Top Trenders: Number of Measles Cases Spike in U.S.

Top Trenders: Number of Measles Cases Spike in U.S.

The C.D.C. says 90 percent of all measles cases in the United States were in people who were not vaccinated
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Levar Burton was hoping to raise a million bucks to bring back popular children's show "Reading Rainbow." He did that and more in just one day. Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign online Wednesday, asking people to donate to his effort to revive the P.B.S. show as a web series. He gave himself a little more than a month to raise a million dollars, but surpassed that goal in less than 24 hours and is still pulling in funds.

Number 4
When the Library of Congress comes to mind, you probably don't think of movies, T.V. shows or old school vinyl. But media from decades past is making its way into the digital archives of the library's national recording registry. A library spokesperson says the next step is to make the material available online. More than 10,000 historic audio records are already available through the Library of Congress' National Jukebox Project.

Number 3
Money doesn't grow on trees, but in San Fransisco, finding cash is as easy as checking Twitter. The search for dollars, sometimes just affixed to parking meters has grabbed people's attention, thanks to a self-described "one percenter" on Twitter with the handle @hiddencash. He hides money, then tweets out clues. Since it started last week, he's been leaving about $1,000 a day.

Number 2
Former Microsoft C.E.O. Steve Ballmer is trying to buy the Los Angeles Clippers. Ballmer is in negotiations that involve a $2 billion deal. The attorney for embattled team owner Donald Sterling says Sterling will sue if the N.B.A. tries to force him to sell the team. Recordings of Sterling on a racist rant surfaced last month and went viral. N.B.A. owners are expected to vote next week on whether to strip Sterling and his wife of ownership rights.

Number 1
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of measles cases in the U.S. so far this year has risen to 288, which is the highest number for one year since at least 2001. The C.D.C. Says 90 percent of all measles cases in the United States were in people who were not vaccinated, or whose vaccination status was unknown. Serious complications and death may result from measles, which is highly contagious.



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