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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently finalized its rules on the commercial use drones weighing up to 55 pounds, providing guidance to journalists who use drones in news gathering. The rules mark the FAA’s first attempt at a comprehensive plan to ensure the safe use of small drones by commercial operators without having to seek case-by-case approval.

The world’s first drone deliveries have begun trial runs in the United Kingdom and the U.S. Once primarily used by militaries, small quadcopter and octocopter drones are now so commonplace they are for sale at home improvement stores and toy stores. People are flying drones for fun, for entertainment and for commercial purposes as diverse as filmmaking and farming.

WASHINGTON - The Chinese government will return a U.S. naval drone seized this week in the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Saturday, in a move that promises to defuse heightened maritime tensions between the two Pacific powers.