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Utilities see drone potential

U.S. utilities see great potential in the use of remote-controlled drones to do the often-dangerous work of inspecting power lines and transmission towers but strict regulations have so far slowed adoption of the technology.

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Ground delays at US airports on the rise

On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passengers watched the safety video and settled in for a six-hour trip.

US economy grew at 2.1 percent rate in 3rd quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the summer than previously reported, mainly because businesses restocked their goods at a stronger pace than first thought.

US issues travel warning in wake of attacks

Americans should be alert to the possible travel risks, especially during the holidays, following increased threats from militant groups around the world, the State Department has warned.

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Turkey downs Russian jet violating its territory

Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane it said had crossed into its territory from Syria on Tuesday, killing at least one of the two pilots and marking the first time in half a century that a NATO member has downed a Russian plane.

Obama, Hollande pledge solidarity against ISIS

Pledging solidarity after the Paris attacks, President Barack Obama promised Tuesday to work with France and other allies to intensify the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State, saying America would not be cowed by the scourge of terrorism. To this point, Obama said, Russia is an “outlier” in the fight.

Chicago cop charged with murder in killing of black teenager

A white Chicago police officer accused of fatally shooting a black teenager was charged with murder Tuesday, just a day ahead of a deadline for the city to release a squad-car video of the killing.

Philly traffic stop turns violent; trooper shot in shoulder

A traffic stop on a downtown Philadelphia highway turned violent Tuesday when a suspect got back into his car and fled, rear-ended a school bus and then shot and wounded a trooper, state police said.

Family of Muslim teen seeks $15M in clock incident

Attorneys for a 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after the homemade clock he took to his Dallas-area school was mistaken for a possible bomb said Monday he was publicly mistreated and deserves $15 million.

Convicted spy Ronald Pelton to be freed

A former National Security Agency employee convicted of selling defense and communication secrets he gained during his career is to be released from federal custody 30 years after his arrest.

5 shot near Minneapolis protest scene

Police searched Tuesday for three white gunmen suspected of shooting five Black Lives Matter demonstrators, while the family of a black man whose death inspired the protests called for an end to demonstrations that have gone on for days outside a Minneapolis police station.

Suicide vest found in Paris raises link to suspect

A street cleaner found an explosive vest similar to those used in the Paris attacks on Monday near the place where a suspect’s mobile phone had been found, raising the possibility that he aborted his mission, either ditching a malfunctioning vest — or fleeing in fear.

White House asks allies to step up in IS campaign

The White House urged allies on Monday to do more in the campaign against the Islamic State, while President Barack Obama faced pressure in return to show the U.S.-led coalition will intensify efforts in response to the Paris attacks, even without a major shift in strategy.

Mom to 911: Son trying to bite people; dies after struggle while on 'spice'

The mother of a man who died after a struggle with sheriff’s deputies in Georgia can be heard in a 911 call screaming her son is trying to bite people.

Authorities: Border Patrol agent had 110 pounds of cocaine in car

A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona has been arrested and charged after state troopers found 110 pounds of cocaine in his rental car that he planned to transport to Chicago, authorities said Monday.

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Police hunt suspects in mass shooting at New Orleans park

Police on Monday sought to determine what touched off a wild shootout in a crowd of hundreds of people at a New Orleans playground, where an evening of fun at a block party swiftly turned into a nightmare.

Tens of thousands shivering without power in Washington state

Tens of thousands of people who have been shivering for nearly a week without power after deadly storms swept through Washington state were bracing for snowfall Monday and the possibility of preparing Thanksgiving dinner in the dark.

2 charged with murder in killing of pastor's wife

Authorities charged two men with murder on Monday in the fatal shooting of a pastor’s pregnant wife during a home invasion of the couple’s Indianapolis home.

Federal court rules Wisconsin abortion law unconstitutional

Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday.

Wal-Mart, Target stretching their Cyber Monday deals

Get ready for the stretched version of the Cyber Monday online sales wars.