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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.

Tammy starring Melissa McCarthy

4th of July flix: 'Tammy' - 'Earth to Echo'

Comedy, family-friendly sci-fi, horror... if you plan on spending part of the long Independence Day weekend at the movies there is definitely something for everyone at the multiplex.

But the Movie Man, Russ Leatherman, says all three films he brings to the 4th of July table are all meals you've probably had before:

Mom says sitter slipped her kids sleep aid

Mom says sitter slipped her kids sleep aid

A mom says she caught her babysitter giving her kids pills to make them sleep.

But the sitter may not get in trouble at all, because of what the pills were made of.

Family of little girl scarred by dog attack will not accept donation from KFC

Scarred girl's family turns down KFC donation

The family of a 3-year-old girl nearly killed by pit bulls and who says they were asked to leave a KFC restaurant because her scars were disturbing customers has rejected a $30,000 donation from the fast food chain.

KFC said it investigated the alleged incident involving Victoria Wilcher's family, and even though the company found no evidence it actually happened, it still offered to help pay for the girl's medical bills.

Man builds transformer in his front yard

We're going with: 'Oldsmobilius Prime'

A guy in Wisconsin used a worn out Oldsmobile Alero and some scrap metal to build a giant Transformer in his driveway. Because... why not?

The most recent film in the Transformer franchise just came out, but that may just be a coincidence. The artist, George Edgren, says Transformers aren't really his thing... but a friend's suggestion and the right scrap metal combined to inspire the 23-foot tall "robot" that is now 'leaning' on the roof of his home.

Justin Ross Harris, 34, has been charged with murder in the death of his 2-year-old child after he allegedly left the toddler in a hot car for eight hours.

Could dad in hot-car child death get out today?

Justin Harris is behind bars, charged with murder in the death of his young son who was left in a hot car.

Harris will be in court today and, as Nancy Grace explains, one of the bombshells that could fall on the courtroom is that it's possible he could get out of jail.

3-year-old Cleo makes perfect wedding toast

3-year-old delivers best wedding toast ever

Like each other, live well, procreate and die happy... that's the advice in an adorable nutshell from 3-year-old Cleo to her Aunt Lindsey and Uncle Bobby on their wedding day.

Cleo managed to give a wedding toast any best man or maid of honor would be jealous of, and didn't even need any liquid courage to get through it.

Is this the best beer guy ever?

Is this the best beer guy ever?

At the A's/Tigers game Sunday, a Detroit drink vendor used his tub of ice cold beverages to snag an Ian Kinsler foul ball.

The guys at have dubbed him "the best beer vendor around."

Survey: Mom is our favorite family road trip driver

Survey: Mom is our favorite family road trip driver

Who would you rather have behind the wheel on your next road trip, mom or dad?

A lot of people say mom!

Astronaut, Reid Wiseman, captured a picture of Tropical Storm Arthur from the International Space Station July 2, 2014.

Daily speed feed: Thursday, July 3, 2014

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

Ready or not here comes Arthur (CNN)
- Storm threatening 4th of July celebrations up and down the East Coast

Qantas jet floods on flight from L.A. to Australia

Airline aisle turns into raging river mid-flight

The floor of a plane headed for Australia looked like a river when it started flooding mid-flight.

Flight attendants had to use blankets to try and soak up some of the water.