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01-05 'Polar vortex' grips North America Toronto
C. 01-23 Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home L'Isle-Verte, Quebec, Canada
D. 02-12 Storm bears down on US east coast North Carolina
E. 02-22 Mexico's 'Shorty' Joaquin Guzman arrested Sinaloa, North Mexico
5. 03-15 Russia isolated in UN Crimea vote UN Security Council
6. 03-27 U.N. General Assembly: Crimean referendum invalid UN Gen. Assembly
H. 04-02 Shooting at US Army’s Fort Hood base Fort Hood, Texas
8. 04-27 NBA probes racist remarks claim Los Angeles
9. 08-11 Riots over killing of US black teen

Summary.     Click for More > US and Cuba seek to normalise ties   US and Cuba are to start talks to normalise diplomatic ties in a historic shift in relations between the two countries, US officials say Sony cancels The Interview release  Sony Pictures cancels 25 December release of North Korea film The Interview after cinemas decide not to screen it Gunman kills two New York policemen
'Polar vortex' grips North America   Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a 'polar vortex' brings more freezing weather. Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home Storm bears down on US east coast Mexico's 'Shorty' Joaquin Guzman arrested Russia isolated in UN Crimea vote   U.N. General Assembly: Crimean referendum invalid   A resolution is calling the referendum to secede from Ukraine invalid. The vote was 100-11, with 58 countries abstaining Shooting at US Army’s Fort Hood base NBA probes racist remarks claim   Riots over killing of US black teen   Rioting over the killing of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed black teenager, by a police officer has erupted in the US state of Missouri Soldier killed in Canada shootings Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot Obama offer to 5m illegal migrants   No indictment over Ferguson killing Map of Ferguson Missouri Missouri
Jan.3  New York  Travel chaos in east US snow storm
Jan.5   Toronto
Jan.6  Canada  North America cold snap creeps east
Jan.9  New Jersey  Chris Christie apologises for bridge-gridlock scandal
Jan.17  Washington  Obama announces plan to curb NSA
Jan.19  UN  UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks
Jan.20  UN  UN withdraws Iran invitation to Geneva talks
Jan.23   Canada
Jan.28  U.S. Congress  Obama pledges action on inequality
Jan.29  US Georgia  US snow storm strands thousands
Feb.2  Manhattan  Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies
 New Jersey  Seahawks win Super Bowl over Broncos
Feb.11  Washington  Hollande honoured at US state dinner
Feb.12   North Carolina
Feb.17  UN  U.N.: Kim could be prosecuted for crimes against humanity
Feb.22   North Mexico
Mar.1  Washington  Obama urges Putin to recall troops
Mar.12  Washington  Ukraine interim PM arrives in U.S.
Mar.13  UN Security Council  Ukraine accuses Russia of 'military aggression'
Mar.15   UN Security Council
Mar.20  Washington  US imposes more sanctions on Russia
Mar.27   UN Gen. Assembly
Mar.28  Washington  Obama: Russia should move troops
Apr.2   Texas
Apr.9  Pittsburgh  Up to 20 people stabbed at Pennsylvania high school
Apr.11  Washington  US refuses visa for Iran's UN choice
Apr.21  Boston  Boston marathon honours bomb victims
Apr.26  Washington  G-7 leaders agree to impose new sanctions on Russia
Apr.27   Los Angeles
Apr.28  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  US sanctions target key Putin aides
May.10  Washington  Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable'
May.16  San Diego  California wildfire 'flare-up' forces new evacuations
May.19  Washington  US charges Chinese with hacking
May.21  Southern California  US woman found 10 years after kidnap
May.24  Southern California  Gunman killed six people in drive-by shooting
Jun.4  Maritime Provinces  Manhunt as police officers killed in Moncton
Jun.7  Canada  Canada inmates in helicopter escape
Jun.20  UN  Refugee figures 'highest since WW2'
Jul.17  Washington  U.S. official: Missile shot down Malaysia Airlines plane
Jul.18  Washington  MH17 hit by missile from rebel-held Ukraine - Obama
Jul.29  Washington  US and EU widen sanctions on Russia
Aug.7  Washington  Obama authorises US Iraq air strikes
Aug.11   Missouri
 San Francisco Bay Area  Actor Robin Williams found dead at home
Aug.12  Washington  US sends more military advisors to Iraq
Aug.17  Missouri  Overnight curfew resumes in tense St Louis suburb
Aug.20  Washington  U.S. attempt to rescue Foley, others in Syria failed
Sep.12  Washington  Ukraine crisis: US strengthens sanctions on Russia
Sep.21  New York  Climate change summit: Thousands join global protests
 North Mexico  Western Mexico state issues alerts for copper mine spill
Sep.30  Dallas  First Ebola case diagnosed in the US
Oct.12  Dallas  Positive Ebola test at US hospital
Oct.15  Dallas  Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse
Oct.17  Western Canada  Container ship towed away from Canadian coast
Oct.22   Canada
Oct.23  Manhattan  NY doctor Craig Spencer tests positive
Oct.28  Virginia  Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes
Oct.29  Missouri  Bumgarner's performance leads Giants to third title in five years
Oct.31   Southern California
Nov.4  U.S. Senate  Republicans win control of US Senate
Nov.18  UN  UN calls for N Korea rights probe
Nov.20   Washington
Nov.24   Missouri
  A grand jury has decided not to charge a Missouri policeman over the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.    State prosecutor Robert McCulloch said the jury exhaustively examin...
Dec.3  New York  Federal probe into NY chokehold case
Dec.9  U.S. Senate  CIA lied over 'brutal' interrogations
Dec.17   Washington
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Dec.20   New York
Dec.24  USA  Sony comedy The Interview opens
Dec.30  UN Security Council  Security Council rejects Palestinian statehood resolution





