep.23  UN Gen. Assembly  US protest at Iran leader's UN speech
Oct.2  Washington  US may give Europe travel warning
Oct.12  USA  US judge rejects gay military ban
Oct.21  Canada  Military commander gets life for killing 2
Oct.22  USA  WikiLeaks releases 400,000 Iraq papers
Oct.29   Washington
Nov.1  Texas  Giants win World Series over Rangers
Nov.2   Washington
Nov.10  San Diego  Passengers: Cruise ship isn't 'splendid'
Nov.17  New York  Terror suspect acquitted of most charges
Nov.28   USA
  Whistle-blowing website has begun releasing extracts from secret cables sent by US embassies, giving an insight into current global concerns.    1. Saudi Arabia's King was urging the US to attack Iran and end its nuclear weapons program. 2. Concerns over the security of Paki...
Dec.6  Washington  Deal reached on Bush era tax cuts Dec.8  Florida  SpaceX craft finally launches Dec.11  Manhattan  Madoff's son found hanged in NY Dec.13  Washington  U.S. diplomat Holbrooke dies Dec.15  Washington  U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill Dec.22  Washington  Obama signs law ending military gay ban  Washington  Obama hails nuclear treaty vote Dec.27  New York  Travel chaos as blizzards hit US



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February 2010
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March 2010
Congress panel accuses Turks of genocide
U.S. House passes health care vote
U.S., Russia OK nuclear cuts
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April 2010
Obama: 'Real progress' at nuclear summit
Arizona signs tough immigration bill
Noriega extradited to France
Blast killed at least 25 miners
Oil spill after blast on oil rig
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Oil reaches coast in US disaster
May 2010
Clinton faces off with Iran's leader
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Work resumes to plug US oil well
Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster'
Suspected bomb found on Times Square
Man held over attempt to bomb T. Square
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Work resumes to plug US oil well
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Work resumes to plug US oil well
Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster'
Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty'
Work resumes to plug US oil well
June 2010
U.N. votes new sanctions on Iran
Obama in national address on oil
Obama fires US Afghan commander
Obama and Medvedev hail 're-set' ties
BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
Oil leak was 'greater than estimated'
Obama in national address on oil
Feds charge 10 with spying for Russia
BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
Obama in national address on oil
US Congress set to grill BP chief
BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
Oil leak was 'greater than estimated'
Obama in national address on oil
BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
Oil leak was 'greater than estimated'
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August 2010
UN announces Gaza flotilla probe
'Ground Zero mosque' moves closer
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Migrant link in Mexico killings. 72 died
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September 2010
Church defiant over Koran burning
9/11 anniversary marked amid row
Tea Party surges in US primaries
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October 2010
US judge rejects gay military ban
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Packages had 'explosive material'
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November 2010
Republicans win House, Dems keep Senate
Wikileaks reveals US global fears
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December 2010
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January 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jan.3   USA
Jan.4   Washington
Jan.5  Washington  Obama admits intelligence failures
Jan.8  Detroit  'Not guilty' plea in plane bomb case
Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area  
  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December
 Google has decided it is no longer willing to consider censorship of its site in China and may have to shut down its site and its offices in that nation
Jan.19   Massachusetts   Republicans win key US Senate election  Republican Scott Brown has won the race for the Senate seat in the state of Massachusetts left vacant by Edward Kennedy's death Jan.21   Washington Obama pushes new bank regulation Jan.25   Montreal Donors meet to plan Haiti rebuilding Jan.26   Southern California   Avatar is top-grossing film ever
  Sci-fi spectacular has surpassed Titanic to become the highest grossing movie of all time, figures from distributor 20th Century Fox show
 Director James Cameron holds the remarkable distinction of directing both the world's top grossing movies
Jan.27   U.S. Congress Obama delivers his first State of the Union

February 2010 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Washington  Obama unveils 2011 budget plans  North Mexico  Death toll at 16 in Juarez party shooting Feb.6  Washington  Snowstorm paralyses DC and eastern US  Canada  G7 nations pledge debt relief for Haiti Feb.7   Miami Saints upset Colts in Super Bowl
Feb.11  New York  Clinton was on 'frenetic pace' Feb.18   Texas   Pilot air attack on US tax office   Joseph Andrew Stack crashed into an office block left a note expressing his anger at Internal Revenue Service Feb.19   Florida Tiger Woods makes apology for infidelity Feb.24   House of Representatives   Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president  Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, acknowledged that the company had made mistakes and apologized for the recent lapses in quality control

March 2010 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4   House of Representatives Congress panel accuses Turks of genocide
Mar.7  Los Angeles  'Hurt Locker' is best picture, wins 6 Oscars Mar.12  Washington  Clinton: Israeli action an 'insult' Mar.19  UN  Quartet urges Israeli settlement freeze  Washington  Obama hails 'historic' healthcare vote Mar.21   House of Representatives   U.S. House passes health care vote
  The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill
 The compromise bill drafted by top Democrats will cost $940 billion over the next 10 years, cuts the deficit by $138 billion during that period. It would reduce the deficit by another $1.2 trillion in the following decade
Mar.23  Washington  Obama, Netanyahu meet amid strain Mar.24   Washington 'No breakthrough' in US-Israeli talks Mar.26   Washington   U.S., Russia OK nuclear cuts  President Obama: The United States and Russia have reached 'the most comprehensive arms control agreement in nearly two decades' Mar.30  North Mexico  10 people, ages 8-21, shot dead

April 2010 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2  Washington  U.S. official: Iran to ship arms to Taliban Apr.4  North Mexico  Earthquakes rattle Pacific Coast Apr.6  Washington  Obama limits US nuclear arms use   USA   Blast killed at least 25 miners
Map of Montcoal West Virginia USA
  One of the men killed in coal mine explosion at the Massey Energy Co. knew of the danger but didn't let it bother him
 4 others are unaccounted for at The blast at the Massey Energy Co. The cause had not been determined as rescuers worked to bore ventilation holes into the Upper Big Branch Mine
Apr.12  Washington  Ukraine to remove uranium stockpile Apr.13   Washington Obama: 'Real progress' at nuclear summit Apr.21   Louisiana     Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.22  New York  Obama pushes case for bank reform bill  Wisconsin  US man names Pope in abuse lawsuit Apr.23   Arizona Arizona signs tough immigration bill
Apr.25   Louisiana Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion Apr.26   Miami     Noriega extradited to France   Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was put on a plane to France after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed extradition orders Apr.28  Louisiana  New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill Apr.29   Louisiana Oil reaches coast in US disaster

May 2010 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Louisiana  Weather hampers oil slick clean-up   Manhattan     Suspected bomb found on Times Square
  Part of square has been sealed off in a security alert involving a suspected car bomb. Police removed bomb-making material, including propane tanks.    The alert was triggered when a police patrolman saw smoke ...
May.3   UN Clinton faces off with Iran's leader   New York Man held over attempt to bomb T. Square May.4  New York  Bomb-plot suspect charged with terrorism May.8  Louisiana  Setback in oil containment bid May.12   House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.20  U.S. Senate  Senate approves reforms of Wall Street May.24  Washington  US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.26  Louisiana  BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.27   Louisiana Work resumes to plug US oil well May.28  UN  UN push for nuclear-free Mid-East May.29  Louisiana  'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails May.30   Washington     Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Map of White House USA
  White House energy adviser Carol Browner: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced
May.31  UN Security Council  Security Council meets on Israeli raid

June 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4  Florida  Successful blast-off for Falcon 9   Louisiana BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf
Jun.9   UN Security Council U.N. votes new sanctions on Iran  Philadelphia  Blackhawks get Stanley Cup Jun.10   Louisiana Oil leak was 'greater than estimated' Jun.11  Southern U.S.  Floodwaters hit campsites, leave 16 dead Jun.15   Washington Obama in national address on oil Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief Jun.17  Los Angeles  Lakers edge Celtics, win 16th title Jun.20  Louisiana  BP told rig safety gear 'broke earlier' Jun.21  New York  Times Square bomb suspect pleads guilty Jun.22  Washington  Obama 'angry' over McChrystal claims Jun.23   Washington     Obama fires US Afghan commander   Gen Stanley McChrystal, has been dismissed by President Obama after critical comments about senior US officials in a magazine Jun.24   Washington     Obama and Medvedev hail 're-set' ties   Russian President and his US counterpart have marked a warming in relations between the two countries on Mr Medvedev's first visit to Americ...   Upstate New York Jamaican drug lord arrives in U. S. Jun.26  Toronto  G8 condemns North Korea over sinking Jun.27   Toronto G20 agrees on deficit cuts by 2013 Jun.28   Washington     Feds charge 10 with spying for Russia
  After Medvedev visit, the Justice Department arrested on charges of being Russian agents involved in a long-term mission in the country.    They were part of an operation where agents posed as ord...
 North Mexico  Gunfire kills gubernatorial candidate Jun.29   Louisiana Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up
Jun.30  Texas  Texas on alert as Alex sweeps in

