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  • Drone at White House raises privacy and security concerns

    WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and neighbors are discussing security breaches after a hobbyist claimed his drone landed on the White House grounds early Monday morning undetected. It’s raising questions about regulations, privacy and security. Drones are becoming hobbyists’ favorite new toy, and a…

  • Amazon threatens to abandon U.S. delivery drone testing

    Amazon is warning the Federal Aviation Administration it plans to move more of its drone testing overseas if the FAA doesn\’t grant quick permission to test outdoor flights.

  • Facility helping with research for drone use by businesses

    As interest in drones by businesses grows, the University of
    Maryland has opened a drone test facility on Maryland\’s Eastern Shore.

  • ISIL has a drone — now what?

    ISIL, worth close to $1 billion, spends a
    lot of money to carry out functions it deems necessary for the operation and
    protection of the \”Islamic State.\”

  • Legendary astronaut adapts with new-generation to drones

    Some Virginia grade school students have been spending many a day at Germanna Community College\’s Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper building drones.

  • Montgomery County buys four drones

    In some cases, drones are designed to take their targets by
    surprise. That\’s what happened in Montgomery County earlier this month when
    members of the Montgomery County Council\’s Public Safety Committee learned during
    a public session that the county had purchased four drones; three were being
    tested by the fire department and a fourth was in the office of the county\’s
    Chief Innovation Officer Dan Hoffman.

  • Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

    JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model…

  • 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 nationally chosen to assess the safety of the aerial robots in already busy skies.…

  • Smithsonian to fly drones for ‘future’ festival

    WASHINGTON (AP) — founder Jeff Bezos is getting some competition from the Smithsonian Institution in testing personal delivery drones for the future. Smithsonian magazine is hosting its second “The Future is Here” festival this…

  • Nats are using a drone in spring training

    New Nationals manager Matt Williams said his team\’s spring training will be trying a few new things.

  • Can our airspace handle delivery drones safely?

    The commercial applications for drones are endless, but could the systems that keep our skies safe handle an influx of unmanned aircraft?

  • Amazon Drones could help with holiday shopping one day

    It\’s the newest way to use Drones and it could help with your holiday shopping.

  • US scrambles to collect intelligence on al-Qaida

    Al-Qaida has been rebuilding itself, little by little, despite the withering drone attacks that have killed key figures including Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. But much of that rebuilding may be going on outside the view of the U.S. intelligence community.

  • PETA drones to target illegal hunters

    The animal rights group PETA hopes to use camera-equipped drones to catch illegal hunting and baiting practices in the U.S.

  • Spy in the Sky: The future of drone surveillance

    Inside two noisy hangars about a mile
    apart sit two of the Navy\’s most important and
    carefully guarded projects that could
    radically alter maritime intelligence gathering.