FAA Approves Drone As 'Cell Phone Tower In The Sky' For Puerto Rico

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgxVHbQaMIE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEIplszMzoI Updated at 5 p.m. ET The FAA announced it has approved a drone that can function as a flying cell phone tower to help restore cellular service in Puerto Rico. The aircraft is called the Flying COW, for Cell on Wings. Developed by AT&T, it flies up to 200 feet above the ground, and can provide voice, data and Internet service for 40 square miles. AT&T said last week this marked the first time an LTE cell...

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Gonzales and Grote Earn All-OVC Honors

A pair of SEMO Soccer student-athletes earned All-Ohio Valley Conference honors last week. Sophomore midfielder Esmie Gonzales was named First-Team All-Ohio Valley Conference and freshman forward Lexi Grote claimed All-Newcomer accolades, the league announced during its pre-tournament banquet. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Gonzales ranks fourth in the OVC with eight goals this season. She also rates among the top five in the conference in shots, shots per game, points and game-winning goals....

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And now a goodbye to the Warped Tour.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "THE ROCK SHOW")

BLINK-182: (Singing) I couldn't wait for the summer and the Warped Tour. I remember it's the first time that I saw her there.

Earlier this week during an intense fire at a warehouse in south St. Louis, St. Louis Fire Deputy Chief Brian Walsh called for a fire engine to sound its horn – an audible signal telling firefighters to get out of the building and away from the fire.

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As this week's show came together it occured to me how many '80s and '90s-era bands with new music were on the playlist. 

The Dream Syndicate, key members of the Paisley Underground scene, have just released How Did I Find Myself Here, their first album since 1988. 

This week, a warehouse five-alarm fire near 39th Street and Park Avenue caused substantial damage and losses. Among the warehouse’s tenants is Reedy Press, a local book publishing company.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens cast a key vote Friday to block state spending for its low-income housing tax credit program, saying such development efforts “sound nice, but don’t get results.”

The Republican governor is among the state officials who sit on the Missouri Housing Development Commission, which oversees construction projects that receive state assistance, primarily through state tax credits.

A decade after his Auto-Tune-assisted rise to fame, T-Pain releases his fifth studio album OBLiViON today. The 16-track project is the Nappy Boy's first full-length release in six years — his last album was 2011's rEVOLVEr -- and boasts features from the likes of Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign and Wale.

When you've got to go, you've got to go.

Or at least that's what Ugandan MP Ibrahim Abiriga insisted after he went for a "short call" — a Ugandan slang term for relieving one's self — on a wall near the country's finance ministry in the capital, Kampala, in broad daylight. That was in late September.

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Left Of The Dial #467 - Throwback Thanksgiving

As this week's show came together it occured to me how many '80s and '90s-era bands with new music were on the playlist. The Dream Syndicate, key members of the Paisley Underground scene, have just released How Did I Find Myself Here , their first album since 1988. Superchunk, a band formed in 1989 in Chapel Hill, NC, have an album on the way next year. The band is monumentally influential, not only for releasing so much great music, but from Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance founding Merge,...

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Greta Gerwig Explores Mother-Daughter Love (And Angst) In 'Lady Bird'

Actress Greta Gerwig has made a career starring in movies about quirky women. She played a driftless dancer in Frances Ha and a punk photographer in 20th Century Women. Now she's written and directed her first film, an exploration of mother-daughter relationships called Lady Bird. "I don't know any woman who has a simple relationship with their mother or with their daughter," Gerwig says. "It has a tremendous amount of love — and a tremendous amount of angst." Gerwig felt Hollywood wasn't...

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