2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Decade of top searches
2001, Yahoo! has dipped into billions of searches to uncover our audience's
curiosities, interests, and what matters most to them. Unlike editorial
retrospectives or surveys, the rankings come from online users’ own search
behavior. Looking back, these lists truly sketch a society in motion: It's a
unique way to gauge social trends and interests in the year’s top stop stories,
compelling newsmakers, and viral fads.
Take a look back at a dozen years of Top 10s to see how the Web has grown — and
preoccupied readers in 2012.
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- City of David Discovery Fills Gap in Jerusalem History
Archaeologists have discovered the first ruins of a building from the Hasmonean period in Jerusalem, filling a gap in the ancient city's history, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced.
- Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic
- Vin Diesel Honors Paul Walker At Crash Site
- Most youth unhappy with Obama's job performance: poll
By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - Young Americans are unhappy with virtually every major thing President Barack Obama has done since he was re-elected, but they would still vote for him today, according to the results of a Harvard University survey released on Wednesday. This increasingly influential demographic known as the "millennial generation" has been a traditional base of Obama's support. Still, disapproval ratings were higher for both Republicans and Democrats in Congress. And a plurality of respondents, 46 percent, said they would still vote for Obama for president if they could recast their 2012 ballots, compared with 35 percent who said they would vote for the then-Republican nominee, Mitt Romney.
- Poll: Millennials turn on Obama, don't like Obamacare, either
The high hopes that many young Americans placed in Barack Obama now appear to be crashing down. In the past six months, President Obama’s approval rating has dipped 11 points to 41 percent among 18- to 29-year-olds, the generation known as Millennials, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Institute of Politics at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Along with older generations, Millennials are growing increasingly disenchanted with the way Washington is operating: Only 1 in 5 of more than 2,000 Millennials polled said they approve of the direction the country is headed, down from 1 in 4 young people surveyed in April. In perhaps the survey's most surprising finding, a near majority of Millennials – 47 percent – would support recalling the president if it were possible (it's not).
- Katie Couric Feeds the HPV Vaccine 'Controversy'
Katie Couric is leading her talk show today with a segment that could have been written by Michele Bachmann. On Katie, Couric will interview a mother who claims her daughter died as a result of taking Gardasil, the HPV vaccine. A serious journalist, Couric hopes to look at "all sides" of the HPV vaccine debate. The HPV vaccine is considered a life-saving cancer preventer … but is it a potentially deadly dose for girls?
- 11-year-old stopped from selling mistletoe, but told begging allowed
- US seeks limited military ties with Myanmar
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration faced strong bipartisan opposition Wednesday to plans for limited U.S. engagement with Myanmar's powerful military due to concerns over human rights and its lingering ties with North Korea.