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01-13 9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P New York
C. 02-04 Security Council's Syria resolution fails UN Security Council
D. 02-11 Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48 Los Angeles
4. 05-13 Mexican police find 49 mutilated bodies Nuevo Leon, North Mexico
F. 05-18 Facebook share trading debut New York
G. 05-21 NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable Chicago
7. 05-30 Canada manhunt after limbs posted Montreal
8. 07-20 US gunman kills 12 at Batman film Aurora, Colorado
J. 08-05 Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover lands USA

Summary.     Click for More > CIA's Petraeus quits over affair U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid School shooting: Children among 27 killed   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
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 Austri...   Security Council's Syria resolution fails   As international anger grows over reports of mass carnage at the hands of the regime, a draft resolution condemning Syria failed to be adopt... 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 Mexican police find 49 mutilated bodies 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 Canada manhunt after limbs posted  Canadian police are searching for a man wanted in connection with two packages of human limbs in Ottawa and a headless torso in Montreal US gunman kills 12 at Batman film 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 US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies   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   Obama re-elected as US president
Jan.4  Iowa  Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes
Jan.10  New Hampshire  Romney claims victory in New Hampshire
Jan.11  Washington  Video shows alleged U.S. Marine abuse
Jan.13   New York
Jan.21  South Carolina  S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney
Jan.23  Canada  Blackberry-maker CEOs step down
Jan.29  Canada  Family convicted in 'honor murders'
Jan.31  Florida  Romney scores big Florida victory
Feb.4   UN Security Council
Feb.5  Indiana  New York Giants win Super Bowl
Feb.11   Los Angeles
Feb.14  Washington  China's Xi defends rights record
Feb.16  UN Gen. Assembly  UN assembly adopts Syria motion
Feb.26  Florida  Shooting of Trayvon Martin
Mar.2  Indiana  Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US
Mar.6  Ohio  Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils
Mar.26  U.S. Supreme Court  Supreme Court weighs Obama health law
Mar.30  USA  US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m
Apr.2  San Francisco Bay Area  Seven die in college shooting
Apr.10  Pennsylvania  Rick Santorum ends presidency bid
Apr.11  Florida  Trayvon Martin killer on murder charge
Apr.14  UN Security Council  UN passes plan for Syria monitors
Apr.16  New York  American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief
Apr.21  UN Security Council  UN votes to boost Syria mission
May.9  Washington  Obama supports same-sex marriage
May.13   North Mexico
May.18   New York
May.19  Washington  G8 targets 'growth and stability'
 New York  Rights activist Chen arrives in U.S.
May.21   Chicago
May.22  Florida  Launch success for SpaceX mission
May.24  Manhattan  Suspect held in Etan Patz death
May.30   Montreal
May.31  North Carolina  Mistrial declared in Edwards case
Jun.12  UN  Syria in civil war - UN official
Jun.22  Pennsylvania  Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse
Jun.28  New York  News Corp. agrees to split in two
Jul.2  Virginia  Storm-hit millions reel from US heatwave
Jul.20   Colorado
Jul.23  Pennsylvania  Penn State fined $60m over abuse
Aug.2  UN  Annan resigns as UN Syria envoy
Aug.5  Wisconsin  Seven dead at Wisconsin temple
  USA
Aug.11  Virginia  Romney names Ryan as running mate
Aug.20  USA  US candidate's 'legitimate rape' gaffe
 Washington  Obama warns Syria on chemical arms
Aug.22  Nevada  Prince Harry naked in Las Vegas
Aug.24  San Francisco Bay Area  Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
 USA  USADA strips Lance of Tour titles
Aug.25   Ohio
Aug.28  Louisiana  Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast
 Florida  Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention
Aug.29  USA  Bin Laden book 'differs on death'
Sep.6  North Carolina  Obama accepts White House nomination
Sep.10  New York  Murray wins historic first major
Sep.17  USA  Romney taped at secret donor talk
Sep.26  UN Gen. Assembly  Ahmadinejad responds to Western jabs
Sep.27  UN Gen. Assembly  Netanyahu asks U.N. to draw 'red line'
Oct.3  Colorado  US rivals square off at debate
Oct.8  North Mexico  Los Zetas drug lord 'may be dead'
Oct.11  Kentucky  US running mates clash in debate
Oct.21  U. S. Midwest  Nixon's challenger McGovern dies
Oct.22  Florida  Candidates spar on foreign policy
Oct.28  Detroit  Giants sweep Tigers for World Series title
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.5  Ohio  Obama and Romney push to the finish
Nov.6   Chicago
  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....
Nov.9   CIA
Nov.12  USA  Petraeus scandal engulfs US commander Allen
Nov.29   UN Gen. Assembly
Dec.11  Washington  Obama recognises Syria opposition
Dec.14   Connecticut
Dec.19  Washington  Resignations follow Benghazi report
Dec.24  Upstate New York  Two US firefighters shot dead while responding to blaze
Dec.27  U.S. Senate  Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear
Dec.31  Washington  US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline
 U.S. Senate  US Senate approves key tax deal



