Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Trending, Tuesday, December 31, 2013 (New Year's Eve)

Published 10:05 a.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

Yesterday's Google trends and today's U.S. Twitter trends at bottom

Today's headlines
2013 in review
NBCNews: 2013 in news: Terror in Boston, gridlock in Washington, history at the Vatican
NPR: In memoriam: 2013 (Listen: A tribute to music greats who died in 2013)
FoxNews: Fox News poll: Voters give 2013 a thumbs up, feel optimistic about economy
FoxNews: Congress letting 55 tax breaks expire at year's end

2014 preview
CNN: New year, new laws: Obamacare, pot, guns and drones
NBCNews: US Olympic CEO:  Russian bombings 'a preview of what could happen in' in Sochi
NBCNews: Hey! Who turned out the lights? Incandescent bulb ban just one of new year's new laws
NBCNews: Think 2013 was bad year for health politics? Just wait for 2014
FoxNews: Americans hopeful for a better 2014, poll finds
FoxNews: Drones, placentas and transgender students: New laws in 2014 cover much ground
ABCNews: New laws you need to know about in 2014: From tanning salons to pot

New Year's Eve
CNN: New Year's Eve: Ushering in 2014 with edible confetti, drag queen drop
NBCNews: Cold, snow arrive with New Year, but record storm unlikely
NBCNews: New Year's Eve: Global  revelers begin ringing in 2014

What to call 2014?
CNN: 2014: How are you going to say it? (We're slowly changes from 'two-thousand' to 'twenty')

Hangover news
NBCNews: Hangovers really do get worse as we get older, and here's why

CNN: Starting the new year  in Obamacare limbo
NPR: Official in charge of creating HealthCare.gov steps down

Stranded Antarctic research ship
ABCNews: Helicopter rescue for stranded Antarctic ship on hold for better weather

Beyoncé-Challenger controversy
CNN: Beyoncé: No disrespect intended to dead Challenger astronauts with song

Train derailment news
NBCNews: Mile-long train carrying crude oil derails, explodes in North Dakota

Housing news
CNN: Home prices jump 13.6%

Health news
NBCNews: Millions of high risk for lung cancer should be screened years, panel says

Transplant controversy news
ABCNews: Boy who fought 'under-12 rule' gets lung transplant

Climate change news
NBCNews: Florida's mangrove forests expand north with climate change

Volcano news
NBCNews: More than 19,000 flee as volcano erupts on Indonesia's Sumatra
NPR: VIDEO: Volcano erupts in El Salvador, ash and gas soar

Northern Ireland
NBCNews: Northern Ireland talks prove fruitless after year of renewed rioting, bombs

Democratic Republic of Congo
NBCNews: Scores die as followers of 'prophet' Gedeon seize TV station in Congo

Gun violence news/family-cide news
NBCNews: MJ man arrested for shooting his grandmother: cops

Drone news
NBCNews: Drones take next step with announcement of test sites

Trademark infringement news
NPR: The other 'f' word: Brewer responds to Starbucks over beer name

Animal amazement news
NPR: Animal (planarian) loses its head but remembers everything

Pop culture
CNN: Netflix deleting dozens of classics: Last chance to stream 'Titanic,' 'Top Gun' on Netflix
USAToday: 'Price is Right' gives away most valuable car ever

Vigilante news
USAToday: Woman, worried son was assaulted, slices man's genitals

World-of-work news/CEO salaries
CNN: Netflix CEO Hastings gets 50% pay hike for 2014
NBCNews: Man accidentally killed by truck on tarmac at Boston airport
NBCNews: More 'quality' jobs seen as sign of improving economy
FoxNews: Businesses brace for 'serious cuts' as city (SeaTac, Washington) enacts highest-in-nation $15 minimum wage

Culture-in-the-U.S. new
NBCNews: Light-hearted obits more than a passing fancy, say family of 2013's funniest dead
NPR: On evolution, a widening political gap, Pew says
CBSNews: Republicans' belief in evolution plummets, poll reveals
USAToday: One-third of Americans reject human evolution