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January 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Massachusetts  East US battles major snow storm
Jan.3   New York
Jan.5   Toronto  
  Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a 'polar vortex' brings more freezing weather.
 A plane from Toronto has slid into snow as it turned onto a taxiway after landing at JFK airport
Jan.6   Canada North America cold snap creeps east
Jan.7  Minnesota  Big freeze shatters North America temperature records Jan.9   New Jersey Chris Christie apologises for bridge-gridlock scandal  New York  India diplomat in visa row charged Jan.12  Washington  Iran to start scaling back nuclear program January 20 Jan.17   Washington Obama announces plan to curb NSA Jan.19   UN     UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks   UN chief Ban Ki-moon has invited Iran to take part in preliminary Syrian peace talks this week in Switzerland, an offer Tehran has accepted Jan.20   UN UN withdraws Iran invitation to Geneva talks Jan.23   Canada   Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home Map of L%27Isle-Verte Quebec Canada
  32 people have died after a fire tore through an old people's home in Quebec, officials have said.    The impacted wing of the building burned to the ground, leaving only the elevator shaft intact. A number of residents were taken to hosp...
Jan.25  Canada  24 seniors missing in nursing home fire feared dead  Canada  32 believed dead in Quebec retirement home fire Jan.28   U.S. Congress Obama pledges action on inequality Jan.29   US Georgia US snow storm strands thousands Jan.30  USA  Amanda Knox 'frightened' by murder ruling

February 2014 ... more > Top ^
Feb.2   Manhattan Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies
  New Jersey Seahawks win Super Bowl over Broncos Feb.4  U.S. Congress  'Obamacare' will reduce US workforce Feb.5  USA  CVS to halt tobacco sales Feb.11  Washington  White House welcomes French President Francois Hollande   Washington Hollande honoured at US state dinner Feb.12   North Carolina   Storm bears down on US east coast
  A winter storm is bearing down on the densely populated US north-east, after causing transport chaos in the South
Feb.13  New York  Second wave of huge snow storm hits US north-east Feb.14  Canada  Huge snow storm pushes into Canada Feb.17   UN     U.N.: Kim could be prosecuted for crimes against humanity   A stunning catalog of torture and the widespread abuse of even the weakest reveal a portrait of a brutal state 'that does not have any paral... Feb.22   North Mexico   Mexico's 'Shorty' Joaquin Guzman arrested
Map of Sinaloa Mexico
  One of the world's most wanted drug barons, known as El Chapo or 'Shorty', has been arrested. He was the leader of the Sinaloa cartel


March 2014 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Washington Obama urges Putin to recall troops
Mar.2  Los Angeles  Slave and Gravity share Oscar spoils Mar.3  UN Security Council  Yanukovych asked for troops, Russia tells UN Mar.4  Washington  US to boycott G8 Summit in Sochi unless Russia reverses course on Ukraine Mar.10  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  John Kerry declines Vladimir Putin meeting Mar.12   Washington Ukraine interim PM arrives in U.S.  Manhattan  Three killed in NY buildings blast Mar.13   UN Security Council Ukraine accuses Russia of 'military aggression' Mar.15   UN Security Council     Russia isolated in UN Crimea vote
  Russia has vetoed a draft resolution criticising secession referendum in Crimea - the only Security Council member to vote against the measure
Mar.20   Washington US imposes more sanctions on Russia
Mar.27   UN Gen. Assembly     U.N. General Assembly: Crimean referendum invalid
  A resolution is calling the referendum to secede from Ukraine invalid. The vote was 100-11, with 58 countries abstaining
 Moscow formally annexed Ukraine's southern Crimea region days after the controversial referendum in which a majority of Crimeans voted to leave Ukraine for Russia
Mar.28   Washington     Obama: Russia should move troops   Russia could ease tensions with Ukraine if it were to move its troops away from its border with Ukraine and begin direct talks with Kiev, President...

April 2014 ... more > Top ^
Apr.2   Texas   Shooting at US Army’s Fort Hood base Map of Fort Hood Texas
  A shooting at the US Army's Fort Hood base leaves four dead - including a gunman who died from self-inflicted wounds - and 16 injured.    A gun rampage at the same base in 2009 left 13 soldiers dead an...
Apr.9   Pittsburgh   Up to 20 people stabbed at Pennsylvania high school   As many as 20 students have been injured in a mass stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in the state of Pennsylvania, authorities have ... Apr.11   Washington US refuses visa for Iran's UN choice Apr.21   Boston Boston marathon honours bomb victims Apr.22  Washington  Russia risks further US sanctions over Ukraine, says Kerry Apr.26   Washington     G-7 leaders agree to impose new sanctions on Russia  Leaders of the G-7 had agreed to 'move swiftly' to impose new sanctions against Russia over its continued role in the unrest in Ukraine Apr.27   Los Angeles   NBA probes racist remarks claim
  The US National Basketball Association (NBA) is investigating a report alleging that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling made racist remarks
Apr.28   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine     US sanctions target key Putin aides   The US has imposed sanctions on seven Russian individuals and 17 companies it says are linked to President Vladimir Putin's 'inner circle'  Southern U.S.  Search for tornado survivors goes on Apr.29  Oklahoma  Oklahoma inmate dies after 'botched' lethal injection

May 2014 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Toronto  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford enters rehab May.10   Washington Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable'
May.16   San Diego California wildfire 'flare-up' forces new evacuations May.19   Washington   US charges Chinese with hacking  The US has charged 5 Chinese army officers with hacking into private-sector American companies in a bid for competitive advantage May.21   Southern California US woman found 10 years after kidnap May.22  Washington  Thailand's military coup condemned May.24   Southern California   Gunman killed six people in drive-by shooting   The suspected gunman has been found dead in his crashed car, with a gunshot wound to the head May.28  Washington  US gives $5bn to global terror fight  North Carolina  Author Maya Angelou dies aged 86

June 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4   Maritime Provinces   Manhunt as police officers killed in Moncton   A manhunt for Justin Bourque, 24, is under way in the Canadian city of Moncton after three officers were shot dead and two wounded Jun.5  Maritime Provinces  Moncton shooting: City on lockdown during manhunt Jun.7   Canada   Canada inmates in helicopter escape   Three inmates have escaped from a Orsainville detention centre using a helicopter. Police are now searching for the inmates Jun.8  Nevada  Five dead in Las Vegas shootings Jun.13  Texas  Sgt Bowe Bergdahl arrives back in US Jun.15  Texas  Spurs get ultimate revenge by mauling Heat in Finals Jun.19  Washington  US to send military advisers to Iraq  US Georgia  Anthrax risk for 75 scientists at CDC Jun.20   UN Refugee figures 'highest since WW2'


July 2014 ... more > Top ^
Jul.5  Maritime Provinces  Arthur hits eastern Canada, causes power outages Jul.10  Washington  Obama: US willing to negotiate cease-fire between Israel, Hamas Jul.12  UN Security Council  UN calls for Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire as death toll tops 120 Jul.17   Washington U.S. official: Missile shot down Malaysia Airlines plane
Jul.18   Washington     MH17 hit by missile from rebel-held Ukraine - Obama   US President Barack Obama has said a surface-to-air missile fired from a rebel-held area in east Ukraine brought down Malaysia Airlines flight... Jul.23  UN  U.N.: Hamas, Israel may be guilty of war crimes  Arizona  Arizona execution takes two hours Jul.29   Washington US and EU widen sanctions on Russia

