The five most popular CNN.com stories during the past 24 hours, according to Newspulse.
iPad smasher a YouTube sensation: Nearly a million people have watched a YouTube video of a teen destroying a brand new iPad. WPXI reports.
Inmates: Mom spoke of â€˜knocking outâ€™ Caylee: A woman who befriended Casey Anthony in jail told investigators that Anthony confided she would "knock out" her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, so she could go out at night while the child slept, according to a police report.
Jobless claims soar: The number of Americans filing for unemployment insurance for the first time jumped last week, according to government data released Thursday.
Catherine Zeta-Jones wrote letter for stepson: As a federal judge weighs whether to send Cameron Douglas to prison for possibly 10 years or more, his stepmother Catherine Zeta-Jones hopes the judge will consider the 31-year-old's "positive attributes" along with the drug charges against him.
Miner left note before fatal explosion: CNN's John Roberts speaks to a woman who lost her son, brother and nephew in the West Virginia mine explosion.