••U.S. sailors on Navy destroyer Cole die in Yemen terrorist explosionRead more: Top News Stories from 2000 | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/year/2000.html#ixzz2Q4q7Wyxw
North Korea admits to developing nuclear arms in defiance of treaty
•Voters recall Governor Gray Davis from office and elect Arnold Schwarzenegger to succeed him
•The CIA admits that there was no imminent threat from weapons of mass destruction before the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Hurricane Katrina strikes the Louisiana
•North Korea declares it has carried out its first test of a nuclear weapon
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe abruptly announces his resignation
•Severe thunderstorms with tornados sweep through Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Alabama .
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: The Interior Dept approves the first new deepwater drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP explosion and spill last spring. The approval is a milestone after a period of industry uncertainty