Congress is getting involved in protecting Earth from asteroids. We're doomed.

Now that Congress has solved our economic and environmental problems, it’s time to turn to the threats from the sky. No, not drone planes. read more Full story

Human rights groups: Getting CIA out of drone business is only first step

Human rights groups are applauding reports that the White House is poised to shift the CIA’s drone program to the Defense Department as a positive sign but say more clarity is still needed about the targeted killings. The government maintains two separate drone programs, one run out of the CIA … Full story

Is the CIA drone program coming to an end?

The Obama administration reportedly wants to make the controversial program more transparent Full story

Drones will require new privacy laws, Senate told –

WASHINGTON (AP) – Privacy laws urgently need to be updated to protect the public from information-gathering by the thousands of civilian drones expected to be flying in U.S. skies in the next decade or so, legal experts told a Senate panel Wednesday. Full story

Fire burns west Knoxville home while owner is away

Fire broke out early Wednesday in a west Knoxville home. The fire started just before 1 a.m. in the 1900 block of Cecil Johnson Road. Full story

Lawmakers voice concerns on drone privacy questions

It was very clear Wednesday at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on drones that senators in both parties are worried about the threat to Americans’ privacy posed by the commercial and law enforcement use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles. Full story

Tyler Bray to make PSA on boating safety following incident

Tyler Bray was scheduled to be back in court on Wednesday to follow up on charges that stem from a 2012 boating incident. Full story

Clark County vying to become drone testing site

Now southern Nevada has the potential to become a hub for a growing area of national security especially since the government is looking to create “six test areas” across the… Full story

Many questions, few answers as Capitol Hill weighs drones, privacy

Could police arm drones with tear gas or pepper spray? Will unmanned aircraft someday conduct 24-hour surveillance on American streets? Which arm of the federal government should take the lead in restricting what drones can do and what information they can collect? Those questions and many others were aired at … Full story

Second person killed in wrong way wreck in a week

One person is dead after a vehicle crashed into another while traveling the wrong way on Clinton Highway. Full story