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Wing now has the same certifications that smaller airlines receive from the US Federal Aviation Administration  and the department of transportation. Photograph: iStock

An offshoot of Google has become the first drone operator to receive US government approval as an airline, an important step that gives it the legal a(...)

The viewing of Aretha Franklin’s casket is seen at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Getty Images

The regal presence Aretha Franklin exuded in life is being captured at her viewing, with the late Queen of Soul in a gold-plated coffin dressed in red(...)

RSA security president Rohit Ghai said that GDPR was making data management and privacy a prominent issue all over the world, not just in the EU. Photograph: iStock

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in less than a month – May 25th – and, if you think some European organisations are still(...)

A tattered US flag flies on an old tractor in a farm field outside Sutherland Springs, near the site of the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Texas. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking

Across the empty fields of southern Texas, the silence hung heavy in the air. The tiny community of Sutherland Springs was thrown into chaos last week(...)

 People watch the aftermath of a mass shooting outside  the Mandalay Bay hotel near the scene of the Route 91 Harvest festival on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

At least 58 people died and more than 500 others were wounded when a gunman opened fire on a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The gunma(...)

Las Vegas police stand guard along the streets outside the festival grounds of the Route 91 Harvest in Las Vegas, Nevada amids reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Photograph: David Becker/Getty Images

At least 59 people were killed and more than 520 injured when a 64-year-old gunman with an arsenal of at least 10 rifles fired upon a Las Vegas countr(...)

The ‘self driving car’ that caused a stir in Arlington, Virginia. Photograph: YouTube

Tech blogs went crazy over the weekend after a new self-driving car was seen rolling around Arlington, Virginia. Unlike vehicles from Google Waymo, U(...)

Steve Bannon: Began his career in the military and business before turning to politics and the media. Photograph: Getty Images

By installing Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon and outgoing Republican national committee chairman Reince Priebus to the most senior roles in his(...)

Donald Trump’s new campaign chief Steve Bannon during a roundtable discussion on security at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Wednesday. Under Bannon, the  Breitbart news site has espoused the anti-establishment stance that propelled Trump to victory in the Republican primary race. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

In turning to Steve Bannon to right his campaign, Donald Trump is embracing a man who former employees and associates describe as a more intense versi(...)

A memorial to journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward outside the offices of  WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia.  Photograph: Chris Keane

It’s 56 seconds long, a video of two murders being executed with the intention of having the maximum public exposure. The killing of two journalists (...)

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