Friday, April 4, 2014

Trending: Friday, April 4, 2014

Published 1:59 p.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

Yesterday's Google trends and today's Twitter (U.S.) trending now at bottom
(Read what happened on this day last year)

Today's headlines
What they're leading with

NBCNews: Fort Hood victim's dad: Gunman snapped after seeking time off
NPR: One more speed bump for your retirement fund: Basic human impulse (negative valence)
FoxNews: Acts of courage emerge in wake of deadly Fort Hood shooting massacre
ABCNews: Latest headline: 5 reasons the Afghanistan election this weekend really matters
CBSNews: Attorney General Eric Holder confirms federal investigation into high-speed trading
USAToday: Navy contributes underwater technology to jet search

Spring weather
CNN: Strong storms advance on South, Midwest

Missing jet
NBCNews: Whale of a problem: Hunt for black box hampered by sea life

CNN: Windows 8 soon to be more like Windows 7

CNN: Ebola tops 80 in West Africa

CNN: Apple's next big announcements coming in June

NBCNews: Gas fireplaces recalled over explosion hazard
NBCNews: Gas-loving spiders cause Mazda car recall

Pop culture
NBCNews: Ferguson? Handler? No shortage of possible successors to David Letterman
NPR: David Letterman's meticulously unchoreographed exit

Culture-in-the-U.S. news
NBCNews: No paternity in baseball? What it says about manhood

Unintended consequences
NPR: Nest halts sales of smoke detector, disables 'wave' feature

Planet news
NPR: Scientists say a Lake Superior lurks on Saturn's moon enceladus

Animal loyalty news
FoxNews: Dog walked miles to Washington landslide where owner is missing

NPR: Two brave journalists in Afghanistan (Anja Niedringhaus, Kathy Gannon)

World-of-work news
CNN: The top 1% and what they pay
NBCNews: Welders caused Back Bay blaze that killed 2 firefighters
NPR: Twitch boosts a new pro category: Video game player
CBSNews: Fort Hood shooting: Gaps in detecting mental health issues persist in military (no mention of the work environment as a contributor, though)

Escape-from-it-all news
CNN: 10 of Scotland's spectacular castles

Ex-president news
ABCNews: Presidential 2nd acts: From Bush's painting to Harry Truman's roadtripping

Out-of-the-ordinary news
USAToday: Breast feeding death sends woman to prison for 20 years

It's-not-fiction, but it belongs on 'Wait, Wait, Don't Tell me'
NBCNews: Gas-loving spiders cause Mazda car recall
NPR: Twitch boosts a new pro category: Video game player
FoxNews: 'I'm at the wrong hearing:' Senator has major scheduling mix-up
USAToday: Workers thinks body is mannequin, hauls it to dumpster
USAToday: How a 5-year-old discovered Xbox security flaw

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 200,000 searches
James Franco
USAToday: James Franco 'embarrassed' for flirting with teen

Yellowstone volcano
Reuters: Scientists dismiss claims that Yellowstone volcano about to erupt

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 100,000 but <200,000 searches
Chupacabra Texas 'chupacabra' turns out to be imposter

Paulina Gretzky
ESPN: LPGA stars: Paulina Gretzky, really?

Trending now on Twitter (U.S.)
Beards or No Beards
Ian Desmond - Washington Nationals
Fausto Carmona
Wellington Castillo
Justin Upton
Jim Joyce

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