The five most popular CNN.com stories during the last 24 hours, according to Newspulse.
Tropical storm leaves more than 115 dead in Central America: Guatemala was hardest hit, with at least 92 deaths, as a massive storm churned through the nation along with Honduras and El Salvador, leaving a trail of devastation, including an end-of-the-world-size sinkhole in Guatemala City.
Mom of smoking toddler in Indonesia seeks help: Two-year-old Aldi isn't quite like the other kids in Jakarta, Indonesia. Sure, like most children, he's fond of his toys, including a brightly-colored truck. And he makes a fuss when he doesn't get his way. But Aldi smokes an average of 40 cigarettes a day.
Attorney: Former 'Survivor' producer charged in wife's death: A Mexican judge has issued an arrest warrant for reality TV producer Bruce Beresford-Redman in the death of his wife at a Cancun resort in April, his lawyer said Monday. Defense attorney Richard Hirsch called the developments "extremely disturbing".
Guillermo del Toro drops out of "The Hobbit" director's chair: Calling it "the hardest decision in his life," Guillermo del Toro announced via a J.R.R. Tolkien fan site that he will no longer direct "The Hobbit." But don't think you can banish him from all things Middle Earth that easily.
Lawmaker disputes BP's claim about spill: As political wrangling increases over the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP may stand for Beaten to a Pulp. On Monday another politician, this time Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., publicly criticized the company, challenging the oil giant's assertion that no underwater oil plumes have formed. Speaking of underwater happenings, a story about a submarine volcano's "big burp" in the Pacific Ocean was also among Monday"s most popular stories.