The five most popular stories on CNN.com, according to NewsPulse.
Bush candid about waterboarding: Former President George W. Bush has stayed out of politics since he left the White House and, except for his own career, he largely keeps the subject at arm's length in his new memoir, "Decision Points."
Protests over officer sentencing turn ugly: Authorities in Oakland, California, said unruly marchers were "tearing up the city" as they protested a two-year sentence for a former transit police officer who killed an unarmed man.
Wanted drug lord killed near Mexico border: A top leader of the Gulf drug cartel was killed during a two-hour gun battle with Mexican security forces in the border city of Matamoros, authorities said.
Survivors, witnesses rally to honor pilot: The image is still vivid after 65 years. Bob Attubato and his fellow sixth-grade classmates rushed to the window just in time to see a crippled twin-engine bomber trailing smoke and flames over his school.
Olbermann suspended for Dem contributions: Keith Olbermann, MSNBC's primetime firebrand host, has been suspended indefinitely for violating the ethics policies of his employer, MSNBC said Friday.