The day's most popular stories
December 27th, 2010
09:26 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

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

Girl last seen working in 1990: Rosemary Diaz, 15, was just weeks into her first job as a clerk at Dane's Country Store in Danevang, a one-traffic-light town south of Houston, Texas.  She went to work one day and never came home.  To this day, there are no strong leads and for Rosemary's family, many nagging "what ifs."

The top 10 tech trends of 2010: When the new year dawned, almost no one in the world knew what an iPad was. As 2010 comes to an end, everybody wants one. In between, there were smarter phones, video games that make you actually stand up and do something and ... oh yeah ... a little website called Facebook signed up a few more users.

Natalie Portman is preggers and engaged: A rep for Golden Globe nominee Natalie Portman confirms to CNN that the 29-year-old and choreographer Benjamin Millepied are engaged and expecting their first child together. French-born dancer Millepied, 33, has performed with the New York City Ballet and was the choreographer for Portman's critically acclaimed thriller "Black Swan."

Feds: Smuggler caught hiding cocaine in Easter eggs: Esteban Galtes, 23, of Miami, Florida, is being held without bail Monday after he allegedly tried to smuggle 14 pounds of cocaine in Easter Eggs - two days before Christmas, U.S. officials said. "[Customs officers are] trained to detect anomalies in all kinds of situations," said Lee Harty, a spokeswoman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Teena Marie's death a shock to fans, celebs: The death of R&B legend Teena Marie continues to shock fans, who still can't comprehend the "Lovergirl" singer's unexpected passing at 54 on Sunday. "My heart is broken," "The Talk" co-host Holly Robinson Peete told CNN analyst Roland S. Martin. "Teena Marie was an R&B Empress."

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  1. banasy

    What kind of dumfu jamoke smuggles coke in Easter eggs at Christmastime? This just cracked me up!

    December 27, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    if you were going to smuggle coke in easter eggs, wouldn't it make sense to do it around easter?

    if i was a drug smuggler get a super fast speed boat and a set of night vision goggles and run the stuff at night. of course i'd have the miami vice sound track playing while doing it.

    December 27, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Sigh! I knew it a mind of a friggin' teenager and a body of an old man!

      December 28, 2010 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT

    you know there alot of out of work russian submariners.

    December 27, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Barbara

    I believe the "whistleblower" pilot. I was a flight attendant and had pointed out something that happened in the airport on the way to our plane to the captain of my crew and he told me it was nothing. I may have been over cautious but isn't it better to be safe than sorry. However the passengers are always in a hurry and could care a less about safety themselves! They just want to get to where they are going- we live in a RIGHT NOW world....lol

    December 28, 2010 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |