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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Google affiliate begins drone deliveries in Virginia town

A Google affiliate started using drones Friday to deliver customers’ Walgreens and FedEx purchases in a test being run in a Virginia town.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

UPS gets government approval to become a drone airline

UPS has won government approval to operate a nationwide fleet of drones, which will let the company expand deliveries on hospital campuses and move it one step closer to making …

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Uber tests drone food delivery, launches new autonomous SUV

Uber is testing restaurant food deliveries by drone.

UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Amazon says drones will be making deliveries ‘in months’

Amazon said Wednesday it plans to use self-driving drones to deliver packages to shoppers’ home in the coming months.

States turn to drones to predict avalanches, spot wildlife

In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they’re searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick …

Rebel drone bombs Yemen military parade, kills at least 6

A bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Shiite rebels exploded over a military parade for the Saudi-led coalition and its allies on Thursday near the southern port city of Aden, killing …

Witnesses describe drone attack in Venezuela; 6 arrested

Investigators searched a blackened apartment building Sunday where witnesses described seeing a drone and then hearing a thunderous explosion in what President Nicolas Maduro called an assassination attempt by the …

NNU summer drone project to map Idaho history

Every summer for the past four years, Northwest Nazarene University professor Dale Hamilton has worked with five to seven students to map burn areas across southwestern Idaho using drone technology. …

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Amazon issued patent for delivery drones that can react to screaming, flailing arms has been granted a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a delivery drone that can respond to human gestures.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017

Pasco man’s Space Needle footage was striking – until his drone struck the top.

A 20-year-old Pasco man is facing a charge of reckless endangerment for crashing his drone on the roof of the Space Needle on New Year’s Eve.

Migratory birds shooed away by drone, fireworks, lasers

Montana Resources and Atlantic Richfield Company’s growing arsenal of migratory bird tools were recently put to use to scare about 1,100 birds off of the Berkeley Pit.

Israel intercepts drone headed toward Golan Heights

The Israeli military says it has shot down a drone that attempted to enter the airspace above the Golan Heights.

Border agents track drone from sky to drugs on the ground

A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for what is …

Drone pilot could face charges for flying near wildfire

A drone flying illegally created a problem for crews fighting a wildfire south of Twin Falls, Idaho.

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017

U.S. forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates

The U.S. military said it shot down an Iranian-made, armed drone in southern Syria on Tuesday, marking the third time this month that that the U.S. has downed aircraft affiliated …

Suspected North Korean drone reportedly photographed advanced U.S. defense site

A possible North Korean drone took numerous photos of a new U.S. missile defense site located in South Korea before crashing near the demilitarized zone between the two countries, the …

U.S. says drone fired on U.S.-backed forces near Syrian camp

A drone that U.S. officials say was likely connected to Iranian-supported Hezbollah militias fired on U.S.-backed troops Thursday near a military camp in southern Syria where the U.S.-led coalition is …

Doughnut delivery by drone in Denver is a peek at the future

Doughnuts have been delivered by drone to Denver’s mayor and the city’s police and fire departments.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

$1.5 million drone disappears on training flight at Army base

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – The Army is missing a $1.5 million drone that disappeared while on a training flight at Fort Huachuca in southern Arizona. Base officials say the Shadow …

Pentagon says China has returned unmanned underwater drone

The Pentagon says China has returned the unmanned underwater drone the Chinese Navy seized last week.

As Trump tweets, China quietly weighs options to retaliate

China’s leaders are biting their tongues as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump uses Twitter to rattle relations between the world’s biggest economies.

China says it seized U.S. Navy drone to ensure safety of ships

China said Saturday its military seized a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider in the South China Sea to ensure the “safe navigation of passing ships,” but would give back the …

China seizes U.S. underwater drone in South China Sea

A Chinese ship on Thursday seized a small U.S. Navy underwater drone that had been operating in the South China Sea, triggering a formal diplomatic complaint from the U.S. government.

Pullman police want to go airborne with drone

The Pullman Police Department hoped to begin patrolling by air in the coming year. The department had budgeted $10,000 for a quadcopter in 2017, but the purchase may need to …

Idaho company considers future hub for freight drones

The founder of an Idaho company that introduced the use of drones in agriculture is dreaming bigger – literally.

Islamic State commander in Afghanistan killed in U.S. drone strike

A top commander of Islamic State was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, officials said Saturday.

Canada: 2 hurt in near miss involving plane, suspected drone

Officials say a Porter Airlines flight approaching Toronto’s island airport took evasive action to avoid a suspected drone, injuring two flight attendants.

Burritos in the sky: Chipotle tests drone deliveries

Flying burritos will soon be a reality over Virginia Tech. Chipotle is taking part in a test this month that will let some of the university’s students and staff have …

Drone operator who flew over Montana wildfire under investigation

BILLINGS – Authorities are considering criminal charges against the operator of a drone that hampered firefighting efforts during a wildfire near Billings. The Billings Gazette reports that the unmanned aircraft …

Redmond exploring whether drone spying violates nuisance law

A Redmond woman’s concerns about her neighbor spying on her with his camera-equipped drone was met with uncertainty at a City Council meeting Tuesday as to what could be done …