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Cannons, Networks, Radar, Jammers: The Business of Taking Down Drones

Just shoot them down? After troublesome drones infiltrated London’s Gatwick airport late last year, disrupting passenger flights and costing potentially millions of pounds in revenue, that was the instinctive question posed by the watching world. But for some businesses, shooting …

California Couple Used Drone to Deliver Drugs, Police Say

Authorities say a Southern California couple used a drone to deliver illegal drugs to their customers. Benjamin Baldassarre and Ashley Carroll, of Riverside, were charged with possessing controlled substances for sale and child endangerment. It’s unclear if they have attorneys …

FAA Awards New Mexico Film Company First Drone Waiver

An Albuquerque, N.M. cinema drone company says the Federal Aviation Administration has issued it a waiver that will allow it to fly drones over cast and crews on film locations. Flytcam Motion Pictures Managing Partner Luke Davis says they are …

Worker Safety, Regulation Overload Among Highlights of Drone Expo In California

Drones may already be impacting the world of workers’ compensation. Fewer workers on communications towers are falling to their deaths, according to Todd Schlekeway, executive director of the National Association of Tower Erectors. Schlekeway, who was speaking at a panel …

Doughnut Delivery Drone Takes Flight in Colorado

Doughnuts were delivered this week by drone to Denver’s mayor and the city’s police and fire departments in an event that provided a glimpse into what companies hope will be a quick, inexpensive way to get merchandise to customers. Denver’s …

Drone Operator Causes 1,500 Elk to Stampede Through Wyoming Snow

Wildlife refuge officials say a man with a drone caused 1,500 elk to stampede half a mile through the snow. The stampede happened Monday at the National Elk Refuge in western Wyoming. Elk and bison often congregate at the refuge …

Massachusetts Women Sue After Being Hit by Drone at New Hampshire Event

Two women are suing a groom and the event company that ran his wedding reception after they allege he flew a drone that hit them in the head at the New Hampshire event. Kneena Ellis, of Seabrook, and Kelly Eaton …

First Autonomous Urban Drone Delivery in Nevada

A drone has delivered a package to a residential location in a small western Nevada town in what its maker says is the first fully autonomous, federally approved urban drone delivery in the United States. Flirtey CEO Matt Sweeney announced …

Google Drone Prototype Crashes

A prototype of the massive solar-powered drone Google Inc. plans to build as a platform for delivering Internet service from the sky was destroyed in a crash at a New Mexico test site. The unmanned Solara 50 fell to the …

Drone Risks Require More Safety Regulation, IATA Chief Says

The surging popularity of inexpensive radio-controlled airplanes and helicopters raises risks that require a firm response from regulators to ensure safety, the head of a leading commercial aviation trade group told Reuters. “I’m not one who often calls for regulation,” …