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1. 2018-02-04 South Carolina crash: Amtrak 'on the wrong track'
2. 2017-10-18 California hepatitis A outbreak death toll climbs to 19 San Diego
3. 2017-09-03 Hurricane Harvey: Texas governor warns bill could be $180bn Texas
4. 2017-08-26 Harvey: Fears grow over severe flooding risk Houston
F. 2017-07-13 Trudeau picks an astronaut for new governor general Canada
2017-05-08 Jakarta governor given 2-year prison sentence for blasphemy Jakarta
H. 2016-12-12 'Ahok': Emotional scenes as blasphemy trial begins Jakarta
I. 2016-11-15 'Ahok': Police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect Jakarta
J. 2016-10-03 Kunduz assault: Taliban forces 'defeated' Kunduz, Northern Afghanistan

Donald Trump chooses Mike Pence as his running mate. Indiana John Kasich, last Republican Trump rival, quits race. Ohio California wildfires: Governor declares state of emergency Puerto Rico governor says territory 'can't pay $72bn debt' Jeb Bush launches 'optimistic' campaign for president. Miami Pataki seeking Republican Party nomination
South Carolina crash: Amtrak 'on the wrong track' California hepatitis A outbreak death toll climbs to 19. San Diego Hurricane Harvey: Texas governor warns bill could be $180bn Harvey: Fears grow over severe flooding risk   Houston: Governor Greg Abbott has warned that severe flooding is his main worry as the rains from Tropical Storm Harvey continue to lash the state Jakarta governor given 2-year prison sentence for blasphemy  An Indonesian court has sentenced Basuki 'Ahok' Tjahaja Purnama the minority Christian governorto 2 years in prison for blaspheming the Quran 'Ahok': Police name Jakarta governor as blasphemy suspect  Indonesian police have named Jakarta's governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, as a suspect in a blasphemy investigation   State of emergency for Charlotte as unrest over police shooting continues Map of Charlotte North Carolina North Carolina

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year 2017 Top ^

Jul.13  Trudeau picks an astronaut for new governor general

year 2016 Top ^

Dec.12  'Ahok': Emotional scenes as blasphemy trial begins
Oct.3  Kunduz assault: Taliban forces 'defeated'
  North Carolina: The governor of N. Carolina has declared a state of emergency in the city, sending in the National Guard, as unrest continues
Jul.31  Tokyo elects Yuriko Koike as first female governor
Jul.22  Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole
Jun.14  Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe resigns over spending scandal
Feb.26  US election 2016: Christie endorses Trump in shock move
Jan.6  California state of emergency over methane leak

year 2015 Top ^

Nov.8  Brazil dams burst: 'Hopes of finding survivors fading'
Oct.4  South Carolina flooding 'once in 1,000 year event'
Sep.11  Rick Perry drops out of US presidential race
Jun.26  One of two escaped US prisoners killed by police
Jun.22  S. Carolina urges removal of Confederate flag
  New York: Former Governor of New York, George Pataki, announces that he is seeking the Republican Party nomination for the 2016 presidential election

  Jerry Brown has implemented the first mandatory water restrictions in the state's history. The order mandates a 25% reduction in water usage
Mar.30  Indiana law 'grossly misconstrued' says governor Jan.6 Ex-governor jailed for corruption Map of RICHMOND Virginia
  Virginia: Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has been sentenced to two years in prison for public corruption
Jan.5   US governor sworn in for fourth term Map of state Capitol Sacramento CA California
  California: California Governor Jerry Brown has made history after being sworn in for a record-breaking fourth term
Jan.1 Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo dies. Manhattan   Jeb Bush 'clears decks for 2016 run'
  USA: Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has reportedly scaled back his business commitments as he thinks seriously about a White House run

