May 26th, 2010
09:58 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular CNN.com stories during the last 24 hours, according to Newspulse.

Tylenol recall: The Food and Drug Administration is looking into reports of at least 775 serious side effects from drugs recalled by McNeil, a division of Johnson & Johnson, source says.

'I'm dealing with Congress here,' Obama says: Video shows President Obama being heckled at a fundraiser as he talks about efforts to repeal "don't ask, don't tell."

BP's bottom line on 'top kill' - wait a day: Nearly four hours after BP's latest attempt to cap the runaway leak in the Gulf of Mexico got under way Wednesday afternoon, the oil giant's chief executive said he would not know for another 24 hours whether the procedure is working.

Apple topples Microsoft's throne: Apple's market capitalization edged past its longtime rival's as investors made official what consumers have long suggested - Microsoft is no longer the industry's alpha dog.

Vienna tops world's best cities survey: Vienna, the Austrian capital renowned for its music and architecture, has the best quality of life of any city in the world, according to survey.

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  1. Smith in Oregon

    Topkill: Judicial prosecution of the rich and powerful that are responsible for a large amount of abuse and suffering of the law abiding American people.

    Prosecute Republican led Big Oil and Big Coal companies whose neglect result in the deaths of the employees. Big Coal's major Republican backer and donor Massey Energy is alleged to have thru neglect caused the deaths of 29 Coal Miners. For information on the campaign to bring manslaughter charges against Massey Energy for the deaths of 29 Coal Miners, see ProsecuteMassey.org

    Background:

    Corporate Crime Reporter editor Russell Mokhiber, says corporate executives should be held criminally accountable for the disasters under their watch. Mokhber is involved with a group of citizen activists who have just launched a campaign calling on the state of West Virginia to prosecute Massey Energy for manslaughter in connection with the April 5th explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine that claimed the lives of twenty-nine coal miners.

    May 27, 2010 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    Why I feel Interior Secretary Ken Salazar needs to utterly clear out many of the Mines and Mineral Federal employees hired under the Bush-Cheney friends of Big Oil administration who are now causing problems to the Obama Administration and to the welfare of America:

    The Federal Minerals Management Service had approved BP’s drilling plan in the Gulf of Mexico without any environmental review!!!

    The Federal agency was able to do this using a loophole in the National Environmental Policy Act created for minimally intrusive actions like building outhouses and hiking trails.

    When any Federal agency is going to approve a project, it has to go through an environmental review. But for projects that have very little impact like building an outhouse or a hiking trail, they can use what is called a categorical exclusion and say there’s no impact here at all so we don’t need to spend energy or time doing a review. Looking at the oil drilling permits being issued by the Minerals Management Service in the Gulf, you would be shocked to find out that they were approving hundreds of massive oil drilling permits using this categorical exclusion instead of doing a full environmental impact study. And lo and behold, the very BP’s drilling permit (the very one that exploded, and is gushing in the Gulf of Mexico) was done under this loophole and never reviewed by the federal government at all.

    It was just rubber-stamped!!!

    NO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY WAS DONE!

    May 27, 2010 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |