Saturday, November 30, 2013

Trending: Saturday, November 30, 2013

Published 1:30 p.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

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Scottish pub helicopter crash
CNN: Scottish police helicopter crash: 8 dead, 32 injured in Glasgow pub
NBCNews: Police helicopter crashes into packed Glasgow pub, killing at least 8

Alaska crash
CNN: Small plane crashes in Alaska, killing 4
NBCNews: Infant among 4 killed when small plane crashes near remote Alaskan village

Space station news
NBCNews: Russian cargo ship delivers holiday goodies to space station (with help)

CNN: Deadline Day: Obama administration 'on track' for website goal, agency says
NPR: How will we know if is fixed?
USAToday: Deadline's here: Is fixed? Sort of

Infection news
NBCNews: 'Nasty' stomach virus sidelines 90 at youth football tourney in Vegas

Gun violence news
NBCNews: Suspected robber kills self after 5-hour barricade inside La Crescenta store

North Korea
CNN: Report: Accused of spying, American held in North Korea issues 'apology'

CNN: U.S. offers to destroy some Syrian chemicals
NBCNews: US to destroy Syria's chemicals at sea, weapons watchdog says

China fly zone
CNN: U.S. 'advising' airlines to 'comply' with China request on disputed zone

Ethics news
CNN: Disabled baby denied heart transplant

Polio news
NBCNews: 60 years in an iron lung: US polio survivor worries about new global threat

Flight attendant news
NBCNews: Fight attendant hurt as plane makes sudden stop

GMO news
NBCNews: Journal retracts study tying genetically modified corn to rat cancer

Outside-the-U.S. news
CNN: Ukraine police accused of violent crackdown on pro-EU protests
NBCNews: Tide of discontent sweeps through Russia's struggling 'rust belt'

Obituaries in the news
FoxNews: Former New York observer editor Peter Kaplan dies at 59

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Garth Brooks
FoxNews: Garth Brooks gushes about life with Trisha Yearwood


Evelyn Lozada
USAToday: 'Basketball wives' star Evelyn Lozada is pregnant

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Trending: Friday, November 29, 2013

Published 12:14 p.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

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Comet ISON
CNN: Comet ISON sweeps near sun, shows signs of life
NBCNews: Comet ISON leaves a mystery behind as it goes around the sun
FoxNews: Faint smudged may indicate Comet ISON survived sun encounter

Pipeline explosion
NBCNews: Natural gas pipeline explodes, triggers blaze in Missouri

Thanksgiving shopping
CNN: Holiday shopping season kicks off with fights, arrests
CBSNews: Eye opener: Black Friday frenzy turns to retail rage

USAToday: Obama: 'Nowhere to go but up'

SpaceX launch
NBCNews: Last-minute glitch aborts SpaceX's Thanksgiving rocket launch

Election 2016
CNN: Christie leads possible 2016 GOP contenders in CNN/ORC poll

Public opinion news
CNN: CNN/ORC poll: Jump in percentage of those saying things not going well

Animal news
NPR: Man, dog reunited 9 days after tornado flattened Ill. town
NBCNews: Dog found alive in rubble more than a week after deadly Illinois tornado
CNN: Video showing 'painful' dental surgery on dogs brings university unwanted attention

Madeleine McCann
NBCNews: Madeleine McCann disappearance: British police receive 5,000 new calls

Outside-the-U.S. news
CNN: Argentina threatens companies over Falklands oil drilling

Out-of-the-ordinary news
NBCNews: Switched at birth: Son born to rich parents sues hospital after life of poverty
NPRNews: Japanese 'prince' switched at birth was raised a pauper
NBCNews: 'Mamma mia!:' Mafia killer allegedly fed rival to starving pigs

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Detroit Lions

Dallas Cowboys

Target Black Friday

Turkey gravy recipe

CNN: Ravens edge Steelers in memorable meeting of rivals

Cyber Monday

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NFL Schedule

Butterball turkey


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Mashed Potatoes


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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Trending: Thursday, November 28, 2013 (Thanksgiving Day)

