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  • Manufacturer: Drones should transmit identifier for security

    March 27, 2017 12:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - The world's largest manufacturer of civilian drones is proposing that the craft transmit identification information to help law enforcement and safety agencies figure out which might belong to rogue operators. DJI, a Chinese company, said in a paper released Monday that radio transmissions of an identification code could... more »
  • Afghan officials: 12 insurgents killed in 2 drone attacks

    March 19, 2017 11:20 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan officials say that at least 12 insurgents including two of their commanders have been killed in separate drone attacks in eastern Afghanistan. Mohammad Rahman Ayaz, spokesman for the provincial governor in eastern Paktika province, said Sunday that the two insurgent commanders were targeted by a drone... more »
  • Sheriff's drone finds teens who fled military-style program

    March 14, 2017 8:51 AM

    BENTON - It was night, and three runaways were hiding in woods. A sheriff's deputy put up a drone with a thermal imaging camera, and found them within a minute. Two were quickly detained. The camera showed that the third ran through the woods and crossed Interstate 20 in the... more »
  • EBRSO: man stole $16,000 drone from unlocked truck

    March 1, 2017 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Detectives are looking for a man who stole a $16,000 drone from an unlocked truck on Centurion Avenue Wednesday morning. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, the man opened an unlocked pickup truck and stole a black and yellow Sensefly Ebee Autonomous mapping drone... more »
  • Drone captures 'cat and mouse' game with Siberian Tigers Play Video

    February 23, 2017 3:55 PM

    HEILONGJIAN PROVINCE – Some cameramen in China found out what happens when you mix Siberian tigers with drones. Video footage published by China’s Central Television shows some “rather chubby tigers” chasing a drone around their habitat in China’s Heilongjiang Province. It was all fun and games until a... more »
  • Pentagon says China has returned unmanned underwater drone

    December 20, 2016 12:25 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Pentagon says China has returned the unmanned underwater drone the Chinese Navy seized last week. In a statement issued late Monday, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook says the Chinese Navy vessel that had seized the drone returned it near the location where it had been taken. The incident... more »
  • 1 small delivery for a man, 1 giant leap for Amazon, drones

    December 14, 2016 3:48 PM

    ATLANTA - Drone delivery has begun. On Dec. 7, a bag of popcorn, along with an Amazon Fire TV stick, left a Cambridge warehouse in the U.K. and 13 minutes later, both were accepted by an Amazon customer, one of two who had agreed to be part of the test... more »
  • Researchers show off medical drones for disasters, shootings

    December 6, 2016 9:22 PM

    RAYMOND, Miss. - Researchers say they hope small helicopter drones can bring medical care to areas after severe weather or mass shootings. They showed off models Tuesday at John Bell Williams Airport in Raymond. A partnership between William Carey University's College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Hinds Community College drone... more »
  • North Dakota students learn how to build drone businesses

    October 16, 2016 12:39 PM

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. - One of the leading aviation schools in the country has added a new class to its curriculum: a drone business course. The 24 students in the University of North Dakota class are not only learning how to fly drones, they are receiving real-world business experience. At... more »
  • Government forecast: 600K commercial drones within the year

    August 29, 2016 1:26 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal aviation officials estimate there will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday. Michael Huerta, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, said at a news conference that the... more »
  • Lawmakers look to regulate drone use with handful of bills

    April 26, 2016 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers are making a bipartisan push to regulate drones, an area where developing technology meets privacy concerns. A number of proposals under consideration would criminalize drone trespassing, outline surveillance and privacy laws and establish registration and licensing guidelines. Baton Rouge Sen. Dan Claitor, a Republican, has... more »
  • Bill aimed to stop peeping Toms using drones Play Video

    April 1, 2016 7:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The increasing popularity of unmanned flying drones equipped with cameras has raised privacy concerns. State Representative Marcus Hunter wants to expand Louisiana's video voyeurism law to include these remote controlled devices. "What we want to do is create the crime where someone uses the drone to be... more »
  • Man who shot down drone pleads guilty to criminal mischief

    February 13, 2016 3:12 PM

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. - A southern New Jersey man who shot down a drone flying above his neighborhood has pleaded guilty to criminal mischief. Cape May County prosecutors will recommend that Russell Percenti receive probation when he's sentenced April 29. The 34-year-old Lower Township man was charged with... more »
  • Chinese drone maker unveils human-carrying drone

    January 6, 2016 6:42 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Chinese drone maker Ehang Inc. on Wednesday unveiled what it calls the world's first drone capable of carrying a human passenger. The Guangzhou, China-based company pulled the cloth off the Ehang 184 at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the CES gadget show. In a company... more »
  • Pentagon set to announce awards for combat, drone service

    January 6, 2016 2:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. defense officials say the Pentagon is creating awards to recognize drone pilots who have a direct impact on battle and troops who excel in combat. It's part of a review of how the military services bestow medals. The department also will review the Silver Star and Service... more »
  • FAA to require most drones to be registered and marked

    December 14, 2015 11:44 AM

    WASHINGTON - Owners of many small drones and model airplanes will have to register them with the government. The Federal Aviation Administration announced the requirement Monday in response to increasing reports of drones flying near manned aircraft and airports. The requirement covers aircraft weighing from a half pound to 55... more »
  • FAA tells drone owners to skip registration firms