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Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes
Romney claims victory in New Hampshire
S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney
Romney scores big Florida victory
Security Council's Syria resolution fails
China's Xi defends rights record
UN assembly adopts Syria motion
Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils
Supreme Court weighs Obama health law
UN passes plan for Syria monitors
NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable
Obama warns Syria on chemical arms
Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention
Obama accepts White House nomination
Netanyahu asks U.N. to draw 'red line'
US rivals square off at debate
Obama re-elected as US president
CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid
Obama recognises Syria opposition
Family convicted in 'honor murders'
Shooting of Trayvon Martin
Seven die in college shooting
Trayvon Martin killer on murder charge
Mexican police find 49 mutilated bodies
Suspect held in Etan Patz death
Canada manhunt after limbs posted
Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse
US gunman kills 12 at Batman film
Seven dead at Wisconsin temple
School shooting: Children among 27 killed
9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P
Blackberry-maker CEOs step down
US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m
American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief
Facebook share trading debut
G8 targets 'growth and stability'
Launch success for SpaceX mission
Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes
Romney claims victory in New Hampshire
S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney
Romney scores big Florida victory
Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils
Rick Santorum ends presidency bid
Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention
Obama accepts White House nomination
US rivals square off at debate
Obama re-elected as US president
USA
Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes
Romney claims victory in New Hampshire
S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney
Romney scores big Florida victory
China's Xi defends rights record
Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils
Supreme Court weighs Obama health law
Rick Santorum ends presidency bid
NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable
Obama warns Syria on chemical arms
Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention
Obama accepts White House nomination
US rivals square off at debate
Obama re-elected as US president
CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
Obama recognises Syria opposition
Shooting of Trayvon Martin
Seven die in college shooting
Trayvon Martin killer on murder charge
Suspect held in Etan Patz death
Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse
US gunman kills 12 at Batman film
Seven dead at Wisconsin temple
School shooting: Children among 27 killed
9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P
US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m
American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief
Facebook share trading debut
G8 targets 'growth and stability'
Launch success for SpaceX mission
Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes
Romney claims victory in New Hampshire
S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney
Romney scores big Florida victory
Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils
Rick Santorum ends presidency bid
Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention
Obama accepts White House nomination
US rivals square off at debate
Obama re-elected as US president
Southern U.S.
S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney
Romney scores big Florida victory
Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention
Obama accepts White House nomination
Shooting of Trayvon Martin
Trayvon Martin killer on murder charge
Launch success for SpaceX mission
S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney
Romney scores big Florida victory
Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention
Obama accepts White House nomination
U. S. Midwest
Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes
Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils
NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable
Obama re-elected as US president
Seven dead at Wisconsin temple
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Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes
Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils
Obama re-elected as US president
Washington
China's Xi defends rights record
Supreme Court weighs Obama health law
Obama warns Syria on chemical arms
CIA's Petraeus quits over affair
Obama recognises Syria opposition
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G8 targets 'growth and stability'
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UN assembly adopts Syria motion
UN passes plan for Syria monitors
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New York
American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief
Rights activist Chen arrives in U.S.
Suspect held in Etan Patz death
9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P
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Facebook share trading debut
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Florida
Romney scores big Florida victory
Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention
Shooting of Trayvon Martin
Trayvon Martin killer on murder charge
Launch success for SpaceX mission
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Seven die in college shooting
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  Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes   Coming off a barely-there victory in the causes, Mitt Romney vowed to continue to focus his campaign on defeating Obama, rather than Santoru...   Romney claims victory in New Hampshire   Mitt Romney has taken a step closer to the Republican Party presidential nomination after claiming victory in the New Hampshire primary Video shows alleged U.S. Marine abuse  A number of websites posted a video showing four men dressed in U.S. Marine Corps combat gear urinating on the apparently dead bodies 9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P


