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FAA risks losing drone war

The Washington Nationals used a drone to photograph spring training. Real estate agents use them to show off sprawling properties. Martin Scorsese hired one to film a scene in “The Wolf of Wall Street.”<p>So where does this leave the Federal Aviation Administration, which insists that commercial drone …

I Got My Dream Job As An Actress On A Disney Cruise — Here's What It Was Really Like

It was her dream job, and one of her first professional acting gigs.<p>Now a newly minted equity actress embarking on the national tour of Seussical: The Musical, Raye (disclosure: a friend of mine from college at Penn State University) dished to Business Insider about what it was like to live and …

Successful comedians display symptoms of psychosis, study says

Comedians are able to make people laugh because they often display characteristics usually found in people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, research published on Thursday claims.<p>Their talent to amuse people lies in having unusual personalities and displaying what researchers say are high …

7 Batkid Moments That Will Melt Your Heart

Miles Scott, a 5-year-old leukemia patient, got the surprise of a lifetime today when San Francisco transformed into Gotham City to fulfill his wish …

Would You Believe the U.S. State Dept Is Reportedly Prepared to Let Russia Build These on American Soil?

The CIA and Pentagon have been trying to halt a State Department plan to let Russia’s space agency (Roscosmos) construct within the United States a handful of monitor stations, according to American officials, the New York Times reported.<p>The fear is that the stations could aid Russian efforts to …

Holy Heartwarmer! No One Can Seem To Get Enough Of Batkid

One day after San Francisco was turned into Gotham City so that a little boy who battled leukemia could fight off some archcriminals, fans still can't seem to get enough of Miles Scott, a.k.a. Batkid.<p>Just explore #batkid on Twitter and you'll see what we mean.<p>The news networks also can't leave the …

If Anyone Finds a Large Military Drone on the East Coast, the Air National Guard Would Like It Back

A large military drone crashed into Lake Ontario on Tuesday, prompting a search that later had to be stopped due to weather.<p>So, if you’ve seen this unmanned aerial vehicle used by various government agencies for surveillance and reconnaissance in the lake near central New York, the Air National …

John Boehner: House GOP Still Figuring Out 'How We're Going To Move Ahead' On Immigration

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) insisted on Wednesday that even though House Republicans have moved slowly on immigration reform, they're still planning to work on it -- but not by combining their efforts with the already-passed Senate bill.<p>"The idea that we're going to take up a …

’60 Minutes’ Benghazi Report Blames White House — Was ‘Planned, Sophisticated’ Attack on ‘Barely Protected American Compound’

TheBlaze reported on the chilling objective stated by Al Qaeda terrorists in the 2012 Benghazi attack — “We’re here to kill Americans” — as a preview of a “60 Minutes” segment, “Benghazi.”<p>The report aired Sunday and examines the horrific attack on the U.S. mission in Libya that took the lives of …

Superman, Harry Potter & a T-Rex Eating a Human: Have You Seen the Ohio State Band’s Remarkable Halftime Performance?

In the top-tier of college marching bands, there are few that can stand with Ohio State University in terms of musical ability and on-field performances. This past weekend, OSU’s band took the field at halftime and delivered a tribute to “Hollywood Blockbusters.”<p>The eight-minute musical performance …

How One Oregon School District Plans to Defend Against School Shootings

Teachers in Oregon’s St. Helens School District will now be able to carry concealed guns in school after the board of education voted to lift a ban put into effect just earlier this year.<p>The school board voted 4-1 for the policy Wednesday, ABC News reported. It’s a return to a previous rule after …

Report: First Western eyewitness in Benghazi to go public gives account of attack, warning signs

The first Western eyewitness to the deadly Benghazi terror attacks has given an account of the seven-hour assault on the U.S. outpost in Libya and says Americans knew such an incident was inevitable.<p>The witness -- a former British soldier who for decades helped protect U.S. diplomats and military …

Republican lobbying groups step up push on House to pass immigration reform

Republicans who back immigration reform are ramping up their push to get the House to bring legislation to the floor, as the issue threatens to potentially create a public divide within the GOP.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports the group Republicans for Immigration Reform is building up its lobbying …

The GOP’s “Hunger Games” vision of America

Cutting food stamps and sabotaging Obamacare aren’t irrational – they’re part of the 1 percent’s all-out class war<p>American conservatives love to attack anyone who raises the issue of worsening economic inequality for waging “class war.” Their compulsion to keep repeating that phrase is revealing in …