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B. 01-13 9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P New York
C. 02-11 Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48 Los Angeles
3. 04-27 China dissident 'in US embassy' Beijing
E. 05-18 Facebook share trading debut New York
F. 08-02 Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal London
6. 08-05 Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover lands USA
09-12 Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Benghazi, Eastern Libya
8. 09-13 Anti-US protests spread in Arab world Sanaa, Yemen
J. 10-29 Severe flooding as Sandy strikes New Jersey

Summary.     Click for More > Anti-US protests spread in Arab world Severe flooding as Sandy strikes 40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos   Obama re-elected as US president   The president earlier scored a big win in Pennsylvania. Obama also walked away with a win in the swing states of New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Michigan CIA's Petraeus quits over affair John McAfee arrested in Guatemala Obama recognises Syria opposition School shooting: Children among 27 killed Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill
9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48 Two Western journalists killed in Syria US soldier kills Afghan civilians US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship' China dissident 'in US embassy'   Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC Facebook share trading debut   Founder Mark Zuckerberg opened the day's trading on the Nasdaq. He appeared via video link from a celebration at the social network's headqu... NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable US gunman kills 12 at Batman film   Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal  Michael Phelps won his first individual gold at London 2012 - and his 20th Olympic medal - by beating Ryan Lochte in the men's 200m individual... Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover lands USADA strips Lance of Tour titles US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
Jan.13   New York
Feb.11   Los Angeles
Feb.22   Syria
Mar.10   Kandahar
Apr.5   Alaska
Apr.27   Beijing
May.18   New York
May.21   Chicago
Jul.20   Colorado
Aug.2   London
Aug.5  
Aug.24  
Aug.25   Ohio
Sep.12   Eastern Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate.    The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an ...
Sep.13   Yemen
Oct.29   New Jersey
Oct.30   Manhattan
Nov.6   Chicago
Nov.9   CIA
Dec.5   Guatemala
Dec.11   Washington
Dec.14   Connecticut
Dec.28   Moscow





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Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes Romney claims victory in New Hampshire Video shows alleged U.S. Marine abuse 9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P  Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austria Sites protest US anti-piracy move S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48   One of the most celebrated female singers of all time died in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where she had been staying as a guest   Two Western journalists killed in Syria   Marie Colvin, a American foreign correspondent for London's The Sunday Times, and war photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were killed in shelling in... Afghan Koran protests reach deadly peak Shooting of Trayvon Martin Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils US soldier kills Afghan civilians   A US soldier in Afghanistan is reported to have killed a number of Afghan civilians after walking off his base in Kandahar province US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m Seven die in college shooting   US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'   The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami China dissident 'in US embassy'


January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.4   Iowa
Jan.9  Iran  Iran sentences American to death
Jan.10   New Hampshire
Jan.11   Washington
Jan.13   New York  
Jan.17   Global
Jan.21   South Carolina
Jan.25  Somalia  Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
Jan.31  Florida  Romney scores big Florida victory


February 2012 ... more > Top ^
Feb.3  London  FBI and UK police call 'hacked'
Feb.5  Indiana  New York Giants win Super Bowl
Feb.11   Los Angeles  
Feb.14  Washington  China's Xi defends rights record
Feb.22   Syria  
Feb.24   Kabul
Feb.26   Florida


March 2012 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1  Egypt  NGO workers leave Egypt on U.S. military plane
Mar.2   Indiana
Mar.6   Ohio
Mar.10   Kandahar  
Mar.14  Afghanistan  Soldier accused of Afghan killings flown out of country
Mar.24  South Korea  Obama visits tense Koreas border
Mar.26  U.S. Supreme Court  Supreme Court weighs Obama health law
Mar.30  


April 2012 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   San Francisco Bay Area
Apr.5   Alaska  
Apr.10  Pennsylvania  Rick Santorum ends presidency bid
Apr.11  Florida  Trayvon Martin killer on murder charge
Apr.16  New York  American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief
Apr.26  Japan  US and Japan reach Okinawa deal
Apr.27   Beijing  
  Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC.    Chen - who is blind - had scaled a high wall a...


