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Date Event
Jan 1
North Korea's Kim says US will never start war against North 
Jan 1
Costa Rica seeks cause of plane crash that killed 10 from US 
Jan 2
South Korea offers talks with defiant North ahead of Olympics 
Jan 3
North Korean leader orders border hotline with South Korea reopened on Wednesday 
Jan 3
US threatens to withhold aid cash to Palestinians 
Jan 4
US Powerball jackpot swells to $460 million, game's seventh-largest 
Jan 5
North Korea accepts January 9 talks offer from South Korea 
Jan 5
Trump administration drops Obama-era easing of marijuana prosecutions 
Jan 9
North, South Korea to hold talks as Winter Olympics help break ice 
Jan 9
North Korea will send Olympic team to South as countries hold high-level talks 
Jan 10
California mudslides kill at least 13 in area ravaged by wildfire 
Jan 10
Little damage as mag 7.6 quake hits in sea north of Honduras 
Jan 13
Trump sets off firestorm with 'shithole' remark 
Jan 14
Ballistic missile warning sent in error by Hawaii authorities 
Jan 14
Racial firestorm surrounds Trump at MLK holiday 
Jan 14
Chelsea Manning files to run for US Senate 
Jan 15
US moves ships, bombers toward Korea ahead of Olympics 
Jan 15
Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 16 people 
Jan 20
US government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate 
Jan 21
US Senate to continue working to end government shutdown 
Jan 23
Netflix crosses $100 billion market cap on subscriber surge 
Jan 24
Thousands march against Trump in Zurich, other Swiss cities 
Jan 26
Vince McMahon: XFL to return in 2020 without gimmicks 
Jan 30
House panel votes to release Republican memo alleging anti-Trump bias 
Jan 30
Indians removing Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms in 2019 
Feb 3
Trump escalates fight over Russia probe, approves release of secret memo 
Feb 4
Patriots QB Tom Brady picks up third league MVP award of career 
Feb 5
Philadelphia Eagles top New England Patriots to win their first Super Bowl 
Feb 7
Elon Musk's SpaceX launches megarocket with his own Tesla vehicle on board 
Feb 8
More than 400 killed in Syrian airstrikes on rebel areas, UN calls for ceasefire 
Feb 8
Pelosi stages 8-hour speech to push for vote for 'Dreamers' 
Feb 9
Court rejects appeals by 47 Russians against Olympic bans 
Feb 10
North Korea's Kim invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea 
Feb 12
Olympics: Organisers confirm 177 total norovirus cases at Pyeongchang 
Feb 12
Pierce joins Celtics legends as team retires his No. 34 
Feb 14
Shaun White wins America's 100th Winter Olympics gold medal 
Feb 15
Ex-student arrested after 17 shot dead at Florida high school 
Feb 15
South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns 
Feb 16
Survivors of Florida high school shooting call for action on gun control 
Feb 17
Trump visits Florida hospital to pay respects after school shooting 
Feb 18
Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people 
Feb 18
Facebook plans to use US mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers 
Feb 19
Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500 in the No. 3 two decades after Dale Earnhardt 
Feb 23
South Korea says approved visit by sanctioned North Korean to pursue peace on peninsula 
Feb 23
Special counsel files 32-count indictment against former Trump campaign officials 
Feb 24
Ex-Trump aide Gates pleads guilty in deal with special counsel 
Feb 24
Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as gun control debate rages 
Feb 25
Russia barred from flying flag at Games closing ceremony 
Feb 26
South Korea says it hopes for constructive talks between US, North Korea 
Feb 26
Florida to investigate police response to school shooting that killed 17 
Feb 27
At least 30 killed in eastern Ghouta in 48 hours; aid convoys ready - UN 
Feb 28
States grapple with gun laws after Florida shooting 
Feb 28
Report: Jared Kushner's security clearance downgraded 
Mar 1
Walmart joins Dick's Sporting Goods in raising age to buy guns 
