The day's most popular stories
December 29th, 2010
10:53 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

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

Cops: Man on plane hit teen using phone: A 68-year-old Idaho man (pictured) has been charged with misdemeanor battery after, police say, he struck a teen who would not turn off his iPhone while the plane they were in was taxiing for takeoff.

Man facing trial on hacking charge defends reading wife's e-mails: A Michigan computer technician faces a jury trial in February for allegedly hacking into his then-wife's e-mail account.

Man: Wife's death was sex fantasy accident: An Oklahoma man tells police his wife was killed when a handgun went off in their bedroom during fantasy sex play.

Disneyland sells out second day in a row: California's Disneyland filled to capacity two hours after opening Tuesday - the second day in a row the 55-year-old theme park was forced to turn potential guests away because of overcrowding.

How man's shame sparked a 300-pound weight loss: Lugging a nearly 500-pound body, Matt Hoover was unhappy. He knew how to lose weight but was paralyzed by inaction. It took one mortifying moment to get him moving.


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  1. CYAH

    !

    December 29, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • CYAH

      WOW! a guy murdered his grandma, I mean wife rather, for insurance claims and inheritance and says, "it was just a s e xual roullete gone bad."

      December 29, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. helixfinn

    The benefits of the "Hypersonic Weight Loss" system are almost too numerous to mention. For starters, I lost over 50 lbs and 37 inches of body fat.

    December 30, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. ironical

    isn't it just?

    December 30, 2010 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. phil

    The benefits of the "Hyper-flabbic weight gain system" are too heavy to weigh. (with your average bathroom scale) You gained over 50 lbs. simply by not eating your fruits and vegetables, excercising 10 min. per day, and getting some sunshine.

    December 30, 2010 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. im only gonna say this once

    terrorism is fiction. its just animals getting their jollies out of messing with your heads esp housecats.
    if you have a cat in your house remove it.

    December 30, 2010 at 5:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. michele

    And here i thought i was a freak in the sack. But the gun lady has me beat.

    December 30, 2010 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mmmmm

    Hooray! It takes a village to raise a child. Grandpa took a hard-headed child down to the mat. Now if we can get an elderly assassin to do in the child seat kicker along with the stupid parent!

    December 30, 2010 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. Big Joe

    Blimey

    December 30, 2010 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  9. Big Joe

    As night arrived, the flying monkeys approached the village of the child. Soon, there would be chaos.

    December 30, 2010 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. jeff richmond

    seriously arresting a 60 some year old man for hitting ateenager??? thats rediculous if the kid wasnt hurt bad leave the old man alone. that kind of thing was acceptable when he was growing up. LEAVE THE OLD MAN ALONE.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  11. jeff richmond

    wow he left a mark and gets a criminal charge??? thats really outragous.

    December 30, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  12. phil

    Elephants are social animals much like we are. When a female is buthchered for her ivory, her youngsters depend on the elders in the herd for guidance. Particularly unruly orphaned elephants sometimes go around harrassing and even killing members of the rhino family. If the elephant herd's matriarch catches them, she disciplines them harshly.. If she catches one killing a rhino, she will kill the juvinile delinquent. So leave the old man alone. He was only doing what comes natural.

    December 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. phil

    Good one Big Joe...keep 'em coming!

    December 30, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Rosemary

    If parents would take the time to rear their and teach them proper manners,things like this would not have happened. Teach your children parents.let the man go and deal with the parents!

    December 31, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  15. 2100

    As i stated before on the blogger page for this story – old man from IDAHO / Jet-Plane = something stupid is about to HAPPEN ! ! !.....

    December 31, 2010 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
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