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Proposed U.S. regulations for drones expected soon amid soaring sales
Proposed U.S. regulations for drones expected soon amid soaring sales

Any day now, federal regulators will propose rules for safely operating small commercial drones over the U.S. But the fledgling drone industry — in Los Angeles County and across the nation — has not been waiting to take off. Sales of the robotic flying machines are soaring. This month several thousand people flocked to the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena near USC for the commercial drone industry's first expo. Gauging from the energetic crowd and busy industry booths, spectators could easily forget that flying a drone to make money is illegal, and new rules won't be finalized for months. The Federal Aviation Administration says that by year-end it plans to propose...

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