January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.3  Iowa  Romney and Santorum tied in caucuses
Jan.4   Iowa  
 Iowa  Bachmann ends bid for White House
Jan.5  Washington  Obama unveils smaller US military
Jan.10   New Hampshire  
Jan.11   Washington  
Jan.13   New York  
  Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austria
Jan.18  San Francisco Bay Area  Sites go dark in US law protest Jan.19  South Carolina  Rick Perry 'to quit' White House race Jan.21   South Carolina     S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney   Newt Gingrich has convincingly beaten Mitt Romney in primary election, the latest leg in the battle to be the Republican candidate Jan.23   Canada Blackberry-maker CEOs step down
Jan.24  U.S. Congress  Obama demands economic fairness Jan.26  Washington  US to cut almost 100,000 troops  Florida  Republican rivals spar in debate Jan.27  Washington  US economic growth picks up steam Jan.29   Canada Family convicted in 'honor murders' Jan.30  UN Security Council  Western pressure on Syria grows Jan.31   Florida Romney scores big Florida victory

February 2012 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  San Francisco Bay Area  Facebook confirms plans to go public Feb.3  Washington  US job numbers show strong growth Feb.4   UN Security Council     Security Council's Syria resolution fails
  As international anger grows over reports of mass carnage at the hands of the regime, a draft resolution condemning Syria failed to be adopted
 Russia and China rejected the draft resolution, which came hours after activists accused Syrian security forces of killing at least 55 people at Homs
Feb.5   Indiana New York Giants win Super Bowl Feb.7  Minnesota  Santorum's hat-trick stuns Romney 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
 Her hits including I Will Always Love You and Saving All My Love For You. Her later career was overshadowed by substance abuse
Feb.13  UN  Harsh condemnation for Syria at U.N. Feb.14   Washington China's Xi defends rights record Feb.16   UN Gen. Assembly     UN assembly adopts Syria motion   The UN General Assembly has voted in favour of a resolution condemning human rights violations in Syria and calling for an end to the violen... Feb.23  Washington  Obama apology for Koran burnings Feb.26   Florida   Shooting of Trayvon Martin   Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old African American male who was unarmed. George Zimmerman is a 28-year-old biracial Hispanic  Los Angeles  'The Artist' takes top Oscar honors Feb.28  Arizona  Romney secures primary victories

March 2012 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2   Indiana   Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US   A series of powerful tornadoes have killed at least six people in Indiana, and caused damage and injury in Tennessee and Kentucky  Louisiana  BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal Mar.5  Washington  Iran threat looms over US-Israel talks  Washington  Netanyahu: Time running out on Iran Mar.6   Ohio     Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils   Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has crowned a string of victories with a wafer-thin win in the marquee swing state of Ohio Mar.11  Washington  Obama condolences over massacre Mar.12  UN Security Council  Syria dominates Security Council meeting Mar.20  Florida  Lawyer seeks arrest of Florida gunman Mar.26   U.S. Supreme Court Supreme Court weighs Obama health law
Mar.30   USA   US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m   The prize in a US lottery has reached a record-breaking $540m, making it the biggest lottery jackpot in history, organisers say

April 2012 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   San Francisco Bay Area   Seven die in college shooting   Armed officers swarmed Oikos University in the city of Oakland after the mid-morning attack. Bodies covered with tarpaulin were laid outside Apr.3  Dallas  Large Texas tornadoes wreak chaos  Wisconsin  Romney revels in triple primary win Apr.5  Manhattan  Arms dealer Viktor Bout sentenced Apr.10   Pennsylvania Rick Santorum ends presidency bid
Apr.11   Florida Trayvon Martin killer on murder charge Apr.13  UN Security Council  Council mulling North Korea response Apr.14   UN Security Council     UN passes plan for Syria monitors  Council votes unanimously to approve resolution allowing observers into Syria to monitor cease-fire Apr.16   New York American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief Apr.18  Washington  US condemns Afghan bodies 'abuse' Apr.21   UN Security Council UN votes to boost Syria mission

