Friday, January 31, 2014

Trending: Friday, January 31, 2014

Published 12:56 a.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)
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Today's headlines
What they're leading with
▪ NBCNews: Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend: I wasn't trying to flee
▪ NPR: Air quality worries dampen Chinese New Year fireworks; No breakthrough, but 'bit of common ground' in Syria talks
▪ FoxNews: Blocked party: NFL bars host town from using 'Super Bowl' name
▪ ABCNews: Exclusive: Amanda Knox 'couldn't believe what  was hearing' (No carousel today)
▪ CBSNews: Amanda Knox: 'I will never go willingly' back to Italy
▪ USAToday: Stocks trim big losses; January bad 2014 omen?; Latest headline: Amanda Knox: 'I will never willingly go back'

Pre-Sochi Olympics news

▪ CNN: Americans stay away from expensive Sochi
▪ CBSNews: 2014 Winter Olympics: 10 U.S. athletes to watch (Steven Holcomb, Ashley Wagner, Shani Davis, Hilary Knight, Julia Mancuso, Mikaela Shiffrin, Patrick Kane, Hannah Kearney, Ted Ligety)

Hero news

▪ NPR: Brain surgeon (Zenko Hrynkiw) walks 6 miles through storm to save patient

House fire tragedy

▪ FoxNews: 9 killed in Kentucky fire remembered as loving family

Super Bowl Ads

▪ NBCNews: How the internet made Super Bowl ads weird

Hacking news

▪ NPR: Yahoo says email accounts were hacked but not how many

Stock market news

▪ NBCNews: Stocks cut steep losses, but still slide on global concerns

TSA news

▪ CNN: TSA loosens rules on international alcohol

Aviation news

CNN: Group files to bring back Eastern Air Lines

Cruise ship news

▪ CNN: CDC: Stomach bug strikes second cruise ship (Princess Cruise's Caribbean Princess)
▪ NBCNews: Illness cuts short another cruise vacation (Clever headline: Virus of the Caribbean: Another cruise cut short)

North Korea

▪ USAToday: N. Korean official: How Kim's uncle really died (shot to death)

Whose rights news (boundary/levels of analysis)
▪ NBCNews: Bathroom ban violated transgender student's rights: court

In-the-line-of-duty fatality news

▪ CNN: Deputy, a 'good man,' shot dead in Utah after stopping to aid a 'disabled' car
▪ FoxNews: Pittsburgh orders flags half-staffed for canine credited with saving handler

Youth sports

▪ NBCNews: Poll: Forty percent would steer kids away from football

Animal news

▪ NBCNews: World's oldest known flamingo (Greater) dies aged 83 (longevity)
▪ NBCNews: Popular snowy owl recovering after being hit by bus in downtown DC

Heist news

▪ NBCNews: Cartier heist: Thieves steal $700,000 worth of watches from high-end jeweler

Drone news

▪ NPR: Beer drone can buzz the skies no more, FAA says

Facebook news

▪ NBCNews: Zuckerberg makes $3B in one day as Facebook stock surges

Water/drought news

▪ CBSNews: Lake Mead is shrinking -- and with it Las Vegas' water supply
▪ NBCNews: Parched from drought, California's reservoirs nearly empty


▪ CNN: Body parts found in garbage bags along snowy Michigan roads
▪ NPR: WATCH: Skydivers save unconscious comrade in mid-air rescue  
▪ USAToday: Ex-teacher lives modest life, leaves $8.4 million gift

Child neglect news

▪ USAToday: Police: Girls left in car as mom gets makeup done (mug shot news)

World-of-work news
▪ CBSNews: Should you be paid for a snow day (levels of analysis/boundary)

Culture-in-the-U.S. news
▪ NBCNews: How the internet made Super Bowl ads weird
▪ NBCNews: Poll: Forty percent would steer kids away from football

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 1M searches

Amanda Knox
▪ See headlines above

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 200,000 but <1M searches
Chinese New Year 2014
▪ LATimes: Chinese New Year 2014: 12 recipes to celebrate the Lunar New Year

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 100,000 but <200,000 searches
Justin Bieber deported
▪ CNN: 'Deport Justin Bieber' petition reaches 100,000+ signatures

Scarlett Johansson

▪ WashPost: SodaStream, Scarlett Johansson and a rift with Oxfam

Satya Nadella

▪ BusinessWeek: What will Microsoft be like if Satya Nadella becomes CEO?

