It seems like everyday that you wake up, there is a whole new set of current events these days. The media is everywhere, searching for the next story, and this fast-paced society angles in the same direction. Sports games are played, political meetings are handled, movie stars give interviews and local populations endure severe weather. It seems as though this is a never-ending story, as it is for sure. So what is currently the news trending in today’s world?
The start of the Olympics in Sochi has been a huge current events topic as of late. The Russians and Putin are glad to be hosting the 22nd annual Winter Olympic Games, and they are welcoming all countries. However, there was a scare before the games even got started. Bomb threats prompted evacuations and terrorist alerts. Now that the games are underway, everything is much more calm. There have been some upsets and some great stories for sure. Norway was supposed to win the cross country skiing relay today, but they fell back in 5th place. The Swedish team ended up taking home the gold.
Michael Dunn Trial
Everyone remembers the death of Trayvon Martin the ensuing criminal case, and now there is a case similar to it that is making the news. Only in this case, it appeared that Michael Dunn was going to be found guilty. Indeed he was today, on four counts, but they did not convict him of murder. The trial is being nicknamed the “Loud Music Trial.”
When searching for the most popular news story these days, it’s actually kind of easy to find them online. Whether you visit the site for a major news network or get your news from a random blog, it’s everywhere! In fact, when searching for something, do you notice the articles you’re clicking on in the search results have times right under them like “8 minutes ago?” News is fast, that is for sure.
Just recently there was a popular drinking game that went viral online, and four people ended up dying. This game is a “drink and dare” game, so you can imagine the risk with a name like that. What about Betty White? She’s always in the news at 92 years old, but recently she has made her way to the wrestling shows! That’s right, as a guest star!
How about the Americans playing the Russians in hockey in a preliminary game for the first time in 32 years! Everyone remembers the last time these teams played each other. It was the 1980 game concerning believing in miracles where the US pulled off the victory. Well, to the dismay of the host Russians, the US pulled off the victory today as well.
There is a Mars research station in Utah that researchers spent some time living on for a few weeks. Scientists try to get closer and closer to astronauts spending more and more time on Mars, and it has definitely become a focal point of the solar system.
Jay Leno has in recent weeks stepped down from the Tonight Show after 22 years. Jimmy Fallon will be his replacement, and he takes over in just a few days. There was a slight break in between hosts and the introduction of the Olympics. This is supposed to be a smooth transition for Fallon, and he is the 2nd host to try and take over for Leno. Conan was the first one, and everyone knows that didn’t last too long. Will Jay be back or is Jimmy the man?
How about that polar vortex? Winter weather advisories are sweeping the nation, and the winter weather is even responsible for several deaths. The South has been hit like never before. Atlanta got hit twice, and it’s good they were more prepared the 2nd time. The first time they let schools and workers out all at once, creating a traffic jam and a very serious situations, costing lives.
As you can see there are quite a few popular news subjects trending. It’s interesting to note how some topics trend longer than others. Surely tomorrow there will be something else added to the top news subjects of the day.
Back to the Olympics! What about the woman whose topless photos are surfacing? Sochi has definitely seen its fair share of dramatic happenings, and the Olympic events themselves have definitely not been disappointing.
Speaking of events that are still talked about over time. The Oscars are coming up, and what about that Super Bowl that happened almost a month ago? That was one of the biggest rompings in Super Bowl history. Will Peyton Manning retire, or is there going to be another season in the books for him? I guess you’ll have to keep checking out the latest news.