October 4th, 2010
11:20 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse.

Father fights bullying to honor son: Kirk Smalley's 11-year-old son Ty committed suicide after being bullied. Smalley now works to try to protect other kids from bullies.

Sealife survey: Most ocean life is unknown: The planet's seas and oceans are richer and more diverse than scientists suspected, the biggest survey of marine life has revealed - but many mysteries remain

FCC investigates Verizon 'mystery fees':  Millions of Verizon Wireless customers should have rebates on the way after the company said it incorrectly charged mobile phone users tens of millions of dollars for data they didn't use.

Hamburg cell at heart of terrorist plot against Europe: A group of jihadists from the German city of Hamburg is alleged to be at the heart of the recent al Qaeda plot to launch coordinated terrorist attacks against European cities, European intelligence officials said.

Jury deliberations set to continue in Connecticut home invasion case: Jurors did not reach a verdict in their first day of deliberations Monday in the trial of Steven Hayes, the man accused of killing three members of a Connecticut family in a 2007 home invasion. They are expected to resume their work Tuesday morning.

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  1. amk

    new show...spitzer and parker...both nice people...intelligent, articulate, interesting. I won't watch again because I couldn't follow when they both spoke at the same time. Or spoke while their guests were speaking.

    October 4, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. tomcat

    I agree most sea life is unknown. It is also sad to say that because of de forestation we will never know of the animals and plants in thd Amazon that could provide countless amenities to mankind. Could a cure for terminal diseases be found there? We may never knnw due to mans greed. How many more spills or the dumping of waste can our oceans endure?

    October 5, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. tomcat

    Would you like me to bring it closer to home? When our local water treatment plants clean our wastewater they do not filter out the over the counter meds (otc) we excrete. Birth control anti depressants etc. have a direct coraltion to the demise of fish amphibeans in our waterways. Also please do not release non native species they can cause unreversible harm.

    October 5, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. Matt Allgier

    People have this whole gay thing into more of a popularity than an actual life. It is more of a choice that people make than anything and all gays that claim they are religious know that gay is wrong. Also why should my children be taught in school that gay is ok but ALL Religions and Bibles say it is wrong. Let's stop teaching our children what's popular and teach them what is right. 90 percent of all self proclaimed gay people have one thing in common, lack of being the center of attention in their personal life so they claim gay to be in the spot light. Wake up America!! TV stars and actors all say they are gay when their careers are failing. Its all about attention!!

    October 5, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. tomcat

    Home school them so they dont see the real world

    October 5, 2010 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  6. tomcat

    Matt unplug the tv and the radio. Why are you online? You want to protect your kids dont you? Well move to an isolated island hunt for your food. Catch some fish build your own shelter. Dont rely on PD EMS or FIRE DEPT. You are so adament do it alone

    October 5, 2010 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. OMG!

    I'm with matt they have taken prayer out of schools because it may offend someone, one the other hand, they want to teach that being gay is ok. you can'tshelter your kids but some things that are morally wrong according tothe word of God should not be taught to children as being ok.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  8. OMG!

    What is it going to take for people to keep their dumb butts out of these dangereous countries. for several years it has been in the media how people are going missing in mexico. they are finding mass graves with hundreds of bodies in them some of the bodies have been American. the media is constantly putting stories on tv and newspaper about the drug cartels murdering and kidnapping people for no apparent reason and people continue to put themselves in harms way all in the name of having fun and water sking in Mexico's dangerous drug cartel infested waters so now the U.S. is looking for a womans husband that was shot in the head by the mexican drug cartel.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. Sharon

    Regarding the Bullying that has been in the news....ALL schools should have kids watch "Bang, Bang, You're Dead". This is a movie about bullying and I believe it's important for all kids to watch this...

    October 5, 2010 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  10. george

    Being gay is no more a choice than being tall. It's determined in the neuron migration phase of brain development during gestation. No one chooses to be gay.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  11. phil

    Tomcat, can our filtration systems detect/filter out anthrax? If not, seems to me the "terrorists" could disguise themselves as illegal Mexicans, sneak accross the border with a can of anthrax labled "refried beans" and poison our water. Simple, affordable, little training required. I wonder since we are officially told the "terrorists" want US all dead why they haven't done this yet.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |