The five most popular CNN.com stories during the last 24 hours, according to NewsPulse:
Investigators to return to Alaska crash site: It's too early to say whether former Sen. Ted Stevens and the four others who died in an Alaskan plane crash initially survived but eventually succumbed while waiting to be rescued, the chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board told CNN Wednesday.
4 surprising reasons women can't lose weight: Most of us already know that eating less and moving more are the keys to dropping extra pounds. But if you're already doing everything "right" and can't seem to lose weight - or are even gaining it - you may have a hidden health condition that's sabotaging your efforts, according to our partner Health.com.
French chef's body found stuffed in freezer: The body of a retired restaurateur who's been missing for two years has been found in a freezer in the French city of Lyon, police said Wednesday.
Flight attendants vent about passengers: It's safe to say air travelers are paying more attention - and maybe giving a little more respect - to flight attendants after the incident on a JetBlue flight that has mesmerized the country and put a new spotlight on the once-glamorous profession.
Fantasia overdosed after affair allegations, manager says: Fantasia Barrino overdosed on "aspirin and a sleep aid" and was rushed to a Charlotte, North Caroline hospital Monday night, her manager said.