The day's most popular stories
Actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried was fired by Aflac after tweeting jokes about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
March 15th, 2011
11:24 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

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

New fire at Japan nuclear plant: A fire was discovered Wednesday in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the latest in a series of setbacks at the stricken plant that has heightened fears that the incidents could lead to widespread radiation contamination.

Nuclear fears grow amid deaths in Japan: Wednesday broke in Japan with news of a new blaze at the damaged nuclear plant that crews have struggled to control since last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami, adding to radiation fears in a country racing to avoid a full-on nuclear crisis.

Gottfried fired as voice of Aflac duck: The Aflac duck lost its voice Monday after the insurance giant fired the comedian behind the commercial quack for tweeting jokes about the earthquake and tsunami that have devastated Japan.

New blast, fire fuel nuclear fears: Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Tuesday the risk of further releases of radioactive material remains "very high," as crews struggle to contain an increasingly critical crisis at a damaged nuclear plant.

Cocaine found at Kennedy Space Center: NASA's Inspector General's Office says an investigation is under way after a white powdery substance found at the Kennedy Space Center tested positive for cocaine.

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  1. Philip

    @raven...even Seattle residents have been warned about the mercury levels in salmon, for years now. The real damage is chromosomal I think. Radiaion makes you sick, but condemns your children and your childrens children to a life hardly worth living. (as Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors and their offspring can attest)

    March 16, 2011 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. raven

    Uh Oh, Im horrible at keepin secrets! I like her a lot,she seems like a well grounded person. She even sounds like a Donna, happy and wholesome with just a toucha wicked.

    March 16, 2011 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Yeah she is, for the most part. he he...hella gal actually. Does reven FB?

    March 16, 2011 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    Wow ...i had no idea , i come from a long line of fishermen. both grandfathers and all uncles were commercial so we never had to buy fish . so are mercury levels high globally,then ?

    March 16, 2011 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. raven

    No, not on fb yet, cuz i was flittin around so much but maybe now that ive settled down i think i will .wonder if i could start an account on this old dinosaur phone . is it a pain ? to start one,i mean ?

    March 16, 2011 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    About acid-rain: for about 20 years now, rain (all of it) has beeen acidic. The last drop of acid-free water was found over 20 yrs. ago. Even our food supply is more acidic now. Thankfully or body's produce cholesterol to protect our vital organs and blood vessels. So you are 'good to go' unless you have had your cholesterol levels artificially lowered...then it's just a matter of time before you will need a bypass operation.

    March 16, 2011 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. raven

    And my name is Suzanne,by the by . Raven is the clan i belong to . Someone was usin Suzanne the first time i was here,so i didnt wanna step on any toes .

    March 16, 2011 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    Suzanne...I like that name. It doesn't sound native though. Did your grandma have a fling with a southern gentleman? (mine had an affair with a Native Indian on a reservation here in Colorado. My mom is 1/2 Apache)

    March 16, 2011 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    @raven. No pain involved. FB is EZ

    March 16, 2011 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  10. raven

    Just saw a report its snowing over there .and the latest death toll is 3690. those poor people just cant catch a break . i have no words .

    March 16, 2011 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. raven

    Just saw a report its snowing over there .and the latest death toll is 3690. And now theyve upped the amount of radiation the workers at the plant are allowed to be exposed to .which means basically that they are sacrificial lambs .they are truly heroes by the strictest definition .those poor people just cant catch a break . i have no words .

    March 16, 2011 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    I hear ya raven. I ran out of words the first day. How frightful. The tragic.

    March 16, 2011 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. Itsame

    I believe the h stands for Harrold, could be mistaken tho.

    March 16, 2011 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. raven

    Actually I named for my gmother,whose name was Sussannah, but she was illiterate in English, and was called Susie. It was only in my 20s we discovered what her real name was. Think its a hybridization of Russian and indian for Susan .which is even more ironic because MY name is the French version . No wonder im so schizophrenic! and my last name is hard core German! woodpile musta been crowded !

    March 16, 2011 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    Hmmm...back to bed for me. Sure was nice seeing you again raven, Suzanne. And I hope to see you on FB. let me know when you do! email: (ask for Phil. he he...good night)

    March 16, 2011 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
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