    November 16, 2015 2:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The government says requirements to register their drones will be simple enough that owners don't need to pay a "drone registration" firm to do it for them. Some websites are advertising that they will register a drone for a $25 fee. The Federal Aviation Administration plans... more »
  • Denham Springs councilmen eye limit for drone usage

    November 12, 2015 7:12 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- City councilmen in Denham Springs are hustling to pass a new ordinance prohibiting drones from flying over private property in time for the gift-giving season. Councilman Jeff Wesley says the primary concern is that the small, unmanned craft can carry cameras and take photos from the sky. Remote-controlled... more »
  • AP Source: U. S. to register drone operators

    October 19, 2015 11:02 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal regulators are expected to announce Monday that the government will require registration of most drones to help track operators who flout safety rules, according to an industry official. The industry official said the Federal Aviation Administration is setting up working groups of government and industry officials... more »
  • Drone shot down in Ascension Parish feud Play Video

    October 6, 2015 3:43 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies said they're investigating a drone shot down during a dispute between two neighbors in Ascension Parish. Aaron Hernandez said he was flying his $1,200 remote-controlled quadcopter Monday evening at his father's home when his neighbors took a shot at it. Hernandez said the quadcopter was... more »
  • Drone spooks high school football crowd Play Video

    September 7, 2015 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal laws may have been broken after someone flew a drone over Memorial Stadium Friday during a packed football game. People watching the game between McKinley and Scotlandville took pictures of the drone, which circled the stadium after flying in from Scenic Highway. Mary Triplett... more »
  • Lafayette company tests drone for fighting mosquitoes

    August 14, 2015 12:42 PM

    L AFAYETTE - A Lafayette company is trying to fight the bite with flight. They're flying a drone over areas that could be potentially infested with mosquitoes to map out the stagnant water that provides a breeding ground for the pest. Mosquito Control Contractors Inc. invited news media and... more »
  • 18-year-old's video of gun-firing drone spurs investigation

    July 21, 2015 12:49 PM

    CLINTON - An 18-year-old Connecticut man may be in trouble with federal aviation officials after posting a video online that shows shots being fired from a drone that had been jury-rigged with a handgun. The FAA says it is investigating whether Austin Haghwout of Clinton violated its regulations, which prohibit... more »
  • ISIS fighter makes July 4 threat, reportedly killed that day

    July 7, 2015 12:56 PM

    A day after a purported high-profile Western member of ISIS posted an ominous message on Twitter saying this Fourth of July would be a "day to remember," U.S.-led coalition missiles may have kept the promise for him - just probably not the way he meant. Today other Twitter accounts... more »
  • Man flies drone inside ballpark during Phillies game

    June 1, 2015 12:28 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police have questioned a man who was flying a drone inside Citizens Bank Park during a Philadelphia Phillies game. Authorities say Phillies staff first spotted the remote-controlled drone near the third-base gate on Sunday but it landed in a parking lot outside. Team security director Sal DeAngelis tells... more »
  • Man arrested near White House over drone

    May 14, 2015 3:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - A federal law enforcement official says a man has been arrested after trying to launch a drone outside the White House fence. The official said it was unclear if the person intended to fly the aircraft at the executive mansion or whether he was trying to take aerial... more »
  • AP Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists

    May 1, 2015 3:33 AM

    WASHINGTON- A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that 6 in 10 Americans favor using drones to target and kill members of terrorist groups such as al-Qaida overseas, while only 13 percent are opposed. About 24 percent don't feel strongly either way. By a wider margin, nearly three-quarters of Americans say... more »
  • US says it struck Islamic State drone in Iraq

    March 18, 2015 12:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. military says it bombed an Islamic State drone aircraft in Iraq that was being used for battlefield surveillance. A spokesman for the U.S. military command in charge of the conflict against the Islamic State said Wednesday that the drone was a small, unarmed hand-held type of... more »
  • Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flight

    March 10, 2015 3:09 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mysterious, middle-of-the-night drone flights by the U.S. Secret Service during the next several weeks over parts of Washington are part of secret government testing intended to find ways to interfere with rogue drones or knock them out of the sky. A U.S. official briefed on the plans... more »
  • 3 Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone in Paris

    February 25, 2015 12:41 PM

    PARIS - The Paris prosecutors' office says three Al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested for illegally flying a drone. It said the three foreign nationals aged 70, 54 and 36 were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after police spotted the drone flying in the Bois de Boulogne woods in western Paris.... more »
  • Man tells police drone crash at White House was accidental

    January 26, 2015 5:34 AM

    WASHINGTON - A man has come forward to say he was responsible for the drone that crashed early Monday on the White House grounds. A U.S. official says the man made contact with the Secret Service after reports of the crash spread in the media. The man told the Secret... more »
  • Suspected U.S. drone strike kills 4 militants in Pakistan

    January 19, 2015 1:56 AM

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Officials in Pakistan say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed four militants near the country's northwestern border with Afghanistan. The officials say the strike Monday targeted a suspected militant hideout in the Shawal area of Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region. The two officials spoke on condition... more »
  • Drone sightings up dramatically

    November 12, 2014 2:37 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Federal and industry officials say the government is getting near-daily reports - and sometimes two or three a day - of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission. It's a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports to the... more »
  • US drone attacks Iraq militant mortar position

    August 12, 2014 10:24 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. military officials say an armed American drone has attacked and destroyed a mortar position of Islamic militants in northern Iraq. The U.S. Central Command issued a brief statement saying the Tuesday morning attack targeted a mortar position that was firing on members of the Kurdish militia. ... more »

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