May 2012 ... more > Top ^
May.5  Guantanamo  Key 9/11 suspects appear in court May.9  Washington  Obama supports same-sex marriage May.18   New York   Facebook share trading debut
  Founder Mark Zuckerberg opened the day's trading on the Nasdaq. He appeared via video link from a celebration at the social network's headquarters.    Facebook shares ended their first day of trading at $3...
May.19  Washington  G8 targets 'growth and stability'  New York  Rights activist Chen arrives in U.S. May.21   Chicago     NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable   NATO leaders signed off on President Obama's exit strategy from Afghanistan that calls for an end to combat operations next year May.22   Florida Launch success for SpaceX mission May.23   Peshawar Pakistani doctor in bin Laden raid gets 33 years in prison May.24  Manhattan  Suspect held in Etan Patz death May.31  North Carolina  Mistrial declared in Edwards case

June 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jun.5  Tribal Areas  US drone kills al-Qaeda chief Jun.22   Pennsylvania Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse
Jun.28  New York  News Corp. agrees to split in two

July 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2  Virginia  Storm-hit millions reel from US heatwave Jul.20   Colorado   US gunman kills 12 at Batman film   At least 12 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a shooting at a midnight cinema showing of the new Batman film near Denver, Colora... Jul.23  Pennsylvania  Penn State fined $60m over abuse

August 2012 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2   London     Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal
  Michael Phelps won his first individual gold at London 2012 - and his 20th Olympic medal - by beating Ryan Lochte in the men's 200m individual medley
Aug.5   Wisconsin Seven dead at Wisconsin temple     Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover lands   Nasa lands its one-tonne Curiosity rover on the Red Planet to study the possibility that this world may once have hosted microbial life Aug.11  Virginia  Romney names Ryan as running mate Aug.20    US candidate's 'legitimate rape' gaffe   Washington Obama warns Syria on chemical arms Aug.22  Nevada  Prince Harry naked in Las Vegas Aug.24     USADA strips Lance of Tour titles   The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency wiped out 14 years of Armstrong's career and barred him for life from the sport after concluding he used banned...   San Francisco Bay Area Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn Aug.25   Ohio   US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies   He set foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969. A statement from his family says he died from complications from heart surgery he had earlier this ... Aug.28   Louisiana Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast   Florida Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention Aug.29   Bin Laden book 'differs on death'

September 2012 ... more > Top ^
Sep.6   North Carolina Obama accepts White House nomination
Sep.10  New York  Murray wins historic first major Sep.12   Eastern Libya   Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate
 The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an American-produced online film considered offensive to Muslims. 3 other Americans were killed by rockets fired at the U.S. Consulate
Sep.13   Yemen     Anti-US protests spread in Arab world
Map of Sanaa Yemen  In Yemen, demonstrators briefly stormed the grounds of the embassy in Sanaa and burned the US flag. In Egypt, 70 people were injured in protests Sep.14  Sudan  Anti-Islam film protests escalate Sep.17    Romney taped at secret donor talk Sep.22  Pakistan  Bounty on anti-Islam filmmaker Sep.30  Afghanistan  US toll in Afghan war hits 2,000

October 2012 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2  Arizona  US agent shot dead near Mexico border Oct.3   Colorado US rivals square off at debate
Oct.5  Washington  US jobless rate in unexpected fall  England  Terror suspects extradited to US Oct.9  Sweden  Quantum pioneers win Nobel prize Oct.11  Yemen  Worker at U.S. Embassy in Yemen killed  Kentucky  US running mates clash in debate Oct.15  Sweden  Nobel Prize in economics awarded Oct.16  New York  Obama hits back in fiery debate Oct.21  U. S. Midwest  Nixon's challenger McGovern dies Oct.22  Florida  Candidates spar on foreign policy Oct.25  China  New York Times blocked over Wen Jiabao Oct.27  Pennsylvania  US East Coast braced for storm  North Carolina  Storm threat to key US election week Oct.28  Detroit  Giants sweep Tigers for World Series title Oct.29  New York  Sandy closes in on US East Coast   New Jersey     Severe flooding as Sandy strikes   A major storm bringing torrential rain, high winds, flood surges and heavy snow has made landfall on the east US coast Oct.30   Manhattan     40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos
  Millions are without power and transport across the north-eastern US has been severely disrupted as storm Sandy heads north for Canada  Southern California  Disney buys firm behind Star Wars Oct.31  New Jersey  Obama visits storm disaster zone

November 2012 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1    US campaign restarts after Sandy Nov.2  New York  Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery Nov.3  New York  Race to restore power after Sandy Nov.5  Ohio  Obama and Romney push to the finish Nov.6    US votes in neck-and-neck contest    Obama, Romney remain locked in tight race   Chicago     Obama re-elected as US president
  The president earlier scored a big win in Pennsylvania. Obama also walked away with a win in the swing states of New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Michigan
 Elsewhere, Obama and Romney each racked up expected victories in relatively safe territory. Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, has called the president to concede the race
Nov.9  Iran  Pentagon: Iran fires on U.S. drone   CIA     CIA's Petraeus quits over affair   CIA director David Petraeus has resigned from his post, admitting he had an extra-marital affair that was conducted with his biographer Nov.12    Petraeus scandal engulfs US commander Allen Nov.13  Syria  France, U.S. stand behind new opposition alliance Nov.16  U.S. Congress  Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack Nov.18  Myanmar  Obama in landmark Burma visit

December 2012 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  Afghanistan  Taliban target US Afghan base, kill 5 Dec.3  Washington  Obama warns Assad against attacks Dec.5   Guatemala     John McAfee arrested in Guatemala   John McAfee, the founder of anti-virus software maker McAfee, has been arrested in Guatemala, accused of entering the country illegally Dec.10   London HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal
Dec.11   Washington     Obama recognises Syria opposition   The US has formally recognised Syria's opposition rebel coalition as the 'legitimate representative' of the people, says President Obama Dec.14   Connecticut   School shooting: Children among 27 killed Map of Newtown Connecticut Connecticut  A gunman has killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The gunman, 20-year-old son of a teacher, also died  Turkey  U.S. sending troops, missiles to Turkey  Washington  Obama plea after school shooting Dec.15  Connecticut  School gunman 'forced his way in' Dec.17  U.S. Senate  School killings spark gun debate Dec.19  Washington  Resignations follow Benghazi report Dec.20  Moscow  Putin backs ban on US adoptions Dec.21  Washington  Obama 'to nominate John Kerry' Dec.24   Upstate New York Two US firefighters shot dead while responding to blaze  Upstate New York  US firefighters shot dead in 'ambush' Dec.27   U.S. Senate Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear Dec.28   Moscow     Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill  Russian President has signed into law a ban on Americans adopting Russian orphans. The law is a reaction to the US Magnitsky Act Dec.31   Washington US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline   U.S. Senate US Senate approves key tax deal


Video shows alleged U.S. Marine abuse   Two Western journalists killed in Syria   Marie Colvin, a American foreign correspondent for London's The Sunday Times, and war photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were killed in shelling in... US soldier kills Afghan civilians   A US soldier in Afghanistan is reported to have killed a number of Afghan civilians after walking off his base in Kandahar province   US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'   The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami   NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable   NATO leaders signed off on President Obama's exit strategy from Afghanistan that calls for an end to combat operations next year Obama warns Syria on chemical arms   CIA's Petraeus quits over affair   CIA director David Petraeus has resigned from his post, admitting he had an extra-marital affair that was conducted with his biographer Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US   US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'   The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast   Severe flooding as Sandy strikes   A major storm bringing torrential rain, high winds, flood surges and heavy snow has made landfall on the east US coast   40 people killed by Sandy as transport chaos  Millions are without power and transport across the north-eastern US has been severely disrupted as storm Sandy heads north for Canada Two US firefighters shot dead while responding to blaze Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse   Phelps beats Lochte to 20th medal




United States, 2012 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2012
Jan.11   Washington
Jan.25  Somalia  Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
Feb.22   Syria
Mar.10   Kandahar
Mar.14  Afghanistan  Soldier accused of Afghan killings flown out of country
Apr.5   Alaska
Apr.26  Japan  US and Japan reach Okinawa deal
May.21   Chicago
Jun.5  Tribal Areas  US drone kills al-Qaeda chief
Aug.20   Washington
Sep.30  Afghanistan  US toll in Afghan war hits 2,000
Nov.9  Iran  Pentagon: Iran fires on U.S. drone
Nov.9   CIA
Nov.12    Petraeus scandal engulfs US commander Allen
Dec.1  Afghanistan  Taliban target US Afghan base, kill 5
Dec.14  Turkey  U.S. sending troops, missiles to Turkey




United States, 2012 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2012
Mar.2   Indiana
Apr.5   Alaska
Jul.2  Virginia  Storm-hit millions reel from US heatwave
Aug.28   Louisiana
Oct.27  Pennsylvania  US East Coast braced for storm
Oct.27  North Carolina  Storm threat to key US election week
Oct.29  New York  Sandy closes in on US East Coast
Oct.29   New Jersey
Oct.30   Manhattan
Oct.31  New Jersey  Obama visits storm disaster zone
Nov.2  New York  Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery
Nov.3  New York  Race to restore power after Sandy
Dec.24   Upstate New York