July 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2  Virginia  Spy suspects 'admit they are Russians' Jul.6  UN  Queen Elizabeth praises U.N. efforts  Washington  Obama and Netanyahu urge Mid-East talk Jul.9  Louisiana  BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak Jul.12  Louisiana  BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well Jul.13   Washington Iran nuclear scientist free to leave US
 Louisiana  BP starting pressure test on well Jul.15   Louisiana     BP says oil has stopped leaking
  BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion.    The well has been sealed with a cap as part of a test that could la...
 U.S. Senate  US financial reform passed by Senate Jul.17  Louisiana  BP oil well 'withstands pressure' Jul.18  Louisiana  Seepage detected at oil spill site Jul.20  Washington  Lockerbie bomber release 'not BP's fault' Jul.21  Washington  Obama signs financial reform law Jul.22   Louisiana Storm forces ships off spill site Jul.24  Louisiana  Oil spill vessels return to site Jul.25   USA     Thousands of Afghan war docs go online
  A whistle-blower website has published more than 90,000 U.S. military and diplomatic reports about Afghanistan filed between 2004 and January 2010
Jul.28  Arizona  Judge blocks part of AZ immigration law  North Mexico  Four journalists held hostage Jul.30  USA  US economic growth slows to 2.4%

August 2010 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2   UN     UN announces Gaza flotilla probe  The secretary general has announced an investigation into an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid convoy on 31 May which killed nine Turkish act... Aug.3   Manhattan   'Ground Zero mosque' moves closer Map of Ground Zero USA
  An attempt to stop a plan for a mosque near New York's Ground Zero has failed after the site was denied landmark status
  Louisiana BP starts 'static kill' on well Aug.4  California  US judge rejects gay marriage ban  Louisiana  Majority of BP spill 'dealt with' Aug.16  North Mexico  Mayor of Santiago kidnapped and killed Aug.20   Washington     Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: The talks, involving other regional and international players, are intended to resolve all 'final status'... Aug.25   North Mexico   Migrant link in Mexico killings. 72 died Map of Tamaulipas Mexico
  72 people found murdered at a ranch in the north of the country say they were migrants from South and Central America trying to reach the U.S.
Aug.27   Washington US recovery 'slower than expected' Aug.29  New Orleans  Obama hails spirit of New Orleans

September 2010 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   Washington Obama holds high-stakes Mideast talks
Sep.2  Washington  Middle East talks 'constructive'  North Mexico  Clash 'leaves 27 drug cartel gunmen dead' Sep.3  Washington  Settlements remain obstacle in peace talks Sep.6  Washington  Obama to unveil $50bn building plan Sep.7   Florida   Church defiant over Koran burning
  A small US church says it will defy international condemnation and go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Koran on the 9/11 anniversary.    Organiser, Pastor Terry Jones said: 'We must send...
Sep.9  Florida  Rethinking canceled Quran burning Sep.10  Washington  Obama pleads for Koran row calm Sep.11   Manhattan   9/11 anniversary marked amid row   The U.S. is marking 9 years since terrorist attack on 9/11 amid controversy over plans for an Islamic centre near Ground Zero and a threat to... Sep.12  North Mexico  Drug kingpin 'El Grande' captures Sep.13  New York  Nadal Wins U.S. Open Sep.14   New York   Tea Party surges in US primaries  The conservative Tea Party movement has won several victories over mainstream Republicans, ncluding the race to stand for New York governor Sep.19   Louisiana Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says
Sep.23   UN Gen. Assembly     US protest at Iran leader's UN speech   The US and other delegations walk out as Iran's President Ahmadinejad questions the events of 9/11  New York  Diplomat's throat slashed in NYC  Virginia  US woman executed for family murders Sep.24  Washington  Obama condemns Ahmadinejad speech Sep.29  Washington  U.S. adds more sanctions against Iran

