The five most popular stories in the past 24 hours on CNN.com, according to NewsPulse.
Man tells of chase that led to girl's freedom: Some may call it chance, but Victor Perez believes a higher power was involved Tuesday when he chased after a vehicle suspected of carrying an abducted 8-year-old girl in Fresno, California.
Family was 'destroyed by evil,' doctor says: For three weeks, Dr. William Petit went to a courtroom and re-lived the day he was attacked and his wife and daughters were killed in their Connecticut home.
The 7 best fat-blasters: We all have days when there's no time to get to the gym. So which close-to-home cardio activities blast fat fastest?
Arrests made in Puerto Rico corruption case: In the biggest crackdown on police corruption in the FBI's 102-year history, authorities charged a total of 133 individuals in Puerto Rico Wednesday as the result of a probe into whether police provided protection for drug dealers.
Gloria Borger on what went wrong for Democrats: President Obama's ambitious agenda fed into a Republican narrative designed to reflect the public's overwhelming view of government as ineffective and untrustworthy, CNN analyst says.