Drone sighting over NYC has FBI on alert; craft came within 200 feet of Alitalia jet

It was an unusual call to air traffic control at Kennedy Airport. An Alitalia pilot reported what he thought to be a drone flying in the air near JFK and near his plane. “We saw a drone, a drone aircraft,” … Full story

Holder: Drone strike in U.S. conceivable

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) — Washington could conceivably launch lethal combat-drone strikes on Americans on U.S. soil without trial, Attorney General Eric Holder said. Full story

Mystery drone near JFK airport: FBI seeks public's help in investigation

The news that a commercial pilot has reported seeing a drone loitering near his aircraft as he was preparing to land at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday raises some intriguing questions as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are poised to become increasingly common in America’s skies. Full story

Drone over Brooklyn: 2 pilots report spotting unmanned aircraft

NEW YORK — Was there a drone flying over Brooklyn Monday afternoon? The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a report… Full story

Drone Comes Within 200 Feet of Airliner over New York

NEW YORK — An unmanned drone came within 200 feet of a commercial jet over New York, triggering an FBI appeal to the public for any information about the unusual and potentially dangerous incident. The crew of Alitalia Flight 608 … Full story

Drone maker AeroVironment's third-quarter earnings fall short

Third quarter earnings “fell well short” for drone maker AeroVironment, Inc., the result of expected delays in government purchases, the company reported Tuesday. Full story

NYC Drone: Pilot Says 'We Saw a Drone, a Drone Aircraft' Over JFK

A drone was spotted over NYC and the pilot who reportedly saw it over JFK says that it was a “drone aircraft.” The FAA and the FBI are now investigating and asking the public for any help in solving the . . . Full story

Obama to reveal more on drone strike policy: attorney general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will soon reveal more about the administration’s legal rationale for using drone strikes, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday. Holder told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that Obama would address the issue directly “in a relatively short period of time.” Congress has been seeking access to at ...

Passenger aircraft has near miss with drone above New York

Drone aircraft are used heavily by the military in countries such as Afghanistan, but their usefulness for monitoring large areas from the air have also seen them considered for service closer to home. The dangers of drones regularly flying across our skies aren’t limited to privacy concerns, though. Evidence of that can be seen in ...

Drone Strikes: Ted Cruz Repeatedly Questions Holder On Hypothetical Use Of Drones In US

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-W.V., isn’t the only lawmaker concerned about Attorney General Eric Holder’s admission that drone strikes could occur within the United States. Full story