Weekend Express

Fast-paced look at the day's essential news and buzz-worthy stories

Meet the $100 grilled cheese sandwich

Meet the $100 grilled cheese sandwich

Would you spend $100 on a grilled cheese sandwich? That's the million-dollar question hungry restaurant patrons are asking themselves.

Chefs at Deca Restaurant and Bar inside the Ritz-Carlton Chicago have slapped that price tag on their latest menu addition, the "Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese," created in celebration of National Grilled Cheese Month. 

Manners expert shares her tips for saying 'no' nicely

Manners expert shares her tips for saying 'no' nicely

From shelling out cash for a friend's baby shower/birthday bash/wedding to unwanted house guests, there are so many situations where putting your foot down and saying ‘no’ just feels impossible (even though it might be the right thing to do!)

International etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore answered a few of our questions and shared her top five tips for saying no without seeming like a cold jerk:

  • Plan ahead
  • Delay your response
  • Start with a positive statement
  • Don't promise what you can't deliver
  • Stand firm!
Judge orders man to hold 'I am a bully' sign

Judge orders man to hold 'I am a bully' sign

An Ohio judge didn't let an alleged bully off easy. She ordered a man to stand on a street corner on Sunday for five hours -- while holding a sign that says, "I am a bully."

It's one part of 62-year-old Edmond Aviv's punishment for harassing his neighbor Mike Prugh. According to court documents, the pair have been feuding for 15 years and appeared in court five times. Prugh told CNN affiliate WKYC that Aviv has smeared dog feces on his house, hooked up a device that leaked kerosene and harassed his adopted African-American siblings with disabilities.

Lynn and friend

Can your dog do this? It's the canine Olympics!

It's not every day that Weekend Express and Lynn Berry are given the chance to get close to some real athletes. Yet, that's exactly what happened when talented dogs from across the country came to Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. The pups were competing in the eastern regionals of the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge.

The event is sometimes called the 'canine Olympics.' Dogs compete in a variety of events. They include high-flying disc routines, head to-head weave pole racing, large and small dog agility courses, Jack Russell hurdle racing, and (of course) dog diving! Dogs take a running leap off a 40-foot dock into a 19,000-gallon pool of water.

Oscar Pistorius in Court

Pistorius on the stand: Is being sorry enough?

Will the South African judge presiding over the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius believe his version of events? That's the key question as the former Olympian took the stand last week in his own defense.  

Pistorius began with an emotional apology to the family of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He says he thought he was shooting at intruders when he fired through his bathroom door. Prosecutors say that's a lie, and Pistorius knew what he was doing.

Challenge accepted: Butternut squash pasta!

Challenge accepted: Butternut squash pasta!

Have you ever seen a recipe or craft on Pinterest and wondered if it's actually as easy as it looks to re-create? We're cutting out the guess work for you! Lynn Berry is putting Pinterest to the test by taking on some of the most popular pins from the social bookmarking site.

This week, Lynn tried to make over a comfort food class-- macaroni and cheese. Instead of drenching the noodles in oodles of cheese, she re-vamps the dish with butternut squash. Lynn re-created the recipe at home and talks to the bloggers behind the popular recipe!

Lawyer: Flight 370 families deserve compensation

Lawyer: Flight 370 families deserve compensation

Crews have been searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 for 37 days, scouring the Indian Ocean for any signs of the black box or wreckage. No one has felt the pain and anguish of waiting for an answer more than the families of the 239 people onboard.

Aviation attorney Floyd Wisner has represented families of plane crash victims before. He knows firsthand the long journey ahead for the families of the missing  flight and the legal battle that may be ahead.
 

Who was the first woman to fly around the world?

Who was the first woman to fly around the world?

Amelia Earhart is probably the most well-known female pilot in history, but what about Jerrie Mock? Even aviation enthusiasts may not recognize the name, but in 1964, the Columbus, Ohio, housewife and mother of three became the first woman to successfully fly solo around the globe.

Buzzfeed contributor Amy Saunders spoke with Mock, now 88, about her historic flight and why she's chosen to stay out of the spotlight. Saunders joined Weekend Express to talk about her time with Mock and her incredible story.

Ocean expert: If Flight 370 is found, new troubles await

Ocean expert: If Flight 370 is found, new troubles await

Saturday marks day 36 in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but crews say they believe they are closer than ever to finding the missing plane.

This week, searchers detected four signals in the Indian Ocean within 17 miles of each other. However, even if searchers find one of the black boxes, they still face a major challenge. Those signals are coming from three miles underwater.

Weekend Bites: The Ramen burger!

Weekend Bites: The Ramen burger!

The Ramen burger is one of the newest hybrid burgers to cause a foodie frenzy in NYC. Hundreds of people have flocked to food festivals to line up for the half burger, half Ramen noodle creation.

The culinary concoction is so popular, it has its own Facebook page and Twitter account! Keizo Shimamoto is the man behind it. His new restaurant Ramen Co. opened earlier this month and is serving Ramen burgers in New York City.

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