US lags as commercial drones take off around globe

US lags as commercial drones take off around globe

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FILE - This Feb. 17, 2014 file photo shows a remote controlled model aircraft flying over the Washington Nationals spring training baseball workout in Viera, Fla. The Federal Aviation Administration bars commercial use of drones no matter how seemingly benign. Officials say rules to address the special safety challenges associated with unmanned aircraft need to be in place before they can share the sky with manned aircraft and final regulations could be years away. But tempting technology and an eager marketplace are outrunning the aviation agency's best intentions. Photographers, real estate agents, moviemakers, and others are hurrying to embrace the technology.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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