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Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta speaks during a 2015 news conference at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Federal aviation officials estimate there will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that went into effect on Monday. Huerta said the rules governing the operation of small commercial drones were designed to protect safety without stifling innovation. [Associated Press]

FAA forecasts 600,000 commercial drones within the year as new regulations take effect

WASHINGTON — There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate. The rules governing the operation of small commercial drones were designed to protect …

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FBI is investigating foreign hacks of state election systems

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Did fall from tree kill famous human ancestor Lucy?

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  1. Suicide bomber from ISIS kills 54 military recruits

    World

    Yemen

    Suicide bomber from ISIS kills 54 military recruits

  2. Did fall from tree kill famous human ancestor Lucy?

    Nation

    LOS ANGELES — The famous human ancestor known as Lucy walked the Earth, but it was her tree climbing that might have led to her demise, a new study suggests.

    Model of “Lucy”
  3. Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up

    National

    It has been the driving issue of Donald Trump's campaign. Build a wall along the southern border. Make Mexico pay for it. And expel everyone living in the United States illegally with the help of a "deportation force."

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has promised on Twitter that he’ll make a major speech Wednesday on illegal immigration, which has been his signature issue.
  4. FBI is investigating foreign hacks of state election systems

    National

    WASHINGTON — Hackers targeted voter registration systems in Illinois and Arizona, and the FBI alerted Arizona officials in June that Russian hackers were behind the assault on the election system in that state.

  5. Today in history, Aug. 30

    Nation

    1861: Union Gen. John C. Fremont instituted martial law in Missouri and declared slaves there to be free. (Fremont's emancipation order was countermanded by President Abraham Lincoln).