The trial’s rules restrict flights to SWAT team members in dangerous situations, such as when there’s a heavily armed suspect on the loose. Drones will also be allowed for search and rescue missions. Every flight has to be approved, documented and reviewed, and there’s a ban on facial recognition software. The Police Commission will receive […]

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GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) has made a terrific comeback on the stock market in recent months thanks to renewed demand for its products. The action-camera maker was struggling coming into 2017 as a flawed product strategy and the botched launch of the Karma drone dented sales. The company’s distributors were left with excess inventory back in 2015, […]

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(WASHINGTON) — The back and forth about President Donald Trump’s condolence calls to the families of four fallen American soldiers in Niger has raised questions about the U.S. military presence in the West African country. Here are some answers to questions you might have about the U.S. military presence in Niger, West Africa, and the […]

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The Trump administration is eyeing changes to its policy on drone strikes that would give the Central Intelligence Agency broader authority to conduct strikes in several countries, according to a report. The possibility of additional policy changes comes after the White House gave the CIA more independence to decide when and if it should launch […]

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After months of often-heated debate, a civilian oversight panel Tuesday signed off on a yearlong test of drones by the Los Angeles Police Department, which will become the largest police department in the nation to deploy the controversial technology. The Police Commission’s 3-1 vote prompted jeers, cursing and a small protest that spilled into a […]

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department approved a drone pilot program Tuesday — several months after the department first presented what it called a limited plan to use the technology. Approval of the program by the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners came despite opposition from activists […]

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MANITOWOC, Wis. (WBAY) – Small unmanned aircraft are becoming a common sight in the skies of Northeast Wisconsin. And now police are using drones to find missing people, search for suspects or evidence or even deliver something like a phone to a hostage. But with the new investigative tool comes a question about privacy. A […]

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In an attempt to assuage the concerns of privacy advocates, Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans said Tuesday that the three drones his department bought earlier this year aren’t going to be used for anything “sinister.” In an interview on WGBH’s Boston Public Radio, Evans made a point to note that state police already use drones at […]

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After months of often-heated debate, a civilian oversight panel Tuesday signed off on a yearlong test of drones by the Los Angeles Police Department, which will become the largest police department in the nation to deploy the controversial technology. The Police Commission’s 3-1 vote prompted jeers, cursing and a small protest that spilled into a […]

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The rescue ended an intensive effort by American intelligence officials to locate the couple — who had been taken hostage in October 2012 — and their children. When she and Mr. Boyle were kidnapped, Ms. Coleman was seven months pregnant; she gave birth four times in captivity. The C.I.A. declined to comment. Trump administration officials […]

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This amazing drone footage offers thrill-seekers an exhilarating yet soothing bird’s eye view of the spectacular scenery of the Swiss Alps. Opening with a fast-moving downhill trajectory, the new film traces the rugged contours of the rocky alpine landscape, soaring over jagged snow-capped peaks and gushing waterfalls, before racing upwards to reveal captivating 360-degree panoramas […]

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