The new MQ-9 Predator B, an unmanned surveillance aircraft system, unveiled by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), takes off at Libby Army Airfield at Ft. Huachuca on Oct. 30, 2006 in Sierra Vista, Ariz. (credit: Gary Williams/Getty Images)

US Government Patrolling Nearly Half Of Mexican Border By Drones Alone

The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.


Texas EquuSearch has been fighting the FAA for the right to use unmanned aircraft in its search operations. (Joern Haufe/Getty Images)

Search And Rescue Group Resumes Use Of Drone Aircraft

Texas EquuSearch has been fighting the FAA for the right to use unmanned aircraft in its search operations.


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Search-And-Rescue Group Files Federal Lawsuit To Be Allowed To Use Drones

A Texas-based group involved in searches for missing persons around the nation filed a lawsuit on Monday asking a federal court to set aside an order that prohibits the nonprofit from employing drones in its work.


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Bill Would Restrict Drones On La. Private Property

Unmanned aircraft would be limited on Louisiana private property if lawmakers agree to a bill that won the support of a Senate judiciary committee Tuesday.


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Feds Announce Test Sites For Drone Aircraft

Texas to be among 6 states that will host testing facilities.


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Bill Makes Using Drones To Photograph People On Private Property A Crime

Texans who use drones to photograph people on private property could be charged with a crime under a bill on its way to the governor’s office.


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Study: Using Drones To Cloud Seed Can Reduce Hurricane Intensity

Scientists propose using drones to cloud seed in an effort to reduce the intensity of a hurricane.