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Latest Federal Aviation Administration Items
  • **FILE** Angel Chavez, 3, watches a fireworks show from the shoulders of his father, Jose Chavez, in Bartlett, Tenn., on July 3, 2014. (Associated Press/The Commercial Appeal)

    FAA investigating fireworks drone flights

    While camera-mounted drones gave Americans stunning new views of the Fourth of July fireworks shows across the country, the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating several of the flights to determine if they violated airspace regulations.


  • CNN presses forward plan to use drones for media coverage

    CNN has kicked off a research project with the Georgia Institute of Technology to discern how the media organization might go about using drones to gather information for journalism reports.


  • ** FILE ** This undated 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)

    FAA to Amazon: No drones for you!

    The Federal Aviation Administration has a message for Amazon akin to an old "Seinfeld" TV episode: No drones for you.


  • Drones are about to be used for much more than military missions, and states already are preparing. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    PRIVACY: States not waiting for feds on drone privacy

    The Obama administration is far behind schedule integrating drones into the national airspace and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are struggling to move legislation governing the craft, but a dozen states already have enacted regulations and laid out in detail how drones can and can't be used by law enforcement agencies and other entities.


  • FILE - This April 27, 2012 file photo shows the Draganflyer X6 helicopter in Seattle.  The mayor of Seattle ended the police department's drone program after local residents protested in  2013. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday, June 5, 2014 that he's aware of the controversy over drones and he'll talk to privacy and civil rights groups before deciding whether to use a pair of radio-controlled aerial surveillance craft transferred from the Seattle PD. LAPD officials have said they hope to use the Seattle equipment for standoffs and suspect searches, like the robot they use for suspicious packages. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Alan Berner, File)  MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLEPI.COM OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Mercury, Nev., becomes next FAA-sanctioned test site for drones

    The Federal Aviation Administration has announced its third testing site for commercial drones to fly U.S. airspace -- the Desert Rock Airport in Mercury, Nev.


  • News from around Wisconsin at 5:28 a.m. CDT

    A lawsuit tied to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's bankruptcy will go before the federal appeals court in Chicago on Monday, with judges hearing arguments in a case that experts say could make millions of dollars held in trust available to victims of clergy sexual abuse and impact other cases involving gay marriage, health care and religion.


  • Crews respond to small fire at Yeager Airport

    The terminal at Charleston's Yeager Airport was briefly evacuated after a small electrical fire near the control tower.


  • Small plane crash kills pilot in Catawba County

    Authorities say the pilot of a home-built biplane has died after his plane crashed in Catawba County.


  • Small plane makes emergency landing in Maine

    The Federal Aviation Administration says a small airplane had to make an emergency landing in Harpswell, Maine.


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