Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Trending: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 (New Year's Day)

Published 12:08 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: Marry girls when they're '15 or 16,' said 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson
NBCNews: Supreme Court halts contraception mandate for religious groups (Contraception mandate halted after nuns file suit)
NPR: Most economist say 'Happy New Year' -- really
FoxNews: After rough year, Obama looks for 2014 comeback, amid unsolicited New Year's resolutions
ABCNews: Reddit user posts $55,000 hospital bill for appendectomy, Third oil train blast in six months ignites fear, 5 common ways you are killing your car. Most recent headline: Explosion at Minneapolis building injures 13
CBSNews: First recreational pot industry opens in Colorado
USAToday: Iraq war vet makes Colorado's first pot purchase

New Years' resolution news
NBCNews: Think it'll take 21 days to make your resolution a habit? Try tripling that

2014 preview
EW: 14 rising stars to watch in 2014 (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lo-Fang, Cole Horibe, Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, John Mulenay, Rohan Chand, Margo Seibert, Susan Rieger, Sam Underwood, Jhene Aido, Jack O'Connell, ladies of Broad City, Angel Olsen, Joel Dicker

2013 in review
EW: 10 Best TV episodes of 2013: (10) 'Inside Amy Schumer/Real Sext' and 'The Mindy Project/You've Got Sext,' (9) 'Scandal/White Hat's Back on,' '(8) Black Mirror/The Entire History of You,' (7) 'The Americans/Trust Me,' '(6) Orange is the New Black/WAC Pack,' '(5) Veep/Helsinki,' (4) American Horror Story/Madness Ends,' '(3) The Good Wife/Hitting the Fan,' (2) 'Game of Thrones/The Rains of Castamere,' (1) 'Breaking Bad/Ozymandias." 

EW: Breakout stars of 2013: Kate McKinnon & Cecily Strong (SNL), Haim, Lupita Nyong'o, Rainbow Rowell, Michael B. Jordan, Troy Baker, Tom Mison

EW: 17 great performances of 2013: Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), 'The Good Wife,' Patina Miller (Pippin), James Franco (Spring Breakers), Kate Atkinson (Life after Life), James Spader (The Blacklist), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Zachary Quinto (The Glass Menagerie), Amy Adams (American Hustle), Taissa and Vera Farmiga (American Horror Story (Coven and Bates Motel), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Meg Wolitzer (The Interestings), Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar), Allison Janney (Master of Sex and Mom), Robert Redford (All is lost), Matthew Rhys (The Americans)

EW: 10 best movies of 2013 (from Owen Gleiberman) : (10) 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' (9) 'Prisoners,' (8) World War Z,' (7) 'The Past,' (6) 'Blue Jasmine,' (5) 'Gravity,' (4) 'Fruitvale Station,' (3) 'Before Midnight,' (2) 'American Hustle,' '(1) 12 Years a Slave.'

CNN: Court delays Obamacare contraception mandate for 2 nonprofits
NPR: Justice delays birth control mandate for Catholic groups
NPR: Sebelius touts 2 million Obamacare enrollees

Building-explosion news
CNN: Blast, fire in Minneapolis building, reports of people jumping
FoxNews: Building explosion in Minneapolis injures 13 people, 6 critically authorities say

NBCNews: US tries to block Afghanistan from releasing 'dangerous' prisoners

South Sudan
NBCNews: US missionary family's dilemma: Flee violence-ravaged South Sudan or stay with orphans
FoxNews: South Sudan peace talks to open in Ethiopia

North Korea
CNN: North Korea's Kim Jong Un lauds purge of executed uncle Jang Song Thaek
NBCNews: North Korea's Kim Jong Un says elimination of 'factionalist filth' strengthened nation

Japan/Cross-cultural news
NPR: Japan's state secrets law: Hailed by U.S., denounced by Japanese

Marijuana legalization
CNN: Colorado's recreational marijuana stores make history
NBCNews: Iraq vet with PTSD makes Colorado's first legal recreational pot purchase
NBCNews: 'Like a Napa Valley wine tour:' Pot tourism ready to light up in Colorado
NPR: Colorado recreational pot market open for business

Hacking news
USAToday: Reports: Millions of Snapchat usernames, phone numbers leaked

Target follow-up news
NPR: Target says some of its gift cards 'not properly activated'

Apple news/NSA spying news
FoxNews: Apple denies knowledge of NSA's 'complete access to iPhone

Gas prices
CNN: Gas prices down in '13, set to go lower in '14

Stock market news
USAToday: Can mighty Wall St. bull keep charging in 2014?

