- University of Michigan announces temporary ban on drone use Updated: Feb-13-16 4:01 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Officials at the University of Michigan are placing a temporary ban on drone use on the school's Ann Arbor campus until a final policy is created.
- Lawmakers push committee to review John Doe investigations Updated: Feb-10-16 6:34 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill that would allow them access to documents from closed John Doe investigations involving Gov. Scott Walker.
- Rwanda hopes to use drones to deliver medical supplies Updated: Feb-10-16 12:53 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda - Rwanda's government has signed an agreement with a U.S.-based robotics company to build infrastructure for drones that would deliver medical supplies to health facilities across the country.
- AP Exclusive: Iranian drone first over US carrier since 2014 Updated: Feb-10-16 9:16 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - An Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier last month was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014, according to a U.S. Navy report obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday.
- FAA shrinks Washington's no-drone zone Updated: Feb-09-16 6:46 pm
WASHINGTON - Drones and model aircraft can return to the skies in the outer ring of special airspace around the nation's capital.
- Pentagon seeks funding for Libya, Africa military operations Updated: Feb-09-16 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is seeking $200 million in the 2017 budget for counterterrorism operations in Libya and other portions of North and West Africa, but Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that Libyans must take the lead in eliminating the Islamic State threat in their country.
- Bring on the drones: Mediterranean sees severe overfishing Updated: Feb-09-16 12:06 pm
BRUSSELS - Experts say almost all species in the Mediterranean are still overfished despite decades of seeing stocks dwindle - and the European Union is considering creative solutions like using drones or space technology to catch fraudulent fishermen.
- FAA: More registered drone operators than registered planes Updated: Feb-08-16 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration says there are now more registered drone operators in the U.S. than there are registered manned aircraft.
- Oakland University team gets $1M prize for underwater drone Updated: Feb-08-16 11:01 am
ROCHESTER HILLS, Michigan - A team from Oakland University in suburban Detroit has won a $1 million grand prize at an international drone competition.
- $10M government drone for being flight tested in San Angelo Updated: Feb-05-16 3:10 pm
SAN ANGELO, Texas - A West Texas commercial airport is being used to test a $10 million government drone meant for border security.
- Nelson wants limits on drones around airports Updated: Feb-05-16 2:45 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is meeting with Florida's airport directors as part of a push to garner support for new technology that could protect airports and other sensitive areas from drones.
- Scientists turn to drones to count growing seal colonies Updated: Feb-05-16 10:50 am
On a remote island off of Nantucket, scientists are using a tool most commonly associated with war and surveillance to get a look at fuzzy baby seals.
- NYC police say drone hits Empire State Building Updated: Feb-05-16 7:44 am
NEW YORK - Police say a man was arrested after he apparently lost control of a small drone that crashed into the Empire State Building.
- 2nd suspect pleads guilty to minor counts over prison drone Updated: Feb-04-16 3:20 pm
CUMBERLAND, Maryland - The second of three men accused of plotting to use a drone to fly drugs, pornography and other contraband into a maximum-security state prison pleaded guilty Thursday to three misdemeanors involving tobacco, rolling papers and a cellphone.
- Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control Updated: Feb-03-16 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON - Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation under legislation introduced Wednesday as part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees the aviation system.
- Nigerian Air Force: Drone bombs Boko Haram base Updated: Feb-03-16 12:46 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - The Nigerian Air Force says a drone bombed a Boko Haram logistics base in the northeast, possibly hitting an ammunition depot and dealing a "major setback" to the Islamic extremists.
- Turkish media say drone crashes near air base Updated: Feb-03-16 9:21 am
ANKARA, Turkey - A U.S. Predator drone crashed in southern Turkey on Wednesday, apparently because of a mechanical failure, an Air Force spokeswoman said. No injuries were reported.
- Utah House measure aims to keep drones away from wildfires Updated: Feb-02-16 7:49 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - When a fire broke out last year near a Utah mountain lake, firefighters had to ground their airplanes and helicopters because a drone was buzzing nearby.
- Eagles vs Drones: Dutch police eye birds to prey on drones Updated: Feb-02-16 10:34 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Dutch police are considering using birds of prey to swoop down and pluck rogue drones out of the sky.
- Hawaii bill would ban police drone use without a warrant Updated: Feb-01-16 5:17 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban police from using drones to gather evidence without a warrant.
- Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials Updated: Feb-01-16 1:16 pm
Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 31
- Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers Updated: Feb-01-16 9:05 am
Omaha World-Herald. Jan. 29, 2016
- Report: US and UK spied on Israeli drones for years Updated: Jan-29-16 5:31 am
JERUSALEM - U.S and British intelligence cracked the codes of Israeli drones operating in the Middle East and monitored their surveillance feeds for almost 20 years, according to documents leaked by an American whistleblower and published in international media on Friday.
- Philadelphia eyes use of drones for emergencies, services Updated: Jan-27-16 2:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Officials in Philadelphia are looking at the idea of using drones to aid in public safety and improve government services, including aiding emergency crews in handling fires, storms and other dangerous conditions.
- Even watered-down drone limits fail in Colorado Legislature Updated: Jan-26-16 7:06 pm
DENVER - Drone limits keep going down faster than a paper airplane in the Colorado Legislature, which is bucking national headwinds to curb private drone use.