Weekend Express with Lynn Berry

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

WWII soldier laid to rest, nearly 70 years later

WWII soldier laid to rest, nearly 70 years later

Private First Class Cecil Harris was declared missing in action when he was just 19.  Last summer, two hikers in France discovered his remains.

Harris was honored in a repatriation ceremony on Thursday in Mountain City, Tennessee, according to CNN affiliate WJHL. His granddaughter Christie Laws says her family never expected to see this day. Laws told WJHL her family was thankful "we get to bury him in his final resting place and we get to have closure."

Chicago's deadly summer continues

Chicago's deadly summer continues

There's been no relief from this summer's wave of deadly gun violence in Chicago.

Seven people, including four teens, were shot Friday outside a convenience store. One boy was killed. Eric Horng from CNN affiliate WLS reports.

Whoa, that is one big BUNNY!

Whoa, that is one big BUNNY!

We know. We thought this was a joke, too.

On Friday morning, a Colorado man spotted something underneath a truck. That "something" turned out to be a giant bunny rabbit, although Chris Royer told CNN affiliate KUSA the bunny was so big...he thought it was a dog at first.

Daughter of soul: James Brown's legacy

Daughter of soul: James Brown's legacy

When "Get on Up," the biopic about singer James Brown hits theaters next week, it's sure to depict many parts of his life... the ups and the downs.

So, how does his family feel about that?

One girl's quest to find her own Ryan Gosling

One girl's quest to find her own Ryan Gosling

What happens when you mix a single filmmaker in Los Angeles and an open casting call? This video.

Jessie Kahnweiler's unconventional attempt to find the "perfect boyfriend" has gotten more than 600,000 views. It features re-enacted scenes from "The Notebook," but did it work?

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Singing selfie: App makes any day 'karaoke night'

Want to become a star, or maybe just sound like one? A new app for the iPhone called Hook'd lets you sing along with the hits 'karaoke-style.' Whoops, you weren't quite on pitch? No problem, just tweak it with some built-in studio controls. Once you're happy with it, the app automatically uploads your video to Youtube for all your friends (and Hollywood talent scouts) to see.

Tech correspondent Samuel Burke demonstrates the app for Weekend Express anchor Lynn Berry. With the help of a singing anchor from CNN en Espanol, Samuel showed Lynn how it all works.

5 words changed my life: We don't carry your size

5 words changed my life: We don't carry your size

Editor’s note: Makenzie Bowker is a social media producer for HLN's Weekend Express with Lynn Berry.

I've never been what you would describe as "thin" or "skinny." In high school, I was for sure carrying more weight than I should have been. Rack it up to depression stemming from my parents' divorce, typical high school woes or overindulgence in one too many meals -- but I was easily a size 16 on a "skinny" day. Needless to say, I didn't have an overwhelming amount of male suitors lining up to ask me on dates.

Ice down your summer with the 'Coolest' cooler!

Ice down your summer with the 'Coolest' cooler!

What is it about the idea of a cooler that makes people want to throw over $6 million at its creator? That's a good question for Ryan Grepper, the man behind the "Coolest" Kickstarter. 

Grepper wanted to make a cooler that was like an upgrade to the old-school plastic version we've been dragging around for the last few decades. So, Grepper designed one with a blender, a waterproof speaker system and a USB charger and popped the whole thing up on Kickstarter.

Massive sinkhole causes evacuation in Florida

Massive sinkhole causes evacuation in Florida

A sleepless night for some families in Spring Hill, Florida.  This is new video from CNN affiliate WTSP of a sinkhole growing near homes.

The Hernando County Sheriff's office says several families were evacuated Saturday night. The hole is about 40 yards across and 40 feet deep. The sheriff's office says there are cracks in the road and cracks in the house closest to the sinkhole.

Pac-Man invades New York streets!

Pac-Man invades New York streets!

Pac-Man and the ghosts hit the streets of New York on Friday. Yes, as in the old school arcade game!

According to CNN affiliate News 12 Brooklyn, the dressed-up characters were part of the city's two-day "Come Out & Play" festival. 'PacManhattan' participants donned costumes, grabbed maps and chased each other down.

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