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.25 ISIS governor of Mosul killed in coalition airstrikes
. Northern Iraq Nov.26  'No new grand jury' in Ferguson case Nov.6  Japan governor approves Sendai reactor restart Oct.30   Maine will try to enforce Hickox quarantine   New England: The governor of Maine has vowed to exercise the 'full extent' of his authority to quarantine a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa Oct.23  Governor quits over Mexico missing Oct.11  Iguala mass grave bodies 'not all of missing students' Sep.4 Virginia ex-Governor McDonnell and wife guilty of corruption Map of Richmond Virginia
  A court in Virginia has found the former state governor, Bob McDonnell, and his wife guilty of corruption
Aug.16   Curfew in riot-hit Missouri suburb   The governor of the state has declared a state of emergency in the St Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot dead by police last week Texas Governor Rick Perry vows to fight 'farce' indictment
  The governor has vowed to fight an indictment against him for abuse of power, which he dismissed as a 'farce'
Aug.15 Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power
Jul.22 Joko Widodo wins Indonesia presidential election. Jakarta Jul.9   Obama supports Texas governor on US border fixes
  Dallas: US President has sided with Republican Governor Rick Perry on recommendations for improving security on the US-Mexico border
May.11   Nigeria abducted girls 'sighted'
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  Northern Nigeria: The governor of Nigeria's Borno state says he has information on the whereabouts of about 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram
Apr.30 Botched US execution sparks review
  Oklahoma: The governor of the state of Oklahoma has ordered a 'full review' of the state's execution procedures following a botched execution
Feb.26  Arizona governor vetoes 'anti-gay' bill Feb.9   Masuzoe 'wins Tokyo governor vote'
  Former TV presenter and cabinet minister Yoichi Masuzoe has won the election for Tokyo governor by a wide margin, exit polls suggest
Jan.31   Chris Christie 'knew about traffic jam'
  New Jersey: New Jersey Governor knew about the closures of local lanes leading to a busy bridge to New York City while they were happening
Jan.9   Chris Christie apologises for bridge-gridlock scandal  New Jersey: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has fired an aide who allegedly orchestrated traffic mayhem to pursue a petty political vendetta Jan.8   Emails link Chris Christie aide to lane closures  New Jersey: Republican star, New Jersey's Governor, has vowed to act over claims his aide engineered traffic mayhem for a petty political vendetta

year 2013 Top ^

Nov.6  Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has won a landslide Oct.15   Sicily declares migrant emergency
  The governor of Sicily has declared a state of emergency because of the large numbers of migrants it is having to deal with
Oct.14 Bombing at mosque kills Afghan governor   Afghanistan: Afghan officials say a bomb placed inside a mosque in the country's east has killed Governor Arsallah Jamal, the governor of Logar province Sep.2   Ex-Grenada governor general Paul Scoon dies at 78
  Paul Scoon, who was Grenada's governor general during the U.S. invasion of the small island in 1983, has died in his Caribbean homeland
Aug.25 Car bomb kills governor of Syrian province Map of Hama Syria
  Syrian state television says a car bomb has killed Anas Abdul Razaak Naem, the governor of the central province of Hama
Jun.23 Luxor governor quits after uproar Map of Luxor Egypt
   Egypt: The new governor of the province has resigned amid controversy over his links to an Islamist group that carried out a deadly attack on tourists in 1997
Apr.4   Connecticut to sign landmark gun law
  The governor of the state where 20 young children were shot dead at school in December is set to sign some of the strictest gun control laws in the US
Jan.12 New York declares flu emergency

year 2012 Top ^

Nov.26 Canadian to be new UK Bank governor
  London: Mark Carney has been named as the new governor of the Bank of England by Chancellor George Osborne
Sep.4  Bomber 'kills 25' Afghan mourners Jun.6   White House downplays Wisconsin loss
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  Washington: The failure of a Democratic bid to unseat Wisconsin's Republican governor should not alter the presidential election battle, the White House says
Jun.5 Republican Governor Walker survives recall. Wisconsin Jun.4   Wisconsin faces rare recall vote Map of Milwaukee Wisconsin
  Republican Governor Scott Walker faces Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett more than a year after passing a law limiting workers' collective bargaining rights
May.14 California plan to plug $16bn gap Map of Sacramento California
  California's governor Jerry Brown has unveiled a proposal to tackle the cash-strapped US state's $15.7bn budget gap
Feb.16     Xi Jinping on last leg of US trip
  Los Angeles: Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping is in California for business talks on the last leg of his US visit. He met Governor Jerry Brown, toured a shipping terminal
Jan.19 Rick Perry 'to quit' White House race
. South Carolina Jan.15   Republican Huntsman 'set to quit'
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  South Carolina: Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman is to end his campaign to win the Republican presidential nomination

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.7   Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years
  Chicago: Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption
Oct.8 California enacts pro-migrant law
  The governor Jerry Brown has signed into law legislation allowing illegal immigrants to receive state aid to attend college
Oct.5 Palin not running for president
. Alaska Sep.30 Death for Pakistan blasphemy killer. Rawalpindi Jul.13 Governor targeted en route to funeral
  Kandahar: Two blasts went off as the governor of Helmand province was headed to Kandahar to take part in the funeral for Karzai's half-brother
Jul.2 Assad sacks key governor. Syria Jun.30 Canada welcomes William and Kate   Canada's governor general has welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the start of the royal couple's first official overseas tour Jun.27   Ex-Governor Blagojevich convicted
  Chicago: Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been found guilty of trying to sell the Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama Jun.10   Details emerge from Palin e-mails
  Alaska: Details are emerging of Sarah Palin's life as governor of Alaska, following the release of 24,000 pages of her e-mails by officials in US state
May.17   Schwarzenegger had secret child
  Southern California: Former California Governor has acknowledged he fathered a child with a member of his household staff more than 10 years ago
Apr.11     Romney lines up presidential run
  Massachusetts: Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has taken the first formal step towards running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012
Jan.29  Kandahar deputy governor killed Jan.4 Governor Taseer assassinated Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  Pakistan: There has been international condemnation of the assassination of one of Pakistan's best-known liberal politicians, governor of Punjab province
Jan.3   California swears in new governor Map of Sacramento California
  Jerry Brown, a Democrat who also served as California's governor from 1975 to 1983, taking over from the departing Arnold Schwarzenegger

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.14   US envoy hopes to 'calm' N Korea
   North Korea: Bill Richardson, governor of the state of New Mexico, is travelling to North Korea on an unofficial diplomatic mission to ease regional tensions
Nov.2  Brown elected next governor of California Oct.8 Afghan governor killed in bombing
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  Northern Afghanistan: The governor of the northern Afghan province of Kunduz has been killed along with at least 14 others in a bomb blast at a mosque
Sep.27 Afghan official killed in blast Map of Ghazni Afghanistan
  Afghanistan: Mohammad Kazim Allahyar, a deputy Afghan provincial governor, has been killed in an explosion while travelling in car
Sep.14   Tea Party surges in US primaries  New York: The conservative Tea Party movement has won several victories over mainstream Republicans, ncluding the race to stand for New York governor Sep.11   Governor missing after crash Map of San Juan Los Morro Venezuela
   Venezuela: A Venezuelan governor Willian Lara and former minister of communications was missing after a car accident
Aug.17   Blagojevich found guilty of lying
  Chicago: Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been found guilty by a federal jury of lying to agents Jul.23 Bank leader arrested in corruption probe
  Kosovo: Authorities arrested Hashim Rexhepi, the governor of the Central Bank after searching his house and office as part of a corruption investigation
May.1   US oil spill 'threatens way of life'  Louisiana: Governor Bobby Jindal has warned that the sprawling Gulf of Mexico oil slick threatens the very way of life of people in his state Apr.23 Arizona signs tough immigration bill  Governor Jan Brewer has signed into law an immigration bill seen as one of the toughest in the US, despite strong criticism by President Oba... Jan.7 President dismisses central bank governor
. Argentina

year 2009 Top ^

Dec.22   Kidnapped governor found dead    Colombia: Luis Francisco Cuellar had been seized from his house in the Caqueta provincial capital, Florencia, by suspected leftist rebels Nov.3 Republicans win key elections
. New Jersey Sep.18   California faces prisons deadline
  Governor Schwarzenegger has just hours in which to submit proposals to reduce the state's prison population by 40,000
Aug.19  Hard-liners criticize reformist Jul.26   Palin resigns governorship
  Alaska: Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has formally resigned as Alaska governor, 18 months before the end of her term in office
Jul.24 California passes key budget deal
  State lawmakers have passed a plan to plug a state deficit of $26bn, and sent the deal to Governor Schwarzenegger to sign into law
Jul.3   Governor Palin to resign
  Alaska: Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has announced she will resign as governor of Alaska and not run for re-election
Apr.2   Prosecutors indict Blagojevich
  Chicago: Prosecutors have indicted former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on corruption charges. He denies any wrongdoing Feb.3   Farc free ex-governor
   Colombia: The rebels have released former provincial governor Alan Jara held hostage for more than seven years
Feb.2     Hostage release stalls Map of Meta Colombia
   Colombia: Alan Jara, the governor of Meta state, held by Marxist rebels was not released as hoped but the lead negotiator said she will try again
Jan.29 Illinois governor guilty of abuse Jan.9   Blagojevich to fight impeachment
  Illinois: Scandal-hit Illinois Governor has vowed to fight an attempt by state lawmakers to force him out of office
Jan.4  Obama commerce nominee pulls out

