Nation Jan 16

News organizations form coalition to test drones

Ten news organizations, including The New York Times and the Associated Press, formed a coalition with Virginia Tech to test unmanned aircraft systems, UAS, for news gathering, the media companies said in a joint statement Thursday.

Nikki Giovanni is the author of several books of poetry, including most recently, "Bicycles: Love Poems." She is a professor at Virginia Tech, where she teaches writing and literature. "The 100 Best African American Poems" was edited by Giovanni and…