NUMBER 5 - NO NATIONAL MCRIB ROLLOUT
McDonald's McRib fans are on edge. The chain says it will not roll out the menu favorite in all restaurants this year. Instead, McDonald's will leave it up to local franchise groups to decide if and when to sell the sandwich. A spokesperson says McDonald's has other national priorities this year.
NUMBER 4 - AARON CARTER FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY
Pop singer Aaron Carter declares bankruptcy. According to court papers, he is about $2 million in debt, mostly due to taxes owed from when he was a teen sensation. Carter also has very little left from his early success, with only about $900 dollars in the bank. Just last month Carter played a concert here in Fayetteville at George's Majestic Lounge.
NUMBER 3 - HUGH JACKMAN REVEALS CANCER SCARE
Actor Hugh Jackman has his wife to thank after a recent cancer scare. The Wolverine star announced Thursday he had a cancerous growth removed from his nose. According to his Instagram post, he had basal cell carcinoma and only got it checked when his wife told him to. He urged fans to wear sunscreen and to get suspicious spots checked by a doctor.
NUMBER 2 - SENATE VOTES TO INVOKE "NUCLEAR OPTION"
The Democratic-controlled Senate voted to invoke the so-called "nuclear option" Thursday. The controversial move is a rules change that could make a partisan environment even more divisive, because it takes away the right to filibuster. Under the old rules, it took 60 votes to break a filibuster. Now, most filibusters of Obama nominees can be stopped with a simple Senate majority of 51 votes. The change only applies to executive and judicial nominees, not Supreme Court nominees.
NUMBER 1 - JFK ASSASSINATION ANNIVERSARY
Today marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. President Obama laid a wreath at Kennedy's gravesite Wednesday. The first lady, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also attended the ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.