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Demonstrators protesting the August 9 police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown react as police fire tear gas on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri early on August 17, 2014.  A crowd of some 200 demonstrators defied a curfew that came into effect in Ferguson early on August 17, days after police shot dead the unarmed black teen, triggering a wave of rioting. (Photo by Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Extends Ban on Low-Flying Aircraft Over Ferguson

The Federal Aviation Administration has extended a ban on flights operating below 3,000 feet over Ferguson, Missouri, for a week “to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities.”

08/18/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility on April 12, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Cruz Vows To Continue Blocking Nominees Until White House Answers Why FAA Banned US Flights To Israel

Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The State Department criticized the Republican lawmaker.

07/25/2014

The FAA imposed a ban on U.S. airline flights into and out of Israel after a Hamas rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.  (GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Lifts Ban On U.S. Flights To Israel

Says U.S. will continue to closely monitor the situation.

07/24/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Cruz: Facts Suggest Obama Used FAA ‘To Launch An Economic Boycott On Israel’

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid fighting between Israel and Hamas.

07/23/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry gestures upon his arrival for a meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah on July 23, 2014. (credit: ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry, Aides Undergo Metal Detector Screening Before Meeting With Egyptian President

Secretary of State John Kerry defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban and flew into Israel’s main airport Wednesday in a sign of sheer will to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little evidence of progress in ongoing negotiations aimed at halting fighting that’s left at least 31 Israelis and 650 Palestinians dead.

07/23/2014

File photo of a drone. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Congressman Uses Drone to Tape Wedding; FAA Investigating

The FAA is investigating whether a video of a congressman’s wedding last month violated the agency’s ban on drone flights for commercial purposes.

07/17/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, La. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Wants Drones To Be Used Along US-Mexico Border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for drones to be used along the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to deter immigrants from illegally crossing into the U.S.

07/07/2014

File photo of a drone. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

FAA Grants First Permission For Commercial Drone Flights Over Land

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft.

06/10/2014

File photo of a drone. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA OKs Commercial Drone Flights Over Land

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft.

06/10/2014

The Justice Department watchdog has found the FBI has improved handling of national security letters, but says the agency could do better. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

FBI Offering $10,000 Reward For People Who Aim Laser Pointers at Planes

Silence your cellphone. Save the movie commentary for later. And if you know someone who aims a laser pointer at an airplane, give us a call.

06/03/2014

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