NUMBER 5 - PRIMARY DAY FOR CLAY AIKEN
North Carolina voters head to the polls today for the state's primary. That means it's show time for Clay Aiken, the 2003 "American Idol" runner-up-turned Democratic congressional candidate. Aiken announced his bid for the 2nd Congressional District in February. Throughout his campaign, Aiken has contended that his personal story, growing up in a broken home fraught with domestic violence, is what qualifies him for congress.
NUMBER 4 - SCOTTY MCCREERY ROBBED
North Carolina police are investigating a home invasion robbery where country singer, and "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery and his friends were held up. It happened Monday morning in an apartment near the North Carolina State University campus where McCreery is a student. Authorities say three men with guns forced their way into the home. They did not hurt anyone, but got away with wallets and cellphones.
NUMBER 3 - COCA-COLA PULLING INGREDIENT
With momentum building against an ingredient known as BVO, the Coca-Cola company has agreed to stop using it. Coca-Cola says it will stop using brominated vegetable oil by the end of the year. Bromine, a chemical used in the production of BVO, is also used as a flame retardant. Pepsi-Co has already removed BVO from Gatorade. Coke says all of its drinks are, and always have been, safe.
NUMBER 2 - OMINOUS MESSAGE FROM NIGERIAN GIRLS KIDNAPPER
A horrific announcement from the leader of an Islamist military group that kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian school girls. A man claiming to be Boko Haram's leader said the group plans to sell the girls. During his nearly hour-long speech, he called for western education to end and said the girls should "go and get married." Nigerian authorities say 276 girls were abducted from a school last month when armed members of Boko Haram overwhelmed security guards.
NUMBER 1 - GM ISSUES NEW RECALL
Automaker GM has issued another recall, this time for more than 50,000 SUV's because of possible false readings on fuel gauges. GM says a software problem could lead to a faulty reading on both ends of the range by as much as a quarter of a tank. This inaccuracy could cause drivers to run out of fuel without warning. The recall involves 2014 models of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia.
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