NUMBER 5 - "HUMP DAY" BANNED
It's received over 15 million hits on YouTube and has become one of the most memorable commercials to date: The Geico "hump day" commercial. But use of its catch-phrase has gone a little too far, according to administrators at a New England middle school. The superintendent says 6th grade boys have used the phrase so much they're disrupting classes and anyone using the banned catch phrase are being sent to the principal's office.
NUMBER 4 - SINEAD O'CONNER'S MESSAGE TO MILEY CYRUS
Irish rocker Sinead O'Connor wrote a motherly, yet expletive-filled, open letter to Miley Cyrus after her recent risqué performances. She says she wrote the letter because Cyrus compared her look in her "Wrecking Ball" video to O'Connor's look in a 1990 video. O'Connor says she's concerned that Cyrus has surrounded herself with people who don't really care about her and who are just using her.
NUMBER 3 - SIRI'S SECRET REVEALED
She's been a pocket and purse accessory to millions of Americans, providing weather forecasts and restaurant tips. She is Siri, Apple's voice-activated virtual "assistant." Behind this groundbreaking technology, there is a real woman. Her name is Susan Bennett, from the Atlanta suburbs. Apple won't confirm it, but Bennett says she is Siri. An audio-forensics expert has studied both voices and says he is "100%" certain the two are the same.
NUMBER 2 - TROPICAL STORM KAREN
Hurricane and tropical storm watches are now in effect along parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast. Tropical Storm Karen has formed in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center predicts Karen will strengthen into a hurricane in the next few days. Some furloughed workers are being brought back to help prepare for the storm.
NUMBER 1 - CAPITOL HILL SHOOTING
We're getting more details on the fallout from a high-speed chase near the nation's capitol Thursday. Hospital officials say the police officer injured in the chase has been released. No word on the condition of the second injured officer. Police shot and killed Miriam Carey, who'd first tried to breach a White House security checkpoint. There was also a year-old child in the car, who is now in protective custody. Authorities say there's no apparent link to terrorism.