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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