October 9th, 2013
10:51 AM ET

Ford Reveals New Self-Parking, Self-Driving Car

Wouldn't it be nice if your car could park itself sometimes? That could be the future with a wave of new self-driving cars hitting the market.

Some models can even find a space and park without you inside.

Those are some features that Ford shows off in a new video for its self-driving car.

A host at Techbytes, Brett Larson explains that Ford is “bringing the ability to where you can literally get out of your car and say find a parking space for me and it will drive and find a parking space. And then, as you can see here, pull in to said parking space for you.”

Larson says, “Part of the technology is equipping the parking areas so the car knows where it can and cannot park.”

The upgrade may be more of many to soon be built into consumer cars.

“I think that there's a small market for it," he says, "but I think it's a piece of a puzzle in a bigger picture where it's going to be, we're moving towards safer cars and technology that keeps us safe.”

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October 9th, 2013
10:47 AM ET

Sen. Tom Coburn: "There Is No Debt Ceiling;" Would "Rather Have A Managed Catastrophe Now"

Some Republicans see the debt limit fight as an opportunity to not only shrink the size of government but also to pay off interest.

Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma tells "New Day's" Chris Cuomo the debt ceiling does not exist and default will not occur if it is not raised.

Coburn maintains that he wants to negotiate with Democrats and President Obama before raising the debt ceiling and funding the government.

“The debt ceiling has never not been raised, so there is no debt ceiling. And by having a debt ceiling and then raising it every time, it allows the politicians off the hook for making the hard choices,” Senator Coburn says.

“I’d rather have a managed catastrophe now, which I don’t think will be there,” Senator Coburn says. “Here’s the thing that all the media does – default equals not raising the debt ceiling. That’s not true…. Those are two different and distinct things. I’m not saying we shouldn’t pay our bills. What I’m saying is we should put ourselves in the position where we have to start making hard choices now.”

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October 9th, 2013
10:20 AM ET

Sick Baker Calls Firefighters, They Save Wedding

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," firefighters in California help save a wedding after a baker suffers a health scare.

Fresno baker Laura Zabicki was on her way to a ceremony with the all-important cake and flowers when she started to feel severe chest pains.

She called for help and firefighters responded but as she was being loaded into the ambulance, her health was the last thing she had on her mind.

Fire Capt. Domlin Juul says, "Right when we were kind of transferring her over to the ambulance, she looked at me and asked if we could drive it to the wedding. She couldn't get any employees down in time, for like another hour and a half. It would have actually missed the whole ceremony."

The bride, Kimberly Sorsky, says she was confused about the fire truck at first but thanks the men for helping her.

The firefighters are wearing pink in the video in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month and the baker is going to be ok.

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School Bans Most Balls During Recess: Smart Move Or Going Too Far?
October 9th, 2013
09:16 AM ET

School Bans Most Balls During Recess: Smart Move Or Going Too Far?

Is it an extreme case of helicopter parenting or a smart move to keep kids safe?

That's what parents are asking after hearing about a Long Island middle school's decision to ban most balls during recess and also require supervision of tag, even cartwheels, due to safety concerns.

No longer allowed at the Weber Middle School in Port Washington, New York: footballs, baseballs, soccer balls, lacrosse balls and any other hardballs that could injure a child. Also off limits: rough games of tag and cartwheels unless an adult supervisor is on hand.

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"We want to make sure our children have fun but are also protected," Dr. Kathleen Maloney, superintendent of Port Washington Schools, said in a local television interview, noting how playground injuries can "unintentionally" become very serious.

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