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.30   Obama rejects Senate replacement
  Chicago: Barack Obama says Democratic senators should reject the man proposed by Illinois Governor Blagojevich to replace Obama in the US Senate
Dec.23     Obama cleared by internal review
  Washington: President-elect's team had 'no inappropriate discussions' with Illinois governor Blagojevich. But his Chief of Staff talked to Mr Blagojevich
Dec.19  Accused governor to fight charges Dec.9   Illinois governor seized in probe
  Chicago: Rod Blagojevich has been arrested by federal agents and charged with conspiring to get benefits through his authority to appoint a senator Oct.10  Palin abused power, probe finds Sep.16 Governor arressted after 30 killed. Bolivia Sep.1 Palin's teenage daughter pregnant
  Alaska: Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, picked as McCain's running mate, has revealed that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant
Aug.29   McCain picks woman running mate
  Ohio: Republican presidential hopeful has picked Sarah Palin, the female governor of Alaska, as his surprise running mate.    Palin, 44, is younger than Barack Obama and is credited with reforms during her first term. She may have...
Jul.20   Killing of governor's kin raises questions
  Northern Iraq: U.S. forces killed 2 relatives of a local governor. The dead were identified by the U.S. military as members of al Qaeda in Iraq
Jul.5 Airstrikes kill civilians. Eastern Afghanistan Mar.12 Scandal-hit governor resigns   New York: Eliot Spitzer has resigned, after being linked to a prostitution ring. Flanked by his wife, he told he could not allow 'private failings' to disrupt public work Mar.11   Deadline to quit for Governor Spitzer
  New York: State Governor Eliot Spitzer has been given a deadline to step down or face impeachment over allegations that he hired a prostitute
Mar.10 Scandal-hit governor 'sorry'. New York Feb.7 Romney suspends White House bid. USA

year 2007 Top ^

Sep.20 Bank chief defends role in crisis
  London: Bank of England governor has defended his handling of the Northern Rock crisis in a crucial appearance in front of a panel of MPs
Aug.30   Clemency for death row man
  Texas: Governor Rick Perry has halted the execution of a getaway driver in a botched 1996 bank robbery Aug.20 Bomb kills governor   Southern Iraq: Mohammed Ali al-Hassani , the governor of Muthana province, was killed by a roadside bomb in the city of Samawa Aug.11 Bomb kills governor. Southern Iraq Jul.15 Pardon for child 'suicide bomber'
  Kabul: A 14-year-old from Pakistan, caught while on a mission to blow up an Afghan provincial governor, was pardoned by President Karzai
May.9 NATO raid 'kills 21 civilians'. Helmand Apr.30 Virginia closes firearms loophole Map of Virginia Tech Virginia
  Governor Kaine has tightened the state's gun laws in response to the killing of 32 people at Virginia Tech
Apr.17  Virginia Tech killings review pledged

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.15 Governor halts executions
  Florida: Jeb Bush has halted executions in the state after an inmate took twice as long to die by lethal injection
Dec.4 Rainforest gets protected status
Map of Para Brazil
  Amazon: The decision by Para Governor Simao will protect the land from the unsustainable logging and agriculture practices
Oct.30  Congress asks Ruiz to quit Sep.23 Banker 'favored as next PM'   Thailand: Former central bank Governor Chatumongol Sonakul is favored to become the interim civilian leader Sep.10 Suicide bomb kills Afghan governor. Afghanistan May.14  State reels from deadly attacks

