The Wall Street Journal reports that drones may be approved for use in the United States by summer. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.


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In April last year, Google co-founder Larry Page publicly announced he was building an electric, flying car through a company called Kitty Hawk. A video showed a prototype aircraft flying over water, but it was unclear when it would be approved by regulators for anything more than a hobby. 
Now, according to The New York Times, Kitty Hawk will on Tuesday announce it has reached an agreement with the government of New Zealand to test its aircraft in order to get officially certified for flying in the country. 
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Construction has started on Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park and a drone captured the video of its progress. Disney revealed that the park is going to be set on an Outer Rim planet called Batuu and it’ll be able to house attractions relevant to all 10 Star Wars movies.
The park is set to open in 2019.  Read more.

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Firefighters fought the grassland blaze for a day before finally bringing it under control.

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We know how drones can hamper firefighters tackling a wildfire from the air, but this is the first time we’ve heard of a drone actually starting a blaze. The incident occurred last week just north of Flagstaff, Arizona.
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