October 2010 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2   Washington US may give Europe travel warning
Oct.12   USA   US judge rejects gay military ban  US District Judge Virginia Phillips last month ruled the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy unconstitutional Oct.21   Canada Military commander gets life for killing 2 Oct.22   USA     WikiLeaks releases 400,000 Iraq papers   Secret documents are expected to give a never-before-seen, uncensored view of the Iraq War, covering the period from 2004 through 2009 Oct.23  North Mexico  Mexico gunmen kill 12 at party Oct.25  Washington  Iran's cash to Kabul worries US Oct.29  Washington  US economic growth rate quickens   Washington   Packages had 'explosive material'
  Packages found in at least two locations abroad that were bound for Jewish organizations in the U.S. 'apparently contain explosive material.    The packages, found in the UK and Dubai on two overnight cargo plan...


November 2010 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   Texas Giants win World Series over Rangers Nov.2   Washington   Republicans win House, Dems keep Senate
  US Republicans have ridden a wave of economic discontent to capture the House but President Obama's party has kept the Senate.    GOP has picked up nine governorships from Democrats. Republicans took six Senate seats from...
Nov.3  Washington  Fed pumps $600bn into US economy Nov.5  North Mexico  Senior drug lord Cardenas shot dead Nov.10   San Diego Passengers: Cruise ship isn't 'splendid' Nov.13  Washington  US offers Israel settlement plan Nov.17   New York Terror suspect acquitted of most charges Nov.26  Washington  US warns allies on possible leaks Nov.28   USA     Wikileaks reveals US global fears
  Whistle-blowing website has begun releasing extracts from secret cables sent by US embassies, giving an insight into current global concerns
 1. Saudi Arabia's King was urging the US to attack Iran and end its nuclear weapons program. 2. Concerns over the security of Pakistani nuclear material that could be used to make an atomic weapon. 3. The widespread use of computer hacking by China's government
Nov.29  Wisconsin  All hostages freed at US school

December 2010 ... more > Top ^
Dec.5  USA  US 'vital facilities' list leaked Dec.6   Washington Deal reached on Bush era tax cuts Dec.8   Florida SpaceX craft finally launches Dec.11   Manhattan Madoff's son found hanged in NY Dec.13   Washington U.S. diplomat Holbrooke dies Dec.15   Washington U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill Dec.19  UN Security Council  UN crisis talks on Korea tension Dec.22   Washington     Obama signs law ending military gay ban  US President Barack Obama has signed a landmark law allowing gay people serving in the military to be open about their sexuality   Washington Obama hails nuclear treaty vote Dec.27   New York   Travel chaos as blizzards hit US  Blizzards are sweeping north along the eastern coast, forcing the cancellation of more than 2,000 flights and disrupting rail and road traff... Dec.28  New York  US struggles after snow storms


Congress panel accuses Turks of genocide   Obama fires US Afghan commander   Gen Stanley McChrystal, has been dismissed by President Obama after critical comments about senior US officials in a magazine   Thousands of Afghan war docs go online




North America, 2010 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2010
Mar.4   House of Representatives
Apr.2  Washington  U.S. official: Iran to ship arms to Taliban
Apr.6  Washington  Obama limits US nuclear arms use
Apr.12  Washington  Ukraine to remove uranium stockpile
May.28  UN  UN push for nuclear-free Mid-East
Jun.22  Washington  Obama 'angry' over McChrystal claims
Jun.23   Washington
Jul.6  Washington  Obama and Netanyahu urge Mid-East talk
Jul.25   USA
  A whistle-blower website has published more than 90,000 U.S. military and diplomatic reports about Afghanistan filed between 2004 and January 2010
Aug.20   Washington   Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: The talks, involving other regional and international players, are intended to resolve all 'final status'... Sep.2  Washington  Middle East talks 'constructive' Sep.3  Washington  Settlements remain obstacle in peace talks Oct.12   USA US judge rejects gay military ban  US District Judge Virginia Phillips last month ruled the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy unconstitutional Oct.21   Canada Military commander gets life for killing 2
Oct.22   USA   WikiLeaks releases 400,000 Iraq papers   Secret documents are expected to give a never-before-seen, uncensored view of the Iraq War, covering the period from 2004 through 2009 Dec.22   Washington   Obama signs law ending military gay ban  US President Barack Obama has signed a landmark law allowing gay people serving in the military to be open about their sexuality Dec.22   Washington Obama hails nuclear treaty vote



