Weekend Express with Lynn Berry

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

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.

One food truck's fight against childhood obesity

One food truck's fight against childhood obesity

It's no secret the mobile food scene is on the upswing. Visit any major city and you'll spot trucks devoted to Korean barbecue tacos, handcrafted burgers and more.

One Atlanta food truck's "farm to street" approach caught our eye. Happy Belly serves up healthy, organic, locally-sourced option. They even have gluten-free and vegetarian options and give 5 percent of their earnings to the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta to help fight childhood obesity.

3 easy tricks for a healthier BBQ!

3 easy tricks for a healthier BBQ!

It's Labor Day weekend and that means many of you will be firing up the grill!

Read more: 23 easy tricks for a healthier barbecue

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Lawsuit: Ferguson police used excessive force

Police officers in Ferguson and St. Louis County, Missouri, have been hit with a $40 million lawsuit. Five people claim police roughed them up and violated their civil rights in the days following the shooting of Michael Brown.

Read more: Michael Brown shooting: What did eyewitnesses see?

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.

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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!

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