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FAA Streamlines Rules to Speed Up Permits to Fly Drones

Mar 27
Federal aviation officials, battered by complaints that bureaucratic hurdles are preventing industry from realizing the economic benefits of drones, announced they are streamlining rules to expedite permits to fly small, commercial unmanned aircraft.

What to Pack for Year in Space? A 'Superhero Utility Belt'

Mar 27
What's one thing astronaut Scott Kelly can't do without when he moves into space this week for a year? A belt.

Lawmaker Questions Maker of Scopes Tied to 'Superbug'

Mar 26
A federal lawmaker is seeking details from the manufacturer of medical scopes that have been linked to several "superbug" bacteria outbreaks at U.S. hospitals, increasing pressure on the company.

Motorist Removed from Car and Beaten by Officers

Mar 26
A pastor leading a protest outside a Detroit-area police department threatened to shut down the city until two white officers are fired for the bloody arrest of a black man who was pulled from his car and repeatedly punched in the head.

Video Shows Motorist Pulled from Car, Beaten by Cop

Mar 26
A pastor in Detroit wants white officers fired for the bloody arrest of a black man who was pulled from his car and punched in the head. More here.

GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 74

Mar 25
Families of at least 74 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company.

Premera Blue Cross Says Data Breach Could Affect 11M People

Mar 24
Premera Blue Cross, a health insurer based in the Pacific Northwest, said that it was the victim of a cyberattack that could affect 11 million people.

Astronaut Prepares for a Year in Orbit

Mar 23
This week NASA will launch one of its most ambitious missions yet, sending 51-year-old astronaut Scott Kelly to the International Space Station for 12 months. That's twice as long as his last trip and a new record for an American in orbit.

Off-Duty Police in Fatal Wrong-Way Crash Had Left Strip Club

Mar 22
A car carrying three off-duty New Jersey police officers from a visit to a strip club drove the wrong way down a New York City highway and crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer, killing an officer and a civilian.

Social Security Data Says 6.5M in US Reach Age 112

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Mar 20
Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112.

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