The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse:
Reports: Libya jet crashes as troops refuse orders: As Moammar Gadhafi called on the military to crack down on anti-government protesters, reports emerged Wednesday that the Libyan leader was facing growing international and domestic opposition, including from his own military.
Teen arrested in fatal police shooting: A 16-year-old Florida boy faces a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a police officer in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Photos of Giffords shooting suspect released: Two new booking photographs of Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner were released Tuesday.
Billy Ray Cyrus: 'I'm mending my family': Billy Ray Cyrus is trying to do right by his loved ones. After telling People magazine in its new issue that fame "destroyed my family" - and revealing in another interview he was "scared" for daughter Miley - the country star says he's looking inward.
Live blog on North Africa, Mideast protests: Live updates on Wednesday's developments in the uprisings in a number of North African and Middle Eastern countries.