November 8th, 2010
09:50 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

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

Teen beaten to death at Georgia house party: Four Georgia teens accused in the beating death of a fifth teen at a house party appeared in court on murder charges Monday morning.

Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 pounds: For 10 weeks, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, ate sugary cakelets and Doritos chips every three hours, instead of meals. His premise: That in weight loss, pure calorie counting is what matters most - not the nutritional value of the food.

Jurors: Man should die for deadly Connecticut home invasion: A man convicted of killing three members of a Connecticut family in a brutal 2007 home invasion should die for the crime, jurors decided Monday after nearly 18 hours of deliberation.

Amanda Knox to face slander trial: American student Amanda Knox, convicted last year of murdering her British roommate in Italy, was ordered Monday to face a new trial on accusations that she slandered police, her lawyer Luciano Ghirga said.

Elizabeth Smart says captor treated her 'like an animal':  Brian David Mitchell told Elizabeth Smart he wanted her from the moment he first saw her, Smart told a rapt jury Monday at Mitchell's federal kidnapping trial.


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  1. cesar

    I'm sure Tomcat follows Professor Mark Haub's diet. That would explain why Tomcat has so much sugar in his brain and is mentally a bit too hyper and out of whack. Poor fellow.

    November 9, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. HarryRag

    PERJURY, WITH-HOLDING EVIDENCE: SOON AFTER THE MURDER, NOV 1, 2007, THE AUTHORITIES STARTED TALKING ABOUT BLOODY FOOTPRINTS COMPATIBLE WITH AMANDA’S AND RAFFAELE’S FEET. THIS BABBLE CONTINUED AND WAS PRESENTED TO THE MEDIA AND THE JURY UNTIL JULY 2009 WHEN WE LEARN THERE WERE NEVER BLOODY FOOTPRINTS ANYWHERE IN THE APARTMENT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE PRINT ON A BATH MAT WHICH WAS OF SUCH LOW QUALITY IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO IDENTIFY WHO’S FOOT MADE THE PRINT. IN MY OPINION THE AUTHORITIES WERE AWARE OF THE TEST THAT PROVED THE FOOTPRINTS WERE NOT BLOOD BUT WITH-HELD THE EVIDENCE FROM THE PUBLIC, THE DEFENSE AND THE JURY. HOW COULD IT BE POSSIBLE THEY DID NOT KNOW THEY WERE LYING TO EVERYONE? AMANDA AND RAFFAELE SHOULD BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY.

    (page 64 hearing Sept. 26, 2009). "Dr. Stefanoni confirmed that to prove that blood is present, you have to test for it. Dr. Stefanoni claimed that no testing was done.
    In July 2009 the test records revealed otherwise. The Luminol findings were tested using tetramethylbenzidine, and the tests were negative for all tracks. The Luminol findings tested negative for blood."

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    NOTE: Massei report: All the alleged foot prints in the apartment, which were found in the listed rooms, were tested for the presence of blood using 'tetramethylbenzidine', and all the alleged foot prints tested negative for blood, leaving only one possible bloody foot print in the entire apartment, which is the one on the bath mat that was in the bathroom:

    1) Romanelli's room
    2) Knox's room
    3) corridor

    Massei rep page 256-257: With respect to the Luminol-positive traces found in Romanelli's room, in Knox's room and in the corridor, she [Dr Stefanoni] stated that by analysing the SAL cards "we learn, in contradiction to what was presented in the technical report deposited by the Scientific Police, and also to what was said in Court, that not only was the Luminol test performed on these traces, but also the generic diagnosis for the presence of blood, using tetramethylbenzidine, and this test, gave a negative result on all the items of evidence from which it was possible to obtain a genetic profile" (page 64 hearing Sept. 26, 2009).

    November 10, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |