The five most popular CNN.com stories during the last 24 hours, according to Newspulse.
BP: No oil flowing into the Gulf: A highly anticipated test designed to measure pressure within BP's ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well finally began Thursday, and for the first time in nearly three months, oil stopped flowing into the Gulf.
Heavy hips hamper memory, study finds: A woman's body shape may play a role in how good her memory is, according to a new study.
Texas mayor, daughter die in murder-suicide: Police in a Dallas, Texas, suburb indicated Wednesday that the town's mayor likely killed her daughter before turning the weapon on herself.
Family seeks clues on missing loved one: A formerly troubled young woman who had recently begun to turn her life around went missing in New Jersey over the July Fourth weekend, leaving her family desperately searching for clues into her disappearance, her mother said Wednesday.
Rash of drownings as Russians endure heat: More than 1,000 Russians have drowned recently as they attempted to find relief from a stifling heat wave - many of them after drinking alcohol, officials said.