August 2014 ... more > Top ^
Aug.7   Washington Obama authorises US Iraq air strikes
Aug.11   Missouri     Riots over killing of US black teen Map of Ferguson Missouri Missouri
  Rioting over the killing of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed black teenager, by a police officer has erupted in the US state of Missouri
 The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an unarmed black man, was shot to death by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. The disputed circumstances of the shooting, and resulting protests and civil unrest, have caused significant controversy in the United States
  San Francisco Bay Area Actor Robin Williams found dead at home Aug.12   Washington US sends more military advisors to Iraq Aug.15  Texas  Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power Aug.17   Missouri Overnight curfew resumes in tense St Louis suburb Aug.20   Washington U.S. attempt to rescue Foley, others in Syria failed Aug.21  USA  ISIS militants threatened to kill journalist in email to family  Washington  Islamic State militants pose 'biggest threat' to US

September 2014 ... more > Top ^
Sep.8  New York  Marin Cilic wins 2014 US Open Sep.10  Washington  Obama threatens action in Syria Sep.12   Washington     Ukraine crisis: US strengthens sanctions on Russia  The US government has imposed new sanctions on major Russian banks, defence and energy companies Sep.16  Washington  Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat' Sep.18  Florida  Florida man kills his daughter and her six children Sep.20  Washington  White House security stepped up after intrusions Sep.21   New York   Climate change summit: Thousands join global protests   Protests in many countries to demand urgent action on climate change have kicked off, with over 2,000 marches taking place around the world   North Mexico Western Mexico state issues alerts for copper mine spill
Sep.29  UN Gen. Assembly  Netanyahu addresses Islamic terror in speech to UN Sep.30   Dallas     First Ebola case diagnosed in the US   Officials at a hospital say the unidentified man is being kept in isolation. He is thought to have contracted the virus in Liberia

October 2014 ... more > Top ^
Oct.8  Dallas  US Ebola patient dies in hospital Oct.10  New York  New York's JFK airport to start Ebola checks Oct.12   Dallas Positive Ebola test at US hospital
Oct.15   Dallas Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse  Washington  Obama: Ebola risk very low in US Oct.17   Western Canada Container ship towed away from Canadian coast  Bermuda  Hurricane Gonzalo slams Bermuda Oct.22   Canada   Soldier killed in Canada shootings Map of parliament Ottawa Canada
  A gunman shot a soldier at a war memorial in Ottawa, then ran into the nearby parliament building where he exchanged gunfire with police.    1 shooter is dead in Ottawa, a senior U.S. official said. So far, the...
Oct.23  Canada  Sergeant-at-Arms hailed as hero who shot Ottawa attacker   Manhattan NY doctor Craig Spencer tests positive Oct.24  Dallas  Two US Ebola nurses free of virus Oct.25  New Jersey  US nurse criticises quarantine treatment Oct.28   Virginia Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes Oct.29   Missouri Bumgarner's performance leads Giants to third title in five years  New England  Ebola quarantine test looms in US Oct.31   Southern California   Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot Map of Mojave Desert USA
  At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in the California desert


November 2014 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4   U.S. Senate   Republicans win control of US Senate   The Republican Party has won control of the Senate in the mid-term elections, increasing its power in the final two years of Obama's preside... Nov.18   UN UN calls for N Korea rights probe
Nov.19  Upstate New York  Deadly snowstorm hits northern US Nov.20   Washington     Obama offer to 5m illegal migrants
  Nearly five million people living illegally in the US can escape deportation under sweeping changes to the US immigration system
Nov.24   Missouri     No indictment over Ferguson killing
Map of Ferguson Missouri Missouri
  A grand jury has decided not to charge a Missouri policeman over the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown
 State prosecutor Robert McCulloch said the jury exhaustively examined evidence. Brown's family said they were 'profoundly disappointed'
Nov.25  Missouri  Troops sent to quell Ferguson unrest

