May 28th, 2010
08:59 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

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

Gary Coleman dies at 42: Former child star Gary Coleman rose to fame as wisecracking youngster Arnold Jackson on the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" but grew up to grapple with a troubled adulthood. An earlier story about Coleman's hospitalization also was one of Friday's most popular stories.

BP resumes "top kill" procedure: BP resumed pumping heavyweight drilling mud Friday in its attempt to cap a breached oil well in what the company's top executive described as an "environmental catastrophe."

Self-described 'Crossbow Cannibal' charged with murder: A man charged with the murders of three women who worked as prostitutes in northern England called himself "the Crossbow Cannibal" when asked to give his name in court Friday, the court said.

Alicia Keys expecting baby: Grammy-winning R&B singer Alicia Keys is pregnant with her first child.

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soundoff (6 Responses)

    the latest images of the main oil leak are three days old, while, now, BP has, first, moved the live feed from the oil leak to the wellhead, then has stopped it entirely, with a total black out of the both (leak and wellhead) operations' zones
    it's an unacceptable censorship that, incredibly, both, US government and US press, haven't yet remarked, allowing BP to HIDE the TRUTH about what is happening 5000 ft. under the sea!
    why no one protests?
    has, BP, so much power?

    May 28, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chris

    RIP Gary! loved that your last flick was Midgets vs. Mascots. Hilarious stuff from a good little man.

    May 28, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. d

    who knew that gay boys shouldn't marry women?

    May 29, 2010 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |

    >>> STOP the oil spill NOW >>>

    May 29, 2010 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |

    if the "top kill" method to stop the oil leak works well, it works IMMEDIATELY and not two days later... or, sorry, we need two more days to see if it works... and, maybe, we need a week... or two... 😐
    also, in latest two days, there's been a total black out in the live video camera of the main oil leak at the damaged riser's top, so, we have not seen (nor known) IF "top kill" worked well (and HOW MUCH) just seeing the oil leak flux!
    that's why I insist to say to BP and US official to don't try again with the "top kill" but use something SIMPLER and FASTER to STOP the oil leak in a few hours!
    something like this:

    May 29, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Smith in Oregon

    BP is giving up on the 'Top Kill' method and proceeding to slice the header piping off the blow-out preventer and then placing either a 'hoodie' or another blow-out preventer on top of it.

    With BP giving up on the 'Top Kill' method, the flow gushing out into the once pristine Gulf of Mexico appears to be shifting back in color from 'Green' to 'Beige' to 'Brown' to 'Dark Brown' and now shifting back to the Black Crude Oil color as the previous 'mud' is shot back out of the crimped blow-out preventer riser pipe.

    Is Larry King stepping down? It appears that his contract is up next month, JUNE. With Campbell Brown leaving CNN and Anderson Coopers AC360 viewers way down for that time-slot, when will CNN announce the shake-up and redesigned programming? Anderson Cooper's ratings have been already reported as disappointing, losing nightly to Fox's Greta Van Susteren and often to even a repeat of Keith Olbermann's 8 p.m. broadcast!

    May 29, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |