The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse:
Abducted California 8-year-old was sexually assaulted, police say: The remarkable recovery of an abducted 8-year-old girl in Fresno, California - which combined solid police work with the efforts of good Samaritans - turned bittersweet Tuesday when authorities said the victim had been sexually assaulted.
Man guilty in Conn. home invasion murders: After deliberating for about four hours over two days, a jury Tuesday convicted a 47-year-old man of capital murder in the deaths of three members of a Connecticut family in a 2007 home invasion.
Sarandon didn't expect split with Robbins: Before they broke up last year, many people figured Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins would beat the odds and make their Hollywood relationship last a lifetime. And that includes Sarandon herself.
Toshiba's glasses-less 3D TV: Ceatec didn't officially start until Monday, but Toshiba was already getting the lion's share of the buzz on the show floor, with its glasses-less 3D TV.
Times Square bomb plotter gets life sentence: A judge in Manhattan sentenced Faisal Shahzad to life in prison Tuesday for the botched Times Square car bombing, as the 31-year-old Pakistani-American defiantly warned in court to "brace yourself, the war with Muslims has just begun."