Drone aircraft

December 14, 2017 - 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A recreational drone operator was at fault in the first confirmed midair collision in the U.S. between a drone and a manned aircraft, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday The operator was unaware the Federal Aviation Administration had temporarily banned drone...
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December 14, 2017 - 3:31 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed at least 17 and injured 20 at a police academy in Somalia's capital on Thursday, police said. Col. Mohamud Aden said that 20 other officers were wounded by the blast, some of them seriously. The...
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December 12, 2017 - 9:13 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A U.S. military drone strike on a vehicle carrying explosives in Somalia has removed "an imminent threat to the people of Mogadishu" by the al-Shabab extremist group, the U.S. Africa Command said Tuesday. The airstrike was carried out early Tuesday morning about 65...
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December 07, 2017 - 5:05 am
DRUNKEN DRONE FLYING TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote today on legislation to make it illegal to operate a drone while drunk. The National Conference on State Legislatures says at least 38 states are considering drone legislation this year, going beyond the Federal Aviation...
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December 07, 2017 - 12:03 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote on legislation that would make it illegal to operate a drone while drunk. The Democrat-led Senate is scheduled to vote on the legislation Thursday. The National Conference on State Legislatures says at least 38 states are considering drone...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2017 file photo, firefighters from across Kansas and Oklahoma battle a wildfire near Protection, Kan. The La Nina climate phenomenon in the south Pacific Ocean is contributing to weather conditions that are expected to be warm and dry with low humidity, leading to fears of a sharp increase in winter wildfires from the mid-South through the Great Plains. (Bo Rader/The Wichita Eagle via AP File)/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
December 03, 2017 - 10:26 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Conditions are ripe for winter wildfires from the mid-South through the Great Plains thanks to a combination of weather factors, including the climate phenomenon known as La Nina, that have left a lot of dry growth. In addition to the La Nina, an occasional cooling of the...
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December 01, 2017 - 5:09 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese company that is the world's biggest maker of commercial drones is denying claims in a U.S. government document circulated online that it gives Beijing information about American law enforcement and utility companies. DJI Ltd. denied suggestions in the document, posted on...
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November 28, 2017 - 7:11 pm
Drones that collide with planes cause more damage than birds of the same size because of their solid motors, batteries and other parts, a study released by the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday found. The study's researchers say aircraft-manufacturing standards designed for bird strikes...
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This Nov. 26, 2017 photo released by the Santa Clara Police Department shows Tracy Michael Mapes, 55, of Sacramento, Calif. Authorities say Mapes was arrested after using a drone to drop anti-media leaflets over crowds at NFL games in Santa Clara and Oakland and that federal, state and local officials are investigating. (Santa Clara Police Department via AP)
November 27, 2017 - 8:56 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man was cited for flying a drone over two NFL games this weekend and dropping political leaflets over the stadiums, reigniting concerns over remote aircraft at major sports events. Federal and local laws prohibit flying drones near games, and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2016, file photo, Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the third hole during the final round at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament in Nassau, Bahamas. Woods returns this week to the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. It’s the 10th time he has returned after a layoff of 10 week or longer. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
November 27, 2017 - 4:51 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — All eyes are on Tiger Woods and his return to golf, even the players he has to beat. Especially the players. Woods was on the back end of the practice range Monday at Albany Golf Club, hitting balls with Patrick Reed, when he looked up at a drone buzzing some 50 feet over him...
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