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Filmmakers to farmers seek drone bonanza by influencing D.C.
Drone aircraft photography won an Academy Award this year for technical achievement and is increasingly beckoning Hollywood studios seeking dramatic aerial footage at low cost. There's just one holdup: it's illegal in the U.S.
Catholic Church's best-known exorcist shows how it's done
The den of the Catholic Church's best-known exorcist is an unassuming place, a small third-floor room in a home for aging priests hidden in an obscure corner of southern Rome. I walk down the hospital-like hallway on my way to meet him, and the priest anticipates my knock before it happens. The door swings open, and there he is.
On Mother's Day weekend, things I wish I taught my son
Because every woman has, or has had, a mother — and knows, if only through stories, her grandmaternal forebears as well — to become a mother is to step into a hall of mirrors. In its most essential state, however, motherhood involves a single, mutual reflection.
Is hashtag activism better than doing nothing? Or about the same?
More than 1 million people — including first lady Michelle Obama — have tweeted the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. But whether they're helping the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria or hopping on some kind of first-world digital bandwagon depends, frankly, on whom you ask.
Dashcam video shows tree falling on police officer
A police officer in southern Iowa only has minor injuries after a tree fell on him during a routine traffic stop.
Gun bans in state Capitols but not bars draw cries of hypocrisy
South Dakota lawmaker Steve Hickey has 17 guns, a National Rifle Association card and a faith that pistol-packing residents make public places safer - except for the one where he works.
Social media sting returns stolen dogs to owner
A sting operation launched after two stolen English bulldogs were recognized on a Facebook page led to the arrest of three people near Oklahoma City this week, officials said.
Cherry cigars entice teens with candy flavors, researchers say
Almost every flavor chemical found in tested sweets, including grape and cherry, are used in combinations in similarly flavored cigars and dipping tobacco, Portland State University researchers said in a letter posted Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine.
More than 40 percent of middle and high school students who smoke use flavored small cigars, which are similar in size and shape to cigarettes, or use menthol cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found in a study last year.
Oklahoma woman confesses to sex with boy, 13
Police in Oklahoma’s Cherokee County arrested a 27-year-old woman this week after they said she confessed to having sex with a 13-year-old boy on multiple occasions.
Mom doesn't want you to be thoughtful Sunday
When selecting a gift for Mother's Day, or any other occasion, don't try to be "thoughtful." Choose the gift the recipient will like best. Don't confuse what you know with what she feels.
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