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United States

Matt Haldane

Desire for wild spaces ignites U.S. fire insurance hazard

Aug 14 2013

WASHINGTON The summer of 2013 has been another severe fire season for the United States, a trend that has insurance companies bracing for a new normal: higher rates of property damage as Americans move to wildfire-prone areas in ever greater numbers.

U.S. slowly opening up commercial drone industry

Aug 08 2013

WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration's recent certification of two expensive unmanned aircraft for commercial use further opens up the U.S. market for drones, but cheaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will still have to operate in regulatory limbo.

U.S. slowly opening up commercial drone industry

Aug 08 2013

WASHINGTON, Aug 8 The Federal Aviation Administration's recent certification of two expensive unmanned aircraft for commercial use further opens up the U.S. market for drones, but cheaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will still have to operate in regulatory limbo.

Obama calls Korean War a victory, honors veterans

Jul 27 2013

WASHINGTON Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War, President Barack Obama said on Saturday that U.S. troops and their allies achieved victory in that conflict despite a lukewarm reception when they returned home. | Video

U.S. auto insurance practices might hurt low-income earners: report

Jul 22 2013

WASHINGTON Several large U.S. auto insurance companies use education levels and occupation to set rates, effectively pricing some low- and moderate-income earners out of the market, according to a report by the Consumer Federation of America.

U.S. auto insurance practices might hurt low-income earners - report

Jul 22 2013

WASHINGTON, July 22 Several large U.S. auto insurance companies use education levels and occupation to set rates, effectively pricing some low- and moderate-income earners out of the market, according to a report by the Consumer Federation of America.

Boeing says tanker on track for U.S. approval following review

Jul 18 2013

WASHINGTON A Boeing Co aerial tanker built to refuel other warplanes during flight is expected to win final approval soon following an important design review conducted in early July by the U.S. Air Force, according to the company.

Boeing says tanker on track for U.S. approval following review

Jul 18 2013

WASHINGTON, July 18 A Boeing Co aerial tanker built to refuel other warplanes during flight is expected to win final approval soon following an important design review conducted in early July by the U.S. Air Force, according to the company.

U.S. aviation chief defends NextGen progress as funding cuts loom

Jul 17 2013

WASHINGTON The head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday defended the "NextGen" program to modernize U.S. flight control systems, telling a government panel the effort has made progress despite delays and is "designed to be flexible."

U.S. aviation chief defends NextGen progress as funding cuts loom

Jul 17 2013

WASHINGTON, July 17 The head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday defended the "NextGen" program to modernize flight control systems, telling a government subcommittee the effort has made progress despite delays and is "designed to be flexible."

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