December 2014 ... more > Top ^
Dec.3   New York   Federal probe into NY chokehold case   The Justice Dept is to launch a civil rights investigation into the death of a black man who died after being placed in a headlock by a white... Dec.4  New York  New protests over Eric Garner death Dec.9   U.S. Senate   CIA lied over 'brutal' interrogations   The CIA carried out 'brutal' interrogations of al-Qaeda suspects in the years after the 9/11 attacks on the US, a US Senate report has said Dec.11  House of Representatives  US House passes $1.1tn budget bill Dec.17   Washington   US and Cuba seek to normalise ties
  US and Cuba are to start talks to normalise diplomatic ties in a historic shift in relations between the two countries, US officials say
  Los Angeles   Sony cancels The Interview release
  Sony Pictures cancels 25 December release of North Korea film The Interview after cinemas decide not to screen it
Dec.20   New York   Gunman kills two New York policemen Map of Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn New York
  A gunman has shot dead two police officers sitting inside a patrol car in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood before killing himself
Dec.23  Los Angeles  US cinemas to screen The Interview Dec.24   USA   Sony comedy The Interview opens  The comedy The Interview has opened in some US cinemas and online, after a cyber-attack and row over its release Dec.30   UN Security Council Security Council rejects Palestinian statehood resolution


Obama urges Putin to recall troops Ukraine accuses Russia of 'military aggression'   Obama: Russia should move troops   Russia could ease tensions with Ukraine if it were to move its troops away from its border with Ukraine and begin direct talks with Kiev, President... Shooting at US Army’s Fort Hood base Map of Fort Hood Texas




North America, 2014 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2014
Mar.1   Washington
Mar.3  UN Security Council  Yanukovych asked for troops, Russia tells UN
Mar.13   UN Security Council
Mar.28   Washington
Apr.2   Texas
  A shooting at the US Army's Fort Hood base leaves four dead - including a gunman who died from self-inflicted wounds - and 16 injured.    A gun rampage at the same base in 2009 left 13 soldiers dead an...
May.19   Washington US charges Chinese with hacking  The US has charged 5 Chinese army officers with hacking into private-sector American companies in a bid for competitive advantage May.22  Washington  Thailand's military coup condemned Jun.13  Texas  Sgt Bowe Bergdahl arrives back in US Jun.19  Washington  US to send military advisers to Iraq Jul.10  Washington  Obama: US willing to negotiate cease-fire between Israel, Hamas Jul.12  UN Security Council  UN calls for Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire as death toll tops 120 Jul.17   Washington U.S. official: Missile shot down Malaysia Airlines plane Jul.18   Washington   MH17 hit by missile from rebel-held Ukraine - Obama   US President Barack Obama has said a surface-to-air missile fired from a rebel-held area in east Ukraine brought down Malaysia Airlines flight... Jul.23  UN  U.N.: Hamas, Israel may be guilty of war crimes Aug.7   Washington Obama authorises US Iraq air strikes Aug.12   Washington US sends more military advisors to Iraq Aug.20   Washington U.S. attempt to rescue Foley, others in Syria failed Sep.10  Washington  Obama threatens action in Syria Nov.25  Missouri  Troops sent to quell Ferguson unrest



