NUMBER 5 - FAMILY FIGHTS TO SEE CASEY KASEM
The family of Casey Kasem protested outside his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The radio legend's brother, children from his first marriage and long-time friends held signs to try to urge his current wife to let them inside. Kasem's children say they have not seen their father, who is suffering from advanced Parkinson's disease, in months.
NUMBER 4 - CORONER REPORT ON "GLEE" STAR
Authorities in Canada released their final report on the death of "Glee" star Cory Monteith. The coroner's report finds the 31-year-old died from a mix of intravenous heroin use combined with alcohol. The report said investigators found "a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle, along with two empty champagne bottles and glasses." The coroner ruled his death an accident.
NUMBER 3 - DEADLY BUS CRASH
Eight people have been killed after a church bus blew a tire, crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a tractor-trailer and an SUV in Tennessee. According to the highway patrol, the bus flipped after the crash Wednesday and the tractor-trailer caught on fire. Officials said six of the victims were on the bus. One person in the tractor-trailer was killed and one in the SUV. Fourteen people were hurt.
NUMBER 2 - VERDICT IN JACKSON DEATH SUIT
After five months of testimony in the wrongful death suit filed by Michael Jackson's family against concert promoters AEG, there's a verdict. An L.A. jury decided that AEG Live hired Dr. Conrad Murray, but that it was not liable for Jackson's drug overdose death. The verdict means AEG does not have to pay the Jackson family millions of dollars in compensation.
NUMBER 1 - WHITE HOUSE STALEMATE
After weeks of talking past each other, congressional leaders and President Barack Obama talked to each other Wednesday evening, only to emerge no closer to a deal to halt the government's budget stalemate. The White House meeting served at least one purpose, in that key players in the debate gathered together in the same room for over an hour. But while they talked, there's no indication they agreed on anything or even shifted their views.