Weekend Express with Lynn Berry

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

9-year-old dies in sand cave collapse

9-year-old dies in sand cave collapse

A beach trip turned deadly for a 9-year-old on Friday.

Authorities said the young girl was digging a hole at a beach in Lincoln City, Oregon, when the sand caved in, burying her. It's not unusual for kids to build holes in the sand, but safety experts say most people don't understand that the sand can collapse and it’s very difficult it is to get people out.

From a lawyer's perspective: The NFL's new policy

From a lawyer's perspective: The NFL's new policy

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted he "messed up" when it came to punishing Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice.

Rice was suspended for two games after he was seen on camera dragging his wife out of an elevator. He pleaded not guilty to assault charges and was accepted into a counseling program for first-time offenders, but now Goodell is changing the rules for the entire NFL. Any violation of the domestic violence rules will now get a six-game suspension.

We're 'buzzing' over these unique gadgets

We're 'buzzing' over these unique gadgets

Did you know you can now take your temperature with your iPhone or keep your pets from eating out of the wrong food bowl?

HLN's Yasmin Vossoughian, with the help of Buzzfeed, tracked down the hot new gadgets that are making all our wildest dreams come true!

Last blast of summer: Backyard party edition!

Last blast of summer: Backyard party edition!

Ok, friends. This is it. Labor Day is Monday and that’s the traditional end of summer. If you’ve been waiting all summer to throw a backyard party, now’s your chance. 

Read more: One food truck's fight against childhood obesity

Retirees and student loans: Plan smart!

Retirees and student loans: Plan smart!

Many retired Americans are now handing over their Social Security benefits to pay for old student loans.

It's a growing trend across the nation. In 2013 alone, 156,000 Americans had their Social Security checks garnished because of student loans they had defaulted on years ago.

An expert's guide to Instagram's Hyperlapse!

An expert's guide to Instagram's Hyperlapse!

Say goodbye to the tripods! Now, there's a new app that lets you go wherever you want while shooting time-lapse video at the same time. It's called Hyperlapse.

Watch: Let's Hyperlapse! Meet Instagram's newest offering

Tony Stewart set to race Sunday

Tony Stewart set to race Sunday

Tony Stewart will be returning to the NASCAR track Sunday, three weeks after his car hit and killed another driver, Kevin Ward Jr. on a dirt track.

Read more: Tony Stewart hits, kills fellow driver on dirt track

Doctor: 'Lack of sleep is tied to bigger issues'

Doctor: 'Lack of sleep is tied to bigger issues'

Kids, especially high school students need more sleep than adults. The experts say one way to make that happen is to start school later. This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced its support for that effort.

Read more: Delay school start time? Pediatricians say 'yes'

Dragon Con from an actor's perspective!

Dragon Con from an actor's perspective!

Time to get your 'geek' on!

More than 60,000 people are expected at this year's Dragon Con, which celebrates pop culture, science fiction, fantasy and gaming.

Kraft recalls American cheese singles

Kraft recalls American cheese singles

When you fire up the grill to make burgers this weekend, you might want to hold the cheese.

Kraft Food Groups is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of Kraft American singles, citing a supplier's “out-of-standard storage temperatures" for one of its ingredients. The press release was distributed Friday.

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