The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse.
Nicole Kidman says kids chose to live with Tom: Nicole Kidman stars as a mother dealing with the pain of losing a child in the movie “Rabbit Hole,” but in real life, she’s dealt with the difficulty of being separated from her children.
Finger points to prehistoric human species: An overlooked female pinkie bone put in storage after it was discovered in a Siberian cave two years ago points to the existence of a previously unknown prehistoric human species.
South Korea conducts large military drills: North Korea threatened Thursday to launch a "sacred war" after South Korea completed large military exercises near the volatile inter-Korean border.
Drunk driver gets 51 years in pitcher's death: A convicted drunken driver was sentenced Wednesday to 51 years to life in prison for a crash that killed Los Angeles Angel pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others.
Terrelle Pryor, 5 other Ohio State football players suspended: Six student-athletes on The Ohio State University football team have been suspended for NCAA violations, the school said Thursday.