Thursday, December 19, 2013

Trending: Thursday, December 19, 2013

Published 1:11 p.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

Trending now on Google and Twitter*

Today's headlines
2014 preview
NBCNews: The top 10 political stories to watch in 2014: The midterms, can Obama rebound, does the health-care law and Website enjoy more success in 2014 than it did in 2013?, Iran deal, economy (does it continue to improve), can immigration pass the House, The 2016 jockeying, GOP's ideological war (does it continue), debt ceiling (Does it become another fight? Or are the budget battles really over for the next year years?), FL-13 (If Democrats have ANY chance of winning back the House, they need to win this race).

Credit card theft
CNN: Target: 40 million credit cards compromised
NBCNews: Millions of Target customers' credit, debit card accounts may be hit by data breach
USAToday: Target confirms massive credit-card data breach

Fake sign language interpreter
FoxNews: Mandela memorial service interpreter admitted to psychiatric hospital

Lottery news
CNN: Georgia woman claims half of $648 million Mega Millions jackpot
NBCNews: Mega Millions: One winner collects prize, the other remains unknown

Line-of-duty fatality news
ABCNews: Central Texas deputy fatally shot serving warrant

2016 election
CNN: Clinton  says she'll decide about 2016 next year

Secret giving news
NBCNews: $3,500 diamond ring dropped in Salvation Army kettle in South Florida

North Korea
CNN: Dennis Rodman lands in North Korea to train basketball team, agency says
USAToday: 'Bad Boy' Rodman visits 'friend' Kim Jong Un again (Editorial comment: Dear North Korea: Please keep him this time)

Housing news
CNN: Home sales fall in November
NPR: Existing home sales dip, but prices rise

Blood pressure news
CNN: So you have high blood pressure? New guidelines suggest maybe you don't

Food contamination news
FoxNews: 'Superbug' bacteria widespread in US chicken, consumer group finds

Dog thinking news
HLN: What does the dog say? New device may tell us!

SmartPhone news
FoxNews: Bill would require 'kill switch' for smartphones

SeaWorld news
CNN: 'Blackfish' prompts school to cancel long-standing SeaWorld trip

UK soldier killing
NBCNews: Two Muslim converts guilty of killing UK soldier Lee Rigby on London street

Wildfire news
NBCNews: Ex-firefighter accused of starting deadly California blaze that destroyed 60 homes

World-of-work news
NBCNews: Diplomats' exploitation of domestic workers a 'plague,' activists say

Execution/death penalty news
NPR: Executions in U.S. drop close to 20-year-low in 2013

Culture-in-the U.S. news
NBCNews: Pa. pastor defrocked after performing gay wedding
USAToday: Methodists defrock pastor who performed gay son's wedding

Trending now on Google (See yesterday's Trendilla for explanation of changes to presentation of Google trends)
1M+ searches
Phil Robertson (The Duck Dynasty guy)
CNN: Remarks about gays prompt suspension of 'Duck Dynasty' star

200,000+ searches
Justin Bieber

Anchorman 2

50,000+ searches
Target credit card breach (see above)

Barbara Walters

Trending now on Twitter
Phil Robertson
Jesus Shuttlesworth
New Mexico Supreme Court
Paul George

Google trends from previous day (added 12/26/13), Wednesday, December 18, 2013
At least 2M
Phil Robertson

At least 200,000 but <2M
Justin Bieber
Anchorman 2
Ian Watkins

At least 100,000 but <200,000
Ga lottery
The Fault in our Stars
Michael Buble

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