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Stories with subject: Drone surveillance and warfare
  • Drone in Yemen kills at least 9 al-Qaida members 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:44 pm
  • SANAA, Yemen - A U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida militants and three civilians Saturday, authorities said, as part of America's ongoing strikes in the country against what it considers the terror network's most dangerous local group.

  • Texas search group, FAA, at odds over drone use 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:07 am
  • HOUSTON - A Texas-based group involved in searches for missing persons around the nation has run afoul of federal aviation authorities who are prohibiting the non-profit organization from employing drones in its work.

  • New Zealand, Australian men killed in Yemen strike 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:40 am
  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Despite having little history of domestic terrorism, New Zealand and Australia were drawn into the global debate on drone strikes Wednesday after confirming that a citizen from each country was killed in Yemen last year.

  • Bill would restrict drones on La. private property 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:29 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Unmanned aircraft would be limited on Louisiana private property if lawmakers agree to a bill that won the support of a Senate judiciary committee Tuesday.

  • Police: Ohio man's drone hindered medical chopper 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:43 am
  • SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - A man is facing charges after deputies say he was flying a video camera-equipped drone that hindered the landing of a medical helicopter at an accident scene.

  • Drone used to scout Skagit Valley elk herd 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:05 pm
  • MOUNT VERNON, Washington - Looking out over the town of Hamilton in the upper Skagit River valley from a hillside on state Department of Natural Resources land, a team of federal unmanned aircraft operators and local researchers scouted for elk.

  • Afghan probe begins in attack on AP journalists 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:41 am
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan central government authorities on Wednesday began questioning the police commander who killed an Associated Press photographer and wounded an AP reporter, a day after he was transferred by helicopter to the capital - a rare case in which an Afghan officer or soldier who shot a foreigner was captured alive.

  • US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter NKorea 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:29 am
  • TOKYO - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.

  • Judge dismisses lawsuit over drone strikes 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 9:41 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric.

  • Gov. Inslee vetoes legislative drone regulations 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:07 pm
  • SEATTLE - Gov. Jay Inslee has vetoed a bill that would have placed new regulations on police use of drones in Washington state.

  • Suspected NKorean drones crude, reflect new threat 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:36 am
  • SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by the North were crude and decidedly low-tech - equipped with cameras available on the Internet for hundreds of dollars - but underscore a potential new threat that must be taken seriously.

  • Military drone crashes near Fort Indiantown Gap 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:09 pm
  • JONESTOWN, Pennsylvania - Military officials say an unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone, crashed near a central Pennsylvania school and a hotel.

  • Drone bills hit turbulence in Minn. Legislature 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:39 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers pressing for restrictions on unmanned aerial devices are already looking to pursue legislation next year to regulate them.

  • Utah governor approves drone restrictions 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:45 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Gov. Gary Hebert has approved the state's first drone restrictions, setting new limits on law enforcement's use of the technology.

  • SKorea suspects 2 crashed drones from North Korea 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:25 am
  • SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean officials said Wednesday they suspect that two unmanned drones that crashed recently near the border with rival North Korea were flown by the North on possible surveillance missions.

  • DC-area drone users group is learning forum 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 9:58 am
  • RESTON, Virginia - The drone settles back on the cracked asphalt after a brief ascent into the lower reaches of the suburban troposphere.

  • UN raps US civil rights record on secret programs 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 5:04 pm
  • GENEVA - A U.N. panel has found serious shortcomings in the United States' civil rights record, with experts citing Thursday a lack of adequate oversight and transparency in national security programs dealing with everything from electronic surveillance to targeted drone killings and secret detentions.

  • Army wants large drone training in Colorado canyon 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 9:37 am
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - The Army wants to close airspace over Pinon Canyon so it can train with drones and other new equipment.

  • Backers say drones will prove useful for farmers 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 8:16 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - Interest is growing in using unmanned drones to help monitor millions of acres of crops.

  • Drone legislation takes off in Kansas Senate 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 1:46 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas Senate committee has advanced a measure that aims to regulate unmanned vehicles, or drones, in the state.

  • Pentagon reviews will focus on military medals 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 3:24 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has launched three separate reviews on how military medals are awarded, in the face of broad criticism over the inability to recognize heroism in incidents such as the Fort Hood shootings and aborted plans to create a new award for drone pilots.