The day's most popular stories
Jubilant Libyan rebels in Benghazi celebrate after the U.N. Security Council voted Thursday to impose no-fly zone.
March 17th, 2011
11:10 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

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

Japan holds the line in nuclear plant crisis: Efforts to cool one of the reactors at a quake-damaged Japanese nuclear power plant have been "somewhat effective" since authorities turned helicopters, fire trucks and police water cannon on the facility, its owner said Friday.

Japan quake live blog: The latest developments on the aftermath of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake that hit northern Japan a week ago, causing widespread devastation and crippled a nuclear power plant.

U.N. Security Council OKs Libya no-fly zone: Jubilant Libyan rebels in Benghazi erupted with fireworks and gunfire after the U.N. Security Council voted Thursday evening to impose a no-fly zone and permit "all necessary measures" to protect civilians.

'Heartbroken' Obama offers support to Japan: U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday that he was "heartbroken" over events in Japan but was offering resources to help the Japanese recover as well as to keep U.S. citizens out of harm's way.

The moments that make us fat: If you're trying to lose weight, close your eyes for a minute and imagine the moments that make you fat.

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  1. Cesar

    Heartbroken? Can you imagine the cold weather, radiation, losing your home, missing parents, a dead sibling. No way! I try not to think of the horror these poor people are going through. I am GUILTY. I pretend it is not happening.

    March 17, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      Gee Phunnie boy,I wish I could do that. What happened in that country whose name starts with a J was a natural disaster whereas what's happening in Libya,Afghanistan and Iraq is manmade! There is a difference!

      March 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    Guess who's going to enforce the so-called U.N."no-fly" zone over Libya? The U.S.Military,that's who!!! The right-wing thugs in Washington can't possibly get us into enough of their wars anymore! How disgusting!!!

    March 17, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @cesar 11:53 – read the news dude. We'll be providing satellite and p-3 intel, and countless intel related activities. The europeans are stepping up on this one. They're right there. It'd be like Mexico to us.

      March 18, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Washington elementaryschool

    5 year old cocain posse at an upscale washington school? Not possible? Cell phones protect children? Who protects us from american children? Should such a country or its crazy university internet mafis be allowed to roam in the real world? Fair question like kansas cocain at .mil bases.

    March 18, 2011 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. Al Dvorin

    Elvis has left the building

    March 18, 2011 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. izii-life

    Caesar or whatever you call your self. You need medications, you are definitely sick.

    March 18, 2011 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    Izii-life: Obviously, you are part of the Tea Party movement. This is not the place for your comment as such lingo is unwanted.

    March 18, 2011 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. Right

    None of you are right. Only I am right. Your puny attacks only make me stronger!!

    March 18, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    @Right: Obviously, you are a Tea-Partier. It's as simple as that!!!

    March 18, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  9. mikeybronx

    The fact remains, the UN has spoken and much needed support will be given to the civilian population of Libya who has been under the tyranny of the man who financed 911. Those of us who are in support and those of us who were against intervention have no real say in anything, we just are given this space to blow off steam. Gaddafi should be whacked and his regime disbanded so we can move unto domestic issues that plague us as a people here at home. Many individuals take democracy for granted because they haven't experienced the repression our founding fathers suffered through. I say, enjoy your freedoms, go to work, make a living, provide for your family and live life to its fullest. Life will go on with or without us.

    March 18, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      You mean now that we can move in and take over Libya's oil,don't you mikeybronx? I'll bet that some of those U.N. members were bribed into getting this obscene resolution passed as that's the way Washington does business internationally.

      March 18, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. leeintulsa

    You're kind of a broken record, dude. Is tea-partier really all you got?

    March 18, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. leeintulsa

    @John – 1st, oil ain't what this is about; and 2nd, what really is the problem with us possibly having an oil-rich friend in that neighborhood? Might help bring gas prices down?

    March 18, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Adilene


    March 19, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |