• In this image released by the Dutch Police Tuesday Feb. 2, 2016, a trained eagle puts its claws into a flying drone. Police are working with a The Hague-based company that trains eagles and other birds to swoop down on small drones and grasp them in their talons in restricted areas or where they are banned, such as at large outdoor events. (Dutch Police via AP)

    Eagles vs Drones: Dutch police eye birds to prey on drones

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Dutch police are considering using birds of prey to swoop down and pluck rogue drones out of the sky.

  • In this Oct. 17, 2015 photo, students learn to operate drones at a school run by TT Aviation Technology in Beijing. TT Aviation Technology Co. - and their instructors - are part of a new cottage industry sprouting up in China, where drones are being deployed in rising numbers and touted as a game-changer in agriculture, logistics, film production and law enforcement. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Drone schools spread in China to field pilots for new sector

    BEIJING (AP) — Joysticks at their fingertips, the mostly male students packing the classroom lift their virtual helicopters into the air, part of a new cottage industry that’s sprung up in China: drone pilot schools.