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Mercedes-Benz is developing truck that will drive itself

Tractor-trailer drivers, if you text while driving in the middle of the freeway, then the future may belong to you. If you can afford a Mercedes truck, that is.

New ambulance treats strictly stroke patients in Houston

They are sudden, devastating and can kill. But with the right treatment and the right amount of time, doctors can save stroke victims.

Why minor league baseball plays a major role in the U.S.

Far from the bright lights and big salaries on big league diamonds, minor league teams play a major role in their communities during the summer months.

World Cup fans are renting friends as tourguides in Brazil

Hundreds of thousands of fans from across the globe are in Brazil for the World Cup and some are literally renting a friend to see the sights like a local.

Why genes are to blame for bad teeth

Remember "The Big Book of British Smiles" from "The Simpsons"? The dentist used it to scare children into proper dental hygiene.

Future of travel includes holographic staff, no lost luggage

A driverless taxi is waiting for you outside your house. Cruising through the city, you arrive safely at the airport where you drop off your luggage while ordering a coffee.

Maine woman receives aunt's letter 83 years after it was mailed

A long-lost letter is finally delivered  to an address in Maine-- 83 years later. Talk about getting lost in the mail!

Reigning hot dog champ chows down 61 franks after getting engaged

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, reigning king of the world's most famous hot dog eating contest, may have had an extra boost of confidence Friday. With a hug and kiss, his girlfriend of three years accepted his marriage proposal.

Joan Rivers jokes Obama is gay, first lady is transgender

  Who needs Fourth of July fireworks when you have Joan Rivers around?

Sirius XM fires 'Opie & Anthony's' Anthony Cumia for racist tweets

 "Opie & Anthony" has been cut in half.