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Amazon's drone dream sets off race to build better sensor
In the quest to build drones that can help companies like Amazon.com make door-to-door deliveries, engineers are racing to overcome a fundamental challenge: helping unmanned, suitcase-sized aircraft see where they're going.
New York's local fracking bans challenged in top court
New York's cities and towns shouldn't be able to block hydraulic fracturing within their borders because such prohibitions are trumped by state law, opponents of the bans told the state's highest court.
Police: Teen murder suspect attacked staff member at facility
A Massachusetts teenager accused of robbing, raping and killing a popular teacher at his school attacked a female staff member at a facility where he is being held without bail, authorities said Tuesday.
Astronomers discover rocky gargantuan planet dubbed 'mega-Earth'
A rocky planet weighing 17 times as much as Earth has been found, surprising astronomers who expected it to be a big ball of gas.
First lady's school lunch agenda faces backlash
In Georgia, kids resisted the loss of their beloved fried chicken. In New Mexico, whole-wheat tortillas went straight to the trash can. And in Tennessee, after schools replaced familiar flaky white biscuits with a whole-grain variety, one official reported a "massive amount of rejection."
New Orleans does away with traditional public schools
The second-graders paraded to the Dumpster in the rear parking lot, where they chucked boxes of old work sheets, notebooks and other detritus into the trash, emptying their school for good.
Google unveils company-designed driverless vehicle prototypes
Google has designed its own self-driving vehicles that transport passengers at the push of a button as it aims to spread the new automotive technology, co- founder Sergey Brin said.
Police: North Carolina woman hid meth in child's riding toy
A North Carolina woman was arrested on several drug charges after police say she hid an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine in her son’s riding toy.
Villagers, visitors gather for a glimpse of the president
President Obama whisked in and out of Cooperstown on Thursday, not giving gawkers much chance to glimpse of the commander in chief.
Fracking debate follows Obama
Critics of fracking planned to greet President Obama with signs and protests during his stop in upstate New York on Thursday. Obama might see some supporters of the practice, as well.
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