Thursday, December 26, 2013

Trending: Thursday, December 26, 2013

Published 10:14 a.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

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

Today's headlines
Holiday delivery news
CNN: There yet? UPS, FedEx moving Christmas packages late
NBCNews: UPS, FedEx scramble to deliver delayed Christmas packages
NPR: Apologies, promises from UPS and FedEx about delivery delays
USAToday: UPS driver: 'Worst Christmas ever' for delivery

Christmas accidents
CNN: Firefighter finds his daughter dying in crash on Christmas Eve
FoxNews: New Hampshire firefighter responds to daughter's fatal car wreck
NBCNews: Three siblings die in Christmas morning fire
FoxNews: Louisiana mobile home fire kills 3 children
NBCNews: Teenage girl, boy killed in Newark shooting, third child injured: Prosecutors
CNN: 17 migrants die when their intercepted boat capsizes at Turks and Caicos

Other Christmas news
USAToday: Israeli parliament speaker: Christmas tree offends

Power outage news
NBCNews: Tens of thousands likely without power until Saturday; more snow is on the way
NPR: Snowstorms leave parts of Midwest, Northeast and Canada powerless

Stranded Russian cruise chip
ABCNews: Cruise ship spends Christmas stuck in ice off Antarctica

Obamacare enrollment news
NBCNews: Deadline extended for Obamacare enrollment

2013 in review
CNN: Top science and space stories of 2013 (Mars Curiosity rover, elsewhere in space [Voyager leaves solar system, Kepler telescope finds 3 new planets], asteroid 2012 DA14, cosmic intrusion, asteroid 2013 TV135, old species and new [archicebus Achilles, olinguito, Cape Melville Leaf-Tailed gecko], human skull found in Dmanisi, Georgia; oldest DNA to be recovered, record concentration of carbon dioxide/climate change, fewer science grants, invisibility cloak, light-matter molecules, Higgs boson/Large Hadron Collider/God particle)
NBCNews: A royally good year: The Brits' best moments in 2013
FoxNews: 25 wacky Joe Biden moments from 2013

2014 preview
CBSNews: Global flash points (Syria, Iran, North Korea) continue simmering as 2014 approaches
USAToday: In 2014, can Obama leave setbacks behind? Five key dates will help determine how the president does in making 2014 a year of action (Jan. 28: State of the Union; March 31, Obamacare-enrollment-without-a-fine deadline; July 1,  nuclear-deal-with-Iran deadline; Nov. 4, Election/controlling Congress; Dec. 31, leaving Afghanistan)

Wildfire news
NBCNews: Fire crews battle California wildfire fanned by strong Santa Ana winds

Pope news
CNN: 'Peace on Earth' means Syria, Sudan, and Nigeria, Pope says on Christmas

Terrorism news
NBCNews: Egypt roadside bus bomb wounds five, two other devices found

Journalists abroad news
CNN: Ukranian civic activist and journalist beaten outside Kiev

Americans captive abroad
FoxNews: American abducted in Pakistan calls for US help, says he feels 'abandoned'

Boat capsize/migrant news
CNN: 17 migrants die when their intercepted boat capsizes at Turks and Caicos

Substitute teaching news
BleacherReport: Minnesota Twins pitcher Alex Meyer serves as substitute teacher during offseason

Violence-against-teachers news
ABCNews: 4 arrested in shooting of California teacher

Boy Scout news
CNN: Utah. Gay marriage. Boy Scouts. Pizza. Say no more.

South Sudan
FoxNews: Leaders of Kenya, Ethiopia in South Sudan for peace talks

China news
NPR: Pacific Northwest suffers after China bans shellfish imports

Japan news
CNN: Japanese Prime Minister Abe visits controversial Yasukuni war shrine

Thailand news
NBCNews: Thai election body urges delay in polls; violent protests prompt tear gas

NBCNews: Turkey corruption crisis deepens as three cabinet ministers resign

NPR: Egypt declares Muslim brotherhood a terrorist group

Baby-boomer news
NBCNews: Why more boomers are getting cataract surgery at a younger age

Competing priorities news
NBCNews: Adam Lallana gets married on Christmas Day to avoid clash with World Cup

Culture-in-the U.S. news
USAToday: Guide to Americans answering what foreigners want to know

* Yesterday's Google trends (We are now able to find the previous day's searches under Google trends' reorganized presentation and have revised this week's previous posts to provide those records)
Yesterday's Google trends with at least 500,000 searches
Merry Christmas

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 200,000 but <500,000 searches

Wolf on Wall Street

Stores open on Christmas



Yesterday's Google trends with at least 100,000+ searches

Restaurants open on Christmas

CNN: McDonald's on employee resources site: Not lovin' it

47 Ronin

Carl Crawford
USAToday: 'Basketball wives' star Evelyn Lozada engaged to Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford

Doctor Who
BBC: Doctor Who regeneration tops Christmas Day TV ratings

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