Last Update on May 07, 2015 07:14 GMT
SELF-DRIVING BIG RIG
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Who's driving the big rig? The computer! Daimler Trucks North America says its "Inspiration" truck is the first self-driving semi to be licensed to roll on public roads. It's being tested on Nevada's highways. There's still a driver behind the wheel -- in this case it was Mark Alvick. He had the truck in "highway pilot" mode. So, no hands on the wheel or feet on the pedals. But forget about catching some "Z's." Daimler says their drivers won't be snoozing or texting even when the truck is in automatic mode.
UNDATED (AP) -- Olympic gold medalist Bryan Clay is practicing a little creative dentistry. He helped his 5-year-old daughter pull out a loose tooth with a javelin throw. The American decathlete tied one end of a piece of floss to the tooth, the other end to the javelin. Out popped the tooth. It's all captured in a video that's going viral. Clay says in an email the idea was a joint effort with his daughter and wife. He says Ellie is their youngest and watched as her older brother and sister did some crazy stunts to remove their loose teeth. Now it was her turn.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A move to legalize pot in Texas is getting tea party backing. A state House committee has passed a legalization measure. Republican state Representative David Simpson argues that pot comes from God and therefore shouldn't be banned by government. The tea party favorite supports what he calls the "Christian case" for legalization. The bill would still have to be considered by the full House, before the session ends June 1.
WRONG WAY NAKED DRIVER
GRANT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan authorities charge a naked woman forgot more than her clothes. Clare County deputies say 23-year-old Jessie Schwaub-Devault was nude when she was stopped for driving the wrong way and drunken driving. According to authorities, Schwaub-Devault had also left her naked husband and child at a highway rest stop. She now faces a number of charges, including drunken driving, indecent exposure and child abuse. Her husband, Joshua Devault, was also arraigned on indecent exposure and child abuse charges.