Mar 1
In blow to Trump, top aide Hope Hicks to leave White House 
Mar 2
Toyota says US tariffs on steel, aluminum will substantially raise production costs 
Mar 2
Large explosion in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 6 
Mar 3
US dollar outlook darkens as trade war looms 
Mar 3
89-year-old Agnes Varda welcomes the title of oldest Oscar nominee 
Mar 4
China says its increasingly powerful military is no threat 
Mar 4
South Korea to send high-level officials to North for talks 
Mar 5
'Coco' wins best animated feature Oscar 
Mar 5
Former Lakers star Kobe Bryant wins Oscar for animated short 
Mar 5
China's Xi poised to make historic grab at indefinite rule 
Mar 7
North Korea open to abandoning its nuclear program, Seoul says 
Mar 9
Oil prices rise as US President Trump set to meet North Korea's Kim 
Mar 9
China, Japan, South Korea bristle over US steel, aluminum tariffs 
Mar 10
NRA files federal lawsuit challenging Florida gun-safety bill 
Mar 12
All five passengers died after helicopter crashes in New York City's East River 
Mar 14
Student walkouts planned across US to protest gun violence 
Mar 17
No. 16 UMBC stuns No. 1 Virginia 74-54 to make NCAA history 
Mar 18
China's Premier Li re-elected by parliament to premiership 
Mar 19
Putin, facing little opposition, wins Russian presidency again 
Mar 20
US, South Korea announce annual military exercises to begin on April 1 
Mar 20
'Sex and the City' star Cynthia Nixon running for governor 
Mar 22
Zuckerberg says Facebook 'made mistakes' on Cambridge Analytica 
Mar 23
China urges US against taking trade relations to 'dangerous place' 
Mar 23
China strikes back in trade spat, aims tariffs at $3 billion US goods 
Mar 24
French policeman who took place of hostage dies of gunshot wounds 
Mar 25
Mexican police find bodies of 15 men crammed into pickup 
Mar 26
At least 53 die in Russia shopping mall fire 
Mar 26
Porn star says she was threatened to keep silence on Trump: TV interview 
Mar 26
Stormy Daniels, in '60 Minutes' interview, says she had sex with Donald Trump once 
Mar 28
26 countries pledge to kick out Russian diplomats over poisoning of ex-spy 
Mar 28
North Korea's Kim Jong Un visits China in 1st foreign trip as leader 
Mar 30
Tesla voluntarily recalls early Model S vehicles over power steering bolts 
Apr 1
Building collapse kills 10 in India; 10 pulled alive 
Apr 2
China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific 
Apr 4
China vows countermeasures as US issues extensive tariff list 
Apr 4
Trump wants US military to secure border until wall is built 
Apr 4
US proposes tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports 
Apr 5
China envoy says takes 'two to tango' in resolving trade dispute with US 
Apr 5
Trump signs proclamation authorizing National Guard to southern border 
Apr 6
Trump proposes $100 billion in new tariffs on Chinese goods 
Apr 7
Conor McGregor arraigned on assault charges after bus attack outside UFC event 
Apr 8
Man, 67, killed in raging fire at Trump Tower in New York 
Apr 8
Minnesota Duluth beats Notre Dame 2-1 for NCAA hockey title 
Apr 9
North Korea tells US that Kim Jong Un ready to discuss nukes 
Apr 10
Trump promises forceful response to chemical arms attack in Syria 
Apr 10
FBI raids home, offices of Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen 
Apr 11
Oklahoma teachers rally at capitol as walkout enters 7th day 
Apr 14
Trump orders strike on Syria in response to chemical attack 
Apr 15
UN rejects Russian attempt to condemn US aggression in Syria 
Apr 16
France's Macron says he persuaded Trump to keep troops in Syria 
Apr 17
Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize for 'Damn' 
Apr 17
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson name their daughter True Thompson 
Apr 21
North Korea says it will stop nuclear tests, abolish test site 
Apr 21
Southwest giving passengers $5000 checks on accident flight 
Apr 22
Oakland's Manaea tosses no-hitter against red-hot Boston 
Apr 22
