The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse.
Passengers unaware of fire till ship docked: Passengers who disembarked from a Carnival Cruise Lines ship that was towed to port after losing power earlier this week gave mixed reviews on the experience.
Alleged captor crude, vulgar hypocrite, Smart says: They were the words Elizabeth Smart waited eight years to say, and when she spoke them from the witness stand Wednesday, they poured out with an intensity that kept jurors on the edge of their seats.
New evidence found in Zahra Baker case: Authorities investigating the disappearance of a 10-year-old North Carolina girl have recovered "evidence that could provide valuable information" in the case, police said.
Coach accused of whipping players: A Jackson, Mississippi, high school basketball coach is accused of whipping students for "failing to run basketball plays correctly," according to a federal lawsuit.
'Pedophile's guide' sparks Amazon boycott: An e-book that was for sale on Amazon.com that appeared to defend pedophilia has sparked hundreds of angry user comments and threats to boycott the online retailer.