Worries Mount Over Ability to Weaponize Drones

Drone industry and law-enforcement officials are struggling to find common ground over expanding flights and protecting public safety, a debate thrust into the public spotlight by a reported assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. The Federal Aviation Administration is projecting a fourfold increase, from more than 110,000 currently, in the number of commercial drones flying in U.S.

Severe hail storm injures at least 8 people, kills three animals at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

A severe hail storm that pounded parts of El Paso County Monday afternoon sent eight people who were visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to the hospital with hail related injuries, killed three zoo birds and injured other animals. Softball-size hail was reported about three miles south of Colorado Springs and hail at the zoo broke out windows and skylights.


US Navy’s Top Admiral Cites Increased Threat in Ocean Nearest Washington

Chinese military vessels are now patrolling the Northern Atlantic, and Russian submarines are prowling those same waters at a pace not seen since the end of the Cold War, the Navy’s top admiral told VOA in an exclusive interview. Chief of Naval Operations Adm.

Hurricane Hector to pass near Hawaii, where volcano continues to spew lava into ocean

Hurricane Hector roared through the Central Pacific on Sunday and is expected to pass near the Big Island of Hawaii, where a volcano continues to send lava into the sea. The National Hurricane Center said in its 5 a.m.

Iran deploys 50 small boats to Strait of Hormuz for large-scale ‘swarming’ exercise

Iran began a large-scale exercise in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday involving more than 50 small boats, practicing “swarming” operations that could potentially shut down the vital water way if ever deployed for real, U.S. officials said.

Why a Quiet Hurricane Season Isn’t Necessarily a Good Thing

Forecasters at Colorado State University say the approaching peak of the 2018 hurricane season will be relatively quiet in the Atlantic Basin. But a report released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration pointed out a troubling trend that could have implications for future hurricane forecasting: Warming in the Arctic could drive future Atlantic hurricane tracks farther west and thus make a U.S.

DHS secretary defends US intelligence and warns Russia

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday issued one of her strongest warnings yet to Russia and other adversaries to stop interfering with United States democracy. Add Russia Investigation as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Russia Investigation news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Much of East Coast under flood watch as wet, stormy pattern threatens region

A wet pattern is taking shape across the eastern US again. Numerous to widespread thunderstorms are expected as a frontal system from the west approaches and stalls over the region. There already been flash flood warnings on Wednesday morning for parts of Virginia, including the Charlottesville…

North Korea ‘working on new missiles’

North Korea appears to be building new ballistic missiles in spite of warming ties with the Trump administration, media reports say. Spy satellites spotted continuing activity at a site that has produced ballistic missiles, unnamed US officials told the Washington Post. Reuters news agency quotes an official as saying it is unclear how far the work has gone.

Deadly Indonesia earthquake leaves hundreds of tourists stranded on mountain

Hundreds of tourists remained stranded Monday on a mountain in Indonesia after a large earthquake struck an island near the popular tourist destination of Bali a day earlier, officials said. More than 500 hikers from 26 countries were stuck on Mount Rinjani on Lombok island after the 6.4 magnitude earthquake triggered a landslide, Sky News reported.