United States, 2012 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2012
Feb.5  Indiana  New York Giants win Super Bowl
Jun.22   Pennsylvania
Jul.23  Pennsylvania  Penn State fined $60m over abuse
Aug.2   London
  Michael Phelps won his first individual gold at London 2012 - and his 20th Olympic medal - by beating Ryan Lochte in the men's 200m individual medley
Aug.24   USADA strips Lance of Tour titles   The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency wiped out 14 years of Armstrong's career and barred him for life from the sport after concluding he used banned... Sep.10  New York  Murray wins historic first major Oct.28  Detroit  Giants sweep Tigers for World Series title



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2012 Jan.13   New York 9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P  Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austria Jan.17   Global Sites protest US anti-piracy move
Feb.11   Los Angeles Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48   One of the most celebrated female singers of all time died in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where she had been staying as a guest Mar.30   US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m Apr.16  New York  American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief May.18   New York Facebook share trading debut
  Founder Mark Zuckerberg opened the day's trading on the Nasdaq. He appeared via video link from a celebration at the social network's headquarters.    Facebook shares ended their first day of trading at $3...
May.19  Washington  G8 targets 'growth and stability' May.22   Florida Launch success for SpaceX mission
Jun.28  New York  News Corp. agrees to split in two Aug.24   San Francisco Bay Area Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn Oct.5  Washington  US jobless rate in unexpected fall Oct.15  Sweden  Nobel Prize in economics awarded Oct.30  Southern California  Disney buys firm behind Star Wars Nov.2  New York  Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery Dec.5   Guatemala   John McAfee arrested in Guatemala   John McAfee, the founder of anti-virus software maker McAfee, has been arrested in Guatemala, accused of entering the country illegally Dec.10   London HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal Dec.27   U.S. Senate Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear Dec.31   Washington US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline Dec.31   U.S. Senate US Senate approves key tax deal



United States, 2012 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.9  Iran  Iran sentences American to death Jan.25  Somalia  Navy SEALs rescue aid workers Feb.3  London  FBI and UK police call 'hacked' Feb.26   Florida Shooting of Trayvon Martin
Apr.2   San Francisco Bay Area Seven die in college shooting Apr.11  Florida  Trayvon Martin killer on murder charge May.5  Guantanamo  Key 9/11 suspects appear in court May.23   Peshawar Pakistani doctor in bin Laden raid gets 33 years in prison May.24  Manhattan  Suspect held in Etan Patz death May.31  North Carolina  Mistrial declared in Edwards case Jun.5  Tribal Areas  US drone kills al-Qaeda chief Jun.22   Pennsylvania Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse Jul.20   Colorado US gunman kills 12 at Batman film   At least 12 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a shooting at a midnight cinema showing of the new Batman film near Denver, Colora... Jul.23  Pennsylvania  Penn State fined $60m over abuse Aug.5   Wisconsin Seven dead at Wisconsin temple Aug.29   Bin Laden book 'differs on death' Sep.12   Eastern Libya Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate
 The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an American-produced online film considered offensive to Muslims. 3 other Americans were killed by rockets fired at the U.S. Consulate
Sep.22  Pakistan  Bounty on anti-Islam filmmaker Oct.2  Arizona  US agent shot dead near Mexico border Oct.5  England  Terror suspects extradited to US Oct.11  Yemen  Worker at U.S. Embassy in Yemen killed Nov.16  U.S. Congress  Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack Dec.5   Guatemala   John McAfee arrested in Guatemala   John McAfee, the founder of anti-virus software maker McAfee, has been arrested in Guatemala, accused of entering the country illegally Dec.14   Connecticut School shooting: Children among 27 killed Map of Newtown Connecticut Connecticut  A gunman has killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The gunman, 20-year-old son of a teacher, also died Dec.14  Washington  Obama plea after school shooting Dec.15  Connecticut  School gunman 'forced his way in' Dec.17  U.S. Senate  School killings spark gun debate Dec.24   Upstate New York Two US firefighters shot dead while responding to blaze Dec.24  Upstate New York  US firefighters shot dead in 'ambush'