North America, 2010 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.25   Montreal Donors meet to plan Haiti rebuilding
Feb.6  Washington  Snowstorm paralyses DC and eastern US Feb.6  Canada  G7 nations pledge debt relief for Haiti Apr.4  North Mexico  Earthquakes rattle Pacific Coast Apr.6   USA Blast killed at least 25 miners
Map of Montcoal West Virginia USA
  One of the men killed in coal mine explosion at the Massey Energy Co. knew of the danger but didn't let it bother him
 4 others are unaccounted for at The blast at the Massey Energy Co. The cause had not been determined as rescuers worked to bore ventilation holes into the Upper Big Branch Mine
Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.25   Louisiana Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion
Apr.28  Louisiana  New leak found in Gulf of Mexico oil spill Apr.29   Louisiana Oil reaches coast in US disaster May.1  Louisiana  Weather hampers oil slick clean-up May.8  Louisiana  Setback in oil containment bid May.12   House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.24  Washington  US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.26  Louisiana  BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.27   Louisiana Work resumes to plug US oil well May.29  Louisiana  'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails May.30   Washington   Oil leak 'worst US environment disaster' Map of White House USA
  White House energy adviser Carol Browner: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the US has faced
Jun.4   Louisiana BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf Jun.10   Louisiana Oil leak was 'greater than estimated' Jun.11  Southern U.S.  Floodwaters hit campsites, leave 16 dead Jun.15   Washington Obama in national address on oil Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief Jun.20  Louisiana  BP told rig safety gear 'broke earlier' Jun.29   Louisiana Hurricane hits Gulf oil clean-up Jun.30  Texas  Texas on alert as Alex sweeps in Jul.9  Louisiana  BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak Jul.12  Louisiana  BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well Jul.13  Louisiana  BP starting pressure test on well Jul.15   Louisiana   BP says oil has stopped leaking
  BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion.    The well has been sealed with a cap as part of a test that could la...
Jul.17  Louisiana  BP oil well 'withstands pressure' Jul.18  Louisiana  Seepage detected at oil spill site Jul.22   Louisiana Storm forces ships off spill site
Jul.24  Louisiana  Oil spill vessels return to site Aug.3   Louisiana BP starts 'static kill' on well Aug.4  Louisiana  Majority of BP spill 'dealt with' Aug.29  New Orleans  Obama hails spirit of New Orleans Sep.19   Louisiana Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says Nov.10   San Diego Passengers: Cruise ship isn't 'splendid' Dec.11   Manhattan Madoff's son found hanged in NY Dec.15   Washington U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill Dec.27   New York Travel chaos as blizzards hit US  Blizzards are sweeping north along the eastern coast, forcing the cancellation of more than 2,000 flights and disrupting rail and road traff... Dec.28  New York  US struggles after snow storms



North America, 2010 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2010 Feb.7   Miami Saints upset Colts in Super Bowl
Feb.19   Florida Tiger Woods makes apology for infidelity Jun.9  Philadelphia  Blackhawks get Stanley Cup Jun.17  Los Angeles  Lakers edge Celtics, win 16th title Sep.13  New York  Nadal Wins U.S. Open Nov.1   Texas Giants win World Series over Rangers



