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Weekend Express with Lynn Smith

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

Hiker missing for nine days is found

Hiker missing for nine days is found

Rescuers say they were very close to giving up on finding Miyuki Harwood.  After nine days in the Sierra Nevada wilderness, they didn't hold out much hope of finding her alive.  Saturday morning, their persistence paid off.  Search teams heard her rescue whistle and it let them right to her.  She has some broken bones and was very  hungry, but she says she's just happy to be alive.

 

Surfer's near shark attack leaves a mark

Surfer's near shark attack leaves a mark

Not too many people can say they survived a shark attack, but Elinor Dempsey has the bite mark to prove it. Luckily, her surfboard took the massive bite.

HLN Weekend Express' Lynn Smith has the scary details.

Your voice can unlock your bank account

Your voice can unlock your bank account

New technology could help prevent hackers from getting access to your financial information. Voice recognition software allows only you to check on your bank account or credit card.

See how the system responded when tech correspondent Samuel Burke tried to throw it for a loop.

Prep school rape trial

Prep school rape trial

A New Hampshire jury on Friday convicted Owen Labrie of five counts -- including one felony -- in connection with the sexual assault of another student at a prestigious prep school, but it acquitted him of more serious charges.  HLN Legal analyst Joey Jackson looks at how the case breaks down.

Watch: Split decision in prep-school case

Parents say baby monitor was hacked

Parents say baby monitor was hacked

An Indiana couple is creeped out by the knowledge that someone hacked into their video baby monitor.  They say the monitor was on and they heard music and "sexual" noises.  Tech experts say, if you're going to use these types of monitors, you must change the factory-set password to safeguard your privacy.

Thanks to WXIN for the story.

No charges in shooting of unarmed man

No charges in shooting of unarmed man

Charges against a police officer accused of killing an unarmed black man will be dismissed.  There will be no retrial after a jury’s split decision.  Joey Jackson shares legal analysis of the decision.

Related: No retrial for Kerrick

#VirginiaShooting: Could anything have been done?

#VirginiaShooting: Could anything have been done?

After WDBJ reporter Allison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were gunned down by a disgruntled former station employee, details started to come out about the shooter's troubled past. This left many asking whether more could have been done? HLN Weekend Express' Lynn Smith posed that question to psychologist Jeff Gardere.

Watch: How WDBJ covered its own shooting tragedy

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Kanye, Taylor, & Miley: What will they do this time?

You can count on MTV's Video Music Awards to shock and surprise. This year's show is hosted by Miley Cyrus, who made twerking famous after her racy performance two years ago at the VMAs. 

There may be more drama with this year's Video Vanguard Award winner, Kanye West. He made headlines in 2009 when he grabbed the microphone and told Taylor Swift: "Ima let you finish". Swift is one of the five nominees for Video of the Year.

What's really in those Mars Rover images?

What's really in those Mars Rover images?

The Mars Rover has been sending back images that have the internet buzzing. Some see images of a woman, while others claim they see rats and reptiles. What do you see? 

HLN's Weekend Express takes a closer look with some help from CNN's Ian Lee.  


Fan falls to death at baseball game

Fan falls to death at baseball game

      A man who fell from the upper deck of Atlanta's Turner Field during a Braves-Yankees game has died, the Atlanta Braves said. 
      Gregory Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta, Georgia, tumbled out of the stands during the seventh inning of the game Saturday night as the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez was walking to home plate.
      "The Atlanta Braves offer their deepest condolences to the family," the team said in a statement.

CNN contributed to this report

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