Why are Americans such cowards?

Dec 12, 2014

Why are Americans such cowards?

by Ted Rall

From the outside, the U.S. looks like a nation happy to inflict all manner of mayhem on people all over the world via aerial killer robot warfare, yet unwilling to put its own precious skins in the game.

Dec 12, 2014

Amazon warns it could take drones testing elsewhere

Amazon, keen to blaze a trail with delivery by drone, is threatening to take much of its research for the plan outside the United States amid frustrations with U.S. regulators. “In the absence of a timely approval by the FAA to conduct outdoor testing, ...

Drone sightings up dramatically in America

Nov 13, 2014

Drone sightings up dramatically in America

The U.S. government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials say. Just two years ago, such reports were still unusual. Many ...

Nov 11, 2014

British drones strike Islamic State fighters in Iraq

Britain has used its unmanned aerial drones in Iraq for the first time to strike Islamic State jihadis, the Ministry of Defense said Monday. Over the weekend, a remotely piloted Reaper aircraft successfully launched a missile attack on Islamic State extremists near Baiji, north ...

Iran touts successful test of U.S. drone replica

Nov 11, 2014

Iran touts successful test of U.S. drone replica

Iran said Monday that it has successfully tested its own version of a U.S.-made drone based on one it captured in 2011. State TV quoted Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the aerospace division of the elite Revolutionary Guard, as saying the test was ...

Oct 1, 2014

California bans paparazzi drones

California on Tuesday approved a law that will prevent paparazzi from using drones to take photos of celebrities. Gov. Jerry Brown also signed into law a series of bills aimed at tightening protection of privacy, including one against “revenge porn,” in which people put ...

Sep 26, 2014

Big fine for crashing drone in Yellowstone spring

A judge has ordered a Dutch man to pay more than $3,000 for crashing a drone into the biggest hot spring in Yellowstone National Park. The drone flown by Theodorus Van Vliet of the Netherlands crashed into the Grand Prismatic spring in August. Park ...