North America, 2010 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.3   USA Tougher US air screening rules
Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area Google reports China-based attack
  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December
 Google has decided it is no longer willing to consider censorship of its site in China and may have to shut down its site and its offices in that nation
Jan.21   Washington Obama pushes new bank regulation Jan.26   Southern California Avatar is top-grossing film ever
  Sci-fi spectacular has surpassed Titanic to become the highest grossing movie of all time, figures from distributor 20th Century Fox show
 Director James Cameron holds the remarkable distinction of directing both the world's top grossing movies
Feb.1  Washington  Obama unveils 2011 budget plans Feb.24   House of Representatives Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president  Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, acknowledged that the company had made mistakes and apologized for the recent lapses in quality control Mar.7  Los Angeles  'Hurt Locker' is best picture, wins 6 Oscars Mar.19  Washington  Obama hails 'historic' healthcare vote Mar.21   House of Representatives U.S. House passes health care vote
  The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill
 The compromise bill drafted by top Democrats will cost $940 billion over the next 10 years, cuts the deficit by $138 billion during that period. It would reduce the deficit by another $1.2 trillion in the following decade
Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames
 At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. history and among the largest oil spills in history. The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher
Apr.22  New York  Obama pushes case for bank reform bill Apr.25   Louisiana Efforts to stop leak after oil rig explosion Apr.29   Louisiana Oil reaches coast in US disaster May.1  Louisiana  Weather hampers oil slick clean-up May.8  Louisiana  Setback in oil containment bid May.12   House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.20  U.S. Senate  Senate approves reforms of Wall Street May.24  Washington  US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.26  Louisiana  BP says 'top kill' plug going to plan May.27   Louisiana Work resumes to plug US oil well May.29  Louisiana  'Top kill' BP operation to halt oil leak fails Jun.4  Florida  Successful blast-off for Falcon 9 Jun.4   Louisiana BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf Jun.10   Louisiana Oil leak was 'greater than estimated' Jun.15   Washington Obama in national address on oil Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief Jun.27   Toronto G20 agrees on deficit cuts by 2013 Jul.9  Louisiana  BP in fresh bid to plug oil leak Jul.12  Louisiana  BP installs new sealing cap on leaking well Jul.13  Louisiana  BP starting pressure test on well Jul.15   Louisiana   BP says oil has stopped leaking
  BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well, the first time the flow has stopped since an explosion.    The well has been sealed with a cap as part of a test that could la...
Jul.15  U.S. Senate  US financial reform passed by Senate Jul.17  Louisiana  BP oil well 'withstands pressure' Jul.21  Washington  Obama signs financial reform law Jul.24  Louisiana  Oil spill vessels return to site Jul.30  USA  US economic growth slows to 2.4% Aug.3   Louisiana BP starts 'static kill' on well Aug.4  Louisiana  Majority of BP spill 'dealt with' Aug.27   Washington US recovery 'slower than expected' Sep.6  Washington  Obama to unveil $50bn building plan Sep.19   Louisiana Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says Oct.2   Washington US may give Europe travel warning Oct.29  Washington  US economic growth rate quickens Nov.3  Washington  Fed pumps $600bn into US economy Nov.10   San Diego Passengers: Cruise ship isn't 'splendid' Dec.6   Washington Deal reached on Bush era tax cuts Dec.8   Florida SpaceX craft finally launches Dec.11   Manhattan Madoff's son found hanged in NY Dec.15   Washington U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill



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2010 Jan.4   Washington CIA bomber was al-Qaeda triple agent
Jan.5  Washington  Obama admits intelligence failures Jan.8  Detroit  'Not guilty' plea in plane bomb case Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area Google reports China-based attack
  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December
 Google has decided it is no longer willing to consider censorship of its site in China and may have to shut down its site and its offices in that nation
Feb.1  North Mexico  Death toll at 16 in Juarez party shooting Feb.18   Texas Pilot air attack on US tax office   Joseph Andrew Stack crashed into an office block left a note expressing his anger at Internal Revenue Service Mar.30  North Mexico  10 people, ages 8-21, shot dead Apr.2  Washington  U.S. official: Iran to ship arms to Taliban Apr.22  Wisconsin  US man names Pope in abuse lawsuit May.1   Manhattan   Suspected bomb found on Times Square
  Part of square has been sealed off in a security alert involving a suspected car bomb. Police removed bomb-making material, including propane tanks.    The alert was triggered when a police patrolman saw smoke ...
May.3   New York Man held over attempt to bomb T. Square May.4  New York  Bomb-plot suspect charged with terrorism Jun.21  New York  Times Square bomb suspect pleads guilty Jun.24   Upstate New York Jamaican drug lord arrives in U. S. Jun.28   Washington   Feds charge 10 with spying for Russia
  After Medvedev visit, the Justice Department arrested on charges of being Russian agents involved in a long-term mission in the country.    They were part of an operation where agents posed as ord...
Jun.28  North Mexico  Gunfire kills gubernatorial candidate Jul.2  Virginia  Spy suspects 'admit they are Russians' Jul.28  North Mexico  Four journalists held hostage Aug.16  North Mexico  Mayor of Santiago kidnapped and killed Aug.25   North Mexico Migrant link in Mexico killings. 72 died Map of Tamaulipas Mexico
  72 people found murdered at a ranch in the north of the country say they were migrants from South and Central America trying to reach the U.S.
Sep.2  North Mexico  Clash 'leaves 27 drug cartel gunmen dead' Sep.12  North Mexico  Drug kingpin 'El Grande' captures Sep.23  New York  Diplomat's throat slashed in NYC Sep.23  Virginia  US woman executed for family murders Oct.2   Washington US may give Europe travel warning Oct.21   Canada Military commander gets life for killing 2 Oct.23  North Mexico  Mexico gunmen kill 12 at party Oct.29   Washington Packages had 'explosive material'
  Packages found in at least two locations abroad that were bound for Jewish organizations in the U.S. 'apparently contain explosive material.    The packages, found in the UK and Dubai on two overnight cargo plan...
Nov.5  North Mexico  Senior drug lord Cardenas shot dead Nov.17   New York Terror suspect acquitted of most charges
Nov.29  Wisconsin  All hostages freed at US school



