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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.

Wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 which was apparently shot down while flying over Ukraine Thursday

Daily speed feed: Friday, July 18, 2014

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

Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over Ukraine
- Flight 17 traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur; 295 people feared dead

Vote on your favorite plate to help pick the winner of #RateMyPlate2Win!

Vote for the grand prize winner!

Someone is going to win a backyard makeover from HLN and Chinet!

For the past few weeks people have been posting pics of their favorite summertime dishes on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #RateMyPlate2Win.

The new airbnb logo has people doing a double take

New Airbnb logo obscene?

Airbnb, the online travel site debuted its new logo and it made lots of people do a double take.

The design called "Bélo" is supposed to be a “symbol of belonging." According to the company, it was designed to be easily drawn and easily recognized by anyone, anywhere in the world.

File photo: Chicago faucet company limits bathroom breaks to six minutes a day

Company rule: 6 minutes to potty per day

A company is accused of tracking how long its employees spend in the bathroom and punishing them if they are in there too long.

Workers at Chicago's WaterSaver Faucet Company say they'll get written up if they spend more than six minutes a day in the restroom, outside of their regularly scheduled breaks.

 TV personality Stuart Scott accepts the 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award onstage during the 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Daily speed feed: Thursday, July 17, 2014

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

Bank robbers, hostage killed in massive shootout
- Witnesses: "It sounded like war"

Giant crater opens in area of Siberia known as the 'end of the world.'

What the heck caused this giant hole in the Earth?

A giant crater has mysteriously formed in an area of Siberia known as the "end of the world."

The hole is about 260 feet wide and is thought to have started forming two years ago.

A wild bank robbery chase that saw two hostages thrown from the getaway car and suspects spraying bullets ended in a gunfight and three people dead in Stockton, California, police said Wednesday.

Police: Hostage used as human shield in gunfight

Three men robbed a bank and led police on a chase, with hostages inside their get-away car.

Witnesses say the men came out of the bank in Stockton, California, yesterday afternoon, with guns pointed to the heads of three women.

Watch: Plane nearly lands... on a whale!!!

Watch: Plane nearly lands... on a whale!!!

Thomas Hamm tells CNN, “I was filming this float plane about to land in remote Alaska. I was filming on my iPhone and all of a sudden the pilot advanced the throttle and I didn’t know why. I thought, 'Oh something must be wrong'. Well, he avoided a whale!"

Hamm works for a software company and was in the area for a job. He says “There was a whale in the cove. It wasn’t breaching. A guy in the area says it was a humpback. We were thinking, 'What if that gets into the sea plane area?'”

Adam Kwasman, a Tea Party patriot running for congress (R), has a heated discussion with an anti-immigration activist during a protest along Mt. Lemmon Road in anticipation of buses carrying illegal immigrants on July 15, 2014 in Oracle, Arizona. About 300 protesters lined the road waiting for a busload of illegal immigrants who are to be housed at a facility in Oracle.

Protesters clash over immigrant children

Dozens of unaccompanied children from Central America are being moved to a small town in Arizona.

People on both sides of the immigration debate are there to greet them, CNN's Carol Costello reports.

Must see: Flaming hoop pool dunk!

Must see: Flaming hoop pool dunk!

Some back yard pool-fun has gone viral courtesy of a group of guys who call themselves ‘JamBroz.’

Check out the series of 'alley oops' that leads to jumping through a ring of fire and the hottest dunk any pool has seen!