Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Trending: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Published 3:38 p.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

Trending now on Google and Twitter*

Today's headlines
2013 in review news
NBCNews: The 10 biggest political stories of 2013 (descending order): the IRS and Benghazi controversies, gun-control legislation gets blocked in the Senate, De Blasio wins in New York, Christie cruises to  re-election, McAuliffe wins in Virginia, Immigration bill passes the Senate, stalls in the House, Showdown over Syria's chemical weapons, Snowden's NSA leaks, the government shutdown, the botched health-care rollout

FoxNews: Insurers extend premium deadline amid ObamaCare problems
USAToday: Insurers adjust deadlines in response to HHS

Indian diplomat (Devyani Khobragade)
CNN: Arrest, strip-search of Indian diplomat in New York triggers uproar
NBCNews: India blocks cheap booze for US diplomats after envoy's arrest and strip-search in NYC
NBCNews: Secretary Kerry expresses regret to India after diplomat strip-searched

U.S.-China warship incident news
NPR: Beijing: Near miss as U.S. warship 'harassed' Chinese vessel

Consumer Reports car news
CNN: Toyota Prius is Consumer Reports' best new-car value

NSA spying
CNN: White House to release independent report on NSA spying

Drone news
FoxNews: Colorado judge rules in favor of holding drone-hunting after legal fight

Mega Millions
CNN: Did you win? Numbers announced for $636 million Mega Millions jackpot
NBCNews: Tale of two clerks in monster lottery jackpot: Only gets a $1 million bonus
NPR: Winning Mega Millions tickets sold in California and Georgia

2016 Olympics news
CNN: U.S. delegation to Russian Olympics includes gay athletes
NBCNews: US delegation to Sochi appears to snub Putin over antigay laws

Stonehenge news
CNN: New dawn for ancient monument: Stonehenge visitor center opens

Economic/stock market news
NBCNews: Fed says to cut back on its economic stimulus beginning in Jan.
USAToday: Dow soars to record close on Fed's 'Taper Lite'

Child sex abuse
CNN: British Lostprophets rock star jailed 35 years for child abuse

Virus news
NBCNews: CDC issues warning about  painful virus (chikungunya) from mosquitoes

Mystery illness news
ABCNews: Mysterious illness in Texas kills 4

Blood pressure news
USAToday: Advice would put fewer Americans on blood pressure meds

Dumb-idea news
CNN: Harvard student Eldo Kim charged in final-exam bomb hoax
NBCNews: Failing grade: Alleged Harvard bomb hoaxer needed more than Tor to cover his tracks, experts say
NPR: Student is charged in Harvard bomb scare

Animal action news
NBCNews: Social media mobilizes to help blind man keep hero dog

Neanderthal news
NBCNews: Sex and the Siberian Neanderthal: Incest and inter-species action

BP Followup news (World-of-work news)
NBCNews: Ex-BP engineer found guilty in Gulf of Mexico (Macando) oil spill case
NPR: Ex-BP engineer found guilty of obstructing justice

Future inventions news
CNN: The CNN 10: Inventions: Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, Atlas humanoid robot, automatic, Bounce Imaging Explorer, MakerBot Digitizer, Google Glass, GravityLight, Oculus Rift, Soccket Energy Ball, Tooth 'tattoo' sensor

Pop culture news
CNN: Josh Gad sets sail for 'Gilligan's Island'
NBCNews: 'Voice' champ Tessanne Chin: 'I was a wreck' after win
USAToday: As top U.S. light bulb fades away, shoppers stock up
USAToday: GLAAD slams 'Duck Dynasty' for 'vile' remarks in 'GQ'

Driving-under-the-influence news
FoxNews: Pa. town latest to force drivers over and ask for cheek swabs for federal study

Culture in the U.S. news
TIME: Washington residents smoke way more weed than officials thought
NBCNews: Do stay-at-home moms need a 'postnup?'
NBCNews: Grandparents scrimp, save -- and still want to splurge on grandchildren

Obituaries in the news
NBCNews: 'Great Train Robber' and British folk hero Ronnie Biggs dies aged 84

* Beginning yesterday, Google trends from the previous day no longer appeared at google trends. Trendilla has not been able to determine whether they may still be accessible through the current menus.

Trending now on Google
100,000+ searches
Anchorman 2

50,000+ searches

Justin Beiber retiring

Eldo Kim

Trending now on Twitter
Mario Kart 8

Google trends from previous day (added 12/26/13), Tuesday, December 17, 2013
At least 5M searches
Mega Millions

At least 1M but <5M searches
The Voice

At least 100,000 but <1M searches
Texas lottery
Devyani Khobragade
Tim Witherspoon

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