Number 5: Fear not Twinkies fans, your delicious treats could soon be saved.
Hostess is reportedly close to picking a preferred buyer for Twinkies, a move that could signal the eventual return of the snack cake to shelves.
A source says that two private-equity firms are the likely winners of this round of negotiations to buy Twinkies.
Any agreement to sell would be subject to approval of the federal bankruptcy court that is overseeing the liquidation of Hostess' assets.
Hostess announced in November that it was shutting down following a bakers' union strike.
Number 4: Ray Lewis is adamantly denying a report by Sports Illustrated that he used a banned substance.
The report says the Baltimore Ravens linebacker used deer antler spray to help speed the healing of his torn triceps earlier this season.
Ravens Coach John Harbaugh said he isn't concerned about the story or its implications, noting that Lewis has never failed a drug test.
Number 3: Major League Baseball is in the midst of investigating allegations of players using performance enhancing drugs.
This comes after a Florida paper linked several athletes to a Miami clinic, saying the clinic provided substances like steroids and testosterone to them.
The newspaper also says the clinic is under federal investigation.
In a statement, Major League Baseball says, "We are in the midst of an active investigation and are gathering and reviewing information. We will refrain from further comment until this process is complete."
"I am out of politics right now. And I don't know everything I'll be doing. I'll be working on behalf of women and girls, I'll be hopefully writing and speaking. Those are the things that I'm planning to do right now," Hillary Clinton told CNN.
The outgoing secretary of state is spending her final week on the job tying up loose ends and fielding questions about her future.
During that CNN interview Tuesday, Clinton said again she has no plans for a White House run in 2016, but she followed by saying she's looking forward to more "adventures" down the road.
When asked about her lasting regrets, Clinton did not hesitate with her answer: Benghazi.
Her last day at the state department will be Friday.
Senator John Kerry will be taking her place.
Number 1: The top commander of the U.S. led troops in Afghanistan believes Afghan security forces will soon be ready to take the lead in the war with the Taliban.
The conflict has been going on for eleven years.
Starting this spring, foreign combat forces will be scaling back their involvement.
Marine General John Allen says the main job over the next two years will be to advise, train, and build the capabilities needed for the Afghan forces to go it completely alone.
Earlier this month, President Obama announced the Afghans would take over this spring instead of late summer, a decision that could allow the speedier withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan.