Morning Express with Robin Meade

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What is it? Mystery animal spooks neighbors

What is it? Mystery animal spooks neighbors

What do you see?

Some Norwalk, California, residents are a bit on edge after a recent video, which shows a large creature roaming around their neighborhood.

File photo - Singer Michael Johns attends the 'Fed Up' premiere held at the Pacfic Design Center on May 8, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.

'Idol' fans shocked by Season 7 finalist's death

“American Idol” fans are remembering one-time finalist Michael Johns.

According to reports, the 35-year-old died on Friday from a blood clot that traveled from his ankle after a recent injury.

Guardians of the Galaxy

'Guardians' is Marvel's riskiest movie yet

Marvel comics has been dominating the box office for years now with blockbuster movies starring Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the Avengers.

But can they make a hit out of a superhero team that most people have never heard of?

Actor Chadwick Boseman attends the "Get On Up" premiere at The Apollo Theater on July 21, 2014 in New York City.

James Brown actor: I didn't want to make fun of him

A new movie all about James Brown’s life hits theaters today. 

HLN’s Robin Meade talks with the star and the director of ‘Get On Up’ about what it took to bring the ‘Godfather of Soul’ to the big screen!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outfitted a Gulfstream jet with an isolation pod designed and built by the U.S. Defense Department, the CDC and a private company. The pod, officially called an Aeromedical Biological Containment System, is a portable, tentlike device that ensures the flight crew and others on the flight remain safe from an infectious disease.

Inside the plane carrying Ebola patients to U.S.

The two Americans infected with the Ebola virus will be transported separately back to the U.S. on a plane with dozens of safeguards, according to officials.

Medical workers will do everything they can to make sure nobody else contracts the virus.

1st grader forced to sit on the floor for weeks as punishment for drawing on her desk

Teacher punished 1st grader by taking her desk?

A mom has pulled her daughter out of an elementary school in Houston after the little girl was allegedly forced to sit on the floor for four weeks.

Robin Meade reports.

back to school shopping tax-free weekend states, August 1, 2014

Shop tax-free for back-to-school in 12 states

It’s back-to-school time, and this could be a big money saver for families stocking dorm rooms or sending kids to class equipped with computers and new clothes.  

The 12 states in yellow on the map above have no sales tax on back-to-school items this weekend.

Dr. Kent Brantly was serving as medical director for the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Monrovia when he tested positive for Ebola.

Daily speed feed: Friday, August 1, 2014

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

Ebola patients coming to the U.S. (CNN)
- One of the two infected Americans will be taken to hospital in Atlanta

Watch this ATM... Auto-Thanking Machine at work!!

Watch this ATM... Auto-Thanking Machine at work!!

As a promotion for a Canadian bank, one of its ATMs was turned into an "Automatic Thanking Machine."  The video posted on YouTube by TD Bank shows various customers using the machine and getting rewards like tickets to Disneyland, an elderly woman getting a trip to see her daughter, and a Blue Jays fan getting to throw out the first pitch and much more.

The video was part of a larger campaign that had bank employees handing out $20 (Canadian) to customers one day last weekYou can watch the entire video here.

Mysterious 'Woman in Black' says her journey has ended in Virginia

'Woman in Black': Journey ends, but mystery lingers

The long, winding journey of the "Woman in Black" is apparently over.

A crowd surrounded the woman in Winchester, Virginia, on Wednesday. She reportedly told the crowd that her journey is over and that it was all about faith and religion, but she’s not saying much else.