May 2012 ... more > Top ^
May.5  Ohio  Obama rally kicks off campaign May.9   Washington Obama supports same-sex marriage
May.13   North Mexico   Mexican police find 49 mutilated bodies Map of Nuevo Leon Mexico
  Mexican authorities found at least 49 bodies in the state of Nuevo Leon. A message left on a wall nearby appeared to refer to the Zetas drug cartel.    The remains were left along the road in Nuevo Leon state, between the cities of Monterrey a...
 San Francisco Bay Area  Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post 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 $38.23, barely above the company's initial pricing of $38
May.19   Washington G8 targets 'growth and stability'
  New York Rights activist Chen arrives in U.S. May.20  Chicago  NATO summit draws protests 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.    NATO's combat troops would be withdrawn by the ...
May.22   Florida   Launch success for SpaceX mission   California's SpaceX has launched on a mission to re-supply the space station - the first cargo delivery to the orbiting outpost by a private... May.24   Manhattan Suspect held in Etan Patz death May.30   Montreal   Canada manhunt after limbs posted
  Canadian police are searching for a man wanted in connection with two packages of human limbs in Ottawa and a headless torso in Montreal
 Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, has been named as a suspect by the Montreal police, who have taken over the case
May.31   North Carolina Mistrial declared in Edwards case

June 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jun.5  Wisconsin  Republican Governor Walker survives recall Jun.11  Los Angeles  L.A. Kings win historic Stanley Cup Jun.12   UN Syria in civil war - UN official
 Colorado  Massive wildfires hit US states Jun.15  Washington  US ends young migrant deportation Jun.21  USA  Moody's downgrades 15 major banks  Miami  LeBron leads Heat to NBA title Jun.22   Pennsylvania   Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse   Former college football coach has been found guilty of 45 out of 48 counts. Sandusky, 68, denied 48 counts of abusing 10 boys over 15 years Jun.25  U.S. Supreme Court  Arizona migrant check ruled legal  UN Security Council  Turkey warns of Syrian 'threat' Jun.28   New York News Corp. agrees to split in two  U.S. Supreme Court  Supreme Court backs Obama health law Jun.29  Colorado  Obama sees Colorado wildfire destruction

July 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2   Virginia Storm-hit millions reel from US heatwave
Jul.16  San Francisco Bay Area  Yahoo names Google exec as new boss Jul.20   Colorado   US gunman kills 12 at Batman film Map of Aurora Colorado
  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, Colorado.    A man wearing a gas mask opened fire after ...
 UN Security Council  U.N. extends mission as Syria boils Jul.21  Colorado  'Major threat ends' at US suspect's home Jul.22  Colorado  Obama heads to cinema attack city Jul.23   Pennsylvania Penn State fined $60m over abuse  Colorado  First view of Aurora shooting suspect

August 2012 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2   UN Annan resigns as UN Syria envoy
 Washington  Obama OK'd covert aid to Syrian rebels Aug.5   Wisconsin   Seven dead at Wisconsin temple   At least seven people, including a gunman, have died in a shooting at a Sikh temple. The attacker ambushed a policeman at the scene   USA   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
 The vehicle is packed with scientific instruments, including a laser that can zap rocks to determine their make-up
Aug.9  UN  Concern over sharp rise in food prices Aug.11   Virginia Romney names Ryan as running mate
Aug.15  UN  UN blames Syria for Houla deaths Aug.19  Los Angeles  British director Tony Scott dead Aug.20   USA US candidate's 'legitimate rape' gaffe   Washington     Obama warns Syria on chemical arms  President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a 'red line' that would change his thinking on intervention in... Aug.22   Nevada Prince Harry naked in Las Vegas Aug.24  Manhattan  Deadly shootout near Empire State   San Francisco Bay Area   Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn   A US jury has ruled that Samsung should pay Apple $1.05bn in damages in an intellectual property lawsuit   USA   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... Aug.25   Ohio   US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies Map of Cincinnati Ohio
  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 month.    Neil Armstrong is famously describing the event as 'one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind'. Ba...
Aug.28   Louisiana   Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast   Residents of the US Gulf Coast are boarding up homes and buying in extra supplies as Tropical Storm Isaac bears down on the region   Florida   Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention   Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, has painted a personal portrait of her husband in a prime-time speech, on the day he became the presidential nomine... Aug.29   USA     Bin Laden book 'differs on death'  No Easy Day, by a former Seal says Bin Laden was shot dead as soon as he looked out of his bedroom as Seals rushed up the stairs  Florida  Republican veep to vow 'turnaround' Aug.30  Florida  Romney vow to revive US 'promise' Aug.31  Washington  Ex-SEAL warned over bin Laden book

