Friday, December 20, 2013

Trending: Friday, December 20, 2013

Published 2:29 p.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

Trending now on Google and Twitter at bottom

Today's headlines
2014 preview
NBCNews: Top 10 races to watch of 2014
1. Kentucky SEN, 2. Florida GOV, 3. Louisiana SEN, 4. Arkansas SEN, 5. North Carolina SEN, 6. WI GOV, 7. Ohio GOV, 8. Alaska SEN, 9. GA SEN, 10. CO/MI/MN SEN

2013 in review
NBCNews: Top 10 tech fails of 2013 (also new use of word: 'fail' as a noun): Blackberry, Ouya, HP Chromebook 11, Samsung Galaxy zoom, Yahoo mail, Vinci MV 7 Family Tablet, HTC First, Windows RT 8.1, MSI Slidebook S20
USAToday: R.I.P.: Vehicles automakers killed this year
(Acura ZDX, Cadillac Escalade EXT/Chevrolet Avalanche, Nissan Altima coupe, Toyota Matrix, Volkswagen Routan, Volvo C30 and C70)

SeaWorld controversy
CNN: SeaWorld takes out ads to defend itself against whale mistreatment accusations
USAToday: SeaWorld runs ads after performers cancel

Obama approval
CNN: President ends year at all-time CNN polling low
USAToday: Live: Obama refutes 2013 was worst year of his presidency

Obamacare Website
CNN: Obamacare Website down days before deadline
NPR: Fed drop mandate for people whose insurance was canceled
FoxNews: Obama defends health law, claims more than 1 million have signed up
ABCNews: Obama: 2014 can be breakthrough year for America

London theater collapse
FoxNews: London Apollo theater closed as investigators seek cause of collapse

North Korea
CNN: North Korea sends fax threatening to strike South Korea 'without notice:' report
USAToday: Dennis Rodman receives chilling open letter from an ex-North Korean prisoner

Indian diplomatic incident
NBCNews: Slice of revenge: Dominoes in India ransacked amid diplomat spat with US

Secret Service investigation
NPR: No widespread misconduct in Secret Service, investigators say

South Sudan news
NBCNews: World's youngest country grapples with deadly growing pains: Turmoil grips South Sudan

Fukushima follow-up news
FoxNews: Sickened by service: More US sailors claim cancer from helping at Fukuskima

U.S. military leadership controversy news
CNN: Report: U.S. nuclear general drank too much, misbehaved in Russia

'Safe passage' rape
CNN: Chicago girl's rape near a school 'Safe Passage' route alarms parents

Carjacking news
FoxNews: NJ county notches 450 carjackings as hunt for assailants continues

Economic news
NBCNews: Economy expanded at fastest pace in two years

Health news
CNN: How many steps does it take to avoid a heart attack? Researchers find out: 2,000 or 20 minutes per day

Pop culture news
CNN: Katie Couric to end daytime television show
NBCNews: J.K. Rowling to bring Harry Potter to London stage
NBCNews: 'After Earth,' 'Sharknado' named year's worst movies
CBSNews: 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch Phil Robertson receives support from Sarah Palin

Trending now on Google (See Trendilla from Wednesday, December 18, 2013 for explanation of changes to Google trends)
500,000+ searches
Target credit card breach

100,000+ searches
Alex and Sierra
Kobe Bryant
Thursday Night Football
50,000+ searches
Phil Robertson interview

Trending now on Twitter
Major Garrett
Leroy Jetson
Phil Robertson

Google trends from previous day (added 12/26/13), Thursday, December 19, 2013
At least 500,00 searches
Target credit card breach

At least 200,000 but <500,000 searches
Kobe Bryant

At least 100,000 but <200,000 searches
Thursday Night Football
Brian Boitano
Paul Rudd
Margot Robbie

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