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Weekend Express with Lynn Smith

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

Apple Music

How to disable Apple Music's auto-renewal

If you have an iPhone, you may already be taking advantage of the new Apple Music service's 90 day free trial. Why not, right? 

But when it expires, your subscription automatically renews at a cost of $9.99 a month -- if you don't stop it. CNN Tech Expert Samuel Burke shows you how.

Get your drink on with this summer cocktail

Get your drink on with this summer cocktail

Take a much-needed break from grilling and ease into Sunday with this drink created by Mixologist Paul Calvert. If you're not a fan of mixed drinks no sweat! He's got some wine and beer options too!

"Odd Bird" Cocktail - A twist on the traditional Paloma with a smoky flavor.

Tech expert Katie Linendoll shows Lynn must-have summer gadgets

Summer gadgets, had me a blast

Whether you're on the beach, by the pool, or just relaxing with your favorite food and/or beverage, new technology can add to your summer fun.
Tech expert Katie Linendoll stopped by HLN's Weekend Express to share the hottest summer gadgets with Lynn Smith.
NYPD officers prepare for July 4th

July 4 terror warning intensifies security

Several federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, have issued vague nationwide warnings about the possibility of a terror attack this July 4th. While holiday warnings and precautions are pretty routine, the rise of ISIS  -- and recent terror attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia -- have authorities erring on the side of caution. Weekend Express anchor Lynn Smith spoke with CNN's Sunlen Serfaty, reporting from the National Mall in Washington, where hundreds of thousands of people gather each year to watch the fireworks.

Woman accused of stealing money meant for dying child

Woman accused of stealing money meant for dying child

A Kentucky woman is accused of raising money for a dying child, then spending the money on herself.  His family was counting on using the money for his funeral, but police say the woman spent $2,248 on shoes, food and a casino.  Thanks to WLKY for the story.

Bear goes in for close up on family's car

Bear goes in for close up on family's car

A Montana family thought they'd left the wildlife behind as they drove home from Yellowstone National Park.  Then they saw a bear...and the bear came in for a much closer look.  A young girl in the video noticed this about this bear: "He smells like beef jerky!"

Cerebral palsy doesn't stop Spartan racer

Cerebral palsy doesn't stop Spartan racer

Sari Lipp has cerebral palsy and some other serious health issues. But she's not letting that stop her from competing in a tough run that might make even a seasoned athlete buckle.  Thanks to CNN affiliate KTVR for the story.

Hundreds hurt in Taiwan water park blast

Hundreds hurt in Taiwan water park blast

People partying at a Taiwan water park were badly burned Saturday night when part of the celebration went terribly wrong.

Colored powder was released on the crowd as planned, but something ignited the powder, creating walls of flames that burned hundreds of people.

Orlando

Family vacations: saving money and having fun

Taking a summer vacation with the family can sometimes drive you a little crazy, and drain your wallet too.

But it doesn't have to be that way. Ted Jenkin from Oxygen Financial has some smart tips for any family taking a trip this summer.

Python eats porcupine, instantly regrets it

Python eats porcupine, instantly regrets it

In a battle between a 12-foot-long python and a 30-pound porcupine, the snake won....at first.

Visitors to the Lake Eland Game Reserve in South Africa were speculating on what might be in the snake's bulging belly.  When the snake died and rangers performed a necropsy, they found the porcupine.

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