Same-sex marriage news
NPR: Utah asks U.S. Supreme Court to stop gay marriages

Gun control news
NPR: Judge upholds key provisions of N.Y. gun-control law

Flood insurance news
NPR: Federal flood insurance program drowning in debt. Who will pay?

Vitamins/nutrition in the news
FoxNews: Researchers say vitamin E may slow spread of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease

Pop culture
CNN: 'Big Bang Theory' star Kaley Cuoco weds
NPR: NSBNC host apologizes for comments about Mitt Romney's grandson

Surprise! news/book plot device news
NBCNews: Palestinian ambassador in Prague killed by security mechanism on safe sealed for 30 years: report

Psychology/emotions news
NPR: Mapping emotions on the body: Love makes us warm all over

Dog attack news
FoxNews: Dogs attack, kill Florida girl's miniature horse Christmas present

World-of-work news/In-the-line-of-duty fatalities
NBCNews: Two men arrested, charged in Texas game warden's shooting
FoxNews: Photographer collapses, dies after Chick-fil-A Bowl

Out-of-the-blue fatality news
NBCNews: Two men arrested, charged in Texas game warden's shooting
NBCNews: Pedestrian crushed to death while crossing Boston drawbridge
FoxNews: Woman crushed to death by Boston drawbridge

Irresponsible headlines news
NBCNews: Want fab abs? Add chia seeds to your daily diet

Terminally ill inmate news
NBCNews: Lawyer who aided terrorism released from prison on 'compassionate' grounds

Pothole news/out-of-the-blue news/not-your-day news
NBCNews: Monster pothole 'came out of nowhere,' damages 30 vehicles

Human trafficking news
FoxNews: Chinese doctor admits selling patients' newborns

Hunting accident news
FoxNews: Alabama hunter in serious condition after falling from tree, landing on arrow

Online education news
NPR: The online education revolution (MOOCS) drifts off course

Name incidents in the news (levels-of-analysis conflict news)
FoxNews: Hawaii woman with long last name forces state to alter ID policy

Obituaries in the news
CNN: Final bow: Actor Joseph Ruskin is dead at 89 (happened in 2013)

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 200,000 searches
Jenny McCarthy
E!Online: Miley Cyrus rings in 2014 with 'Wrecking Ball,' but Jenny  McCarthy licks the hammer on New Year's Rockin' Eve

Johnny Manziel
BleacherReport: Chick-fil-A Bowl 2013: Johnny Manziel moves up college football's Mount Olympus

Ariana Grande
USAToday: Ariana Grande: 'I'm an old soul'

Dick Clark
ABCNews: Sneak peak of 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve'

New Year quotes
Parade: 14 new year's quotes to inspire -- and more

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 100,000 searches
Billy Joel
Newsday: Billy Joel rocks in 2014 at Barclays Center

New Years
NBCNews: Headache haven: Viewers submit their best hangover remedies

Auld Lang Syne
InternationalBusinessTimes: What does New Year's Eve song lyrics 'Auld Lang Syne' mean?

Rose Bowl 2014
SBNation: The big 2014 Rose Bowl breakdown: Michigan State vs. Stanford

Donnie Wahlberg
HollywoodLife: Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg kiss on New Year's Eve -- watch

Melissa Harris-Perry
LATimes: Melissa Harris-Perry apologizes for Mitt Romney grandchild comments

Trending now on Twitter (U.S.)
Goodbye 2013 
Melissa Etheridge
Yogi Ferrell
Twilight Zone

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