NUMBER 5 - CEELO LEAVING "THE VOICE"
One of the original judges on "The Voice" will not be returning when the show does next week. Singer Ceelo Green says he will not be back, and he "doesn't want to wear out his welcome." The news came out during an interview on "Ellen." "The Voice" returns for its sixth season Monday, with singers Usher and Shakira joining Blake Shelton and Adam Levine as judges.
NUMBER 4 - FACEBOOK BUYS WHATSAPP
Facebook is expanding its mobile messaging network. The social media giant has agreed to buy WhatsApp in a deal worth $19 billion. Under the terms, Facebook will pay $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in stock. WhatsApp is used by more than 450 million people. It allows users to send text messages for free over the internet.
NUMBER 3 - POWERBALL WINNER
At least one person hit the Powerball jackpot! A ticket sold at a gas station in Santa Clara County, California matched all of the numbers in Wednesday's drawing. They are: 17, 49, 54, 35, 1 and powerball 34. Lottery officials are awaiting results from other jurisdictions, so more winners could be out there. The jackpot was estimated to be worth $425 million.
NUMBER 2 - SHOE BOMB WARNING
U.S. security officials are warning airlines about a potential new shoe bomb threat. New intelligence suggests terrorists may try to hide explosives in their shoes, but officials stress there is no specific threat or plot.
NUMBER 1 - SCHOOL EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR MISSOURI GIRL'S MURDER
In Missouri, a Springfield public schools employee faces first-degree murder charges after police say a 10-year-old girl was found dead in his home. Hailey Owens was about a block from her house Tuesday, when witnesses say a man in a truck pulled up to her, asking for directions. Neighbors were able to get the truck's license plate number, which led police to 45-year-old Craig Wood wednesday.