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  • 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 »
  • Pakistan condemns first US drone strikes this year

    June 12, 2014 5:04 AM

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Pakistani government has condemned two strikes by American drones that have killed 13 suspected militants and marked the resumption of the CIA-led program after a nearly six-month break. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Thursday that the strikes are a violation of... more »
  • House advances revived drone bill to Senate

    May 13, 2014 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill seeking to keep unmanned aircraft from flying over Louisiana's chemical plants was revived by a Senate judiciary committee Tuesday, after it was killed last month by a House panel. Sen. Mack "Bodi" White's original bill (Senate Bill 356) would have banned drones from passing over... more »
  • Drones above farmland could make grocery prices fall Play Video

    May 12, 2014 10:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Scientists at LSU are getting an aerial view of farmers' crops and what they see could help cut down on rising costs. "I see this as the future of agriculture," researcher Charles Malveaux said. He designed and built an $8000 aircraft, as well as several... more »
  • Court orders drone attack info must be released

    April 21, 2014 11:52 AM

    NEW YORK - A ruling in a federal appeals court says the Obama administration must release its legal justifications for killing U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas with drone attacks. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the decision. The case stems from a Freedom of Information Act... more »
  • Drone bill passes out of committee

    April 15, 2014 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Unmanned aircraft would be limited on private property around Louisiana, if lawmakers agree to a bill that has received the support of a Senate judiciary committee. Passage without objection Tuesday came over the opposition of the Louisiana Press Association, which said the bill by Baton Rouge Sen.... more »
  • At the Capitol: Senate backs ban on drones in certain locations

    April 15, 2014 6:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate has agreed to prohibit unmanned aircraft from flying over chemical plants, water treatment systems, telecommunications networks and other items considered "critical infrastructure" in Louisiana. The 35-1 vote Monday of the Senate sent the proposal by Republican Sen. Mack "Bodi" White, of Baton Rouge, to... more »
  • Bill to prohibit drones over plants advances

    April 8, 2014 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A proposal to prohibit unmanned aircraft from flying over chemical plants, water plants and other systems deemed "critical infrastructure" moves to the full Senate for debate after receiving the backing of a judiciary committee Tuesday. The drone regulation bill (Senate Bill 356) by Sen. Mack "Bodi" White,... more »
  • Obama's drone rules leave unanswered questions

    May 24, 2013 3:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power over how and when the weapons can be deployed. National security experts say it's imperative to leave some... more »
  • Obama: New guidelines in place for drone strikes

    May 23, 2013 2:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he has signed new policy guidelines to oversee when the U.S. can use drone strikes against suspected terrorists. Obama says clear guidelines, oversight and accountability are spelled out in "policy guidance" he signed Wednesday. He says Thursday in a national security speech that the... more »
  • Suspected US drone in Yemen kills 4 militants

    May 18, 2013 3:31 PM

    SANAA, Yemen - A suspected U.S. drone strike killed four al-Qaida militants Saturday in a southern Yemeni province once overrun by the group, according to security officials. The officials said the attack took place around dawn in an area called Deyqa in Abyan province. Officials spoke anonymously because they were... more »
  • FAA takes step toward widespread US drone flights

    February 15, 2013 7:14 AM

    WASHINGTON - A future in which unmanned drones are as common in U.S. skies as helicopters and airliners has moved a step closer to happening with a government request for proposals to create six drone test sites around the country. The Federal Aviation Administration made the request Thursday, kicking off... more »
  • CIA operates drone base in Saudi Arabia

    February 6, 2013 5:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - The CIA conducts lethal drone strikes against al-Qaida militants inside Yemen from a remote base in Saudi Arabia, including the strike that killed the U.S.-born al-Qaida operative Anwar al-Awlaki. The location of the base was first disclosed by The New York Times online Tuesday night. The Associated Press... more »
  • Navy: No US drones missing after Iran claim

    December 4, 2012 8:22 AM

    TEHRAN, Iran - A U.S. Navy spokesman says no American drones are missing in the Middle East following Iranian claims it had captured an unmanned American surveillance aircraft. Cmdr. Jason Salata, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, says all U.S. drones in the region are "fully accounted... more »
  • Lawmakers shown video of Benghazi attack

    November 15, 2012 6:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have seen a video made drone surveillance and security camera video that showed them in real time the attack in Libya that killed four Americans, including the ambassador. Top intelligence officials showed them the footage as part of hearings on the attack in September on the diplomatic... more »
  • AP sources: al-Qaida leader in Yemen killed

    September 10, 2012 3:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senior U.S. officials are confirming that the No. 2 al-Qaida leader in Yemen has been killed, dealing a major blow to the terror group. The officials said Saeed al-Shihri was killed, but could not confirm any U.S. involvement in the airstrike Monday that Yemeni leaders say killed the... more »
  • Military considered Shooting Down Errant Drone over D.C.

    September 9, 2010 7:58 PM

    The U.S. military says it considered launching fighter jets and talked about possibly shooting down an errant Navy drone that strayed into restricted airspace near Washington, D.C. last month. The Navy says the mishap does not help the Pentagon's push to have the FAA ease procedures for drone use by... more »

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