September 2012 ... more > Top ^
Sep.4  North Carolina  First Lady rallies Democratic crowds Sep.6   North Carolina     Obama accepts White House nomination   Barack Obama has accepted the nomination of the Democratic party, and is delivering a speech telling voters they face a 'choice of a generat... Sep.7  Washington  US job growth misses expectations Sep.10   New York Murray wins historic first major
Sep.11  Washington  Obama marks 11th 9/11 anniversary Sep.12  San Francisco Bay Area  Apple unveils 4G-enabled iPhone 5  Washington  Obama vows justice after Libya killing Sep.13  Washington  Fed acts to bolster US economy Sep.15  Los Angeles  Officials quiz filmmaker linked to video Sep.17   USA Romney taped at secret donor talk Sep.18  USA  Romney: Palestinians don't want peace  Chicago  Union ends Chicago teacher strike Sep.25  UN Gen. Assembly  Obama delivers UN Assembly speech Sep.26   UN Gen. Assembly Ahmadinejad responds to Western jabs Sep.27   UN Gen. Assembly     Netanyahu asks U.N. to draw 'red line'   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exhorted the General Assembly to draw 'a clear red line' to stop Iran from developing nuclear weap...

October 2012 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2  Arizona  US agent shot dead near Mexico border Oct.3   Colorado     US rivals square off at debate   US President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are clashing over their economic proposals in the first of three presidential debates Oct.4  UN Security Council  UN condemns Syrian attack on Turkish town Oct.5  Washington  US jobless rate in unexpected fall Oct.8   North Mexico Los Zetas drug lord 'may be dead'
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.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
 In New York City, 18 people have been killed. More than 18,000 flights were cancelled
 Southern California  Disney buys firm behind Star Wars Oct.31   New Jersey Obama visits storm disaster zone

November 2012 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1  USA  US campaign restarts after Sandy Nov.2   New York Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery
 New York  New York marathon off amid Sandy uproar Nov.3  New York  Race to restore power after Sandy Nov.5   Ohio Obama and Romney push to the finish Nov.6  USA  US votes in neck-and-neck contest  USA  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   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.    Petraeus described his behaviour as 'unacceptable' for the leader of the main i...
Nov.12   USA Petraeus scandal engulfs US commander Allen Nov.16  U.S. Congress  Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack  UN  U.N. watchdog: Iran not cooperating sufficiently Nov.29   UN Gen. Assembly   U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid
  The assembly endorsed an upgraded U.N. status for the Palestinian Authority, despite intense opposition from the United States and Israel.    The resolution elevates their status from 'non-member observer entity' to 'non-member observer state,' the category which Palestinians hope ...


December 2012 ... more > Top ^
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   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
 Adam Ryan Lanza thought to have killed mother before the attack. 18 children were pronounced dead at the school, and two died after being taken to hospital
 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.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.31   Washington US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline   U.S. Senate US Senate approves key tax deal


Video shows alleged U.S. Marine abuse  A number of websites posted a video showing four men dressed in U.S. Marine Corps combat gear urinating on the apparently dead bodies   NATO summit Oks Obama's Afghan timetable




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Jan.5  Washington  Obama unveils smaller US military
Jan.11   Washington
Jan.26  Washington  US to cut almost 100,000 troops
Feb.23  Washington  Obama apology for Koran burnings
Mar.11  Washington  Obama condolences over massacre
Apr.5  Manhattan  Arms dealer Viktor Bout sentenced
Apr.18  Washington  US condemns Afghan bodies 'abuse'
May.21   Chicago
  NATO leaders signed off on President Obama's exit strategy from Afghanistan that calls for an end to combat operations next year.    NATO's combat troops would be withdrawn by the ...
Jun.12   UN Syria in civil war - UN official
Jul.20  UN Security Council  U.N. extends mission as Syria boils Aug.2  Washington  Obama OK'd covert aid to Syrian rebels Aug.15  UN  UN blames Syria for Houla deaths Aug.20   Washington   Obama warns Syria on chemical arms  President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a 'red line' that would change his thinking on intervention in... Aug.31  Washington  Ex-SEAL warned over bin Laden book 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.    Petraeus described his behaviour as 'unacceptable' for the leader of the main i...
Nov.12   USA Petraeus scandal engulfs US commander Allen




