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Morning Express with Robin Meade

A fast, personal, and smart blend of all the news you want in the morning. We call it "News in the Fast Lane." So buckle up.

Police are searching for Daniel and Erica Perez and four of their sons after cops found a woman's body in the trunk of the family's car.

Kids rescued, dad arrested after standoff

A father, who authorities believe may have killed his wife and abducted his four children, was taken into custody Thursday after a standoff on a California freeway.

Daniel Perez was about to jump from an overpass when SWAT officers were able to stop him. 

He's a modern-day doppleganger for a legendary movie star. Meet the "Afghan Bruce Lee."

Meet Afghanistan's Bruce Lee

Is Afghanistan home to the next Bruce Lee?

Abbas Ali-Zahda (or Bruce Hazara as he goes by on Facebook) has spent six years doing everything he can to look and move like the martial arts movie legend.

A convicted sex predator who served 3 years in prison for a crime involving a young child is now a multi-millionaire. Timothy Dale Poole won $3 million on a Florida Lottery scratch-off ticket.

Convicted sex offender wins $3M in Florida lottery

A convicted child molester has won $3 million from a scratch-off ticket.

Timothy Poole claimed his prize and posed for a picture on the Florida Lottery website. That's when people realized Poole was the same man who pleaded guilty to assaulting two boys 12 years agoPoole served three years in prison.

File photo: Former Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney

Cheney: Torture report is 'full of crap'

Former Vice President Dick Cheney says a senate report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation tactics during the Bush administration is, quote, "full of crap."

Cheney said the CIA did what it had to do to prevent more attacks after 9-11.

Wind, rain, snow! Bay Area braces for #Hellastorm

Wind, rain, snow! Bay Area braces for #Hellastorm

It's called the "Pineapple Express," but this one isn’t a funny Seth Rogen, James Franco buddy flick.

A "Pineapple Express" is also how meteorologists describe a system that connects Hawaii to the West Coast, basically turning the jetstream into an airborne river. These conditions are in place right now, drawing a ton of Pacific Ocean moisture toward California, Oregon and Washington state.

A man picks up a free sandbag at the San Francisco Department of Public Works corporation yard on December 10, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Bay Area is bracing for a severe storm that is expected to bring high winds and heavy rain that could topple trees and cause widespread flooding. Urban areas could see up to 6 inches of rain in less than 24 hours

Daily speed feed: Thursday, December 11, 2014

Today's must-see, must-share stories as seen on Morning Express with Robin Meade:

#Hellastorm heads for San Francisco
- Downpours, waves, blizzards set to blast California (CNN)

The Energy Department is predicting that the average price for 2015 will be $2.60 a gallon.

2015 should be a happy new year at the pump

The Energy Department is predicting that the average price for 2015 will be $2.60 a gallon.

HLN's Jennifer Westhoven reports, that’s even cheaper than current prices, which now clock in at about $2.64 for a gallon of regular.

Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton is expected to be released from the hospital today after he was injured in a serious 2 car crash near Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Tuesday.

NFL quarterback fractures back in car crash

Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton is expected to be released from the hospital today after he was injured in a serious 2 car crash near Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Tuesday.

HLN Bleacher Report anchor Brian McFayden reports, Newton fractured his back in two places. No word on when he will return to the playing field.

36 million under severe weather warnings

36 million under severe weather warnings

The center of a nasty nor’easter looks to be over eastern Massachusetts this morning, throwing snow back into Vermont and New York State. Warnings for snow will carry through tomorrow morning. I'm forecasting the white stuff could be around 18 inches deep in parts of Central New York.

Meanwhile on the other side of the country, heavy rain along the Pacific coast again with wind a factor for travel. Out West wind and blizzard warnings are up for California's Sierra Nevada mountains. Most of it comes in tonight and into Friday.

Grisly details from Senate CIA 'torture' report

Grisly details from Senate CIA 'torture' report

CNN's Barbara Starr reports on some of the more shocking details found in the Senate's report detailing interrogation tactics used by the CIA post 9-11.

Today's must-see, must-share stories are in the daily speed feed.

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