Trending now on U.S. Twitter

▪ #SNLHost
▪ #SNLMusic
▪ #colormemango
▪ Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor
▪ #MidnightMemoriesMusicVideo
▪ #AskBex
▪ Jeremy Irons   
▪ Zach Parise
▪ The Social Network

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Trending: January 30, 2014

Published 2:59 p.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)

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

Today's headlines
What they're leading with
CNN: What other cities can learn from Atlanta's ice debacle
NBCNews: Fed to seek death penalty against accused Boston bomber Tsarnaev
NPR: U.S. will seek death penalty in Boston bombing case; New York City agrees to reform stop-and-frisk tactics
FoxNews: Prosecutors seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect
ABCNews: Carousel: US prosecutors seek execution of marathon suspect; Millenial moms more social, more into themselves; How Thomas Kramer went from riches to rags; Latest headline: Target reveals source of massive card hack
CBSNews: Federal prosecutors to seek death penalty for suspect in Boston Marathon bombing
USAToday: Bombing suspect will face death penalty; Republican party bans MSNBC over 'offensive' tweet tied to Cheerios ad

Obamacare/Affordable health care

CNN: Obamacare deadbeats: Some don't pay up

Atlanta snowstorm response

NBCNews: 'The buck stops with me:' Georgia gov takes responsibility for snowstorm response
NPR: Two days later, Atlantans get back to cars abandoned in storm

Air Force cheating scandal

CNN: Air Force chief cites 'systemic problems' as nuke cheating scandal grows
NBCNews: 92 nuclear missile officers implicated in cheating scandal, Air Force says

Firearm news

CNN: New ammo packs 3 shots into one bullet

Hacking news

CNN: Stolen credentials blamed in Target breach

Bitcoin news

NPR: New York looks to bring Bitcoin out of the shadows

Mob vengeance news

CNN: 'Unimaginable:' Italy mourns 3-year-old killed in suspected mafia hit
NBCNews: Tot's Mafia shooting, burning death shocks stoical Italy

Revoked Oscar nomination

CNN: Oscar shocker: 'Alone Yet Not Alone' best original song nomination revoked
NPR: A story about  a little-known song in a little-known movie that got a big Oscar nod (bad syntax example)

Disease surveillance news

NBCNews: Quick new approach catches scary diseases, CDC says

Human trafficking news

NBCNews: Super Bowl surge in sex trafficking? Maybe not, but issue grabs the spotlight

Crowd behavior news

NPR: The starling that dared to be different (emergence)

Sensory and nutrition news

NPR: Your nose knows which foods are fattiest

Heart attack/testosterone news

NPR: Popular testosterone therapy (e.g. Androgel) may raise risk of heart attack

Psychology and marketing/branding news

NPR: Grade inflation in the maple syrup aisle: Now everything is an 'A'

Psychology and height news
FoxNews: Being shorter may lead to feelings of inferiority, study says

Genetic memory

SciGem: Scientists have found that memories may be passed down through generations in our DNA

Recall news

FoxNews: Toyota tells dealers to stop selling 6 models due to fire risk
USAToday: Toyota halts sale of key models over failed fire test


NBCNews: Female politician says victims' behavior plays role in India gang-rape attacks

Rule enforcement news (system news)

CBSNews: School takes away kids' lunches because of unpaid bill
USAToday: Utah school takes lunches from kids with debts (but replaces with fruit, milk)