North America, 2014 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2014 Jan.2  Massachusetts  East US battles major snow storm Jan.3   New York Travel chaos in east US snow storm
Jan.5   Toronto 'Polar vortex' grips North America
  Parts of the US are braced for potentially record-breaking low temperatures as a 'polar vortex' brings more freezing weather.
 A plane from Toronto has slid into snow as it turned onto a taxiway after landing at JFK airport
Jan.6   Canada North America cold snap creeps east
Jan.7  Minnesota  Big freeze shatters North America temperature records Jan.23   Canada Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home Map of L%27Isle-Verte Quebec Canada
  32 people have died after a fire tore through an old people's home in Quebec, officials have said.    The impacted wing of the building burned to the ground, leaving only the elevator shaft intact. A number of residents were taken to hosp...
Jan.25  Canada  24 seniors missing in nursing home fire feared dead Jan.25  Canada  32 believed dead in Quebec retirement home fire Jan.29   US Georgia US snow storm strands thousands Feb.12   North Carolina Storm bears down on US east coast
  A winter storm is bearing down on the densely populated US north-east, after causing transport chaos in the South
Feb.13  New York  Second wave of huge snow storm hits US north-east Feb.14  Canada  Huge snow storm pushes into Canada Mar.12  Manhattan  Three killed in NY buildings blast Apr.28  Southern U.S.  Search for tornado survivors goes on May.16   San Diego California wildfire 'flare-up' forces new evacuations
Jun.19  US Georgia  Anthrax risk for 75 scientists at CDC Jul.5  Maritime Provinces  Arthur hits eastern Canada, causes power outages Jul.17   Washington U.S. official: Missile shot down Malaysia Airlines plane Aug.11   San Francisco Bay Area Actor Robin Williams found dead at home Sep.16  Washington  Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat' Sep.21   North Mexico Western Mexico state issues alerts for copper mine spill Sep.30   Dallas   First Ebola case diagnosed in the US   Officials at a hospital say the unidentified man is being kept in isolation. He is thought to have contracted the virus in Liberia Oct.8  Dallas  US Ebola patient dies in hospital Oct.10  New York  New York's JFK airport to start Ebola checks Oct.12   Dallas Positive Ebola test at US hospital Oct.15   Dallas Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse Oct.15  Washington  Obama: Ebola risk very low in US Oct.17   Western Canada Container ship towed away from Canadian coast Oct.17  Bermuda  Hurricane Gonzalo slams Bermuda Oct.23   Manhattan NY doctor Craig Spencer tests positive Oct.24  Dallas  Two US Ebola nurses free of virus Oct.25  New Jersey  US nurse criticises quarantine treatment Oct.28   Virginia Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes Oct.29  New England  Ebola quarantine test looms in US Oct.31   Southern California Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot Map of Mojave Desert USA
  At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in the California desert
Nov.19  Upstate New York  Deadly snowstorm hits northern US



North America, 2014 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2014 Feb.2   New Jersey Seahawks win Super Bowl over Broncos
Apr.21   Boston Boston marathon honours bomb victims Apr.27   Los Angeles NBA probes racist remarks claim
  The US National Basketball Association (NBA) is investigating a report alleging that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling made racist remarks
Jun.15  Texas  Spurs get ultimate revenge by mauling Heat in Finals Sep.8  New York  Marin Cilic wins 2014 US Open Oct.29   Missouri Bumgarner's performance leads Giants to third title in five years




North America, 2014 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2014 Jan.3   New York Travel chaos in east US snow storm
Jan.28   U.S. Congress Obama pledges action on inequality Feb.2   Manhattan Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies Feb.4  U.S. Congress  'Obamacare' will reduce US workforce Feb.5  USA  CVS to halt tobacco sales Mar.2  Los Angeles  Slave and Gravity share Oscar spoils May.28  North Carolina  Author Maya Angelou dies aged 86 Jul.29   Washington US and EU widen sanctions on Russia Aug.11   San Francisco Bay Area Actor Robin Williams found dead at home Sep.12   Washington   Ukraine crisis: US strengthens sanctions on Russia  The US government has imposed new sanctions on major Russian banks, defence and energy companies Oct.10  New York  New York's JFK airport to start Ebola checks Dec.11  House of Representatives  US House passes $1.1tn budget bill Dec.17   Los Angeles Sony cancels The Interview release
  Sony Pictures cancels 25 December release of North Korea film The Interview after cinemas decide not to screen it
Dec.23  Los Angeles  US cinemas to screen The Interview Dec.24   USA Sony comedy The Interview opens  The comedy The Interview has opened in some US cinemas and online, after a cyber-attack and row over its release