North America, 2012 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2012 Mar.2   Indiana Fierce storms leave 20 dead in US   A series of powerful tornadoes have killed at least six people in Indiana, and caused damage and injury in Tennessee and Kentucky Mar.2  Louisiana  BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal Apr.3  Dallas  Large Texas tornadoes wreak chaos Jun.12  Colorado  Massive wildfires hit US states Jun.29  Colorado  Obama sees Colorado wildfire destruction Jul.2   Virginia Storm-hit millions reel from US heatwave
Aug.19  Los Angeles  British director Tony Scott dead Aug.28   Louisiana Isaac bears down on US Gulf Coast   Residents of the US Gulf Coast are boarding up homes and buying in extra supplies as Tropical Storm Isaac bears down on the region 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   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
 In New York City, 18 people have been killed. More than 18,000 flights were cancelled
Oct.31   New Jersey Obama visits storm disaster zone Nov.2   New York Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery Nov.2  New York  New York marathon off amid Sandy uproar Nov.3  New York  Race to restore power after Sandy Dec.24   Upstate New York Two US firefighters shot dead while responding to blaze



North America, 2012 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.5   Indiana New York Giants win Super Bowl
Jun.11  Los Angeles  L.A. Kings win historic Stanley Cup Jun.21  Miami  LeBron leads Heat to NBA title Jun.22   Pennsylvania Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse   Former college football coach has been found guilty of 45 out of 48 counts. Sandusky, 68, denied 48 counts of abusing 10 boys over 15 years Jul.23   Pennsylvania Penn State fined $60m over abuse Aug.24   USA 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 Nov.2  New York  New York marathon off amid Sandy uproar



North America, 2012 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
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.18  San Francisco Bay Area  Sites go dark in US law protest Jan.23   Canada Blackberry-maker CEOs step down Jan.24  U.S. Congress  Obama demands economic fairness Jan.27  Washington  US economic growth picks up steam Feb.1  San Francisco Bay Area  Facebook confirms plans to go public Feb.3  Washington  US job numbers show strong growth 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
 Her hits including I Will Always Love You and Saving All My Love For You. Her later career was overshadowed by substance abuse
Feb.26  Los Angeles  'The Artist' takes top Oscar honors Mar.2  Louisiana  BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal Mar.30   USA US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m   The prize in a US lottery has reached a record-breaking $540m, making it the biggest lottery jackpot in history, organisers say Apr.16   New York American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief May.13  San Francisco Bay Area  Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post 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 $38.23, barely above the company's initial pricing of $38
May.19   Washington G8 targets 'growth and stability' May.22   Florida Launch success for SpaceX mission   California's SpaceX has launched on a mission to re-supply the space station - the first cargo delivery to the orbiting outpost by a private... Jun.21  USA  Moody's downgrades 15 major banks Jun.28   New York News Corp. agrees to split in two Jul.16  San Francisco Bay Area  Yahoo names Google exec as new boss Aug.9  UN  Concern over sharp rise in food prices Aug.19  Los Angeles  British director Tony Scott dead Aug.24   San Francisco Bay Area Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn   A US jury has ruled that Samsung should pay Apple $1.05bn in damages in an intellectual property lawsuit Sep.7  Washington  US job growth misses expectations Sep.12  San Francisco Bay Area  Apple unveils 4G-enabled iPhone 5 Sep.13  Washington  Fed acts to bolster US economy Sep.18  Chicago  Union ends Chicago teacher strike Oct.5  Washington  US jobless rate in unexpected fall Oct.30  Southern California  Disney buys firm behind Star Wars Nov.2   New York Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery 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