It's-not-fiction news

FoxNews: Australian man survives for 28 days on butterflies, mussels

Meaningful Work Archive
EVVCourier: Harold Gunn: More than a whistle in the wind

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 100,000 searches

Justin Bieber
NBCNews: Justin Bieber tested positive for marijuana and Xanax, report shows

Trending now on Twitter (U.S.)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Steve Nash
Boston Marathon
Napoleon Dynamite

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Trending: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Published 2:50 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: Was Atlanta asleep at the wheel? 
NBCNews: Gridlock baby, dangerous waits, Candy Crush: Stories from the South's epic snow jam
NPR: Why red-state Kentucky got a shoutout from Obama; Fed will continue to taper its stimulus program
FoxNews: Strange building near Super Bowl site a symbol of fumbled opportunity
ABCNews: Sochi whistleblower told: 'You will be drowned in blood!'; Freak southern snow strands 8,000 students, paralyzes commute; Everyone has an opinion on legal pot, even the Dalia Lama; Latest headlines: Police: Gun in Md. mall attack assembled in store
CBSNews: Atlanta, other parts of South paralyzed by ice, snowstorm
USAToday: Atlanta's ability to handle winter storms questioned; Freak southern storm blamed for 12 deaths so far

Snow in Atlanta/Southern U.S.

CNN: Weather cripples Atlanta, but what about the children?
CNN: Atlanta mayor: Early city exodus due to snow crippled traffic
CNN: More travel delays in Southeast as airports dig out
NBCNews: Shelter from the storm: Teachers entertained, dried tears of kids stuck overnight at school


NBCNews: To go or not to go: Countries to enjoy -- or avoid -- this year

Cruise ship news

CBSNews: 'We made it!' Cruise ship docks after 700 fall ill

Nutrition news

NBCNews: Some supplements might fuel tumors, study finds (unintended consequences)

ontamination news
FoxNews: Colorado cantaloupe farmers get home detention for 2011 listeria outbreak

Stem cell news

NBCNews: Scientists make a new type of stem cell, using a little acid
USAToday: Researchers turn adult cells back into stem cells

Yoga news

NPR: Yoga may help overcome fatigue after breast cancer

Pope dove release news

FoxNews: Animal rights activists ask Pope Francis to stop releasing doves unintended consequences
Ancient bug news

NPR: Ancient plague's DNA revived from a 1,500 year-old tooth


NPR: Brazil's slaves are being freed, but owners go largely unpunished (human slavery)

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 1M searches

State of the Union
CNN: Obama said what?! State of the Union explained
NPR: Inside the State of the Union: What the president proposed

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 500,000 but <1M searches

Pete Seeger
See Trendilla from yesterday (Tuesday, January 29, 2014)

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 200,000 but <500,000 searches

Atlanta weather
See headlines above

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 100,000 but <200,000 searches

Cathy McMorris Rodgers
HuffPost: Republican response to State of the Union address

Motley Crue

LATimes: Motley Crue calls it quits, announces 'final' tour

Marshawn Lynch

USAToday: Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch cuts short media session

Trending now on U.S. Twitter

Brilliant Flappy Bird

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Trending: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Published 11:55 p.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)
Yesterday's Google trends and today's U.S. Twitter trending now at bottom

Today's headlines
What they're leading with
CNN: This year's State of the Union is a defining test for Obama
NBCNews: Worst snow and ice in a generation threaten parts of an unprepared South
NPR: Obama to raise minimum wage for federal contracts; Emergencies declared as deep freeze hits Deep South
FoxNews: Afghan soldiers still can't read, despite $200M US-backed program, report finds
ABCNews: Carousel: Where are they now: Last year's State of the Union proposals; 'Government conspiracy' led highway gunman to start shooting; The absolute best and worst Super Bowl teaser ads; Latest news: Boehner says Obama's plan to go around Congress leads to 'brick wall'
CBSNews: Is Obama overstepping his bounds with executive actions?
USAToday: Best Value colleges generous with financial aid; If the credit charge was $9.84, take a closer look

State-of-the-Union news

ABCNews: The 7 strangest State of the Union rituals

Pre-Super Bowl news

CBSNews: Super Bowl XLVIII security: Inside the event's secret command center


CNN: Ukraine government resigns, parliament scraps anti-protest laws amid crisis


CNN: Google Glass adds style, prescription lenses

Cross-cultural comparison news

CNN: Is this an emerging markets crisis or not?