North America, 2014 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2014 Jan.9  New York  India diplomat in visa row charged Jan.30  USA  Amanda Knox 'frightened' by murder ruling Feb.22   North Mexico Mexico's 'Shorty' Joaquin Guzman arrested
Map of Sinaloa Mexico
  One of the world's most wanted drug barons, known as El Chapo or 'Shorty', has been arrested. He was the leader of the Sinaloa cartel
Apr.2   Texas Shooting at US Army’s Fort Hood base Map of Fort Hood Texas
  A shooting at the US Army's Fort Hood base leaves four dead - including a gunman who died from self-inflicted wounds - and 16 injured.    A gun rampage at the same base in 2009 left 13 soldiers dead an...
Apr.9   Pittsburgh Up to 20 people stabbed at Pennsylvania high school   As many as 20 students have been injured in a mass stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in the state of Pennsylvania, authorities have ... Apr.21   Boston Boston marathon honours bomb victims Apr.29  Oklahoma  Oklahoma inmate dies after 'botched' lethal injection May.1  Toronto  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford enters rehab May.10   Washington Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable' May.19   Washington US charges Chinese with hacking  The US has charged 5 Chinese army officers with hacking into private-sector American companies in a bid for competitive advantage May.21   Southern California US woman found 10 years after kidnap May.24   Southern California Gunman killed six people in drive-by shooting   The suspected gunman has been found dead in his crashed car, with a gunshot wound to the head May.28  Washington  US gives $5bn to global terror fight Jun.4   Maritime Provinces Manhunt as police officers killed in Moncton   A manhunt for Justin Bourque, 24, is under way in the Canadian city of Moncton after three officers were shot dead and two wounded Jun.5  Maritime Provinces  Moncton shooting: City on lockdown during manhunt Jun.7   Canada Canada inmates in helicopter escape   Three inmates have escaped from a Orsainville detention centre using a helicopter. Police are now searching for the inmates Jun.8  Nevada  Five dead in Las Vegas shootings Jul.23  Arizona  Arizona execution takes two hours Aug.11   Missouri   Riots over killing of US black teen Map of Ferguson Missouri Missouri
  Rioting over the killing of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed black teenager, by a police officer has erupted in the US state of Missouri
 The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an unarmed black man, was shot to death by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. The disputed circumstances of the shooting, and resulting protests and civil unrest, have caused significant controversy in the United States
Aug.15  Texas  Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power Aug.21  USA  ISIS militants threatened to kill journalist in email to family Aug.21  Washington  Islamic State militants pose 'biggest threat' to US Sep.18  Florida  Florida man kills his daughter and her six children Sep.29  UN Gen. Assembly  Netanyahu addresses Islamic terror in speech to UN Oct.22   Canada Soldier killed in Canada shootings Map of parliament Ottawa Canada
  A gunman shot a soldier at a war memorial in Ottawa, then ran into the nearby parliament building where he exchanged gunfire with police.    1 shooter is dead in Ottawa, a senior U.S. official said. So far, the...
Oct.23  Canada  Sergeant-at-Arms hailed as hero who shot Ottawa attacker Nov.24   Missouri   No indictment over Ferguson killing Map of Ferguson Missouri Missouri
  A grand jury has decided not to charge a Missouri policeman over the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown
 State prosecutor Robert McCulloch said the jury exhaustively examined evidence. Brown's family said they were 'profoundly disappointed'
Nov.25  Missouri  Troops sent to quell Ferguson unrest Dec.3   New York Federal probe into NY chokehold case   The Justice Dept is to launch a civil rights investigation into the death of a black man who died after being placed in a headlock by a white... Dec.20   New York Gunman kills two New York policemen Map of Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn New York
  A gunman has shot dead two police officers sitting inside a patrol car in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood before killing himself




