July 2017

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After Senate Republicans agreed to open debate Tuesday to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, they quickly shot down what was once their leading proposal for repealing and replacing Obamacare. Republicans rejected their revised bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, despite having added a provision from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) favored by conservatives and another from Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to court […]

Joe Raedle / Staff President Donald Trump seemed to blow the lid on the cancellation of a covert CIA program in Syria when he tweeted about it this week. But intelligence agencies still won’t talk about it. The program arming Syrian rebels has long been an open secret, but for years no one was authorized […]

In June 2016, Antoine Balaresque, the cofounder and CEO of the hot new startup Lily Robotics, stood before a room of business students at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, ready to reveal the PowerPoint slides that had made him an instant startup celebrity. Wearing the ubiquitous Silicon Valley uniform of a T-shirt and jeans, he […]

In June 2016, Antoine Balaresque, the cofounder and CEO of the hot new startup Lily Robotics, stood before a room of business students at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, ready to reveal the PowerPoint slides that had made him an instant startup celebrity. Wearing the ubiquitous Silicon Valley uniform of a T-shirt and jeans, he […]

Once the domain of only a handful of states, weaponised drones are now part of the military arsenal of no less than a dozen countries. That number is set to expand after China announced it would begin to sell and export its most powerful drone, the CH-5 Rainbow, that’s modelled on the US MQ 9 […]

No firm plans yet for La Crosse Police Dept. to add drones to the force. Although police captain Jason Melby says there’s definitely times when a drone-mounted camera would come in handy. “When we respond to the marshes or the river banks or the bluff, on a search rescue mission,” Melby said, “to be able […]

A 17-year-old has been charged by police in Townsville after flying a drone during the Townsville 400 Supercars event earlier this month. According to a police report, the teenager was spotted flying the drone over the Reid Park circuit on Saturday of the Far North Queensland Supercars round. The unauthorised flight meant helicopters had to […]

‘); } MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police are among a growing number of law enforcement agencies using drones to investigate crimes and track down offenders. The Madison Police Department has used its new drone team five times since June, the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/2eKHSuY ) reported. Its two drones weigh between five and 10 […]

“It was, I think, based on assessment of the nature of the program, what we’re trying to accomplish, the viability of it going forward, and a tough, tough decision,” Thomas said. … read more at: http://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2017/07/26/is-the-covert-cia-program-to-arm-syrian-rebels-still-secret/