drone aircraft

This June 2013 photo provided by the University of North Florida Office of Research shows a drone at the Blue J area in northwestern New Mexico. (AP Photo/Cynthia Hotujec-Kantner)

San Diego utility wins FAA OK to test drones

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Gas & Electric says it will begin testing drone aircraft to help patrol for outages and wildfires in remote areas. SDG&E announced Friday that it’s become the first utility in the nation […]

07/12/2014

FILE - This March 12, 2014, file photo shows a drone flown by Brian Wilson, landing after flying over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

New York police see risks with drones’ popularity

NEW YORK (AP) — One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush […]

07/09/2014

President Barack Obama applauds those who serve in Iraq and Afghanistan as he deliverers the commencement address to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's Class of 2014, in West Point, N.Y., Wednesday, May 28, 2014.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama says US will still use drone strikes

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he will continue to “take direct action” by ordering drone strikes and capture operations against suspected terrorists “when necessary to protect ourselves.” In a speech […]

05/28/2014

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AP sources: Justice Dept. to reveal drone memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of a critical Senate vote and under court order, the Obama administration signaled it will publicly reveal a secret memo describing its legal justification for using drones to kill […]

05/20/2014

In this Nov. 8, 2011 file photo, a Predator B unmanned aircraft taxis at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

US drone may have killed dozen civilians

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military drone strike in Yemen last December may have killed up to a dozen civilians on their way to a wedding and injured others, including the bride, a human rights […]

02/20/2014

In this March 2012 photo provided by The University of Missouri, in Columbia, Mo., is a DJI 550 drone with an attached camera mount that the university says is probably the model it will file for permission to use. (AP Photo/University of Missouri, Zach Garcia, File)

Drone use highlights questions for journalists

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As police responded to a deadly car crash, they noticed an increasingly familiar sight: a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage. The Federal Aviation Administration has […]

02/11/2014

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Obama officials weigh drone attack on US suspect

WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of an American citizen and suspected member of al-Qaida who is planning attacks on U.S. targets overseas underscores the complexities of President Barack Obama’s new stricter targeting guidelines for the […]

02/10/2014

In this Feb. 7, 2014 photo, a drone camera flies about the slopestyle course during a training session at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Sochi drone shooting Olympic TV, not terrorists

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — That drone you might have spotted hovering and zipping around the Sochi Olympic slopes isn’t searching for terrorists or protesters hiding behind the fir trees. It’s being used to transmit live […]

02/10/2014

Unmanned aircraft rules

(AP) – A trade group for drone aircraft manufacturers and operators is releasing the industry’s first “code of conduct,” partly in response to growing privacy concerns as the industry expands into civilian aviation. The Association […]

07/03/2012

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