4 Palestinians killed, including teen boy and disabled man, by Israeli snipers in Gaza 
Apr 24
Driver kills nine, injures 16 ploughing van into Toronto sidewalk crowd 
Apr 25
Rapper Meek Mill freed from US jail after months-long campaign 
Apr 27
Genealogy websites help California police find Golden State Killer suspect 
Apr 27
North Korea's Kim Jong Un crosses DMZ line for historic meeting with South Korea 
Apr 29
N. Korea to close nuke test site in May, unify time zone 
Apr 30
25 killed, including 7 journalists, in Kabul suicide bombing 
May 2
South Korea says it wants US troops to stay regardless of any treaty with North Korea 
May 2
Love it or not, Facebook launches dating service 
May 5
Stronger quake, magnitude 6.0, hits Hawaii close to erupting volcano: USGS 
May 5
Magnitude 5.7 quake hits Hawaii's Big Island where volcano erupting -USGS 
May 9
Volcanic activity paused in Hawaii but 'hazardous fumes' continue 
May 11
Turkey's Erdogan and Russia's Putin say US wrong to quit Iran deal 
May 13
11 dead, 41 hurt as suicide bombers hit Indonesian churches 
May 16
North Korea threatens to cancel US summit 
May 19
Teen gunman attacks Texas high school art class, kills 10 
May 20
Cuba confirms 110 killed in country's deadliest plane crash since 1989 
May 24
China tells US 'now is the time' if it wants peace with North Korea 
May 30
TV show 'Roseanne' abruptly cancelled after star's racist tweet sparks furore 
May 31
Volcanic lava flow spurs more evacuations on Hawaii's Big Island 
May 31
75 homes destroyed by Hawaiian volcanic eruption as haze detected in Guam 
Jun 2
Canada files WTO challenge of US tariffs, to work with EU 
Jun 4
Death toll 25 in Guatemala volcano eruption 
Jun 4
Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption kills 25, injures hundreds 
Jun 5
Over 60 dead in Guatemala volcano eruption 
Jun 5
Gay adoption fight looms after US Supreme Court's cake ruling 
Jun 8
Capitals beat Golden Knights to win their first Stanley Cup 
Jun 9
Warriors complete sweep of Cavs for third NBA title in four years 
Jun 9
Warriors' Durant named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player 
Jun 10
Justify claims Triple Crown with Belmont Stakes win 
Jun 10
Mike Smith, 52, becomes oldest jockey to win Triple Crown 
Jun 11
Roadside bomb kills 6 civilians in Afghanistan 
Jun 13
North Korea state media says Trump agreed to lift sanctions against North 
Jun 14
US, South Korea, Japan vow to work on North Korean denuclearisation 
Jun 14
Comcast offers to buy Fox media assets for $65 billion in cash 
Jun 15
AT&T closes $85 billion deal for Time Warner 
Jun 18
Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan's Osaka area kills three, stops factories 
Jun 18
Mexicans jubilant over World Cup win trigger earthquake sensors 
Jun 18
5 dead as SUV being chased crashes in South Texas 
Jun 20
North Korea expected to return remains of up to 200 US service members lost in Korean War 
Jul 2
LeBron agrees to 4-year, $154 million contract with Lakers 
Jul 5
Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut gobbles 74 hotdogs, setting new world record at Nathan's contest 
Jul 7
UK police in protective suits investigate latest Novichok poisoning 
Jul 8
British police continue hunt for poison used against ex-spy 
Jul 9
4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 remain inside 
Jul 12
Croatia reaches World Cup for 1st time, beats England 2-1 
Jul 16
France overpowers Croatia 4-2 to win 2nd World Cup 
Jul 17
US lawmakers call Trump 'weak' in summit with Russia's Putin 
Jul 18
Boeing gets $3.9 billion contract for new Air Force One jets 
Jul 21
Seventeen dead after Missouri tourist boat sinks in storm 
Jul 25
Trump to provide $12 billion in aid to farmers to ease trade pain 
Jul 29
Deadly California wildfire spreads as police report 17 people missing 
Jul 29
At least 10 dead, 40 hurt as 6.4 quake hits Indonesia island 
Aug 7
12 farmworkers killed in van accident in southern Italy 
Aug 15
Nebraska executes first inmate since 1997 
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