drones http://kbia.org en U.S. Court Releases Obama Administration's 'Drone Memo' http://kbia.org/post/us-court-releases-obama-administrations-drone-memo The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has released a long-secret memo in which the Obama administration lays out its legal reasoning for launching a drone attack on an American citizen overseas.<p>The legal justification concerns the drone strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen who the United States claims was tied to plots against the U.S. and played a key role in al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.<p>NPR's Carrie Johnson reports the justification says al-Awlaki presented a continuing and imminent threat to the U.S. and his killing did not violate U.S. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:51:00 +0000 editor 54996 at http://kbia.org U.S. Court Releases Obama Administration's 'Drone Memo' Under the Microscope: Farm drones, Bill Nye at MU http://kbia.org/post/under-microscope-farm-drones-bill-nye-mu <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Missouri invited Gerald Friedman, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, to speak to students and local Columbia residents earlier last week.&nbsp; The lecture was hosted by the MU Truman School of Public Affairs as the Monroe-Paine annual lecture event.&nbsp; Friedman’s lecture focused on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act and the future possibility of a single payer healthcare system.</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:39:26 +0000 Kristofor Husted 49972 at http://kbia.org Under the Microscope: Farm drones, Bill Nye at MU Drones: Coming soon to a farm near you? http://kbia.org/post/drones-coming-soon-farm-near-you <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Unmanned aerial vehicles aren’t just for spies or for the battlefield. Farmers all over the country think drones can give them a leg up, too.</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:29:29 +0000 Peter Gray 49971 at http://kbia.org Drones: Coming soon to a farm near you? Archaeologists unearth more clues from ancient Cahokia civilization http://kbia.org/post/archaeologists-unearth-more-clues-ancient-cahokia-civilization <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a blustery day in April, Italian </span>archaeology<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> student Marco </span>Valeri<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stepped into an </span>archaeological<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> dig at the </span><a href="http://www.cahokiamounds.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Cahokia Mounds</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Gwen Girsdansky & Cade Cleavelin 34474 at http://kbia.org Archaeologists unearth more clues from ancient Cahokia civilization Flames fuel prairie revival [video] http://kbia.org/post/flames-fuel-prairie-revival-video <p>As a north wind rippled through the native grasses of Missouri’s Tucker Prairie on a sunny afternoon in April, the burn was about to begin.</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:49:55 +0000 Brendan Gibbons & Ben Unglesbee 31748 at http://kbia.org Flames fuel prairie revival [video] What the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI means for the Catholic Church http://kbia.org/post/what-resignation-pope-benedict-xvi-means-catholic-church <p></p><p>The Catholic Church is at a crossroads. Pope Benedict XVI surprised just about everyone this week by announcing his resignation. The leader of the world’s one billion Catholics held his final public mass on Wednesday, at the end of this month, he will become the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:50:32 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & David Reed 28935 at http://kbia.org What the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI means for the Catholic Church States propose limiting use of drones by police http://kbia.org/post/states-propose-limiting-use-drones-police <p>Lawmakers in at least 11 states including Missouri are looking at plans to restrict the use of drones over their skies amid concerns the unmanned aerial vehicles could be exploited to spy on Americans.</p><p>The American Civil Liberties Union says state legislators are proposing various restrictions on the new technology.</p><p>The Montana Senate looked at two bills Tuesday that hinder the use of drones, most often associated with overseas wars.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:45:14 +0000 Associated Press 28440 at http://kbia.org How US drone strikes impact Pakistan http://kbia.org/post/how-us-drone-strikes-impact-pakistan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The United States government has escalated the uses of drone strikes in Pakistan and in Yemen since the start of the year. And now the U.S. appears to be considering the use of drone strikes in Mali, a North African country where French forces are helping the government fight Islamist militants and rebels.</span></p><p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:26:36 +0000 David Reed 28149 at http://kbia.org How US drone strikes impact Pakistan Legislator pushes to limit drone use http://kbia.org/post/legislator-pushes-limit-drone-use <p></p><p>A northwestern Missouri lawmaker is seeking to limit the use of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles.</p><p>The legislation would require law enforcement officers get a warrant before using a drone in Missouri. It also would prohibit the use of drones by people, organizations or government agencies for the surveillance of farms. Republican Rep. Casey Guernsey of Bethany is proposing the measure.</p><p>Guernsey says he does not want state government to monitor residents more than it currently does.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:35:39 +0000 Associated Press 26644 at http://kbia.org Legislator pushes to limit drone use A conversation with investigative journalist Umar Cheema http://kbia.org/post/conversation-investigative-journalist-umar-cheema <p>The Taliban’s attack on a 14 year old human rights campaigner in Pakistan has drawn condemnation from within the country and throughout the world. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:22:29 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 23063 at http://kbia.org A conversation with investigative journalist Umar Cheema