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Jul 29, 2015

FAA probing case of jetliner that nearly ran out of fuel

Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to most traffic. Allegiant said Tuesday it is cooperating with the Federal Aviation Administration’s investigation of the incident. The Allegiant ...

Jul 29, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 needs €20 million to complete flight

The team behind the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 plane on Tuesday said it needed an additional €20 million ($22 million) to complete a historic round-the-world flight, after battery damage grounded it for months. A spokeswoman for the record-breaking project told AFP this figure was ...

Minnesotan sought for poaching prized Zimbabwe lion Cecil

Jul 29, 2015

Minnesotan sought for poaching prized Zimbabwe lion Cecil

Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others. Authorities on Tuesday said two Zimbabwean men will appear in court for ...

Jul 28, 2015

Tech leaders warn over 'killer robots'

A group of leading tech leaders, including British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, issued a stern warning Tuesday against the development of so-called killer robots. Autonomous weapons, which use artificial intelligence to select targets without human intervention, have been described as ...