The day's most popular stories
January 3rd, 2011
11:00 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

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

Police: Illinois woman's body believed found: Illinois authorities said Monday they had found the body of a woman who walked away from the December car crash that killed her husband.

Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite dies: Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite (pictured), who starred in "Inception" and "The Usual Suspects," has died at the age of 64, his agent said Monday.

Remains are those of missing Georgia woman: The mother of Kristi Cornwell, whose remains were discovered nearly a year and a half after she disappeared, said on Monday she is thankful to finally be able to bring her daughter home.

Jawbone rekindles cruise ship mystery: Ten people have vanished while vacationing in the Caribbean in the last 15 years, according to the Aruba Missing Persons website. One of them was Amy Lynn Bradley, then 23, who disappeared 12 years ago while on a vacation cruise with her family.

Falling birds likely died from massive trauma: The thousands of birds that fell from the sky just before midnight New Year's Eve in Arkansas likely died from massive trauma, according to a preliminary report released Monday.


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  1. qwerty too

    There is a Troll loose on these CNN blogs. Every time you see a ridiculous post on here...PLEASE hit the report abuse button until CNN bans him!!!!!!! I am tired of the childish comments and I know others are too.

    January 4, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. Kathy Rothchilde

    We need look no further than HARP for mysterious dead birds andfish.FYI

    January 4, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kathy Rothchilde

    A Govt.Black Ops program called HARP.Super Laser,Was up North.Could b in orbit by now.Hav more info if u want it.~

    January 4, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT

    ALIENS~~~~~~~~~(zzzaaaappped)~~~~~~~~~~~~>>>> ( the birds )

    January 4, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. carliet

    Bird falling from the sky on new years? People want to say it was cased by fireworks but if that is so than why was it just this one type of bird and also why havent birds done this before on new years? If you ask me something is odd about that. The fact that this was happenning world wide is a mystery almost like everyone was connected in the bird drop and because it was on new years it was a good excuse for everyone( the goverment) to say that fireworks is what caused it but that is stupid because how can fireworks kill hundreds of fish? Scientist say that poison and chemicals were not the cause of death but trama and concussions were the cause but is it possible that was because of when the birds hit the ground? It is what ever people want to belive but i think there is more to it than what meets the eye.

    January 11, 2011 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
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