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The FAA is granting six movie and TV production companies permission to use drones for filming. The move could pave the way for the unmanned aircraft systems to be used in other commercial ventures.
September 26, 2014
The challenge: come up with a plan to improve healthcare in slums. There were 11,000 entries, featuring everything from bees to chewing gum as part of the proposal. And the winner is...
September 26, 2014
You know the look. Researchers say it's the same all over the world.
September 26, 2014
The fire in the basement of the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora, Ill., has cancelled flights at O'Hare and Midway.
September 26, 2014
A federal calculator that companies use to certify whether their health insurance complies with the Affordable Care Act appears to bless plans without hospital coverage.
September 26, 2014
Hungary's national gas operator says the "indefinite" cut off is over domestic supply concerns, but the move comes just days after the CEO of Russia's Gazprom monopoly visited Budapest.
September 26, 2014
The historic city of Bruges is getting a 2-mile-long underground beer pipeline. Too bad it's from brewery to factory, not brewery to your door.
September 26, 2014
First reports of the attack in the largely Muslim region last Sunday said two people had died, but state-run media now says the toll is much higher.
September 26, 2014
Meet two animals. Both are teeny. Both live in water. Both mature extra fast. But while one dies in about a week, the other — well, prepare to be amazed.
September 26, 2014
Two recent papers argue that using student surveys to evaluate professors is fundamentally flawed.
September 26, 2014
Thomas Jackson, who apologized to in a video released Thursday for the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, faced protesters calling for his resignation.
September 26, 2014
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron urged Parliament to authorize participation, saying the self-declared Islamic State poses a "clear and proven" danger to his country.
September 26, 2014
Meet two animals. Both are teeny. Both live in water. Both mature extra fast. But while one dies in about a week, the other — well, prepare to be amazed.
September 26, 2014
The former Fed employee recorded 46 hours of meetings using a small device on her keychain. The concern, says ProPublica reporter Jake Bernstein, is the Fed may be too cozy with banks it oversees.
September 26, 2014
Head of a leading aid group warned the United Nations Thursday that the situation in West Africa is desperate. U.N. officials said they're getting help on the ground as quickly as possible.
September 26, 2014
The 87-year-old Louisiana Democrat, famous for his charm, his philandering and his shaky ethical standards, is out of federal prison — and making a bid for Congress in a heavily Republican district.
September 26, 2014
Between clashes with Congress on Operation Fast and Furious and U.S.-based trials for Sept. 11 suspects, the attorney general advanced civil rights priorities and reached several landmark settlements.
September 26, 2014
Derek Jeter has gone out a winner in his final game at Yankee Stadium. His single in the ninth inning propelled the Yankees over Baltimore 6-5 Thursday night.
September 25, 2014
The city's state-appointed emergency manager officially signed his remaining powers over to the mayor and city council on Thursday. The deals he reached since March 2013 wiped out $7 billion in debt.
September 25, 2014
The quake, while strong, was very deep so its damage was limited to overturned shelves and broken ceiling tiles.
September 25, 2014

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