MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — These are the top four stories you need to know about for Tuesday, Dec. 15. They include new regulations about drone ownership (or, as we like to call it, “drone-ership”), and what one major dictionary is calling “the word” of 2015.
Clinton To Speak On Terror In Minnesota Visit
Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is planning to give a speech in Minnesota Tuesday on Homeland Security and Domestic Radicalization. Clinton will give that speech at the University of Minnesota. The speech arrives in the aftermath of the terror attack in San Bernardino, as well as the firestorm over Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s remarks to ban Muslims from entering the country. Polls show terrorism is now the number one issue on American’s minds.
Final GOP Debate Of 2015 In Vegas
Las Vegas will host this year’s final GOP presidential debate on Tuesday. Nine of the top candidates will try and set themselves apart as we get closer to the Iowa caucuses. The preliminary debate gets underway on CNN at 5 p.m., followed by the main event at 7:30.
FAA Unveils New Drone Regulations
The Federal Aviation Administration has unveiled new rules for registering drones. Starting next Monday, the FAA will require anyone with a drone weighing at least half a pound and up to 55 pounds to register it with the federal government. If you don’t, you could face a fine of more than $27,000, as well as possible criminal prosecution. A new report found an increasing number of close calls between drones and commercial aircraft.
And The Word Of 2015 Is …
Merriam-Webster declares “-ism” as the word of the year for 2015, but not just any -ism. The top -isms to earn high traffic spikes and big bumps in searches on the dictionary’s website this year were socialism, fascism, racism, feminism, communism, capitalism and terrorism.