Nov 24, 2014, 3:06 pm EST
Marion Barry, also known as Washington D.C.’s “Mayor for Life”, died on Sunday at the age of 78.
Marion Barry died at the United Medical Center just after midnight. Pior to this, he had been released from the Howard University Hospital on Saturday. During his third term as mayor of D.C. in 1990, he was caught by the FBI doing crack cocaine, reports The New York Post.
Marion Barry served as the mayor of D.C. for four terms. He started his first term in 1978. Following his arrest and conviction in 1990, he served six months in jail. After getting out of jail, he joined the D.C. Council and was elected to his fourth term as mayor in 1992, The New York Post notes. Read
Nov 19, 2014, 3:11 pm EST
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now has the right to regulate drones as drones are considered to be aircrafts.
Source: Power Up
The ruling was made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) following an incident where a man flew a drone around the University of Virginia campus.
Raphael Pirker appealed a $10,000 fine issued by the FAA after he used an Amazon drone for commercial purposes. He claimed that the drone was not an aircraft and the fine was overturned by the judge. Read
Nov 14, 2014, 1:50 pm EST
The US Postal Service (USPS) has named Megan J. Brennan as the first female Postmaster General.
Brennan, USPS chief operating officer, will take over on Feb. 1 when current CEO and Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe retires. Donahoe has served under that title for four years.
Brennan is currently in charge of USPS operations, including mail processing, transportation, delivery and more. She has been working with the Postal Service since 1986. Read
Nov 10, 2014, 4:21 pm EST
Hillary Clinton is the most popular politician on Facebook (FB).
The social media site released data that analyzed the popularity of politicians on the network based on the number of interactions between their pages and other Facebook users.
The site is calling it the “Senti-Meter 2016 Snapshot,” which looks at how many likes, comments and shares each politician combined for. Hillary Clinton topped the list with 312,000 interactions between Oct. 26 and Nov. 5. Read