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USA TODAY— DEMOCRATANDCHRONICLE E3 SECTION B 10.22.15 USA SNAPSHOTS © Rolling in walnuts Source USDA Economic Research Service TERRY BYRNE AND JANET LOEHRKE, USA TODAY Despite the drought, California harvesters eye a record crop of this year, with shelled walnut exports up 39%. 575,000 tons PHOTODISC Increase in wages picking up steam IN MONEY Netanyahu causes uproar with Holocaust comments CARSTEN KOALL,GETTY IMAGES IN NEWS This is an edition of USA TODAY provided for DemocratandChronicle. An expanded version of USA TODAY is available at newsstands or by subscription, and at Find USA TODAY Sports in today’s local sports section. WASHINGTON An analysis of 891 drone sightings reported to the Federal Aviation Administration over a 17-month period found more than half flew too close to an airport, prompting lawmakers to renew calls Wednesday to tag the remote-controlled aircraft with electronic collars that would keep them away. Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D- Calif., and Charles Schumer, D- N.Y., want “geofencing” software that works like electronic collars for pets to keep drones from wandering in front of passenger planes. FAA reports from April 1, 2014, through Aug. 20, 2015, indicate 248 drones came within 500 feet of a passenger plane. The FAA says hobbyists should fly drones no higher than 400 feet, away from other aircraft and at least 5 miles from an airport unless they have permission from air-tra c controllers. FAA reports show the most violations in California with 182, Florida with 103, New York with 89, Texas with 47, Massachusetts with 35. Highly publicized sightings of drones by airline pilots approaching busy New York-area airports John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark raised alarms about the potential for collisions. The U.S. Forest Service also grounded fire- fighting flights periodically this summer after pilots noticed drones flying near them as high as 10,000 feet. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, a former US Airways captain who landed a jet safely on the Hudson River in 2009 after a collision with geese shut down his engines, said he’s worried about “the explosion in reports of drones being flown dangerously close to airports and airplanes, and at alarmingly high altitudes.” The Academy of Model Aeronautics, which represents 180,000 hobbyists, has raised questions about the pilot reports to FAA, saying birds and balloons were sometimes mistaken for drones. Pilots rarely reported close calls or taking evasive action, the group said. Senators push to fence in drones to keep them in check Software similar to electronic pet collars Bart Jansen @ganjansen USA TODAY FRANCOIS NASCIMBENIAFP/GETTY IMAGES Proposed legislation would require geofencing software to be installed. The FAA received 891 reports of drones sighted by passenger planes from April 1, 2014, through Aug. 20, 2015. It may be remembered as the moment when Hillary Clinton’s grip on the Democratic nomination became firm. Vice President Biden’s decision not to challenge her front-runner status clears the way for Clinton to shore up support from 2016 primary voters who viewed him as a better alternative — but who are unlikely to support Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-described Democratic socialist from Vermont. In a statement after Biden’s announcement, Clinton credited Biden with helping to save the auto industry and pulling the economy back from the brink of depression: “It’s a record to be proud of, defend and build on. And I am confident that history isn’t fin- ished with Joe Biden.” Clinton called Biden a “good man and a great vice president.” “And if I know Joe, he will always be on the front lines, always fighting for all of us,” she said. In his speech, Biden did not endorse Clinton. That’s unlikely to stop Biden’s would-be voters from lining up behind Clinton, said Julian Zeliz- er, a U.S. politics expert at Princeton University. “She’s been waiting for the all- systems go. Without Biden running, she can now concentrate all her firepower on co-opting Bernie Sanders’ message and focusing voter attention on the fact that she’s the one who can defeat the Republican nominee,’’ Zelizer said. In the immediate aftermath of Biden’s announcement, Clinton supporters, led by some of the top WIN MCNAMEE,GETTY IMAGES Vice President Biden walks with his wife, Jill, and President Obama to the White House Rose Garden Wednesday in Washington to announce he will not seek the presidency. NOW THAT BIDEN’S BOWED OUT, CLINTON STRENGTHENS GRIP In our sequel to 1985’s Back to the Future , director Robert Ze- meckis and I, with our talented crew, took on the challenge of depicting the world of 30 years in the future, specifically, Oct. 21, 2015. As demonstrated by the cover of this edition, which replicates a key element in the sequel, we made it optimistic and entertaining. In Back to the Future Part II , we particularly focused on motifs from the original film. The 1955 Cafe became Cafe 80s, the old gas station became a robotic fuel station, the ordinary movie theater became a 3-D Ho- lomax theater, the skateboard chase became the hoverboard chase, and the McFly home received a technological upgrade. We got a lot right. Today, there are 1980s themed restaurants featuring ’80s arcade games. Robotic gas pumps are being tested around the world, movies are presented in IMAX 3-D and magnetic hoverboard technology is real. We accurately predicted drones JUMP IN, LET’S GO BACK TO THE FUTURE YET AGAIN Hit movie got a lot right about 2015; what will 2045 look like? v STORY CONTINUES ON 2B ROBERT HANASHIRO,USA TODAY Back in the 1980s, the arrest of Marty McFly was big news today. Bob Gale Special for USA TODAY ELECTION 2016 She can reinforce her status as Dem front-runner Heidi M Przybyla USA TODAY ERICH SCHLEGEL,GETTY IMAGES Hillary Clinton says Joe Biden can be proud of his record. v STORY CONTINUES ON 2B ‘I will not be silent’, Biden says IN NEWS “People always want to hear ‘Great Scott!’” actor says, and “I’m happy to do it, if I’m not in a rush.” IN LIFE Christopher Lloyd relives ‘Future’ The Wisconsin congressman is looking to secure support among all Republican factions. IN NEWS GETTY IMAGES Paul Ryan meets conservatives If the trend of pitiful trading activity continues, job cuts could follow next year, analysts warn. IN MONEY USA TODAY Wall Street could see bonuses cut

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