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Arizona lawmaker wants to clamp down on low-cost drones for snooping

Arizona lawmaker wants to clamp down on low-cost drones for snooping

PHOENIX — For $200 you can go to an electronics store, buy a remote-control helicopter, strap a camera to it and fly it over you’re neighbor’s property and peek through the windows.

February 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona loses bid to be test site for unmanned drones

PHOENIX — Arizona's bid to become a test site for unmanned drones was rejected Monday as federal officials picked six other proposals.

December 30, 2013 11:19 amLoading…
Photo: Fast, hot planes at Paris Air Show

Photo: Fast, hot planes at Paris Air Show

While much of the focus on this week's Paris Air Show was on the sales of wide-bodied passenger jets, the sexy and hot planes were fighters. Meanwhile, manufacturers were pushing the civil uses of drones. French-based Delair-Tech displayed a small drone that can survey for damage to utility…

June 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Drones: key tool to border security

Border security is the first step of the proposed immigration reform bill - and some lawmakers see 24/7 surveillance as a key to stopping illegal crossers.

June 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Analytical Obama speech falls short on answers

No doubt: Barack Obama has what it takes to be a terrific law student. It's less clear those are the ingredients of a successful president.

May 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Obama wrestles with the nature, future of wars

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Washington Post:

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Pakistan's presumptive prime minister sends US mixed messages

Pakistan's presumptive prime minister sends US mixed messages

RAIWIND, Pakistan - Pakistan's presumptive prime minister said Monday that he wants good relations with the United States but criticized American drone strikes on militants as a violation of the country's sovereignty - perhaps hinting the government's grudging compliance may change.

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Tim Steller: With more aerials drones, our privacy in border region is up in the air

Residents of Southern Arizona's borderlands are on a frontier, but it's not the one they're used to.

April 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Paul's paranoia distracts from real drone issue

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Washington Post:

March 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Bill to rein in cops' drones scaled back; study sought

PHOENIX - Police in Arizona remain free to use drones - assuming they have them - to keep tabs on people.

March 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Finest of hairs are split on killing of US citizens

If it is true, as the writer Samuel Johnson once said, that "patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel," then the dictionary must be the first.

February 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Panel OKs requiring warrant before drones gather evidence

PHOENIX - State lawmakers on Wednesday gave the first clearance to a measure designed to require police to get search warrants before they use drones to gather evidence.

February 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

AZ bills would limit use of drones

PHOENIX - Fearing new intrusions into privacy, two state legislators are moving to restrict how aerial drones can be used in the skies over Arizona.

February 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Power to order drone hits on US citizens is wrong

If George W. Bush had told us that the "war on terror" gave him the right to execute an American citizen overseas with a missile fired from a drone aircraft, without due process or judicial review, I'd have gone ballistic. It makes no difference that the president making this chilling claim …

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US urged to open its skies to drones

WASHINGTON - More than a third of Americans worry their privacy will suffer if drones like those used to spy on U.S. enemies overseas become the latest police tool for tracking suspected criminals at home, according to an Associated Press-National Constitution Center poll.

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Raytheon flawlessly tests small smart-bomb gear

Raytheon flawlessly tests small smart-bomb gear

A close-up of the Pyros, a small tactical munition warhead that proved its effectiveness during recent testing.

August 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Raytheon flawlessly tests small smart-bomb gear

Raytheon flawlessly tests small smart-bomb gear

Joe Rapp of Raytheon Flight Operations takes the launcher's "remove before flight" safety pin from from colleague A.J. Kochevar during a small tactical munition preflight check at the Yuma Proving Grounds.

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