AP's Top 10 Stories of 2012

Mass shootings finish ahead of election

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Dec 20, 2012 5:54 PM CST

(Newser) – The AP ended its voting for the top stories of 2012 on Dec. 13, but the following day's rampage in Newtown prompted a rare re-vote among the nation's editors. As a result, "mass shootings" moved from No. 6 to No. 1 to edge out the election. The results:

  1. Mass shootings
  2. Election
  3. Hurricane Sandy
  4. ObamaCare
  5. Libya
  6. Penn State
  7. US economy
  8. Fiscal cliff
  9. Gay marriage
  10. Syria
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In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, police officers are on the scene outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Friday, Dec. 14.
In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, police officers are on the scene outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Friday, Dec. 14.   (AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks)
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