New Specialized Drone Will Aid and Protect County Firefighters

Local fire crews are counting on a high-flying, high tech tool to help them respond more quickly to emergency situations. A specialized aerial drone being deployed by the Fresno County Fire Protection District, will do more than just provide first responder...
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CES Gadget Show: Flying Taxis, Toilet Paper Robots and More

LAS VEGAS — Flying taxis and a robot that can fetch toilet paper when you're stranded on the loo were among the technologies showcased this week at the annual CES gadget show in Las Vegas. The annual technology conference is the place for big brands and sta...
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Walters: Bullet Train Follies

As oft-noted in this space, those in California’s state government — governors, legislators and agency directors — have an unfortunate habit of starting programs and projects that are never fully implemented. These governmental orphans fall roughly into two...
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A Locker, a Chirp: How Tiny Clues Help Solve Child Sex Cases

FAIRFAX, Va. — It was the odd-looking locker handles that caught their eye. Investigators spent hours poring over graphic images of little boys changing in and out of their swimsuits at what looked like a YMCA. They were hunting for any clue to help them id...