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
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)

(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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Dec 20, 2012 9:56 PM CST
Missing from the top stories is WHY Romney refused to release his 2007/2008 Tax Returns After Bush SEC had the 1937 Uptick Rule removed so housing bubble could be shorted into the ditch, Romney had his Ultra Trust mutual funds convert ALL holdings into CASH during 2007 before the crash Can we say "Inside Trading" here, as Romney avoided loses he would've suffered due to Bush SEC actions In short, its why Romney lost the election- he was PHONY and TOO EVASIVE, that's a Top Story
Dec 20, 2012 8:23 PM CST
TOP story should be the ILLEGAL TOBACCO DRUG, which KILLS 5,000,000 addicts and another 650,000 INNOCENT people (who were exposed to TOXIC TOBACCO SMOKE) around the world, EVERY YEAR! AP should be calling for a BAN on the ILLEGAL TOBACCO DRUG and prosecution of the CRIMINAL TOBACCO PUSHERS! Instead, AP continue to be one of the biggest WHORES for the CRIMINAL TOBACCO PUSHERS, making them accessories to pushers' murder, genocide and terrorism caused by the tobacco drug.