Weekend Express with Lynn Berry

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

Strong earthquake rocks California

Strong earthquake rocks California

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit the northern part of California near Napa early Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

There are no initial reports of injuries, although emergency crews are driving around looking for damage. It was reportedly the strongest quake to hit the area in 25 years.

Police pull mom, kids over at gunpoint

Police pull mom, kids over at gunpoint

A traffic stop that occurred two weeks ago in Texas has now sparked controversy, according to CNN affiliate WFAA.

Police officers, guns drawn, pulled over a woman and handcuffed her in front of the four small children who were in her car. Forney police detective Michael Clay strongly defended the department's actions, telling WFAA the traffic stop was handled properly.

ice bucket challenge

Are Ice Bucket Challenge videos costing you?

The ice bucket challenge has raised millions of dollars to fight ALS. But those videos of all your friends dousing themselves for a good cause could be costing you money. That's because the auto-play video feature on the Facebook app could be eating-up your data plan. Never fear, tech correspondent Samuel Burke has easy step-by-step directions to disable it. 

Read more: Now this Ice Bucket Challenge warms our hearts!

As seen on Weekend Express: August 23 and 24

As seen on Weekend Express: August 23 and 24

Wanna know more about a story you heard on Weekend Express? Whipped up breakfast during a segment and afraid you missed something cool? Don't sweat it! You know the Weekend Express crew has you covered.

Check below for more information about some of the stories Weekend Express was talking about this morning:


The story behind this hilarious calendar spread

The story behind this hilarious calendar spread

If you've ever lost a bet and thought your punishment was rough, just consider what Stern had to do. After coming in last place in a fantasy football league, he had to re-create 12 pop culture photos for a calendar spread.

Now? The hilarious pictures are all over the Internet.

Katy Perry surprises stand out teachers

Katy Perry surprises stand out teachers

Is your child's classroom short on the essentials... pens, tissues maybe even a dry erase board? You're not alone.

In fact, 76 percent of parents of teen students believe that the lack of school supplies is a significant challenge for schools today. Most teachers spend an average of $400 of their own money each year on materials for their classrooms.  Katy Perry and Staples are trying to help them out! They've teamed up to create the "Make Roar Happen" program. The singer is helping Staples raise awareness of how to help teachers, and in return the company is donating one million dollars in school supplies to DonorsChoose.org.

Millennials are the new face of travel

Millennials are the new face of travel

There's a new travel trend on the horizon thanks to millennials. It's called experiential travel, going beyond the regular tourist attractions. Travelers choose to experience the city through culture, food and nightlife.

The trend is drawing twenty-somethings to cities like Seattle, San Francisco and Austin for unique nightlife and eats.

Toto talks new tour and ALS awareness

Toto talks new tour and ALS awareness

Remember that classic '80s song "Africa" from the band Toto?

Good news: the band is back together and touring! They stopped by Weekend Express to talk about their new tour and mission to raise awareness about ALS.

One actor's powerful 'bullet bucket' challenge

One actor's powerful 'bullet bucket' challenge

Actor turned activist Orlando Jones wants to raise awareness about the deadly shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown. His "bullet bucket" challenge has received more than 266,000 views.

He talks with HLN's Susan Hendricks about his desire to shed more light on the violence taking place in communities like Ferguson, Missouri.

Ferguson unrest from a millennial's perspective

Ferguson unrest from a millennial's perspective

The shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown outraged many people across the country, especially millennials.  They made sure their voices were heard online and on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. Social media played a big part in spreading this story quickly.

Read more: Did eyewitness tweet Michael Brown's death?

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