Published 5:31 p.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

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Today's headlines
Comet Ison news
CNN: Comet ISON likely destroyed by sun
NBCNews: Comet ISON vanishes in a puff of dust as it goes around the sun
NPR: Breaking up with is hard to do
War game news
CNN: China's presence looms amid massive U.S.-Japanese AnnualEx war games
Captivity/noise torture news
CNN: Police: 3 sisters imprisoned in Tucson home, tortured with music
Currency news
CNN: $1 coins: Unwanted, unloved and out of currency
Birth tourism news
CNN: I want an American baby! Chinese women flock to U.S. to give birth
Election 2016
NBCNews: No thanks for the early White House speculation
Sochi Olympics news
NBCNews: Torchbearer for Sochi Olympics briefly catches fire in Siberian city
Bitcoin news
NBCNews: IT worker throws out hard drive, loses $7.5 million Bitcoin fortune
Google glass
CBSNews: Seattle restaurant bans Google Glass wearers
Alcoholism news
CBSNews: Could genetic mutation be behind excessive alcohol consumption?
Outside-the-U.S. news
NBCNews: Nigerian police destroy 240,000 bottles in public display of strict Islamic law
Obituaries in the news
USAToday: Jane Kean, star of 'Honeymooners' revival, dies at 90
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NBCNews: Pizza Hut reinstates manager fired after refusing to open Thanksgiving
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DailyMail: Horrific viral video as girl called Sharkeisha punches female love-rival
Happy Thanksgiving
CSM: Happy Thanksgiving is her name
WashPost: A heaping helping of holidays: Thanksgiving and Hanukkah collide
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
NBCNews: Snoopy, Spider Man and more float through Macy's parade in NYC
Sweet potato casserole
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Mega millions Mega Millions' changes pay off in $230M jackpot, $5 second prize
Green bean casserole
Brian Hallisay
LATimes: Jennifer Love Hewitt has baby girl, secretly marries Brian Hallisay

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David Akers
Jeremy Ross
Tony Lucca

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Trending: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Published 2:10 p.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

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Today's headlines
Turkey pardon news
NBCNews: Obama pardons, crowns 'Popcorn' as National Thanksgiving Turkey

CNN: Bad weather + hordes of passengers = Messy Thanksgiving travel
NBCNews: Thanksgiving weather: Delays pile up as millions of travelers cross their fingers
USAToday: Homemade Thanksgiving gives way to easy takeout

CNN: White House: Enroll in Obamacare but not too fast
NBCNews: Health law business insurance site delayed 1 year

China airspace news
NBCNews: China deploys only aircraft carrier after US sends B-52s over disputed islands

Captivity news
CNN: Girls escape parents after months in captivity, police say

Airline news
CNN: American, US Air cleared to land merger

Fan fatality news
CNN: Brazil hit by World Cup stadium deaths

Smartwig news
CNN: Sony files patent for 'smartwig'

Violence against nurses news
USAToday: Attacks on nurses are rare, but profession faces risks

Distracted driving news
NBCNews: Distracted driving: Safety advocates call for culture shift as more US drivers admit to deadly habit

Competing boundary news
NBCNews: That stinks! Judge tells hot sauce maker to curb smelly chili

Career news
NBCNews: Picking the wrong college major can be an expensive error

Natural phenomena news
NBCNews: Amazing ice circle found spinning on North Dakota river

World-of-work news
NBCNews: For women, asking for raise is damned if you do, damned if you don't

Influenza news
NPR: 2009 flu pandemic was 10 times more deadly than previously thought

Meteorite news
FoxNews: Florida boy, 7, struck by meteorite while playing in driveway, father says

Facebook news
FoxNews: Fit mom Maria Kang banned from Facebook over obesity comments

DWTS news
WashPost: Amber Riley of 'Glee' wins 'Dancing With the Stars'

Culture-in-the-U.S. news
NBCNews: Layaway is last Christmas hope for consumers burned by credit cards

Outside-the-U.S. news
NPR: Italian Senate strips Berlusconi of his seat
NPR: Supermarket tragedy leads to resignation of Latvian leader

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Ian Watkins
FoxNews: Rocker Ian Watkins admits to attempted rape of baby

Lara Logan
CNN: CBS' Lara Logan, producer on leave after discredited Benghazi report

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Sons of Anarchy

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Trending: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Published 3:42 p.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

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Today's headlines
Comet Ison news
NPR: Comet fans psyched for a celestial feast on Thanksgiving Day

CNN: Wicked weather threatens to upend best-laid Thanksgiving travel plans
NBCNews: Busiest travel day of year to be 'pretty bad' for millions as pre-Thanksgiving storm looms
NBCNews: NYPD, Macy's eye windy Thanksgiving forecast that threatens cartoon balloons

Supreme Court
NBCNews: Supreme Court will take up controversial Obamacare provision on contraception
China air zone
CNN: U.S. B52s flew over China's newly declared air zone, official says
NBCNews: U.S. bombers fly over disputed island chain without informing China
Stabbing news
CNN: 1 killed, 4 injured in Texas surgical center stabbing
NBCNews: Stabbing at Texas hospital leaves one dead, four injured
Price-of-milk news
CNN: Washington gridlock risks $7 milk
Archaeology news
CNN: 10,000-year-old house, other ancient finds unearthed in Israel
Pope news
CNN: Pope Francis: No more business as usual

Dangerous toy news
NBCNews: Play at your own risk: Dangerous toys of 2013

Mars rover news
NBCNews: Mars rover Curiosity bounces back from electrical glitch

