Top Stories can't start with stuff that's 9 hours old
You can't call something "Top Stories" when the content that tops the stories is at a minimum hours old. There are items here that are 15 hours old, too. We're not delivering on the promise that we're relevant and timely to our users.
The industry research is clear on this -- when asked to rank what qualities users want in their news content, timeliness nearly always ranks at the top.