North America, 2014 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2014 Jan.9   New Jersey Chris Christie apologises for bridge-gridlock scandal
Jan.9  New York  India diplomat in visa row charged Jan.12  Washington  Iran to start scaling back nuclear program January 20 Jan.17   Washington Obama announces plan to curb NSA Jan.19   UN   UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks   UN chief Ban Ki-moon has invited Iran to take part in preliminary Syrian peace talks this week in Switzerland, an offer Tehran has accepted Jan.20   UN UN withdraws Iran invitation to Geneva talks Jan.28   U.S. Congress Obama pledges action on inequality Feb.4  U.S. Congress  'Obamacare' will reduce US workforce Feb.11  Washington  White House welcomes French President Francois Hollande Feb.11   Washington Hollande honoured at US state dinner Feb.17   UN   U.N.: Kim could be prosecuted for crimes against humanity   A stunning catalog of torture and the widespread abuse of even the weakest reveal a portrait of a brutal state 'that does not have any paral... Mar.1   Washington Obama urges Putin to recall troops Mar.3  UN Security Council  Yanukovych asked for troops, Russia tells UN Mar.4  Washington  US to boycott G8 Summit in Sochi unless Russia reverses course on Ukraine Mar.10  Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine  John Kerry declines Vladimir Putin meeting Mar.12   Washington Ukraine interim PM arrives in U.S. Mar.13   UN Security Council Ukraine accuses Russia of 'military aggression' Mar.15   UN Security Council   Russia isolated in UN Crimea vote
  Russia has vetoed a draft resolution criticising secession referendum in Crimea - the only Security Council member to vote against the measure
Mar.20   Washington US imposes more sanctions on Russia
Mar.27   UN Gen. Assembly   U.N. General Assembly: Crimean referendum invalid
  A resolution is calling the referendum to secede from Ukraine invalid. The vote was 100-11, with 58 countries abstaining
 Moscow formally annexed Ukraine's southern Crimea region days after the controversial referendum in which a majority of Crimeans voted to leave Ukraine for Russia
Mar.28   Washington   Obama: Russia should move troops   Russia could ease tensions with Ukraine if it were to move its troops away from its border with Ukraine and begin direct talks with Kiev, President... Apr.11   Washington US refuses visa for Iran's UN choice
Apr.22  Washington  Russia risks further US sanctions over Ukraine, says Kerry Apr.26   Washington   G-7 leaders agree to impose new sanctions on Russia  Leaders of the G-7 had agreed to 'move swiftly' to impose new sanctions against Russia over its continued role in the unrest in Ukraine Apr.27   Los Angeles NBA probes racist remarks claim
  The US National Basketball Association (NBA) is investigating a report alleging that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling made racist remarks
Apr.28   Highway 2014 Pro Russian Conflict in Ukraine   US sanctions target key Putin aides   The US has imposed sanctions on seven Russian individuals and 17 companies it says are linked to President Vladimir Putin's 'inner circle' May.1  Toronto  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford enters rehab May.10   Washington Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable'
May.22  Washington  Thailand's military coup condemned May.28  Washington  US gives $5bn to global terror fight May.28  North Carolina  Author Maya Angelou dies aged 86 Jun.19  Washington  US to send military advisers to Iraq Jun.20   UN Refugee figures 'highest since WW2' Jul.10  Washington  Obama: US willing to negotiate cease-fire between Israel, Hamas Jul.29   Washington US and EU widen sanctions on Russia Aug.11   Missouri   Riots over killing of US black teen Map of Ferguson Missouri Missouri
  Rioting over the killing of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed black teenager, by a police officer has erupted in the US state of Missouri
 The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an unarmed black man, was shot to death by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. The disputed circumstances of the shooting, and resulting protests and civil unrest, have caused significant controversy in the United States
Aug.12   Washington US sends more military advisors to Iraq Aug.15  Texas  Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power Aug.17   Missouri Overnight curfew resumes in tense St Louis suburb Aug.21  USA  ISIS militants threatened to kill journalist in email to family Aug.21  Washington  Islamic State militants pose 'biggest threat' to US Sep.10  Washington  Obama threatens action in Syria Sep.12   Washington   Ukraine crisis: US strengthens sanctions on Russia  The US government has imposed new sanctions on major Russian banks, defence and energy companies Sep.16  Washington  Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat' Sep.20  Washington  White House security stepped up after intrusions Sep.21   New York Climate change summit: Thousands join global protests   Protests in many countries to demand urgent action on climate change have kicked off, with over 2,000 marches taking place around the world Sep.29  UN Gen. Assembly  Netanyahu addresses Islamic terror in speech to UN Oct.15  Washington  Obama: Ebola risk very low in US Oct.23  Canada  Sergeant-at-Arms hailed as hero who shot Ottawa attacker Nov.4   U.S. Senate Republicans win control of US Senate   The Republican Party has won control of the Senate in the mid-term elections, increasing its power in the final two years of Obama's preside... Nov.18   UN UN calls for N Korea rights probe Nov.20   Washington   Obama offer to 5m illegal migrants
  Nearly five million people living illegally in the US can escape deportation under sweeping changes to the US immigration system
Dec.3   New York Federal probe into NY chokehold case   The Justice Dept is to launch a civil rights investigation into the death of a black man who died after being placed in a headlock by a white... Dec.4  New York  New protests over Eric Garner death Dec.9   U.S. Senate CIA lied over 'brutal' interrogations   The CIA carried out 'brutal' interrogations of al-Qaeda suspects in the years after the 9/11 attacks on the US, a US Senate report has said Dec.11  House of Representatives  US House passes $1.1tn budget bill Dec.17   Washington US and Cuba seek to normalise ties
  US and Cuba are to start talks to normalise diplomatic ties in a historic shift in relations between the two countries, US officials say
Dec.30   UN Security Council Security Council rejects Palestinian statehood resolution