The List: The Year's Top Ten Stories
According to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors, the Gulf oil spill was the top news story of the year, followed by healthcare reform. The mid-term elections, the economy and the Haitian earthquake disaster rounded out the top 5, while the Tea Party movement, the Chilean mine disaster, Iraq, the WikiLeaks saga and Afghanistan completed the top 10. Missing out were such news items such as the Icelandic volcano, the European financial crisis and floods in Pakistan, stories which will undoubtedly make more wordly lists. Further details and commentary can be found at Yahoo News.