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  • Six states chosen as drone testing sites; California among losers

    Six states chosen as drone testing sites; California among losers
    WASHINGTON -- After a fierce nationwide competition that offers potentially big economic benefits for the winners, six sites were selected Monday for testing of how drones can be more widely used in U.S. airspace. The Federal Aviation Administration...
  • Drone giant California loses bids for federal testing sites

    Drone giant California loses bids for federal testing sites
    WASHINGTON — Although California is home to some of the nation's biggest drone manufacturers, the state was passed over Monday when the federal government picked six sites across the nation for testing the use of robotic aircraft in U.S. airspace....
  • Mars One: 1,058 applicants still in contention to start Mars colony

    Mars One: 1,058 applicants still in contention to start Mars colony
    Last summer, more than 200,000 people applied for a one-way ticket to Mars. This week, 1,058 of them were selected to move on to the next round. The applications - all in video form - were not sent to NASA, or another national space agency, but to a...
  • Corporations lead taxpayers to the shearing

    Corporations lead taxpayers to the shearing
    Here's a business practice likely to keep booming in 2014: corporate extortion. We don't mean extortion of corporations, as is practiced by Somali pirates or entrepreneurial Russians. We mean extortion by corporations. In this field the victims are...
  • Bishop Lee Robinson Sr., city's first black police commissioner, dies at 86

    Bishop Lee Robinson Sr., city's first black police commissioner, dies at 86
    Bishop Lee Robinson Sr., the city's first African-American police commissioner who began his 50-year law enforcement career with the Baltimore Park Police and went on to lead two state agencies, died Monday of Alzheimer's disease and dementia at Gilchrist...
  • SpaceX gets closer to making a reusable rocket, sues Air Force

    SpaceX gets closer to making a reusable rocket, sues Air Force
    Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX, hastily called a news conference Friday in Washington, D.C., where he outlined an array of matters confronting his upstart company. A cryptic email was sent to media around 9 p.m....
  • Our leaders let an opportunity fly by

    Our leaders let an opportunity fly by
    SACRAMENTO—You might think that testing robotic aircraft for future civilian use would be a quintessential California enterprise. But not if you're a U.S. senator from the state. The governor's not exactly a cheerleader for the idea, either....
  • Thomas V. Jones dies at 93; former Northrop CEO

    Thomas V. Jones dies at 93; former Northrop CEO
    When Thomas V. Jones took control of Northrop Corp. in 1960, it was a secondary aerospace company whose future was uncertain, but the legendary gambles Jones made over the next 30 years swept the company to the top ranks of the defense industry during the...
  • UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery

    UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery
    Students at the University of Maryland, College Park could have the cost of sex-change surgery covered by their health insurance next school year, joining a nationwide trend of private- and public-sector employers offering the benefit. Insurance firms...
  • Ex-Pratt Worker Allegedly Tried To Ship F-35 Files To Iran

    Ex-Pratt Worker Allegedly Tried To Ship F-35 Files To Iran
    Pratt & Whitney said Monday it is cooperating with authorities after federal agents arrested a former employee for trying to ship documents to Iran related to the U.S. military's Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The East Hartford defense contractor, the...
  • John P. O'Brien, charter boat captain

    John P. O'Brien, charter boat captain
    John P. O'Brien, a manufacturing supervisor who was also a licensed charter boat captain, died Sunday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at his home in Severna Park. He was 56. The son of a licensed charter...