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Israel Says Shoots Down Drone Over Golan Heights Frontier With Syria

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel shot down a pilotless aircraft that tried to enter its airspace at its Golan Heights frontier with Syria on Tuesday, the Israeli military said. In four years, number of students with access to high-speed internet has increased tenfold. North Korea and Iran will be front and center in the president's first address before the U.N. General Assembly. Following North Korea's latest missile launch, the U.S. practices attack drills.


Nebraska City on the Verge of Regulating Drone Flights

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The city's resolution is based on regulations put in place by the Federal Aviation Administration last year. The proposal will require drones to remain within 400 feet of the ground and within the operator's eyesight. They'll only be allowed to fly during daylight hours and only over property where owners have granted permission. Drone flying would be banned near airports, electric facilities and wires, and water intake facilities.


Waymo Seeks Delay in Self-Driving Trade Secret Trial Against Uber

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For months, Waymo had been seeking to obtain a 2016 due diligence report that Uber had completed prior to obtaining Levandowski's company. Waymo hoped it would shed light on what Uber knew about Levandowski's downloads, and when Uber knew them.


NKU Scientist, Students Launch Experiment Into Space

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"I have learned many skills that are applicable to the physics field and much more that are applicable to countless other areas such as data analysis techniques, problem-solving and communication," Kring said. "I have learned how to figure things out that I don't understand at first look in a methodical way. I also learned just how much work goes into large projects such as ISS-CREAM. It was shocking to see all the different roles people have played in the experiment and how it only works when all of it comes together."


GM's Cruise Aims to Open Self-Driving Tests to Public; Timing Unclear

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Cruise's plan for public tests of its cars is at an early stage. Spokesman Milin Mehta declined to discuss a timeline and said regulatory approval would be needed. The developer plans to expand the service in urban environments such as San Francisco, New York, and possibly Austin, Texas; Seattle and Washington, Mehta said.


U.S. Push for Self-Driving Law Exposes Regulatory Divide

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"If Congress preempts state and local governments from enacting smart safety protections, the adoption of this amazing technology could be unnecessarily delayed by court challenges and state legislative action," said Leah Treat, director of the transportation bureau in Portland, Oregon, which is set to enact its own self-driving regulations by the end of the year.


Drone Strike Kills 3 Militants in NW Pakistan, Say Officials

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ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Two Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has targeted a compound in a northwestern tribal region along the Afghan border, killing three suspected militants. If confirmed, it would be the first U.S. drone strike on Pakistan since President Donald Trump announced his new strategy for Afghanistan. The officials said apparently Afghan Taliban, including member Abdul Salam, were targeted but it was unclear whether they were present at the time. NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make a final dive into Saturn's atmosphere on Sept. 15.


Suspected U.S. Drone Strike Targets Militants in Pakistan, Regional Official Says

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PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone strike killed three people in the tribal area of Pakistan near the Afghanistan border on Friday, a senior regional official said, in what Afghan Taliban sources say was an attack targeting a Haqqani network militant.


Three Suspected Al Qaeda Militants Killed in Yemen Drone Strike

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AQAP has taken advantage of a more than two-year civil war between the Iran-aligned Houthi group and President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's Saudi-backed government to strengthen its position in the impoverished country.


Uber, Waymo Clash Over Key Evidence in Self-Driving Trial

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Beyond the downloads, Uber said it should be allowed to argue that Waymo brought the lawsuit in bad faith to slow down a competitor. As evidence, Uber wants to tell jurors that Drummond failed to fully disclose Waymo's self-driving car plans while he served on Uber's board.