The five most popular CNN.com stories during the last 24 hours, according to Newspulse.
Van der Sloot arrested in Chile, police say: Joran van der Sloot, the suspect in a young woman's slaying this week in Peru and previously considered a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba, was captured Thursday in Chile, authorities said.
BP robots steer cap to spewing well: Robot submarines steered a new cap to BP's ruptured undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday in the company's latest attempt to rein in the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
Fisherman's wife breaks the silence: Kindra Arneson believes her husband and other shrimpers were sickened by the cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
'Golden Girls' star Rue McClanahan dies at 76: Emmy-winning "Golden Girls" actress Rue McClanahan died of a stroke in a New York hospital early Thursday, her manager said.
Charge to Obama: 'Go off!': In the weeks since an oil rig exploded and later sank into the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama has dealt with the tragedy with his signature cool, calm and collected approach. But with the oil still gushing, the president is becoming a target of the anger that was originally directed only at BP.