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Weekend Express with Lynn Smith

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

You can help a veterans photo project

You can help a veterans photo project

The Defense Department has photos of almost all of those who served in the Vietnam War.  Some college students are trying to help them fill in the gaps.  If you have photos to share, check out The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

Severe weather: flooding in Texas

Severe weather: flooding in Texas

Dozens of people had to evacuate because of the rising Wichita River in north Texas.  The area has had a lot of rain in just a couple of days and more could be on the way.

Washington killings suspect may have had help

Washington killings suspect may have had help

We're learning more about the moments leading up to the killings of a Washington DC family and their housekeeper.  The suspect in the case made his first court appearance and prosecutors now say they think he didn't act alone.

Not enough time to train? Try this 3-minute workout!

Not enough time to train? Try this 3-minute workout!

Author and celebrity personal trainer Joel Harper’s new book, “Mind Your Body” has the diet and exercise to get you on your way to a leaner, healthier life. See how HLN's Lynn Smith did with this three-minute workout challenge!

A 'milkshake' for a leaner, healthier life

A 'milkshake' for a leaner, healthier life

Author and celebrity personal trainer Joel Harper has spent 20 years helping people achieve their weight-loss goals. He’s sharing his recipe on how to “Mind Your Body” for a leaner, healthier life in four weeks, including this “milk” shake.

Recipe for Avocado Milk Shake
(1 serving: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Vegan)

The Graduates

What to get the grad in your life?

It's that time of year. Thousands of college graduates are receiving their diplomas. It's up to you to give them a gift that has real value to them. 

Ted Jenkin from Oxygen Financial has some great ideas for smart financial gifts.

Memorial Day getaways on a budget

Memorial Day getaways on a budget

It's not too late to get some great travel deals for Memorial Day Weekend. Jeanenne Tornatore, Sr. Editor at Orbitz.com, shares the hottest destinations and low airfares to get there.  She also has tips for saving money on a hotel room. 
Severe weather rakes Southwest

Severe weather rakes Southwest

Severe weather in Texas and Oklahoma churned up at least 22 tornadoes on Saturday, including one a half-mile wide.  

'Train's coming': Bus passengers escape crash

'Train's coming': Bus passengers escape crash

A bus in Atlanta, Georgia, was trapped in a railroad crossing as a train was barreling towards it. Surveillance cameras on board the bus caught the moment of impact and the panicked cries of passengers racing to get off. See more from CNN affiliate WSB.

Skin cancer selfies highlight tanning dangers

Skin cancer selfies highlight tanning dangers

Did you know that more people get skin cancer from tanning than lung cancer from smoking? Tawny Willoughby doesn't want anyone else to go through the painful skin cancer treatments she has to endure.

The selfies Willoughby posted on Facebook went viral. She hopes they serve as a warning message to others. HLN's Lynn Smith talked with a doctor about the dangers of tanning and some healthier alternatives.

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