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The remains of a home burned to the ground in the Dog Rock Fire in Placer County. (CBS)

Yosemite Officials Say Sparks From Vehicle Started Wildfire That Killed Pilot; 5 Homes Destroyed

Yosemite park officials say sparks from a vehicle caused the wildfire that led to a former U.S. Navy pilot’s death.

10/09/2014

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Fire At FAA Facility In Chicago Cancels, Delays Bay Area Flights

Bay Area flights to and from the Chicago area are canceled and delayed Friday morning because of a fire at a Federal Aviation Administration
center.

09/26/2014

A photo taken on September 9, 2014 shows a drone flying over vineyards of the Pape Clement castle, belonging to Bordeaux winemaker Bernard Magrez in the soutwestern French town of Pessac. Magrez is the first winemaker to have bought last February a drone equipped with a infrared camera to determine the optimal maturity of the domain's grapes and thus harvest them at different times. AFP PHOTO JEAN PIERRE MULLER. (Photo credit should read JEAN PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images)

Government To Allow Drones For TV, Movie Production; Other Industries May Follow Suit

The government plans to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.

09/25/2014

Mineta San Jose International Airport

Jet With Mechanical Problems Makes Emergency Landing At San Jose Airport

A corporate jet with mechanical problems made an emergency landing at the Mineta San Jose International Airport Tuesday afternoon, an airport spokeswoman said.

08/05/2014

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

Despite Previous Denials, Documents Show SJPD Purchased Drone

Despite previous denials, documents show the San Jose Police Department purchased a drone.

07/30/2014

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Federal Aviation Administration’s 24-Hour Flight Ban To Tel Aviv, Includes SFO

The Federal Aviation Administration has banned U.S. air carriers from flying into Tel Aviv’s airport due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

07/22/2014

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (left) shows off Amazon PrimeAir drones to Charlie Rose of CBS News. The unmanned aircraft would be used for shipping items to customers. (CBS)

Amazon Asks FAA Permission To Fly Drones For Delivering Packages In Under 30 Minutes

Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.

07/11/2014

Plane Crash Scene

Witnesses Say Pilot Jumped Without Chute From Burning Plane That Crashed Near Livermore

Several witnesses spotted the pilot jumping from the aircraft without a parachute after the plane caught on fire after taking off from Livermore airport on Saturday.

06/22/2014

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1 Dead When Experimental Plane Crashes Near Livermore

At least one person has died in an experimental plane that crashed and sparked a brush fire in a field in Alameda County near Livermore Saturday afternoon.

06/21/2014

Drone Hovering

Drone Use May Be Approved By FAA For Film, TV Purposes

Drones may be flying through the skies with FAA approval for film and television purposes.

06/04/2014

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