Trending Now

Post office bill, Janet Napolitano, hair chalking: What’s Spiking (Wednesday)

The weekday report for the topics and people that are trending on
Yahoo! and across the Web for Wednesday April 25, 2012.

Research by Search editor Liz Streng

Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor budget deficit shall slow the postal carrier, even on Saturdays—not if the Senate has anything to do with it. In another show of reassurance, a White House official promises to scout out the hornery in the Secret Service. And nothing stands in the way of beauty, not even a slightly messy procedure that borrows from an old-fashioned writing implement. What's buzzing, primped for your reading.

STANDOUT SPIKES

  • Senate Bill S1789: Also known as the 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012, the bill wants to save this hoary government institution and an estimated $19 billion by 2016. The Senate voted 62-37 to keep Saturday hours for two years, although postal officials proposed cost-saving measures such as closing all weekend long and shuttering 3,700 offices, most in rural areas.
  • Janet Napolitano: The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security testified Wednesday to reassure senators that the "inexcusable" Secret Service sex scandal would be fully investigated.
  • Hair chalking: Yes, you read that right, it's the latest popular beauty trend. One new line, showcased at the International Beauty Show and the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference,  comes in a rainbow of colors and adds temporary color to hair.

NEWS & POLITICS
HEALTH, SCIENCE & NATURE
BUSINESS & MONEY

ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE


CELEBRITIES & NEWSMAKERS


SPORTS

HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WEB

What's popular on Yahoo!, Twitter, Google Trends, CNN, BBC, Hollywood Reporter, and other sources.

Yahoo! News (popular)

Twitter

New York Times

Catch up with the latest Trending Now video

100-Year-Old Images of NYC Available Online for the First Time

View Comments (29)