NUMBER 5 - BIGGEST TOURS OF 2013
It's clear Jon Bon Jovi is no longer "livin' on a prayer." The band of New Jersey rockers topped the list of concert earners for 2013. Beyonce was the second highest concert earner, bringing in more than $188 million. Pink came in third, making more than $170 million. Overall, it was a banner year for touring. The top 20 tours earned a record $2.5 billion!
NUMBER 4 - BUSH THANKS CLINTON, OBAMA VIA TWITTER
President George H.W. Bush used Twitter to thank Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton for extending well wishes to his hospitalized wife. Bush tweeted: "Barbara thanks @barackobama & @billclinton for their get-well wishes and is heeding their advice." Barbara Bush was admitted at Methodist Hospital in Houston Monday for "respiratory related issues." There has been no change in her condition, according to a family spokesman.
NUMBER 3 - "DUCK DYNASTY" BRANCHING INTO FIREARMS SALES
They've made billions with their TV show and products, and now the "Duck Dynasty" family is branching out into firearms. Gunmaker Mossberg is partnering with the Roberston-owned Duck Commander to release nine shotguns, along with two semi-automatic rifles, and a semi-automatic pistol. The pistol and one of the rifles will have military-style designs, with large capacity magazines.
NUMBER 2 - SUPREME COURT BLOCKS KEY OBAMACARE REQUIREMENT
The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a key requirement of the Affordable Care Act. Justice Sonia Sotomayor exempted two Catholic non-profits from having to provide contraceptive coverage to employees. The ruling came Tuesday night, just hours before the law went into effect, setting up another high-stakes legal challenge for President Obama's signature legislation. The federal government will now file a legal response to the ruling.
NUMBER 1 - STORMS BRING BLIZZARD-LIKE CONDITIONS, TRAVEL DELAYS
Storms continue to cause trouble in New York and Boston, as a nor'easter churns off the east coast. About 100 million people across 22 states have been in the path of this week's winter storms, and the conditions are expected to get even worse Friday. The storms have already made a mess of air travel, causing more than 2,000 flight cancellations in the region, not to mention the delays nationwide.