The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse.
'40-Year-Old Virgin' actor sentenced to life: A California woman stabbed repeatedly by her then-boyfriend, a comedic Hollywood actor, on Friday described his courtroom antics as "very surreal and bizarre" - and, above all, insincere.
Couple schemed to kill mom, take boy, sheriff says: A California county sheriff said Friday a couple executed what he called a "cold, calculating plan" to lure a mother to their home, strangle her and then run off with her baby.
Tiger Woods' half-brother talks: The last time Earl Woods Jr. saw his half brother Tiger was four years ago, when the family buried their father.
Senate repeals 'don't ask, don't tell:' The military's prohibition of openly gay people serving within its ranks is one step closer to ending, after the Senate voted Saturday to repeal the armed forces'
Frigid weather blasts Europe: Forecasters say the United Kingdom will remain in the grip of bitter winter weather through at least Monday.