NUMBER 5 - NETFLIX RAISES PRICES
New Netflix subscribers will have to pay a dollar more. The company sent an e-mail to subscribers saying it's raising prices to $8.99 a month. That only applies to new subscribers, for now. Netflix says current members will be locked into their $7.99 a month rate for two years. Netflix warned last month that it was planning a price increase so it could "continue adding more movies and TV shows."
NUMBER 4 - SEARCH FOR KIDNAPPED GIRLS CONTINUES
The search for more than 200 girls abducted from their school in Nigeria continues. They were kidnapped last month by militants from terrorist group Boko Haram. Even Pope Francis took to Twitter, asking for prayers for their immediate return. The U.S., the United Kingdom, China and France are assisting the Nigerian government, which is offering a reward of $300,000 for any information about their whereabouts.
NUMBER 3 - DEADLY HOT AIR BALLOON CRASH
Virginia State Police say they've found the body of the third occupant in the hot air balloon that crashed Friday evening in a heavily wooded area north of Richmond. The balloon hit a powerline and burst into flames as it descended. More than 20 hot air balloon teams were scheduled to participate in the Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival this weekend, but the festival has been canceled in the wake of the accident.
NUMBER 2 - MAN DECAPITATED, WIFE AND HEAD MISSING
Authorities in Georgia are desperately searching for a missing elderly woman, while trying to find out who decapitated her husband. It happened in an upscale waterfront neighborhood about 75 miles east of Atlanta. Eighty-eight-year-old Russell Dermond's headless body was discovered in the garage of his home Tuesday. His wife Shirley, 87, was gone. Authorities believe she was abducted. Investigators are still searching for the severed head.
NUMBER 1 - SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BAN OVERTURNED IN ARKANSAS
Arkansas is the latest state to have its ban on same-sex marriage overturned. A state judge declared the voter-approved measure to be unconstitutional. Twenty-one gay and lesbian couples were part of a group of plaintiffs who argued Amendment 83 violated their federal and state rights of equal protection and privacy. The state has the option of asking for a stay on enforcement, and the legal fight is now likely headed to the Arkansas Supreme Court.