Outside-the-U.S. news
USAToday: Chinese doctor admits selling patients' newborns

Obituaries in the news
BleacherReport: Akeem Adams, Trinidad and Tobago defender, dies in Hungary
LIFE: Photographer spotlight: John Dominis
NBCNews: Former longtime Indiana Congressman Andrew Jacobs, Jr., dies at 81
USAToday: School of Seven Bells' Benjamin Curtis dies at 35

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 100,000 searches
Denver Broncos
ESPN: Peyton Manning mark under review

League of Legends
TheInquisitr: League of Legends, Reddit taken down in attack aimed at gamer PhantomLord

Mike Shanahan
NYDailyNews: Redskins fire Mike Shanahan after disastrous 3-13 season

UKTelegraph: Nicolas Anelka and West Bromwich Albion must apologise now over guenelle gesture

UPI: Kayo Redd, Waka Flocka's younger brother, dies

Tim Tebow
BleacherReport: Tim Tebow hired by ESPN as analyst for SEC Network

Dwyane Wade
USAToday: Dwayne Wade on infant son: 'Blessing to the bloodline'

New Orleans Saints
NFL.com:  New Orleans Saints will travel to Philadelphia Eagles

Happy New Year 2014
See above

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Arizona State
Brock Lesnar
Eva Marie
Champion Baptist

Monday, December 30, 2013

Trending: Monday, December 30, 2013

Published 11:09 a.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

Yesterday's Google trends and today's U.S. Twitter trends at bottom
2013 in review
CNN: Farewells: Newsmakers who died in 2013: Margaret Thatcher, Ed Koch, Dr. Joyce  Brothers, Helen Thomas, Stan Musial, Aaron Swartz, C. Everett Koop, Eugene Patterson,  Hugo Chavez, Bob Teague, Pat Summerall, Douglas C. Engelbart, Frank Lautenberg, Earl Weaver, Doris Lessing, Seamus Heaney, Tom Foley, General Vo  Nguyen Giap, Charlie Trotter, Fred Sanger, Marc Rich, Jack Germond, Prince Friso, Nelson Mandela
NPR: Report: 70 journalists died on the job in 2013 (29 covering the war in Syria, 10 in Iraq)
NPR: Lost in 2013: Three Nobel scientists who saw something in us

2014 preview
CBSNews: 6 key Obamacare dates to watch for in 2014

Pre-Olympics Terrorism news
CNN: Second bombing in two days hits Russia ahead of 2014 Sochi Olympics
NBCNews: Rush-hour blast kills 14 on trolley bus in Volgograd; 3rd deadly attack in four days
NPR: 'Blood on the snow' after second suicide blast in Russia
FoxNews: Russian terror attacks could be chilling prelude to Olympic violence, say experts
ABCNews: 2014 Sochi Olympics: Russia in terrorists' crosshairs
CBSNews: Russia bombings highlight terror threat ahead of Sochi Games
USAToday: IOC confident Russian Olympics safe in wake of bombings

Stranded Antarctic ship news
CNN: Airlift may evacuate most from (research) ship stranded  frozen Antarctic seas
NBCNews: Icebreaker fails to reach Russian ship stranded in Antarctic
USAToday: Weather hinders rescue of ship trapped off Antarctica

NBCNews: Workers at auto dealership come face to face with Obamacare trade-offs

Weather news
NBCNews: Brrrr! Mercury plummets 32 degrees in just hours in Minneapolis as bitter cold lingers
NPR: Wet snow complicates power restoration in Maine

Avalanche news
NBCNews: Brother digs brother out of Colorado avalanche
FoxNews: Two hikers rescued after avalanche on New Hampshire's Mount Washington

Wildfire news
Weather.com: America burning: The Yarnell Hill tragedy and the nation's wildfire crisis

NSA/Spying news
NBCNews: Report: NSA intercepts computer deliveries

Volcano news
NBCNews: El Salvador volcano erupts, prompting evacuations

Drug prices news
NPR: $1,000 pill for hepatitis C spurs debate over drug prices

CNN: China local government debt hits $3 trillion

Cruise ship news
CNN: Canadian missing after jumping from cruise ship near Puerto Rico