North America, 2012 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.29   Canada Family convicted in 'honor murders'
Feb.26   Florida Shooting of Trayvon Martin   Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old African American male who was unarmed. George Zimmerman is a 28-year-old biracial Hispanic Mar.20  Florida  Lawyer seeks arrest of Florida gunman Apr.2   San Francisco Bay Area Seven die in college shooting   Armed officers swarmed Oikos University in the city of Oakland after the mid-morning attack. Bodies covered with tarpaulin were laid outside Apr.5  Manhattan  Arms dealer Viktor Bout sentenced Apr.11   Florida Trayvon Martin killer on murder charge May.13   North Mexico Mexican police find 49 mutilated bodies Map of Nuevo Leon Mexico
  Mexican authorities found at least 49 bodies in the state of Nuevo Leon. A message left on a wall nearby appeared to refer to the Zetas drug cartel.    The remains were left along the road in Nuevo Leon state, between the cities of Monterrey a...
May.24   Manhattan Suspect held in Etan Patz death May.30   Montreal Canada manhunt after limbs posted
  Canadian police are searching for a man wanted in connection with two packages of human limbs in Ottawa and a headless torso in Montreal
 Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, has been named as a suspect by the Montreal police, who have taken over the case
May.31   North Carolina Mistrial declared in Edwards case
Jun.22   Pennsylvania Jerry Sandusky guilty of child sex abuse   Former college football coach has been found guilty of 45 out of 48 counts. Sandusky, 68, denied 48 counts of abusing 10 boys over 15 years Jul.20   Colorado US gunman kills 12 at Batman film Map of Aurora Colorado
  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, Colorado.    A man wearing a gas mask opened fire after ...
Jul.21  Colorado  'Major threat ends' at US suspect's home Jul.22  Colorado  Obama heads to cinema attack city Jul.23   Pennsylvania Penn State fined $60m over abuse Jul.23  Colorado  First view of Aurora shooting suspect Aug.5   Wisconsin Seven dead at Wisconsin temple   At least seven people, including a gunman, have died in a shooting at a Sikh temple. The attacker ambushed a policeman at the scene Aug.24  Manhattan  Deadly shootout near Empire State Aug.29   USA   Bin Laden book 'differs on death'  No Easy Day, by a former Seal says Bin Laden was shot dead as soon as he looked out of his bedroom as Seals rushed up the stairs Sep.11  Washington  Obama marks 11th 9/11 anniversary Sep.12  Washington  Obama vows justice after Libya killing Sep.15  Los Angeles  Officials quiz filmmaker linked to video Oct.2  Arizona  US agent shot dead near Mexico border Oct.8   North Mexico Los Zetas drug lord 'may be dead' Nov.16  U.S. Congress  Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack 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
 Adam Ryan Lanza thought to have killed mother before the attack. 18 children were pronounced dead at the school, and two died after being taken to hospital
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'



