Iran fighter jet chased US spy drone, pentagon says

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Rand Paul at CPAC: The GOP Has Grown Stale

Kentucky Senator and marathon filibusterer Rand Paul brought his invigorated libertarian stump speech to an enraptured audience (and Metallica) at CPAC on Thursday, inveighing that the GOP needs to change by returning to the classical principles spelled out in the country’s constitution. “The Republican Party has to change,” he told the largely conservative crowd, a statement which ...

Pentagon: Iranian Warplane Moves Against US Drone in Gulf

The Pentagon says an Iranian warplane approached an unarmed U.S. military surveillance drone earlier this week over international waters in the Persian Gulf. A U.S. spokesman said the U.S. drone – under escort by two U.S. military aircraft – was conducting routine classified surveillance on Tuesday when the Iranian plane closed to within 25 kilometers. ...

7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to

Semicolons should be used rarely, if at all. And beware dangling modifiers! Full story

Gov't seeks closer oversight of student loan firms

The government’s consumer finance watchdog wants stricter oversight of companies that collect and log student loan payments. Full story

Some residents against drone test sites coming to Huntsville

The interest in a test site is already getting push back from folks in the community with a Facebook page protesting the idea. Full story

Software glitch delays 660,000 tax refunds

The Internal Revenue Service says 660,000 taxpayers will have their refunds delayed by up to six weeks because of a problem with the software they used to file their tax returns. Full story

Along U.S. border with Mexico, issue of security is intensely …

Edmund Lozano knows the fence that winds along the Mexico-U.S. border. … It doesn’t matter if there are fences or drones. How much more can we do?” Full story

Sealing the U.S. Border Would Cost an Additional $28 Billion …

Last year President Obama spent $11.7 billion on security at the U.S.-Mexico border … by taking some of the expensive drones being used at the border … Full story

DHS built domestic surveillance tech into Predator drones …

Homeland Security’s specifications say drones must be … which are primarily used to patrol the United States’ northern and southern borders but have been … Full story