10 things you need to know today: April 15, 2015

The Week 1.Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez convicted of first-degree murder Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole on Wednesday. Twelve jurors deliberated for a week and found Hernandez, 25, guilty of fatally shooting his friend Odin Lloyd, a… More 10 things you need to know today: April 15, 2015

Disaster Strikes At Congressional Hearing To Promote Drones In US Airspace (VIDEO)

Addicting Info This week’s congressional hearing on loosening restrictions on operating drones in US airspace quickly dissolved into farce, when the experimental drone crashed. The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s hearing on the integration of commercial drones went from the sublime to the ridiculous when Colin Guinn, senior vice president of sales for 3D… More Disaster Strikes At Congressional Hearing To Promote Drones In US Airspace (VIDEO)

10 things you need to know today: December 2, 2013

The Week The NTSB investigates New York’s deadly train wreck, Amazon plans to use drones for deliveries, and more 1. Investigators search for clues in deadly train derailment Commuters from New York City’s northern suburbs face delays on Monday as the National Transportation Safety Board begins an exhaustive investigation into Sunday’s train derailment that killed… More 10 things you need to know today: December 2, 2013

12 Programs Congress Refuses To Save From Automatic Spending Cuts

This list puts Congress’ apathy toward the American people into perspective… Think Progress After thousands of flight delays across the country this week, the United States Senate voted Thursday night to give the Federal Aviation Administration the flexibility to keep the nation’s airports running smoothly. The delays were caused by the furlough of air traffic controllers, who… More 12 Programs Congress Refuses To Save From Automatic Spending Cuts

Boy, 8, Among the Dead in Boston Marathon Explosions

  ABC News An 8-year-old boy was one of two casualties when bombs tore into the Boston Marathon today, a law enforcement source told ABC News. At least 115 people were injured, including several children with severe trauma, when bombs exploded almost simultaneously at the crowded Boston Marathon on a day that was supposed to be one… More Boy, 8, Among the Dead in Boston Marathon Explosions

Space Tourism Expected To Be $1 Billion Industry Over Next 10 Years, Says FAA

This is exciting news. I’ll admit I’m a NASA fan.  I love to view all their Hubble Telescope pictures.  I am also a fan of  The History Channel’s The Universe.  I try to catch every new episode on my DVR. I don’t expect to be among the very lucky (and rich) passengers on the maiden… More Space Tourism Expected To Be $1 Billion Industry Over Next 10 Years, Says FAA

Murdoch Using Drone Aircraft to Spy on U.S. SERIOUSLY Updated x3 (Daily Kos)

The audacity of this  person!  How many laws does Rupert Murdoch have to break before he is thrown in jail? Daily Kos Breaking from Keith Olbermann‘s Countdown on CurrentTV: (UPDATE 1: video of segment now viewable at bottom of diary) The FAA is investigating Murdoch for flying a drone with a camera on it.. Forbes magazine reporting it.… More Murdoch Using Drone Aircraft to Spy on U.S. SERIOUSLY Updated x3 (Daily Kos)

HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM – LAWMAKERS SKIP TOWN…FAA STILL SHUT DOWN

I believe history will show that not only is the 112th Congress the “do nothing” congress, it’s also the most selfish, dumbest, most uneducated in civics, science and policy, congress as well! Huffington Post The failure of Congress to authorize a budget for the Federal Aviation Administration has put some 4,000 agency employees and tens… More HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM – LAWMAKERS SKIP TOWN…FAA STILL SHUT DOWN