North America, 2012 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.3  Iowa  Romney and Santorum tied in caucuses Jan.4   Iowa   Romney defeats Santorum by 8 votes   Coming off a barely-there victory in the causes, Mitt Romney vowed to continue to focus his campaign on defeating Obama, rather than Santoru... Jan.4  Iowa  Bachmann ends bid for White House Jan.5  Washington  Obama unveils smaller US military Jan.10   New Hampshire   Romney claims victory in New Hampshire   Mitt Romney has taken a step closer to the Republican Party presidential nomination after claiming victory in the New Hampshire primary Jan.18  San Francisco Bay Area  Sites go dark in US law protest Jan.19  South Carolina  Rick Perry 'to quit' White House race Jan.21   South Carolina   S. Carolina: Gingrich triumphs over Romney   Newt Gingrich has convincingly beaten Mitt Romney in primary election, the latest leg in the battle to be the Republican candidate Jan.24  U.S. Congress  Obama demands economic fairness Jan.26  Florida  Republican rivals spar in debate Jan.30  UN Security Council  Western pressure on Syria grows Jan.31   Florida Romney scores big Florida victory
Feb.4   UN Security Council   Security Council's Syria resolution fails
  As international anger grows over reports of mass carnage at the hands of the regime, a draft resolution condemning Syria failed to be adopted
 Russia and China rejected the draft resolution, which came hours after activists accused Syrian security forces of killing at least 55 people at Homs
Feb.7  Minnesota  Santorum's hat-trick stuns Romney Feb.13  UN  Harsh condemnation for Syria at U.N. Feb.14   Washington China's Xi defends rights record
Feb.16   UN Gen. Assembly   UN assembly adopts Syria motion   The UN General Assembly has voted in favour of a resolution condemning human rights violations in Syria and calling for an end to the violen... Feb.23  Washington  Obama apology for Koran burnings Feb.26   Florida Shooting of Trayvon Martin   Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old African American male who was unarmed. George Zimmerman is a 28-year-old biracial Hispanic Feb.28  Arizona  Romney secures primary victories Mar.5  Washington  Iran threat looms over US-Israel talks Mar.5  Washington  Netanyahu: Time running out on Iran Mar.6   Ohio   Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils   Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has crowned a string of victories with a wafer-thin win in the marquee swing state of Ohio Mar.11  Washington  Obama condolences over massacre Mar.12  UN Security Council  Syria dominates Security Council meeting Mar.26   U.S. Supreme Court Supreme Court weighs Obama health law Apr.3  Wisconsin  Romney revels in triple primary win Apr.10   Pennsylvania Rick Santorum ends presidency bid Apr.13  UN Security Council  Council mulling North Korea response Apr.14   UN Security Council   UN passes plan for Syria monitors  Council votes unanimously to approve resolution allowing observers into Syria to monitor cease-fire Apr.16   New York American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief Apr.21   UN Security Council UN votes to boost Syria mission May.5  Ohio  Obama rally kicks off campaign 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.20  Chicago  NATO summit draws protests 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.    NATO's combat troops would be withdrawn by the ...
May.22   Florida Launch success for SpaceX mission   California's SpaceX has launched on a mission to re-supply the space station - the first cargo delivery to the orbiting outpost by a private... May.31   North Carolina Mistrial declared in Edwards case
Jun.5  Wisconsin  Republican Governor Walker survives recall Jun.12   UN Syria in civil war - UN official Jun.15  Washington  US ends young migrant deportation Jun.25  U.S. Supreme Court  Arizona migrant check ruled legal Jun.25  UN Security Council  Turkey warns of Syrian 'threat' Jun.28  U.S. Supreme Court  Supreme Court backs Obama health law Jun.29  Colorado  Obama sees Colorado wildfire destruction Jul.22  Colorado  Obama heads to cinema attack city Aug.2   UN Annan resigns as UN Syria envoy Aug.2  Washington  Obama OK'd covert aid to Syrian rebels Aug.5   USA 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
 The vehicle is packed with scientific instruments, including a laser that can zap rocks to determine their make-up
Aug.11   Virginia Romney names Ryan as running mate Aug.15  UN  UN blames Syria for Houla deaths Aug.20   USA US candidate's 'legitimate rape' gaffe Aug.20   Washington   Obama warns Syria on chemical arms  President Barack Obama has said the use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a 'red line' that would change his thinking on intervention in... Aug.22   Nevada Prince Harry naked in Las Vegas Aug.25   Ohio US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies Map of Cincinnati Ohio
  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 month.    Neil Armstrong is famously describing the event as 'one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind'. Ba...
Aug.28   Florida Ann Romney speaks at Republican Convention   Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, has painted a personal portrait of her husband in a prime-time speech, on the day he became the presidential nomine... Aug.29  Florida  Republican veep to vow 'turnaround' Aug.30  Florida  Romney vow to revive US 'promise' Aug.31  Washington  Ex-SEAL warned over bin Laden book Sep.4  North Carolina  First Lady rallies Democratic crowds Sep.6   North Carolina   Obama accepts White House nomination   Barack Obama has accepted the nomination of the Democratic party, and is delivering a speech telling voters they face a 'choice of a generat... Sep.11  Washington  Obama marks 11th 9/11 anniversary Sep.13  Washington  Fed acts to bolster US economy Sep.17   USA Romney taped at secret donor talk Sep.18  USA  Romney: Palestinians don't want peace Sep.25  UN Gen. Assembly  Obama delivers UN Assembly speech Sep.26   UN Gen. Assembly Ahmadinejad responds to Western jabs Sep.27   UN Gen. Assembly   Netanyahu asks U.N. to draw 'red line'   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exhorted the General Assembly to draw 'a clear red line' to stop Iran from developing nuclear weap... Oct.2  Arizona  US agent shot dead near Mexico border Oct.3   Colorado   US rivals square off at debate   US President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are clashing over their economic proposals in the first of three presidential debates Oct.4  UN Security Council  UN condemns Syrian attack on Turkish town 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.27  North Carolina  Storm threat to key US election week Oct.31   New Jersey Obama visits storm disaster zone Nov.1  USA  US campaign restarts after Sandy Nov.5   Ohio Obama and Romney push to the finish Nov.6  USA  US votes in neck-and-neck contest Nov.6  USA  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.    Petraeus described his behaviour as 'unacceptable' for the leader of the main i...
Nov.12   USA Petraeus scandal engulfs US commander Allen Nov.16  U.S. Congress  Petraeus testifies on Benghazi attack Nov.16  UN  U.N. watchdog: Iran not cooperating sufficiently Nov.29   UN Gen. Assembly U.N. approves Palestinian 'observer state' bid
  The assembly endorsed an upgraded U.N. status for the Palestinian Authority, despite intense opposition from the United States and Israel.    The resolution elevates their status from 'non-member observer entity' to 'non-member observer state,' the category which Palestinians hope ...
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.21  Washington  Obama 'to nominate John Kerry' 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