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 5 comments Comments 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: Mass shootings Election Hurricane Sandy ObamaCare Libya Penn State US economy Fiscal cliff Gay marriage Syria Click for more.