Drone Schools Suggest Inevitability Of Drones In Everyday Life

This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is the first drone that has proven successful in launching from and landing on an aircraft carrier, giving the military the capability of launching drone strikes without […]

This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is the first drone that has proven successful in launching from and landing on an aircraft carrier, giving the military the capability of launching drone strikes without first setting up a

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Scandals With Traction?

Thirty-nine percent of polled Republicans convinced that the Benghazi issue is the worst scandal in American history don’t know where Benghazi is.

Forty-one percent of Republicans, according to a recent poll, think the “cover-up” of Benghazi is the “biggest political scandal in American history. Forty-three percent disagree; 74 percent think it was worse than Watergate. The noise machine is in full cry. The president lied, didn’t care about the attack, and tried to blame a video rather than

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Caribbean Talks Conservation On Branson’s Island

To safeguard the Caribbean’s future, Branson says politics and business-as-usual will have to change.

In a bid to safeguard biodiversity and the Caribbean's tourism-based economy, regional political leaders and corporate executives will gather Friday on billionaire Richard Branson's private island with the aim of protecting 20 percent of the region's coastal resources by 2020. Participants are expected to announce various commitments to advance

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Somali-American Faces Life In Prison For Donating To Al-Shabaab

Her sentencing hearing Thursday in the Minneapolis Federal Court could seal her fate behind bars for the rest of her life.

A Minnesota humanitarian worker named Amina Farah Ali faces life in prison for charges of providing material support for Al-Shabaab, an armed group in Somalia considered a terrorist organization by a bevy of countries, including the U.S., Australia and Canada. Her sentencing hearing Thursday in the Minneapolis Federal Court could seal her fate

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New Illinois Fracking Regulations Heralded As ‘Compromise’; Locals Disagree

New statewide requirements for the industry come at the expense of localities’ ability to impose their own rules.

While touted as a compromise by local media, proposed fracking regulations being considered by Illinois lawmakers aren’t being accepted by community members who long have called for a moratorium and science-based environmental study on the impacts of the industry. The law being considered in the House -- HB 265 -- does put some safeguards in

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At Least 6 Dead After Tornadoes Plow Through Texas

In Granbury, the worst-hit city, a tornado tore through two neighborhoods around 8 p.m. Wednesday, along with fist-sized hail.

GRANBURY, Texas — A rash of tornadoes slammed into several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens more injured and hundreds homeless. The violent spring storm scattered bodies, flattened homes and threw trailers onto cars. In Granbury, the worst-hit city, a tornado tore through two neighborhoods

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