By Andrew Restuccia - 12/21/10 08:59 PM EST
The Gulf oil spill was the top news story of 2010, according to a poll of news editors conducted by The Associated Press.
The oil spill beat out other major news events including this year’s midterm elections, passage of the healthcare bill and the ailing U.S. economy, according to the AP.
Here’s a list of the top 10:
1. The Gulf oil spill
2. Passage of the healthcare bill
3. The midterm elections
4. The U.S. economy
5. The earthquake in Haiti
6. The Tea Party
7. The rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners
8. The United States ending its combat mission in Iraq
10. The war in Afghanistan