Thursday, January 2, 2014

Trending: Thursday, January 2, 2014

Published 2:37 p.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

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

Today's headlines
What they're leading with
CNN: Nor'easter forming off the East Coast predicted to bring blizzard conditions
NBCNews: First snow, then 'brutal' cold for millions in storm's path
 ▪  NPR: Best video of the day: MIT's remote 'touching' device
FoxNews: Civilian death toll in Iraq highest in years, fueling concern of Al Qaeda 'resurgence'
ABCNews: Carousel: Dad's $130M suit: Son unknowingly put up for adoption, Police try to ID 'Jane Doe' crash victim,' Northeast braces as snowstorm looms; Latest headline: Winter storm bears down on Northeast
CBSNews: Winter storm promises heavy snow, frigid temperatures for northeast

2014 preview
CNN: A guide to 2014's must-see movies (Monuments Men, Robocop, Son of God, Noah, The Bible, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Divergent, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, Muppets Most Wanted,' Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spiderman, Maleficent, Gone Girl, Intersteller)

2013 in review
NPR: Too many games, so little time: Indies that innovated in 2013 (Don't Starve, Rogue Legacy, Gunpoint, King Arthur's Gold, Antichamber, Anomaly 2, Risk of Rain, Surgeon Simulator 2013, Monaco: What's Yours is Mine)

Stranded Antarctic research ship news
NPR: VIDEO: Stranded passengers flown to safety in Antarctic

California priest killing in church
CNN: Beloved Catholic priest found slain in California church rectory
NBCNews: Catholic priest found slain in California church rectory

South Sudan
NBCNews: Time running out for 'desperate' US missionaries to save South Sudan orphans

Terrorism news
NBCNews: Huge blast hits militia stronghold in Beirut, Lebanon
NBCNews: 'Terrorist' grenade attack at popular Kenyan nightclub wounds at least 10 people
NBCNews: Arsonist strikes Chinese consulate in San Francisco

Apology news/sky-writing news
CNN: Shia LaBeouf offers cloudy plagiarism

Recall news
NBCNews: Wal-Mart recalls card table, chair sets after finger amuputations
FoxNews: Walmart recalls donkey meat in China

Random-acts-of-kindness news
NBCNews: Secret 'Santa' picks up hotel bills for other guests

Fugitive capture news
CNN: Georgia banker who alledgedly embezzled $17 million captured after years on lam
NBCNews: Banker accused of faking own death says family didn't know he was alive

Tourism in the U.S. news
CNN: 50 states, 50 spots for 2014

Auto news
NBCNews: Ford develops solar powered car for everyday use

Cruise ship news
NBCNews: Cayman police believe cruise ship passenger fell

Migrants and boats news
NBCNews: 233 migrants rescued from 33-foot boat in rough seas off Italy

Seems-kind-of-odd news
NBCNews: Calif. high court grants undocumented immigrant admission to state bar
USAToday: Seattle (Beautiful Existence) woman ate only Starbucks food for a year
AP: Brain samples stolen from Indiana medical museum

Sad, sad story news
NBCNews: Woman dies in Michigan as Iran family weeps while watching over internet

Border news
FoxNews: Oklahoma expects more marijuana after Colorado legalizes recreational sales

Lightning strike deaths
NBCNews: Lightning strikes killed fewer Americans than ever in 2013

Population grown news
NPR: A bet, five metals and the future of the planet

Pop culture news
CNN: 'Duck Dynasty' launches its own line of guns

Life-in-prison news
NPR: Food as punishment: Giving U.S. inmates 'the loaf' persists

Human trafficking news
Devex: Human trafficking prevalent in post-typhoon Philippines

Psychology news
NPR: Editing your life's stories can create happier endings (narrative)

Competition-from-China news
USAToday: U.S. plywood industry's plea for help rejected

Culture-in-the-U.S. news
CBSNews: Operation Red Nose: Cabbies take home drunk drivers in their own cars

Outside-the-U.S. news
NPR: Portugal's baby bust is a stark sign of hard times
NPR: Expected flow of Bulgarians, Romanians raises hackles in Europe

Obituaries in the news
NPR: Juanita Moore, groundbreaking actress, dies

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 2M searches
James Avery
CNN: James Avery, star of 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,' dies at 68

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 200,000 but <2M searches
Fiesta Bowl
ABCNews: Knights knock off Bears 52-42 in Fiesta Bowl

Happy New Year

Sherlock Season 3
Mirror: Sherlock series 3 opens with 9.2 million viewers for the Empty Hearse episode

HGTV Dream Home
Inquistr: HGTV Dream Home 2014: Contest loophole allows for unlimited entrees

Kaley Cuoco
See Trendilla from yesterday (Wednesday, January 1, 2014)

Rose Parade
TIME: Rose Parade sees first gay wedding

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 100,000 but <200,000 searches
Winter Classic
NBCSports: 2014 Winter Classic ties ratings record

School closings

Trending now on Twitter (U.S.)
Jay Cutler
Taylor Pyatt
The Tribez

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