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  • Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious program announced Thursday escalates Google's technological arms race with rival Amazon.com...

  • Iran says purported Israeli drone came from north

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian general said Wednesday that a purported Israeli drone shot down near a nuclear facility in the Islamic Republic flew in from a northern country that once was part of the Soviet Union. The semi-official Fars news agency, close to the Revolutionary Guard, quoted...

  • China deploys armed drone to multinational drills

    BEIJING (AP) — China's air force said it deployed an armed drone to multinational anti-terrorism drills on Tuesday, underscoring the country's rapid progress in developing unmanned aerial vehicles. The drone, which wasn't identified by type, carried out a successful mission in which it...

  • Iran says it downs Israeli drone near nuclear site

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Sunday its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, recovering major parts of what it described as an advanced aircraft. Israeli officials could not be immediately reached for comment. The incident...

  • Iran unveils new short-range missiles, drones

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran unveiled a new generation of short-range marine missiles and aerial drones on Sunday, as President Hassan Rouhani said its military doctrine was based on deterring and countering threats from unnamed foreign powers. The official IRNA news agency said the Ghadir missile,...

  • Group protests Beijing's drone use in Xinjiang

    BEIJING (AP) — An overseas Uighur rights organization has protested the Chinese government's use of drones in a security crackdown in the ethnic group's home region of Xinjiang, saying it would intensify tensions that have left dozens of people dead this year. The Washington D.C.-based Uyghur...

  • US airstrikes hit militants' vehicles near Sinjar

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say airstrikes from drones have destroyed two armed vehicles south of the Iraqi town of Sinjar, the latest American-led military actions against forces of the Islamic State group. In a statement Friday, U.S. Central Command said Kurdish forces had...

  • Virginia Tech marks start of drone research

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — State and federal leaders are marking the start of research on unmanned aircraft systems being done at Virginia Tech. Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and others on Wednesday marked the Mid-Atlantic Aviation...

  • The real problem with mindless drones

    Commercial drones are the future -- will idiotic regulation keep them grounded?

  • US drone attacks Iraq militant mortar position

    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...

  • Pakistani drone aircraft crashes near air base

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — An air force spokesman in Pakistan says one of his country's drones has crashed while trying to land at a base. Air Commodore Tariq Mahmood said the drone crashed Sunday during a routine flight in eastern Punjab province. Mahmood says the drone sustained minor damage in the...

  • Central NY airport new site for drone safety tests

    ROME, N.Y. (AP) — Federal regulators have approved drone research flights at a central New York airport, one of six sites nationwide chosen to assess the safety of the aerial robots in already busy skies. The other initial mission at Griffiss International Airport in Rome will be to study how...

  • Actions speak louder than words: Gaza residents trust Israel

    Gazans abandon buildings after being warned that they are targeted and feel safe in watching the bombing from nearby streets. 

  • Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

    University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.



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