North America, 2010 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2010 Jan.3   USA Tougher US air screening rules
Jan.12   San Francisco Bay Area Google reports China-based attack
  Google says pullout possible. The company and at least 20 others were victims of a highly sophisticated and targeted attack in mid-December
 Google has decided it is no longer willing to consider censorship of its site in China and may have to shut down its site and its offices in that nation
Jan.19   Massachusetts Republicans win key US Senate election  Republican Scott Brown has won the race for the Senate seat in the state of Massachusetts left vacant by Edward Kennedy's death Jan.21   Washington Obama pushes new bank regulation Jan.25   Montreal Donors meet to plan Haiti rebuilding Jan.27   U.S. Congress Obama delivers his first State of the Union Feb.1  Washington  Obama unveils 2011 budget plans Feb.6  Canada  G7 nations pledge debt relief for Haiti Feb.11  New York  Clinton was on 'frenetic pace' Feb.18   Texas Pilot air attack on US tax office   Joseph Andrew Stack crashed into an office block left a note expressing his anger at Internal Revenue Service Feb.24   House of Representatives Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president  Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, acknowledged that the company had made mistakes and apologized for the recent lapses in quality control Mar.4   House of Representatives Congress panel accuses Turks of genocide Mar.12  Washington  Clinton: Israeli action an 'insult' Mar.19  UN  Quartet urges Israeli settlement freeze Mar.19  Washington  Obama hails 'historic' healthcare vote Mar.21   House of Representatives U.S. House passes health care vote
  The House passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences with the Senate bill
 The compromise bill drafted by top Democrats will cost $940 billion over the next 10 years, cuts the deficit by $138 billion during that period. It would reduce the deficit by another $1.2 trillion in the following decade
Mar.23  Washington  Obama, Netanyahu meet amid strain Mar.24   Washington 'No breakthrough' in US-Israeli talks Mar.26   Washington U.S., Russia OK nuclear cuts  President Obama: The United States and Russia have reached 'the most comprehensive arms control agreement in nearly two decades' Apr.6  Washington  Obama limits US nuclear arms use Apr.12  Washington  Ukraine to remove uranium stockpile Apr.13   Washington Obama: 'Real progress' at nuclear summit Apr.22  New York  Obama pushes case for bank reform bill Apr.22  Wisconsin  US man names Pope in abuse lawsuit Apr.23   Arizona Arizona signs tough immigration bill Apr.26   Miami   Noriega extradited to France   Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was put on a plane to France after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed extradition orders May.3   UN Clinton faces off with Iran's leader May.12   House of Representatives Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' May.20  U.S. Senate  Senate approves reforms of Wall Street May.24  Washington  US toughens talk over Gulf spill May.28  UN  UN push for nuclear-free Mid-East May.31  UN Security Council  Security Council meets on Israeli raid Jun.4  Florida  Successful blast-off for Falcon 9 Jun.9   UN Security Council U.N. votes new sanctions on Iran Jun.15   Washington Obama in national address on oil Jun.16   U.S. Congress US Congress set to grill BP chief Jun.22  Washington  Obama 'angry' over McChrystal claims Jun.23   Washington   Obama fires US Afghan commander   Gen Stanley McChrystal, has been dismissed by President Obama after critical comments about senior US officials in a magazine Jun.24   Washington   Obama and Medvedev hail 're-set' ties   Russian President and his US counterpart have marked a warming in relations between the two countries on Mr Medvedev's first visit to Americ... Jun.26  Toronto  G8 condemns North Korea over sinking Jun.27   Toronto G20 agrees on deficit cuts by 2013 Jul.6  UN  Queen Elizabeth praises U.N. efforts Jul.6  Washington  Obama and Netanyahu urge Mid-East talk Jul.13   Washington Iran nuclear scientist free to leave US Jul.15  U.S. Senate  US financial reform passed by Senate Jul.20  Washington  Lockerbie bomber release 'not BP's fault' Jul.21  Washington  Obama signs financial reform law Jul.28  Arizona  Judge blocks part of AZ immigration law Jul.28  North Mexico  Four journalists held hostage Aug.2   UN   UN announces Gaza flotilla probe  The secretary general has announced an investigation into an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid convoy on 31 May which killed nine Turkish act... Aug.3   Manhattan 'Ground Zero mosque' moves closer Map of Ground Zero USA
  An attempt to stop a plan for a mosque near New York's Ground Zero has failed after the site was denied landmark status
Aug.4  California  US judge rejects gay marriage ban Aug.16  North Mexico  Mayor of Santiago kidnapped and killed Aug.20   Washington   Palestinians, Israel agree to resume talks  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: The talks, involving other regional and international players, are intended to resolve all 'final status'... Aug.25   North Mexico Migrant link in Mexico killings. 72 died Map of Tamaulipas Mexico
  72 people found murdered at a ranch in the north of the country say they were migrants from South and Central America trying to reach the U.S.
Aug.29  New Orleans  Obama hails spirit of New Orleans Sep.1   Washington Obama holds high-stakes Mideast talks Sep.2  Washington  Middle East talks 'constructive' Sep.3  Washington  Settlements remain obstacle in peace talks Sep.7   Florida Church defiant over Koran burning
  A small US church says it will defy international condemnation and go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Koran on the 9/11 anniversary.    Organiser, Pastor Terry Jones said: 'We must send...
Sep.9  Florida  Rethinking canceled Quran burning Sep.10  Washington  Obama pleads for Koran row calm Sep.11   Manhattan 9/11 anniversary marked amid row   The U.S. is marking 9 years since terrorist attack on 9/11 amid controversy over plans for an Islamic centre near Ground Zero and a threat to... Sep.14   New York Tea Party surges in US primaries  The conservative Tea Party movement has won several victories over mainstream Republicans, ncluding the race to stand for New York governor Sep.23   UN Gen. Assembly   US protest at Iran leader's UN speech   The US and other delegations walk out as Iran's President Ahmadinejad questions the events of 9/11 Sep.23  New York  Diplomat's throat slashed in NYC Sep.24  Washington  Obama condemns Ahmadinejad speech Sep.29  Washington  U.S. adds more sanctions against Iran Oct.12   USA US judge rejects gay military ban  US District Judge Virginia Phillips last month ruled the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy unconstitutional Oct.25  Washington  Iran's cash to Kabul worries US Nov.2   Washington Republicans win House, Dems keep Senate
  US Republicans have ridden a wave of economic discontent to capture the House but President Obama's party has kept the Senate.    GOP has picked up nine governorships from Democrats. Republicans took six Senate seats from...
Nov.13  Washington  US offers Israel settlement plan Nov.26  Washington  US warns allies on possible leaks Nov.28   USA   Wikileaks reveals US global fears
  Whistle-blowing website has begun releasing extracts from secret cables sent by US embassies, giving an insight into current global concerns
 1. Saudi Arabia's King was urging the US to attack Iran and end its nuclear weapons program. 2. Concerns over the security of Pakistani nuclear material that could be used to make an atomic weapon. 3. The widespread use of computer hacking by China's government
Dec.5  USA  US 'vital facilities' list leaked Dec.6   Washington Deal reached on Bush era tax cuts Dec.8   Florida SpaceX craft finally launches Dec.13   Washington U.S. diplomat Holbrooke dies Dec.19  UN Security Council  UN crisis talks on Korea tension Dec.22   Washington   Obama signs law ending military gay ban  US President Barack Obama has signed a landmark law allowing gay people serving in the military to be open about their sexuality Dec.22   Washington Obama hails nuclear treaty vote