United States, 2012 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.4   Iowa Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes
Jan.10   New Hampshire Romney claims victory in New Hampshire Jan.17   Global Sites protest US anti-piracy move Jan.21   South Carolina S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney Jan.31  Florida  Romney scores big Florida victory Feb.14  Washington  China's Xi defends rights record Feb.22   Syria   Two Western journalists killed in Syria   Marie Colvin, a American foreign correspondent for London's The Sunday Times, and war photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, were killed in shelling in... Feb.24   Kabul Afghan Koran protests reach deadly peak Feb.26   Florida Shooting of Trayvon Martin Mar.1  Egypt  NGO workers leave Egypt on U.S. military plane Mar.6   Ohio Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils Mar.24  South Korea  Obama visits tense Koreas border Mar.26  U.S. Supreme Court  Supreme Court weighs Obama health law Apr.10  Pennsylvania  Rick Santorum ends presidency bid Apr.16  New York  American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief Apr.26  Japan  US and Japan reach Okinawa deal Apr.27   Beijing China dissident 'in US embassy'
  Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC.    Chen - who is blind - had scaled a high wall a...
May.9  Washington  Obama supports same-sex marriage May.19  Washington  G8 targets 'growth and stability' May.19  New York  Rights activist Chen arrives in U.S. May.21   Chicago   NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable   NATO leaders signed off on President Obama's exit strategy from Afghanistan that calls for an end to combat operations next year May.22   Florida Launch success for SpaceX mission
May.23   Peshawar Pakistani doctor in bin Laden raid gets 33 years in prison May.31  North Carolina  Mistrial declared in Edwards case Aug.5   Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover lands   Nasa lands its one-tonne Curiosity rover on the Red Planet to study the possibility that this world may once have hosted microbial life Aug.11  Virginia  Romney names Ryan as running mate Aug.20    US candidate's 'legitimate rape' gaffe Aug.20   Washington Obama warns Syria on chemical arms Aug.22  Nevada  Prince Harry naked in Las Vegas Aug.25   Ohio US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies   He set foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969. A statement from his family says he died from complications from heart surgery he had earlier this ... Aug.28   Florida Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention Sep.6   North Carolina Obama accepts White House nomination Sep.12   Eastern Libya Attack kills U.S. ambassador to Libya Map of Benghazi Libya
  Obama strongly condemned Wednesday the killing of J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, in a mob attack at a U.S. Consulate
 The attack was fueled by anger over a film mocking Islam. An 'angry crowd' marched on the U.S. compound Tuesday, furious about an American-produced online film considered offensive to Muslims. 3 other Americans were killed by rockets fired at the U.S. Consulate
Sep.13   Yemen   Anti-US protests spread in Arab world Map of Sanaa Yemen  In Yemen, demonstrators briefly stormed the grounds of the embassy in Sanaa and burned the US flag. In Egypt, 70 people were injured in protests Sep.14  Sudan  Anti-Islam film protests escalate Sep.17    Romney taped at secret donor talk Oct.2  Arizona  US agent shot dead near Mexico border Oct.3   Colorado US rivals square off at debate Oct.9  Sweden  Quantum pioneers win Nobel prize Oct.11  Yemen  Worker at U.S. Embassy in Yemen killed Oct.11  Kentucky  US running mates clash in debate Oct.16  New York  Obama hits back in fiery debate Oct.21  U. S. Midwest  Nixon's challenger McGovern dies Oct.22  Florida  Candidates spar on foreign policy Oct.25  China  New York Times blocked over Wen Jiabao Oct.27  North Carolina  Storm threat to key US election week Oct.31  New Jersey  Obama visits storm disaster zone Nov.1    US campaign restarts after Sandy Nov.5  Ohio  Obama and Romney push to the finish Nov.6    US votes in neck-and-neck contest Nov.6    Obama, Romney remain locked in tight race Nov.6   Chicago   Obama re-elected as US president
  The president earlier scored a big win in Pennsylvania. Obama also walked away with a win in the swing states of New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Michigan
 Elsewhere, Obama and Romney each racked up expected victories in relatively safe territory. Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, has called the president to concede the race
Nov.9   CIA   CIA's Petraeus quits over affair   CIA director David Petraeus has resigned from his post, admitting he had an extra-marital affair that was conducted with his biographer Nov.12    Petraeus scandal engulfs US commander Allen Nov.13  Syria  France, U.S. stand behind new opposition alliance Nov.16  U.S. Congress  Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack Nov.18  Myanmar  Obama in landmark Burma visit Dec.3  Washington  Obama warns Assad against attacks Dec.11   Washington   Obama recognises Syria opposition   The US has formally recognised Syria's opposition rebel coalition as the 'legitimate representative' of the people, says President Obama Dec.14  Washington  Obama plea after school shooting Dec.17  U.S. Senate  School killings spark gun debate Dec.19  Washington  Resignations follow Benghazi report Dec.20  Moscow  Putin backs ban on US adoptions Dec.21  Washington  Obama 'to nominate John Kerry' Dec.27   U.S. Senate Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear
Dec.28   Moscow   Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption bill  Russian President has signed into law a ban on Americans adopting Russian orphans. The law is a reaction to the US Magnitsky Act Dec.31   Washington US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline Dec.31   U.S. Senate US Senate approves key tax deal