The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse.
Falling birds likely died from massive trauma: 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.
Lindsay Lohan violated probation, police say: Though she is free to leave court-ordered rehab for substance abuse this week, actress Lindsay Lohan's legal issues could get more complicated after police in California said she violated her probation.
Son of former shah of Iran commits suicide: Alireza Pahlavi, son of the former shah of Iran, died Tuesday morning at his home in Boston, Massachusetts, a family spokesman said.
Enterprise captain to be relieved of command: The Navy captain who produced profanity- and slur-laden videos while second in charge of the USS Enterprise will be permanently relieved of his command of the ship.
Slain Filipino councilman caught killer in family photo: It's not uncommon for criminals to be caught on tape in the age of smartphones and pocket-sized cameras, but you don't often hear of someone photographing their own killer.