The day's most popular stories
April 5th, 2011
11:01 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

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

Crash victims' dad: Leave remains underwater: A leader of a group for families of those lost in the crash of an Air France jet said Tuesday that despite the discovery of their remains on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, he wants the bodies of his loved ones left where they are.

Search to resume for missing woman: The remains of three women found on a remote stretch of beach in Long Island, New York, do not include those of Shannan Gilbert, whose search led to the investigation of a possible serial killer.

iPhone 5 release date: big buzz, few facts: The internet has swirled with speculation in recent weeks about a release date for Apple's iPhone 5, and even whether the company will update its iconic smartphone at all this year. Now, the most tenuous of news reports has ramped the talk up again.

Utility: Radioactive water leak from reactor stopped: The leak of highly radioactive water into the Pacific from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has stopped, Tokyo Electric Power Company said early Wednesday.

Democrats, Republicans fail to reach budget deal: Top White House and congressional negotiators failed to reach agreement Tuesday on a spending plan for the rest of the current fiscal year, bringing the federal government closer to a shutdown at the end of the week.


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  1. Itsame

    As for the stories, i hope no more women are murdered by this person whoever and the nuclear situation is hard to ascertain with the ppl in charge keep lying..

    April 6, 2011 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. ThomasD

    I dont talk politics. 🙂 That being said, well stated, Phil. I guess we could be all stuffy about it like some. But wheres the fun in that? 'these kids', Rice? Dude, Im well into my 40s and still enjoy a little fun no matter where I am. I pray Ill never change.

    April 6, 2011 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey

    Tried to check in.
    Got throttled by moderator for TEPCO, or sushi, or swimming, or Dexter, or Hamptons references, or something...
    Perhaps for the word "Bon."

    April 6, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. BUGS BUNNY

    Anybody want a carrot

    April 6, 2011 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    @Philip: Well said, my friend.
    As for all the naysayers, the fact you are commenting on us means *you're* off topic, too. Ahhhh, the agony and the irony, oh!

    April 6, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
    • BUGS BUNNY

      The carrot VIBRATES , does that make a difference ?

      April 6, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. leeintulsa

    The reason all the personal blah-blah irritates me is, using my phone, if there are more than 70 or so posts, i can't post at all. When they're all topic related, it's easier to bite the bullet than when it's all 'good night', 'good night', 'love u', 'love u', 'how's ur sister?', 'blah, blah, blah'...

    April 6, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    Really, lee? My phone shows them all *and* let's me post. Huh.

    April 6, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    That's *lets*

    April 6, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. blogging?

    rice is 100% correct.
    this is not a chat forum or twitter or facebook or myspace.
    people who want to discuss a topic in a adult manner can't because you children want to play on here.
    Respect others by taking your personal 10 yr. old chit-chat elsewhere. Text each other or something and stop polluting a news blog comment thread with nonsense.

    April 6, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. Joey

    The news is nonsense.

    April 6, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  11. Hal

    Remains? WHAT remains? They've been underwater at a great depth for nearly 2 years. I'm thinking they're little more than skeletons at this point. I read that shortly after the crash recovery teams did recover about 5O bodies. Maybe it's best to leave whatever is left down there undisturbed.

    April 6, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  12. ELMER FUDD

    Yes, think I heard one of the family members said that very thing, why it's natural. U know to the earth stuff.

    April 6, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  13. Joey

    Query slip:
    sugg. (suggest)
    "ten-year-old"
    instead of "10 yr. old"

    April 6, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  14. blogging?

    agree, i highly doubt there are actual "remains" down their after 2 years.
    but more importantly is to honor the requests from the family. reliving the nightmare after 2 years of mourning and trying to let go would be more trauma.

    April 6, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  15. ELMER FUDD

    Hey Joey we friends , I need your help with Jazz.

    April 6, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
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