October 29th, 2010
10:23 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse.

Packages 'contain explosive material,' Obama says: Suspicious packages found in at least two locations abroad that were bound for Jewish organizations in the United States "apparently contain explosive material," that represent a "credible threat" against the United States, President Obama said Friday.

Men and sex - Survival of the quickest: Even though it’s often the butt of many jokes, premature ejaculation is no laughing matter. It’s the most common type of sexual dysfunction a man can have, with experts estimating that up to 30 percent of men have it.

Couple's love couldn't outrun a bullet: Long before she became known as the widow of "pirate lake," she was David Hartley's tiny dancer. They flirted at a country music club in 1998, and he vowed to make her his own.

Céline Dion names her twins: Meet Eddy and Nelson! It took several days, but Céline Dion and her husband René Angélil have finally named their newborn twin sons.

Troops exchange fire on Korean border: North Korean and South Korean military units exchanged gunfire near their border Friday, South Korean authorities said.

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  1. Jim Brieske

    I don't believe in coincidences. The day after our president allows some punk television talk show host to call him dude, he is handed the chance to elevate himself to the level of President of the United States of America by talking to the country about a dangerous exploding package threat from terrorists. It's hogwash.
    There is another reason it is hogwash too. None of them exploded causing an aircraft to crash. One does not do a dry run with explosives in packages because it is a procedure controlled by people. In other words, someone else decides the measures put in place. Doing a dry run, causes extra procedures and more people be put in place causing failure. Intelligent people (terrorists) would send out at least 100 and close to 500 actual explosive devices straight from the get go with no dry run to alert the enemy.
    President Obama is a liar and creating false situations to make himself like a president before midterm voting. Not going to work, people have decided he's a one term president.

    October 30, 2010 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. merle

    The only coincedence are the up comming elections. Diversions seem to have benefitted a President or two.

    October 30, 2010 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. suma

    Business Cash Advances Should You Get One ?
    Business cash loans is another option and many businesses opt for these quick and easy loans just to help steer them into the clear. The problem is that cash loans tend to be extremely expensive and unless your business fires back up you can be left with some serious debt to cover. It also comes with heavy monthly repayments that you have to be able to keep up with.

    October 30, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  4. phil

    Jim! Sound reasoning on your part. Now apply that same sound reasoning to Bush and 9/11...or not.

    October 30, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |