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 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 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

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