Survival news

NBCNews: Dad: Girl, 16, who survived 3,500-foot sky-diving mishap is 'miracle child'

Terrorism news

NBCNews: Threat of cybercrime heightened for Main Street

Drone news

NBCNews: Feds crashed malfunctioning drone off San Diego

Have-versus-have-not news

NBCNews: Reading gap between wealthy and poor students widens, study says

Hobby Lobby

FoxNews: Dem senators intervene in Hobby Lobby case, urge justices to deny ObamaCare exemption


NPR: Philippine police used 'wheel of torture' rights group says


NPR: In China's hugely indebted cities, some big bills are coming due

Culture-in-the-U.S. news
NBCNews: NBC news poll: Pessimism defines the state of the union
NBCNews: Reading gap between wealthy and poor students widens, study says

Outside-the-U.S. news
NBCNews: U.K.'s Queen Elizabeth down to last $1.6 million in reserves after royal overspend
USAToday: Queen's household grilled over spendathon

Obituaries in the news
NPR: Folk activist Pete Seeger, icon of passion and ideals, dies at 94

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 100,000 searches
Ariana Grande
See Grammys 2014 from Yesterday (Monday, January 28, 2014)

NBCNews: Apple shares tumble 8% on cloudy outlook after earnings report

Houston weather

Paul Williams
See Grammys 2014 from Yesterday (Monday, January 28, 2014)

Jared Leto
See Grammys 2014 from Yesterday (Monday, January 28, 2014)

Eric Lawson
WashPost: Eric Lawson, who portrayed Marlboro man, dies at 72

Google/Twitter overlap, which is rare
Pete Seeger

Trending now on U.S. Twitter
Pete Seeger
Desean Jackson

Monday, January 27, 2014

Trending: Monday, January 27, 2014

Published 11:22 a.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)
Yesterday's Google trends and today's U.S. Twitter trending now

Today's headlines
What they're leading with
CNN: Royal Caribbean cruise cut short after more than 600 are sickened
NBCNews: Snowden docs reveal British spies snooped on YouTube and Facebook
NPR: You'd think we'd have baby-making all figured out, but no
FoxNews: Filmmaker prosecution revives accusations of conservative targeting
ABCNews: Carousel: Why norovirus is so nasty and terrifying to travelers; High school student sets self on fire in cafeteria; Husband's anguish: Disappearance 'feels like 1,000 years'; Latest headline: Deadly batch of heroin has already killed 17
CBSNews: Got a charge for $9.48 on your credit card? Beware
USAToday: Apple shares fall more than 5% after quarterly results; Report: N. Korea executed relatives of purged uncle

Pre-Sochi Olympics news

CNN: Sochi mayor: We have no gay people -- as far as I know

Terrorism news

NBCNews: Suspected Islamist insurgents kill at least 62 in Nigeria, including in church

Crocodile attack

CNN: Crocodile attack in Australia: Boy, 12, feared dead
NBCNews: Killer croc snatches 12-year-old boy swimming with pals in Australia

Shark killing news

CNN: Shark culling begins in Western Australia, angering conservationists

China in space

CNN: China's imperiled moon rover: 'Goodnight, humanity'

Bitcoin news

CNN: Bitcoin exchange CEO arrested for money laundering
NBCNews: Two men arrested for selling bitcoins in connection with defunct Silk Road site
NPR: CEO of a Bitcoin exchange charged with money laundering

Election 2016

FoxNews: Hillary Clinton: I haven't driven a car since 1996 (out of touch)Irony news
NBCNews: Actor who played Marlboro Man in ads dies from smoking-related disease