Election 2016
CNN: Cruz in legal process to renounce Canadian citizenship

World-of-work news/levels of analysis conflict
CNN: Pregnant nurse: I was fired for refusing flu vaccine

Investment news
NPR: Can robots manage your money better than you? Startups say yes

U.S. population news
U.S. population growth slows

Drone news
USAToday: FAA names 6 sites for testing drones

Pop culture
NBCNews: TV's coolest new women of 2013 ('Orange is the New Black' cast, Tatiana Maslany of 'Orphan Black,' Robin Wright of 'House of Cards,' Lizzy Caplan of 'Masters of Sex,' Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' Allison Janny of 'Masters of Sex')

Deviant parenting news
USAToday: Ariz. woman accused of trying to poison her 4 children

Owner-killed-by-pet news/interesting headline news
USAToday: Pet injures former mayor in Ariz., kills husband

Cross-cultural news
FoxNews: China says Japan PM not welcome after visit to war shrine

Culture-in-the-U.S. news
CNN: CNN Poll: Afghanistan war arguably most unpopular U.S. history
FoxNews: Incoming Boston mayor, police clash over AR-15 proposal (firearm issue news)

Outside-the-U.S. news
NPR: French high court OKs 75 percent tax for top earners

Obituaries in the news
NPR: Harold Simmons, billionaire, philanthropist, GOP donor, dies

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 200,000 searches
Chicago Bears
ESPN: Errors show Bears' D needs change

NFL playoff schedule
HartfordCourant: 2014 NFL playoff schedule

Michael Schumacher
NBCSports: Doctors: Too early to give prognosis on Michael Schumacher

ESPN: NFL: Refs missed call on Chargers

Kyle Orton
NFL.com: Philadelphia Eagles win NFC East after Kyle Orton's INT

Robin Roberts
CNN: 'GMA' anchor Robin Roberts publicly acknowledges she's gay

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 100,000 but <200,000 searches
MercuryNews: Thompson: 49ers need to find another gear

HuffPost: Steelers' 20-7 win over Browns just wasn't enough to get to the playoffs

Trending now on Twitter
Kyle Orton
Brandon Boykin
Jerry Jones

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Trending: Sunday, December 29, 2013

Published 11:25 a.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

Yesterday's Google trends and today's U.S. Twitter trends at bottom
Today's headlines
2014 preview
NBCNews: World in turmoil: Seven countries to watch in 2014

2013 in review
USAToday: 7 unbeatable tax tips for year's end

Russian train station bombing
CNN: Official: Suicide bomber kills 14 at Russian train station
NBCNews: Russia suicide attack: Suspected female bomber kills at least 14 at train station
NPR: Blast at Russian train station leaves 15 dead
FoxNews: At least 15 dead after explosion at Russia railway station, officials say

Power outage news
NPR: Thousands still without power as more snow due to fall
USAToday: Cold homes heat power controversy in Michigan

Trapped ship news
CNN: So close, yet so far: Rescue boat unable to reach trapped ship in Antarctica
NBCNews: Cracks in ice new hope for stranded Antarctica ship

Obamacare news
CNN: More than  1.1 million Obamacare enrollees
NPR: Enrollment through federal health market surges in December

Colorado marijuana legalization
CNN: 10 things to know about nation's first recreational marijuana shops in Colorado

Historic photos news
CNN: Century-old photo negatives found in Antarctic explorer's hut
See also in Trendilla from Saturday, December 29, 2013: Film from photographer killed in St. Helens blast found

U.S. population news
CNN: Florida could soon overtake New York as No. 3 in population

First-responder fatality news
CNN: Phoenix police fatally shoot man suspected in multi-state robberies, cop killing

Avalanche-fatality news
NBCNews: Two men die hours apart in avalanches near Wyoming-Idaho border

