The five most popular CNN.com stories during the last 24 hours, according to Newspulse.
Oakland braces for possible riots: Jurors wrapped up deliberations Friday and will continue next week in the racially charged trial of a white former police officer accused of murdering a black man.
Police link student slaying with 2005 sex assault: Forensic evidence links the cases of a Virginia Tech student believed slain in October and the kidnapping and sexual assault of another woman four years earlier, police said.
Kelsey Grammer getting a divorce: Actor Kelsey Grammer and his wife of nearly 13 years are divorcing, according to the actor.
State approves $20M for Jaycee Dugard: The California Assembly on Thursday passed a bill appropriating $20 million to kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard to settle her claims against the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
NFL star played with brain damage at age 26: Findings that NFL player Chris Henry had brain damage often seen in older players reverberated through the sports world, raising questions about head injuries and safety in high-contact sports.