Avalanche news

NBCNews: Warms temps blamed for massive avalanche that cut off Alaskan town

Entertainment industry news

NBCNews: Theater owners want shorter, later movie trailers

Facebook news

NBCNews: Facebook is seeking 'editors' for News App

Educator news

NBCNews: Lawsuit challenges job protections for teachers

World-of-work news

NBCNews: WTF! Is your workplace hotbed of profanity?
NBCNews: Lawsuit challenges job protections for teachers

It's-not-fiction news

FoxNews: Army wife claims botched childbirth operation ruined her opera career
ABCNews: Dogs sniff for late pope's stolen blood

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 2M searches

Grammys 2014
CNN: The Grammys in just 2 minutes
NBCNews: Daft Punk, Lorde win big at retro-flavored Grammy
NPR: Collaborations and congratulations: Navigating the Grammy crossover

Daft Punk

See 'Grammy's 2014' just above

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 1M but <2M searches
Paul McCartney
CBSNews: Beatles reunion: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr reunite at the Grammys

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 500,000 but <1M searches

NBCNews: We're obsessed: Beyoncé's white lace Grammy Awards gown

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 200,000 but <500,000 searches

WWEWillie NelsonPinkSchool closingsLeonardo DiCaprioKaty PerryMaleficentMetallicaHunter HayesJohn Legend

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 100,000 but <200,000 searches
Sean and Catherine's wedding
ABCNews: Catherine Giudici and Sean Lowe's complete wedding album

Robin ThickeNicholas HoultSara Bareilles
See 'Grammy's 2014' just aboveImagine Dragons
See 'Grammy's 2014' just above

Trending now on U.S. Twitter
Napoleon Dynamite
Flappy Bird
Steve Nash

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Trending: Sunday, January 26, 2014

Published 12:01 p.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)
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Today's headlines
What they're leading with
CNN: Police: Gunman in deadly mall attack identified as Darion Marcus Aguilar
NBCNews: Police identify gunman in deadly Maryland mall shooting
NPR: Can the auto industry win the future if it looks like 1974?;  Police ID Maryland mall shooter, but still search for motive
FoxNews: Democrats, Republicans signal standoff over debt ceiling almost certain
ABCNews: '14 for 14:' The 2014 midterm election races that matter; Maryland mall shooter identified as local teen; 7 surprising reasons to give up sugar; Latest headline: Politics 2014: Low confidence in leaders and a dead heat in midterm preferences
CBSNews: The new sound (and business) of music
USAToday: Police in Maryland identify mall shooter; Aides: Obama will cite executive action

Pre-Sochi Olympics news

CNN: Once Russia's henchmen, Cossacks now helping with Olympic security

Snowden/NSA spying

NBCNews: Snowden says NSA engages in industrial espionage: German TV

Cruise ship news

NBCNews: 300 sickened on Royal Caribbean cruise ship
FoxNews: More than 300 people fall ill aboard cruise ship

Boat-sinking fatality news

ABCNews: 21 die at tourist boat sinks in India

Postage news

FoxNews: Stamp price jumps to 49 cents on Monday (off-loading news)Thailand
NBCNews: Tata Motors executive Karl Slym dies in fall from Bangkok hotel
CNN: Anti-government protester leader shot to death it Thailand

NBCNews: Clashes kill almost 50 on anniversary of Egypt's revolution


NPR: Protesters in Ukraine vow to step up pressure on government

Gender news

CNN: Rand Paul: 'Women are winning' the war on women

Media wars

CNN: Weather Channel-DirecTV blackout: No end in sight

Revenge porn

NBCNews: Alleged revenge porn victim speaks out

Hero fatality news

NBCNews: Santa Clara man killed by train was saving 2nd man (Good Samaritan)Bad headline news
FoxNews: Law proposed for autistic NYC boy found dead