George Zimmerman
NBCNews: George Zimmerman had five guns when arrested: police
Animal news
NBCNews: Bonobo apes in hi-tech German zoo go bananas for food, not TV porn

Culture-in-the-U.S. news
NBCNews: 'Egg agents' recruit women to sell their eggs

Outside-the-U.S. news
NBCNews: China destroys 500 barbecues that cause 'serious air pollution'
NBCNews: Independent Scotland would keep queen, pound and TV shows but create own military

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Bound 2
FoxNews: Seth Rogan and James Franco recreate Kanye West's Bound 2
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USAToday: Questions mount for RG3, Redskins after loss to 49ers
Walmart Black Friday
HuffPost: Walmart Black Friday deals
CSM: Yale gunman a hoax? 'Yale is safe,' say police
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The Voice
LATimes: 'The Voice' recap: The top 8 hit their sweet spots

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# Transformation Tuesday
# fnettip
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Family Guy

Monday, November 25, 2013

Trending: Monday, November 25, 2013

Published 5:04 p.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

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Today's headlines
Steubenville rape case
CNN: Four more school employees charged in Steubenville rape case

Sandy Hook report
CNN: Motive behind Sandy Hook shooting remains unknown, Conn. officials report
NBCNews: Newtown report: Shooter Adam Lanza had no clear motive, was obsessed with Columbine

Weather news
NBCNews: Thanksgiving travel plans under threat in Northeast as deadly storm closes in
NPR: As storms spread, Thanksgiving travel is looking tricky

NBCNews: Polio outbreak 'expected to spread' in Syria
NPR: Syrian peace talks set to start in January

NPR: Health exchanges brace for a December deluge

Knockout game
NBCNews: 'Knockout game:' Teens attack innocent people just for fun

Yale gunman report
CNN: Police search  Yale for alleged gunman after 911 call
ABCNews: Yale locked down after caller says roommate going to shoot people

DNA test news
NBCNews: Stop selling those DNA tests, FDA tells 23andMe

Irony news
CNN: Comedian Jay Leggett dies after killing deer

Building-collapse news
CNN: Contractor charged with murder after Philadelphia building collapse

Birth control news
CNN: Morning-after pill may not work for overweight women

Homeless rescue news
CNN: Hotel rewards homeless man for returning wallet

Animal news
TIME: Report: 'Life of Pi' tiger 'damn near drowned on set

Culture-in-the U.S. news
CNN: Yahoo hires Katie Couric as 'global anchor'
NBCNews: Leisure travelers increasingly affluent -- and female

Outside-the-U.S. news
NBCNews: China's 'inflammatory' airspace announcement draws sharp rebuke from US
NBCNews: Putin signs law banning advertisements for abortion in Russia

Out-of-the-ordinary news
FoxNews: European crisis: Half of HIV infections in Greece are self-inflicted

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CNN: American Music Awards: The top 6 moments

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BostonGlobe: Patriots deliver a win for the ages

Family Guy
CNN: 'Family Guy' shocker: Major character killed off

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Ariana Grande
NYDailyNews: Ariana Grande earns applause from Lady Gaga

American Music Awards
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Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers rally, settle for tie with Vikings

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Dallas Cowboys
ESPN: Tony Romo, Cowboys snap Giants' 4-game winning streak

Newsday: WWE Survivor Series: John Cena, Randy Orton retain titles, hint at unification

ABCNews: Batkid saves 'Pitbull' on Good Morning America

WashPost: TLC's American Music Awards performance: A cause to mourn the girl group

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Trending: Sunday, November 24, 2013

Published 9:57 a.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

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Today's headlines
U.S.-Iran nuclear deal
CNN: 3-decade gridlock broken: The nuclear deal with Iran in Geneva
NBCNews: 'Historic mistake:' Israelis, Republicans condemn Iran nuclear deal
NPR: Deal reached to limit Iran's nuclear program
FoxNews: US, Iran nuclear deal spurs bipartisan concern in Congress
USAToday: Analysis: Iran nuclear deal needs hard look

CNN: More than 11,000 Syrian children killed in civil war, report says

Knockout game
CNN: Terrifying 'knockout' game assaults spread

Weather news
NBCNews: Unrelenting winter storm system proving deadly in West
USAToday: Killer winter storm sweeps East

Wildfire news
NBCNews: Firefighters battle unusual winter wildfire in Northern California

Volcano news
FoxNews: Indonesia raises volcano alert level to highest

Lottery news
NBCNews: Long Island store owners cheated customer out of $1 million lottery ticket, police say

Leprosy news
ABCNews: Korean ex-leprosy patients return to island colony

Culture-in-the-U.S. news
CBSNews: Food fight: Marketing healthy snacks like junk food
USAToday: Thanksgiving: A time to celebrate family dysfunction

Outside-the-U.S. news
NBCNews: Cuba builds communism-free zone to woo capitalist businesses
NPR: Amid crime and proverty, Hondurans elect a president today
USAToday: China riles Japan, U.S. with air defense zone

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Pacquiao vs Rios
BleacherReport: Pacquiao vs. Rios results: Pac-Man defeats Bam Bam via unanimous decision

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Day of the Doctor
EWeekly: 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary spectacular: Talk  about 'Day of the Doctor' here!

