The five most popular CNN.com stories during the last 24 hours, according to Newspulse:
Activists scurry to save mother from stoning: A veteran Iranian human rights activist has warned that Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, a mother of two, could be stoned to death at any moment under the terms of a death sentence handed down by Iranian authorities.
Cold case: Child snatched, slain in 2009: Nevaeh Buchanan was 5 when she was kidnapped on May 24 last year; her body was found in a shallow grave in Michigan on June 4. A year later, no one has been charged with abducting and killing her.
Chess icon's body exhumed in paternity case: The body of chess legend Bobby Fischer was exhumed Monday in Iceland to settle a paternity question, law enforcement officials have told CNN. His body was reburied shortly after DNA samples were taken, the officials said.
Former hot dog eating champ arrested: He didn't compete for the hot dog eating title this year, but he did cause a scene at the contest. Takeru Kobayashi was arrested at Coney Island after his rival, Joey Chestnut, won the annual Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Blistering heat expected in Northeast: A heat wave of historic proportions could strike some Northeastern states as forecasters warn of prolonged triple-digit temperatures that could trigger "a dangerous situation," the National Weather Service advised Monday.