The five most popular CNN.com stories during the last 24 hours, according to Newspulse.
The gambling man who co-founded Apple and left for $800: If Ron Wayne's short-lived career at Apple had gone differently, he would be holding 10 percent of Apple's stock, instead of spending his nights at the Nugget Hotel & Casino in Nevada.
Obama moved quickly to find new general: It's still unclear whether President Obama had made up his mind before sitting down Wednesday with Gen. Stanley McChrystal, but CNN has learned that Obama gave the general a chance to defend himself.
Gates says he agrees with Obama decision on McChrystal: Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that he agrees with President Obama's decision to replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal with Gen. David Petraeus as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
Complaints accompany iPhone 4 excitement: As iPhone 4 buyers prepared to unbox their new smartphones on Thursday morning, some screamed with joy. But shortly after testing out the world's new "it" phone, some turned to the internet to report problems with the new Apple product.
Masseuse alleges 'sexual contact' by Al Gore: A woman accused former Vice President Al Gore of "unwanted sexual contact" in 2006 encounter, but no charges were laid because investigators could not substatiate her claim.