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1D Day (It's about a musical group called 'One Direction')

HAIM Haim: Days are Gone

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Trending: Saturday, November 23, 2013

Published 10:35 a.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

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Today' headlines
North Korea
CNN: State Department: North Korea confirms detention of American
NYT: North Korea confirms it is holding US citizen: Detained veteran's wife cites 'some dreadful misunderstanging'

LAX/TSA killing
CNN: Autopsy: LAX rampage victim shot 12 times
CNN: Car crash, 'prank' call at LAX send passengers fleeing terminals

Violence against teachers
CNN: Police affidavit offers chilling details of teachers' slaying

Food safety (acrylamide) news
USAToday: Chemical in fries, chips and coffee prompts FDA advice

Astronomy news
NBCNews: Radio and X-rays point to a jet from our galaxy's biggest black hole

Gun violence news
NBCNews: Police seek suspect in shooting of 14-year-old Brooklyn girl

Gold news
CNN: Gold prices near lows of the year

Really? news
CNN: Apparently this matters: Fart-filtering underwear

Cruise ship news
NBCNews: Mega-cruise ships looming over historic harbors spark debate

Record-setting news
NBCNews: America's longest-married couple to celebrate 81st anniversary

Shark attack news
NBCNews: Shark kills surfer off Western Australia, authorities say

Out-of-the-blue fatality news
NBCNews: Woman on 1st walk after motorcycle crash is killed by car

Wind farm/Unintended consequences news
NBCNews: Duke energy pleads guilty over eagle deaths at wind farms

Terrorism news
ABCNews: Teddy Bear of side of road had bomb inside

Outside-the-U.S. news
NBCNews: Racist 'monkey' taunt prompts soul-searching in France

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CNN: JFK assassination changed Secret Service

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Xbox One
GameSpot: Xbox One sells over 1 million consoles in 24 hours

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Derrick Rose
BleacherReport: Derrick Rose injury: Updates on Bulls star's leg, likely return date

Jack Ruby
HuffPost: Jack Ruby documents, artifacts revealed

Doctor Who
NPR: Allon-y! Why we've been traveling with 'Doctor Who' for 50 years

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Trending: Friday, November 22, 2013

Published 12:03 a.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

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Today's headlines
CNN: Obamacare signup delayed -- for 2015
FoxNews: Round 2 of ObamaCare enrollment to be delayed until after 2014 elections

CNN: JFK assassination a collective memory for American children

Knockout attacks
NBCNews: Another 'knockout' attack in NYC yields four arrests

Crime lab scandal
NPR: Chemist pleads guilty in Massachusetts crime lab scandal

Typhoon Haiyan
NBCNews: Typhoon Haiyan: Death toll tops 5,200 two weeks after storm smashed Philippines

Violence against teachers
CNN: Massachusetts teen accused of killing teacher indicted
NBCNews: Teen suspect in murder of teacher Colleen Ritzer left 'hate note,' documents say

Building-collapse news
CNN: At least 45 die in roof collapse at Latvian supermarket

Car-water deaths
CNN: 2 children die 3 seriously injured after car plunges in icy pond in Minnesota

Recall news (irony news)
CNN: Angelcare recalls baby monitors after 2 deaths

Lottery news
NBCNews: $16 million lottery ticket expires in Florida

Revenge killing news
NBCNews: Professor charged in killing of alleged rapist 18 years ago

Air travel news
CNN: In-flight phone calls will cost you
NPR: Prepare for cabin noise: FCC may end ban on phones during flights
NBCNews: World's longest flight to land for the last time

Extinct animal news
NBCNews: Meet the gigantic carnivore (Siats meekerorum) that kept T. Rex down

Vintage wine news
NBCNews: Aged to perfection? 3,700-year-old cellar housed 'luxurious' wine

Climate change news
CBSNews: Five places already feeling the effects of climate change

Culture-in-the U.S. news
NBCNews: Bar prohibits patrons under 25 on weekends

World-of-work news
HLN: 8 companies with cool work perks

Out of the ordinary news
NBCNews: 'Penniless' man is worth $65 million, judge rules in British divorce case

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College Board
HuffPost: College Board challenges the Pell

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