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This image provided by Amazon.com shows the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project that Amazon is working on in its research and development labs. (AP Photo/Amazon)

Amazon.com sees delivery drones as future

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less — by drone. Consider it the modern version of a pizza delivery boy, minus the […]

12/02/2013

A small Draganflyer X6 drone during a test flight in Mesa County, Colo., with a Forward Looking Infer Red payload. (AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff's Unmanned Operations Team)

Justice Department spent nearly $5M on drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has been using drones to support its law enforcement operations since 2006 and has spent more than $3 million on the unmanned aircraft, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog said Thursday. […]

09/26/2013

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FAA certifies first 2 drones for domestic flight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators say they have certified two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use, a milestone expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operations later this summer. The Federal Aviation […]

07/26/2013

In this Jan. 8, 2009, photo provided by the Mesa County, Colo., Sheriff's Department, a small Draganflyer X6 drone is photographed during a test flight in Mesa County, Colo., with a Forward Looking Infer Red payload.  (AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff's Unmanned Operations Team)

FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who fire guns at drones are endangering the public and property and could be prosecuted or fined, the Federal Aviation Administration warned Friday. The FAA released a statement in response to […]

07/19/2013

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle SkySeer, autonomous drone aircraft used for surveillance and reconnaissance. (AP Photo)

Oregon drone mission: Keeping spuds happy

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — Experiments have begun in Oregon aimed at using the unmanned aircraft known as drones to keep potatoes happy. The Federal Aviation Administration recently authorized the use of drones to fly over […]

06/26/2013

X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator towed into hangar bay of USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier, Atlantic Ocean, US Navy photo (AP Photo)

Navy to launch unmanned aircraft from carrier

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (AP) — The Navy will make its first attempt to launch an unmanned aircraft the size of a fighter jet from an aircraft carrier on Tuesday, marking a significant […]

05/14/2013

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle SkySeer, autonomous drone aircraft used for surveillance and reconnaissance. (AP Photo)

States answer help wanted ad to be drone test site

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Indiana and Ohio have teamed up to compete to become one of six sites for testing drones for future civilian use. Fifty teams from 39 states are competing to host test sites for unmanned aerial vehicles.

03/27/2013

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Drones will require new privacy laws, Senate told

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legal experts say privacy laws urgently need to be updated to protect citizens from information-gathering by the thousands of civilian drones expected to be flying in U.S. skies in the next decade or so.

03/20/2013

Hueneme council supports drone base at Point Mugu

POINT MUGU, Calif. (AP) — The Port Hueneme City Council has agreed to back a military proposal to make Naval Base Ventura County the West Coast home for a new type of unmanned aircraft.

03/06/2013

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FAA investigating report of drone spotted near NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a pilot’s report that he spotted a small unmanned aircraft at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

03/05/2013

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FAA moves toward creating 6 drone test sites in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step toward opening U.S. skies to thousands of unmanned drones, federal officials Thursday solicited proposals to create six drone test sites around the country.

02/14/2013

A third of public fears police use of drones

WASHINGTON (AP) – A national poll shows a third of Americans worry their privacy will suffer if drones like those used to track U.S. enemies overseas become the latest police tool for tracking suspected criminals […]

09/27/2012