U.S. hero who stopped attack stabbed

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GM recalls SUVs, tells owners not to use windshield wipers

The company is recalling nearly 32,000 SUVs because an electrical short could cause the wiper motor to catch fire.

Greek town glimpses mass transit future: driverless buses

In a rural Greek town, tests are underway to see how a driverless bus performs in real traffic conditions. (Photos)

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