I have my old Facebook back! I use Chrome for my browser and I went to the Chrome Web Store and downloaded Facebook Classic (for FREE) and my news feed is back to the way it was! The ticker on the right is also gone. Woooooot!!!! This is great! I hated the new Facebook news feed and all those top stories always being there.
If you have Google Chrome as your browser and want your news feed back to the way it was, then go here and download Facebook Classic for FREE!!