World-of-work news
CNN: Minimum wage to rise in 13 states on Jan. 1

Pop culture news
CNN: A&E: 'Duck Dynasty' resuming 'with the entire Robertson family,' including Phil

Border hostility news
CNN: Rockets fired from Lebanon into northern Israel

Give-back-our-artifact news
CBSNews: A tug-of-war over ancient treasures

Couple news/cocktail-party effect news
NBCNews: At a crowded party, your partner's voice is easiest to hear -- and to ignore

Lottery news
NBCNews: Long Island man awarded Sandy-Era $1M lottery ticket
FoxNews: NY man wins more than $700G from lottery ticket found after Superstorm Sandy

Terrorism news
NBCNews: Egypt unrest: Bomb hits army intelligence building, wounds four soldiers

Afghanistan/cultural-rebound news
FoxNews: Intelligence estimate reportedly says US gains in Afghanistan may be lost by 2017

Stress-trigger news/emotions news
NBCNews: Police: La. shooter was embroiled in difficult divorce
HuffPost: Mom: Hurricane Sandy (loss of power) put Newtown shooter 'Over the Edge'

Irony/endangered species news
NPR: To save the black rhino, hunting club bids on killing one
FoxNews: Animal shelter worker charged with cruelty after allegedly dumping dog in trash
CBSNews: The Endangered Species Act turns 40

It-happened-on-Christmas-Day-2013 news
FoxNews: Two arrested in Christmas Day murder of pregnant teen in Chicago

Missing persons news
FoxNews: A car and a wallet: Michigan doctor's whereabouts a 'big mystery' weeks later

Outside-the-U.S. news
NBCNews: Scenic Mexico coastal highway collapses after rain, small earthquakes: reports

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 2M searches
Anderson Silva

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 200,000 but <2M searches
Doe B
CNN: Rapper Doe B killed in Alabama

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 100,000 but <200,000 searches
Andrew Bynum
USAToday: Cavaliers suspend Andrew Bynum as negative influence

Buffalo Wild Wings
FoxNews: Kansas State spanks Michigan in Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

Trending now on Twitter
Schauen Sie
Watching High School Musical
Sunday of 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Published 11:14 a.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

Yesterday's Google trends and trending now on Twitter (U.S.) at bottom

Today's headlines
2013 in review
CNN: The top 10 tech 'fails' of 2013 (Healthcare.gov rollout, Twitter Music, Blackberry's freefall continues, Surface (iPad competitor) struggles, Reddit names wrong guys (after Boston Marathon bombings), Yahoo e-mail, Facebook's 'phone,' Smartwatches -- too soon?, Web hoaxes, Social-media meltdowns)
NBCNews: They liked it and put a ring on it: Celebrity weddings of 2013
NBCNews: One-pot meals, crispy chicken; 13 most popular recipes in 2013
NBCNews: Biggest reality TV scandals of 2013 (Duck Dynasty, Kitchen Nightmares, Big Brother, The Biggest Loser, American Idol, The Real Housewives of New Jersey)

2014 preview
NBCNews: Clearer path for Obama regulatory agenda after 'nuclear option' paves the way
NBCNews: New year, old headaches? Checking in with the IRS, NSA and Benghazi controversies
NPR: Up next for Joe Biden, a busy year (Election 2016) -- and a choice

Flash mob news (new thing)
CNN: Mob of teens overruns mall in Brooklyn; unaccompanied teens denied entrance

Health-labeling news (new in 2013)
CBSNews: Calorie info coming to vending machines as part of healthcare overhaul

Knockout game (new in 2013)
NBCNews: Texan charged with hate crime for 'knockout game' hit denied bail

Stranded ship news
NBCNews: New ship on the way after Antarctic rescue boat hits ice
FoxNews: Rescue of icebound Antarctic ship faces setback
USAToday: Icebound ship in Antarctica faces rescue setback

Power outage news
NBCNews: Winter storm power cuts: Frustration grows with tens of thousands still in the dark

Armed robbery news
CNN: FBI hunts for man wanted in multi-state robberies, shootings of 2 officers

Slain heiress (Nedenia Post Dye)
FoxNews: Honduras police arrest suspect in death of American heiress

NSA/spying news
NBCNews: New York federal judge rules NSA phone surveillance is legal
FoxNews: 'Counter-punch:' Federal judge rules NSA data collection legal
CBSNews: Federal judge: NSA phone surveillance is legal

U.S. military base news
ABCNews: Why the Okinawa base relocation matters

Terrorism news
ABCNews: Death toll in Beirut blast rises to 7

NBCNews: Removal of chemical weapons from Syria will miss deadline: watchdog
ABCNews: Activists: Syrian airstrike kills 21 in Aleppo

CNN: China eases one-child policy, ends re-education through labor camps
NBCNews: China officially eases controversial one-child policy

CNN: Libya releases 4 U.S. military personnel
NBCNews: Four American service members freed from Libyan custody

India (train accident news)
CNN: At least 26 dead in India train fire
NBCNews: At least 23 reported killed in huge India train fire

NPR: Egypt launches renewed crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood

Adam Lanza/Newtown/Sandy Hook follow-up
CNN: Conn. police release final report on Newtown school shooting
NBCNews: Police release full Newtown massacre report, with photos and video
NPR: Newtown report offers few insights into school shooting
USAToday: Newtown killer had occasionally violent tendencies

Rare illness news
NBCNews: Obese, but starving: Girl, 12, denied weight-loss surgery for rare illness (hypothalamic obesity)

Archaeology news
NBCNews: Year in science: Old bones yield new revelations about kings and genes

Mt. St. Helens
NBCNews: Film from photographer killed in St. Helens blast found

Mountain-climbing news
NBCNews: Climbing for a Cure, a 9-year-old boy reaches 22,000-foot peak

Polar bear news
NPR: A scientist's new job: Keeping the polar bears' plight public

Starfish news (threatened species news)
CBSNews: The starfish are dying, and no one know why

Odor trespassing news (new issue)
NBCNews: Group sues city over La Jolla Cove odor

Investment news
CBSNews: Apple leads record return of cash to shareholders

Presidential library news
USAToday: In quest for Obama library, Hawaii plays underdog

World-of-work news
NBCNews: Long-term jobless facing new year without aid
NBCNews: Judge invalidates part of new minimum wage law
NPR: More than 1 million Americans lose unemployment benefits
FoxNews: 1.3 million to lose unemployment benefits as Obama pushes for aid extension

Pop culture
USAToday: Prince blazes through 35 years of his funk catalog

Culture-in-the-U.S. news
CNN: Mob of teens overruns mall in Brooklyn; unaccompanied teens denied entrance
NBCNews: SC woman charged with stabbing husband with a ceramic squirrel
NPR: Stories merge as 'Duck Dynasty' fans plan 'Chick-Phil-D' Day

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 100,000 searches
Paul Walker Faked His Death (hoax)

Red Lobster
ABCNews: Red Lobster say it's not closing its 705 restaurants

Trending now on Twitter (Cultural detritus)
Doe B
New Years
The Tribez

Friday, December 27, 2013

Trending: Friday, December 27, 2013

Published 11:16 a.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

Today's headlines

Yesterday's Google trends and the moment's Twitter trends at bottom
2013  in review
CNN: 50 best Android apps for 2013
NBCNews: Lorde, George and ... Kimye? Most notable baby names of 2013
USAToday: Passages 2013: Remembering those we lost

2014 exercise advice (New-use-of-word alert: 'fail as none' first heard in 2013 by the bird)
NBCNews: Fitness fails: Workouts you need to stop doing in 2014

2014 auto industry preview
NBCNews: Auto industry accelerating  into the new year

First-time new-word news (earworm)
NBCNews: Love 'em or leave 'em? Five earworms we couldn't shake in 2013 (Daft Punk, 'Get Lucky;' Miley Cyrus 'We Can't Stop;' Lorde, 'Royals;' Robin Thicke, 'Blurred Lines;' Katy Perry, 'Roar')

Further-back retrospective
CNN: From 2013 to 1963: Looking back  at a pivotal year (1963: Assassination of JFK, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,'s 'I Have a Dream' speech, civil rights, Beatlemania)

Christmas 2013 news
NBCNews: Ohio woman stabs sister during Christmas fight over apple fritters
FoxNews: UPS, Amazon to reportedly offer refunds after Christmas delivery delays

Power outage news
NBCNews: Mired in ice: Winter weather keeping power out for many

Unusual perspective news
NBCNews: From online hacks to plastic fakes: The strange life of a stolen credit card

Stranded ship news
CNN: Chinese ice breaker stalls but in sight of stranded ship
NBCNews: Icebergs, blizzards and a creaking ship: Antarctic explorers' tense wait for the rescue
FoxNews: Icebreakers racing to rescue ship trapped in ice near Antarctica

Politically-incorrect-headline news
CNN: A white mayor for 'the chocolate city?'

Air travel news
CNN: Delta glitch causes ultra-law fares

Economy news
CNN: Many Americans feel economy isn't improving
CBSNews: Extended unemployment benefits to end; 1.3M Americans to be affected
USAToday: Cutoff in federal jobless aid looms Saturday

U.S. military base news
CNN: U.S. base on Japan's Okinawa will be allowed to move after 17-year- deadlock
NPR: Okinawa governor OKs plan to relocate U.S. base

Societal unrest news
NBCNews: At least 148 arrested in crackdown on Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Terrorism news
CNN: Lebanon's Mohamad Chatah -- U.S. friend, Hezbollah foe -- killed in blast
NBCNews: Ex-ambassador to US killed in Lebanon bomb blast; four others slain
NBCNews: American among three killed in Kabul suicide bomb attack

Fish attack news
CNN: 70 people injured in Argentine fish attack
NBCNews: 70 people bitten by piranha-like fish while bathing off Argentine beach

Bald eagle news
NBCNews: Disease suspected in Utah die-off of bald eagles

Knock-out attack news
NBCNews: 'Knockout' attack: Suspect charged with federal hate crimes

Knee surgery news
CNN: You may not be better off after knee surgery

Priest scandal news
CNN: Philadelphia priest to be released from prison after appeals court reversal

Gun violence news
NBCNews: Cops: 4 dead, including suspect's wife and ex-mother-in-law, in Louisiana shootings
ABCNews: Door-to-door shooting rampage leaves 4 dead

Cave-diving fatality news
NBCNews: Father, son drown while attempting challenging cave dive in Florida

Bus-crash follow-up news
NBCNews: Feds shut down 5 more 'unsafe' tour bus companies

Cross-cultural comparative news
NBCNews: China's economy won't eclipse America's until 2028, study says

Gender-at-work news
NPR: Marines: Most female recruits don't meet new pullup standard

Other planet news
NBCNews: An alien planet may lurk around nearby failed stars

Brain science (optogenics) news/cool news
NPR: Experimental tool uses light to tweak the living brain

Corrupt science news
FoxNews: Professor reportedly admits faking AIDS vaccine to get grant money

Fracking news
FoxNews: Fracktivists weep: Fracking saves water and prevents droughts, says study

Strange-way-to-die news
NBCNews: Python strangles security guard at luxury hotel in Bali, Indonesia

Election 2016 news
FoxNews: Fox News Poll: Clinton, Christie on top in 2016 preference test

Salvation Army kettle news
FoxNews: Widow who dropped wedding ring into Salvation Army kettle identified

Hero news
ABCNews: Man fistfights crocodile to save child

Out-of-the-ordinary sports news
CNN: Jon Kitna: From high school math teacher to Dallas Cowboys quarterback
FoxNews: 60-year-old woman (in China) gives birth to twin girls

Obituaries in the news
NBCNews: Paul Blair: 1944-2013

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 100,00 searches
Adore You Miley Cyrus

Delta Airlines
See 'Air travel' above


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Nnamdi Asomugha
Utah State
New Years