Unintended consequences news

NBCNews: Tending the flock: Angry birds attack peace doves released from pope's window
CBSNews: Pope Francis' peace doves attacked at Vatican (irony news)Culture-in-the-U.S. news
NPR: Growing up 'white,' transracial adoptee learned to be black
NPR: New law puts gloves on California bartenders
NPR: Computers are the future, but does everyone need to code?
FoxNews: The new face of food stamps: working-age Americans
CBSNews: Pentagon to launch blimps to guard cruise missiles (drone, privacy)
Yesterday's Google trends with at least 500,000 searches

Columbia mall shooting
See Trendilla from yesterday (Saturday, January 25, 2014)

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 200,000 but <500,000 searches

Lizzie Borden
LATimes: Review: Lifetime's Lizzie Borden "Took an Ax' is an eye-roller

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 100,000 but <200,000 searches

Pro BowlLi Na
ESPN: Li Na no longer a one-hit wonder (Australian Open)

Jamie Dornan

NYDN: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' first film poster released featuring Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey

Trending now on Twitter

Dennis Hickey
Yankee Stadium
Flappy Bird
Tim Duncan  

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Trending: Saturday, January 25, 2014

Published 3:06 p.m. CDT (GMT - 6:00)
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Today's headlines

What they're leading with
CNN: 3 reported killed at shooting at Maryland mall
NBCNews: Three dead in shooting at mall near Baltimore
NPR: Before he fell to Earth, 'The Little Prince' was born in N.Y.
ABCNews: Mall shooting may have been domestic dispute, sources say; Family 'preparing' to bury pregnant mom after judge's ruling; Report: French president splits with first lady; Latest headline: Suspect charged with murder in SC campus shooting
CBSNews: Deadly mall shooting in surburban Baltimore
USAToday: Police: Gunman among 3 dead in Md. mall shooting; U.S. will be ready to rescue American from Sochi in the event of attack

SC campus shooting

CNN: Arrest made in deadly shooting at S.C. State University Nursing home fire
CNN: 24 seniors missing in nursing home fire feared dead
NPR: Smokers may have caused retirement home fire; dozens still missing (whose rights)

Hacking news

NBCNews: Michaels arts and crafts chain reports possible breach of payment data
ABCNews: Michaels stores investigating possible data breach
USAToday: Michaels retailer probing possible data breach


FoxNews: 3 million people have now enrolled in Obamacare

Vaccine news

NPR: How vaccine fears fueled the resurgence of preventable diseases

Drone news

NBCNews: Swarms of drones could be the next frontier in emergence response

Earthquake news

NPR: New study shakes up science on Midwest quake zone

Facebook news

CNN: It's Facebook vs. Princeton in study smackdown

Walmart news

NBCNews: Wal-Mart to cut 2,300 workers from Sam's Club stores

Creative process anecdotes

NPR: Before he fell to Earth, 'The Little Prince' was born in N.Y.

Nutrition in the news

NPR: Can mom's diet rewire baby's brain for obesity?

The parenthood paradox

NPR: A parenting paradox: How kids manage to be  'all joy and no fun'

Deviant educator news

FoxNews: Prosecutor: Colleagues of gym teacher who molested boy refused to aid probe

It's-not-fiction news

CNN: Sudden sisters: Tulane pals learn they share sperm-donor dad
NBCNews: Florida teen sold deadly toxin abrin online, US says
FoxNews: UK fears approach of rat-infested 'ghost ship'

Culture-in-the-U.S. news
NPR: Which are the most, and least, 'Bible-Minded' cities in the U.S.?

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 200,000 searches

Yesterday's Google trends with at least 100,000 but <200,000 searches
Elizabeth Vargas
CSM: Elizabeth Vargas acknowledges alcoholism, gets treatment

Gmail down

FoxNews: Google services go down as Reliability team takes questions on Reddit


NYTimes: Breaking it down: Nadal vs. Federer

Carmelo Anthony

NYDN: Carmelo Anthony breaks Knicks' all-time single-game record with 62 points

Trending now on U.S. Twitter

Jon Hood
Markel Brown
African American Horror Story