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Senate Passes Bill That Lets the Government Destroy Private Drones

On Thursday, the Senate passed the FAA Reauthorization Act, which, among other things, renews funding for the Federal Aviation Administration and introduces new rules for airports and aircraft. But

Hundreds of anti-Kavanaugh protesters arrested as Senate vote nears

As angry protesters swamped Capitol Hill, the US Senate moved closer to confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Thursday after Republicans said a new FBI investigation found nothing to
Melania Trump in Malawi, Next Stop on Goodwill Africa Tour

Melania Trump in Malawi, Next Stop on Goodwill Africa Tour

U.S. first lady Melania Trump visited Malawi Thursday on the second leg of her four-nation tour of Africa. Trump landed in the capital, Lilongwe, and went to a primary school where about 8,000
Women Candidates Embrace a New Style

Women Candidates Embrace a New Style

Gone are the days when women political candidates felt they had to imitate their male counterparts and downplay their femininity to win elections.“Women had to be seen as tough, tough on crime, tough
US Announces Charges Against 7 Russian Intelligence Officers

US Announces Charges Against 7 Russian Intelligence Officers

The U.S. Justice Department filed criminal charges against seven Russian intelligence officers in connection with hacking the computer networks of international anti-doping agencies and officials, as
US Vice President: China 'Meddling in America's Democracy'

US Vice President: China 'Meddling in America's Democracy'

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is accusing China of trying to undermine it by targeting the American political system."China wants a different American president," said Vice
US to Confront Russia, China on Militarization of Outer Space

US to Confront Russia, China on Militarization of Outer Space

At an upcoming U.N. disarmament conference, the United States vows to push back against Russian and Chinese threats against the peaceful use of outer space. The U.N. General Assembly First Committee
Pentagon Chief: Russia's Violation of Arms Control Pact 'Untenable'

Pentagon Chief: Russia's Violation of Arms Control Pact 'Untenable'

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday Russia's violation of a global arms control treaty is "untenable" and warned the U.S. would be forced to match Moscow's military capabilities if it
Senate Republicans Bullish on Confirming Kavanaugh

Senate Republicans Bullish on Confirming Kavanaugh

Senate Republicans on Thursday proclaimed bullishness and impatience to confirm President Donald Trump's embattled Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, asserting that an FBI report provided no
US Launches Annual Green Card Lottery

US Launches Annual Green Card Lottery

Tens of thousands of people throughout the world will pursue their American dreams this month, now that the State Department has opened the annual green card lottery, also known as the diversity

Wide-Scale US Wind Power Could Cause Significant Warming, Study Says

XxtraLarGe shares a report: Wind power is booming in the United States. It's expanded 35-fold since 2000 and now provides 8% of the nation's electricity. The US Department of Energy expects wind

The EPA's Bold New Idea Has Massive Implications For Public Health

An anonymous reader shares a report: For years, the Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of radiation, carcinogens, and other toxic chemicals has been based on the cautious scientific
Google Pay adds support for 23 new US banks, four international

Google Pay adds support for 23 new US banks, four international

However many banks Google adds to its list of supported institutions, there are always more waiting. We've got quite a few of them here in the 'States (I think they're reproducing somehow), but a few
US Service Member Killed in Combat in Southern Afghanistan

US Service Member Killed in Combat in Southern Afghanistan

The U.S. service member killed Thursday in southern Afghanistan was conducting combat operations against Taliban forces, a defense official told VOA.International forces in the country had announced
California Man Sues Vatican for Names of Abusers Worldwide

California Man Sues Vatican for Names of Abusers Worldwide

A California man who says he was sexually abused by a priest over decades ago is suing the Vatican, seeking the release of the names of all offenders within the church worldwide.Manny Vega, a
Busboy Who Aided Wounded RFK in 1968 Dies

Busboy Who Aided Wounded RFK in 1968 Dies

Juan Romero, the hotel busboy who was photographed holding the head of the mortally wounded Robert Kennedy, has died.A family friend says Romero died of a heart attack earlier this week in Modesto,
US Agency Reports Jump In Harassment Complaints After #MeToo

US Agency Reports Jump In Harassment Complaints After #MeToo

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Thursday that the number of sexual harassment complaints workers filed with the agency over the past year rose for the first time in nearly a
Tesla's Musk Mocks SEC as Judge Demands They Justify Fraud Settlement

Tesla's Musk Mocks SEC as Judge Demands They Justify Fraud Settlement

Tesla Inc's Elon Musk on Thursday mocked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, just hours after a federal judge ordered him and the regulator to justify their securities fraud settlement, which
Protesters Gather Outside Supreme Court to Oppose Kavanaugh Nomination

Protesters Gather Outside Supreme Court to Oppose Kavanaugh Nomination

Protesters gathered in Washington Thursday to condemn President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh following allegations of sexual assault. It was a day of high drama on Capitol Hill as
Allies Warn Russia Against Violation of International Laws

Allies Warn Russia Against Violation of International Laws

Western nations are warning Russia to stop aggressive behavior, including a violation of an arms control treaty, widespread cyberattacks and attempts to kill citizens in other countries. At a NATO