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.17 Suspects in banking scandal grilled
   Italy: Prosecutors questioned key suspects for hours, while pressure mounted on Italy's central bank governor to resign
Dec.12  Ex-gang boss denied clemency Dec.8     California hears gang leader plea
  The Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is holding a clemency hearing shortly over Stanley 'Tookie' Williams
Dec.4 African leaders name Konan Banny as PM. Ivory Coast Oct.10 Basra governor: British threatening vote
  British forces arrested 12 people in a raid, including three police officers
Sep.19   Governor orders evacuation of Keys Map of Florida Keys Florida
  Florida: Jeb Bush ordered the Florida Keys evacuated in anticipation of Tropical Storm Rita
Sep.2   President Obasanjo to be probed   Nigeria: Olusegun Obasanjo has agreed to be investigated after a governor accused him of taking bribes May.31  Provincial governor found dead May.14 4 die in Baquba bomb attacks Map of Diyala Iraq
   Iraq: The apparent target of one of the bombs, Diyala province governor, escaped unhurt
May.10   Rebels kidnap province chief   Western Iraq: Insurgents have abducted the governor of the western province of Anbar and called for an end to US operations Jan.3 Baghdad governor assassinated  At least 6 people have been killed and 40 others injured in a bomb explosion at a police post

year 2004 Top ^

Nov.2   Lynch elected as Governor
  New Hampshire: A businessman and Democratic Party politician, John Lynch was defeating Republican incumbent Craig Benson by a narrow margin
Aug.12 Governor: 'I am a Gay American'
  New Jersey: James E. McGreevey acknowledged that he had an extramarital affair with another man and announced his resignation
Aug.9  Governor OKs operations near holy shrine Aug.4  Fighting in Mosul leaves 12 dead

year 2003 Top ^

Oct.7   Davis out, Schwarzenegger wins
  California: Electorate recalls Democratic Gov. and choose actor-turned-politician as the state's next governor Aug.10   Governor Jeffrey sweared in
   Australia: Australia has sworn in a new head of state following the shock resignation of Peter Hollingworth
Aug.9     Arnie joins official Governor race
  California: Actor Schwarzenegger has registered to take part in a special election which will decide whether to replace Davis
Aug.7   Deputy governor run for recall election
  California: Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante is breaking ranks to stand as a candidate
Aug.6 Schwarzenegger to run for governor  Southern California: Film star, best known for his role in the Terminator films, has announced he will run as a Republican candidate Jul.23  Governor faces recall poll Jul.19   Militants beat up Jenin governor
  West Bank: Militants abducted Haider Irsheid and held him captive for several hours accusing him of collaborating with Israel
Feb.4   Peronist governor tops presidential poll
   Argentina: Nestor Kirchner backed by President Duhalde crept to first place in unpredictable presidential race Jan.11  Governor clears Illinois death row

year 2002 Top ^

Nov.5  Jeb Bush re-elected as governor Oct.18   Governor killed. Police hunt assassin
  Moscow: Valentin Tsvetkov, 54, governor of Far Eastern region of Magadan, was assassinated in broad daylight near the Kremlin Sep.7     Taliban blamed in Karzai attack
  Kandahar: Kandahar Governor Gul Agha Sherzai had learned the gunman, Abdur Rehman, was a well-known Taliban activist
Sep.5   Karzai escapes assassin  Kandahar: Kandahar governor wounded; gunman wore army uniform the new Afghan army. A bodyguard and shooter were killed Jul.3  Arafat reshuffles security officials

year 2001 Top ^

Nov.24   Rebel governor nabbed in Malaysia
  Police have arrested Nur Misuari who sparked fighting with Philippines troops
Nov.18  Taliban offer to surrender Konduz Oct.9 New York seeks $54bn to rebuild
  Manhattan: State Governor Pataki is asking the US Government for $54bn to rebuild Manhattan
Feb.28  6.8 earthquake injured 28 Feb.20 Newspaper editor freed on bail    Sudan: Sole female newspaper editor-in-chief is pending appeal against a conviction for libelling Khartoum's governor Jan.2 First woman governor   Puerto Rico: Sila Calderon promises to seek greater autonomy and to halt Navy exercises

year 2000 Top ^

Dec.31   100th anniversary of founding
   Australia: Prime Minister Howard, Governor General Deane and state leaders were recreating the January 1, 1901 ceremony
Aug.2     Republicans pick Bush, Cheney
  Philadelphia: Republican convention picks Texas governor as presidential candidate; Dick Cheney for VP spot
before year 2000
Nov. 3, 1992   Bill Clinton is elected President of United States
  Washington: Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992
Oct. 15, 1522   Hernan Cortes named governor of New Spain
  Mexico: King Charles appointed CortÚs as governor, captain general and chief justice of the conquered territory, dubbed 'New Spain of the Ocean Sea'

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