Saturday, January 01, 2011

AP's Top 10 News Stories of 2010

Last weekend, The Associated Press revealed the top ten news stories of 2010, as voted by editors and news directors of the nation's news organizations. The list is:
  1. Gulf oil disaster — Eleven workers were killed and 170 million gallons of oil spilled.
  2. Health care overhaul — $1 trillion health care overhaul intended to expand coverage to more Americans.
  3. Midterm elections — Republicans took control of the House and added seats in the Senate.
  4. U.S. economy — Economists say the recession is over, the stock market bounced back, unemployment remains above 9 percent.
  5. Haiti earthquake — The Jan. 12 quake left 230,000 dead and millions homeless.
  6. Tea Party movement — Had a profound impact on the elections.
  7. Chile mine rescue — A collapsed mine on August 5 kept 33 miners underground for 69 days.
  8. Iraq — After seven years, U.S. forces formally ended their combat role and looked ahead to planned withdrawal.
  9. WikiLeaks — Classified U.S. military and State Department documents leaked to public.
  10. Afghanistan — Troop surge to turn the tide of the nearly 10-year war.
A separate list by WORLD Magazine's editors did not include The Tea Party or the Chile mine rescue, but did include Iceland's volcano and Technology. Both lists rated the stories differently. [, The Associated Press]

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