The day's most popular stories
Alison Delgado's husband, a second-year medical resident, helped save her life on two separate occasions.
March 5th, 2011
11:14 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

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

In a rare encounter, doctor treats wife in ER: As he cradled his wife's limp body in his arms, Tim Delgado told himself, "You have to do this." The fate of Alison, his wife, best friend and medical school classmate, depended on it.

Navy tries to discharge sailor for sleepover: A sailor is accusing the Navy of baselessly trying to discharge him for "unprofessional conduct" in an effort to get around the recent "don't ask, don't tell" repeal, after being found asleep in the same bed with another male sailor.

Day care owner on 'most wanted' list: A Houston day care owner is among the U.S. Marshals Service's "most wanted," more than a week after authorities say she carelessly started a fire that killed four children and then fled.

Teen basketball star dies after winning shot: Wes Leonard, 16, hit a last-moment winning layup to end his high school basketball team's perfect season. Then, during post-game celebrations, he collapsed on the court. His heart had stopped cold.

Police: DNA links suspect to rape cases: The man accused of being the East Coast Rapist tried to hang himself in his jail cell Saturday, police said, one day after he was arrested thanks to DNA from a tossed cigarette butt and an anonymous tip.

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Florida mom arrested in death of daughter found in pest control truck
Carmen Barahona and her husband had been at the center of multiple complaints to Florida's Department of Children and Families regarding their adopted children.
March 5th, 2011
08:08 PM ET

Florida mom arrested in death of daughter found in pest control truck

ÔĽŅPolice in Florida have arrested Carmen Barahona on a murder charge in the death of Nubia Barahona, her adoptive daughter.

Nubia and her twin 10-year-old brother were found in a pest control truck on the side of Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach, Florida, last month. The boy was taken to a hospital and is still being treated for severe burns.

Jorge Barahona, the twins' adoptive father, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder with a weapon and aggravated child abuse with a weapon in the case.

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Man who fell in Nevada mine dies
Rescue teams were called in to find the body of Devin Westenskow, but authorities determined the mine he fell into was too dangerous to enter.
March 5th, 2011
07:10 PM ET

Man who fell in Nevada mine dies

The man who fell into an abandoned northern Nevada mine earlier this week has been declared dead, an official said Saturday.

The Pershing County, Nevada, coroner made the determination around 12:30 Friday afternoon, U.S. Bureau of Land Management spokesman Doran Sanchez said.

There was no safe way to retrieve the body and that the shaft would be sealed, Sanchez said.

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March 5th, 2011
07:09 PM ET

Ohio priest bound for rehab after drunken jail cell sermon goes viral

An Ohio priest is heading to rehab, his lawyer said, after his drunken, profanity-laced rant from inside a jail cell wound up on YouTube and went viral.

The Rev. Ignatius Kury has taken a leave of absence from Holy Ghost Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Church in south Akron and plans to enter a clerical rehabilitation center in Maryland next week, his lawyer told CNN.

Yes, Kury has seen the video of himself, and it's clear he's drunk, attorney Walter Benson said.

"He’s an extremely intoxicated priest. I don’t think being a priest saves you from the affects of alcohol," he said. "He’s feeling horrible. He’s unbelievably remorseful for his actions. He's trying to be proactive to address the issues that he has."

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March 5th, 2011
02:28 PM ET

Tornado hits Rayne, Louisiana

A tornado touched down in Rayne, Louisiana, about 10 a.m. (11 p.m. EST) Saturday, police and fire dispatchers told CNN.

Authorities said they have no confirmation on the number of fatalities or injuries.

First responders were evacuating people from damaged homes in the  affected areas one to two miles around the city, police said.

Kermitt Lablanc of the Rayne Fire Department said electricity in the area was out.

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New system gives tsunami warnings in real time, Georgia Tech scientists say
RTerg could help give early warnings to victims of a tsunami, like the one that struck Sumatra, scientists say.
March 5th, 2011
11:53 AM ET

New system gives tsunami warnings in real time, Georgia Tech scientists say

In more than one way a tsunami comes out of the blue.

Mammoth waves generated by a sub-sea earthquake can sneak upon a shoreline and wreak havoc upon unaware coastal residents in minutes.

But a new tsunami warning system developed by Georgia Tech seismologists has the potential to save lives by giving residents more time to get out of harm's way, according to Andrew Newman, assistant professor in Georgia Tech's School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

The system, known as RTerg, aims to measure and identify tsunamis in real time, Newman told CNN Saturday.

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March 5th, 2011
11:18 AM ET

26 people killed in Brazil tourist bus crash

A tourist bus collided with a truck carrying a heavy load of wood in southern Brazil Saturday, killing 26 people and injuring 21 others, Santa Catarina state officials said.

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