NUMBER 5 - CHIPOTLE STOCKS SKYROCKETS
Chipotle shares are muy caliente! The burrito chain's stocks jumped nearly 13 percent Thursday in after-hours trading. It posted strong fourth quarter results, with $844 million in sales. The restaurant is also expanding aggressively. There are now nearly 1,600 locations. Chipotle was spun off from McDonald's in 2006, and shares have been rising ever since.
NUMBER 4 - BIEBER DRUG TEST RESULTS
New details are emerging about Justin Bieber's arrest in Miami Beach. Police say a urine sample taken from the 19-year-old tested positive for marijuana and Xanax. Bieber is charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. Meanwhile, police in Toronto have charged him with assaulting a limo driver last month, and he's still under investigation over an egging at his neighbors' house.
NUMBER 3 - DRIVERS RETURN TO ABANDONED CARS
Many drivers in Atlanta are attempting to retrieve their cars after a snow storm moved in Tuesday, causing massive traffic jams. Military and police shuttled people back to the hundreds of cars abandoned on roadways. The National Guard was also called into action Thursday to help. The storm is blamed for 10 deaths across southern states, five were in Alabama.
NUMBER 2 - BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT TO FACE DEATH PENALTY
Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A pre-trial status conference is scheduled for February 12th. Tsarnaev is charged with 30 federal counts stemming from the attack. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges. The bombing at the Boston Marathon last year killed three and injured more than 250 people.
NUMBER 1 - AMANDA KNOX FOUND GUILTY IN SECOND TRIAL
An Italian appeals court convicted Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on murder charges Thursday. They were originally convicted of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in 2009, but those charges were overturned on appeal in 2011. A judge said Thursday that Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison. However, a legal expert tells CNN it is unlikely that Knox, who lives in Seattle, will return to Italy to serve time, because U.S. law dictates a person cannot be tried twice on the same charge.
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