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FAA Bans Drone Flights Near Major US Landmarks

Five dams also are on the list: Nevada's Hoover Dam, Shasta and Folsom Dams in California, Arizona's Glen Canyon Dam and Washington's Grand Coulee Dam

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    FAA Bans Drone Flights Near Major US Landmarks
    AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File
    In this April 14, 2016 file photo, a drone captures video in Philadelphia.

    The Federal Aviation Administration is banning drone flights within 400 feet (122 meters) of several national landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore.

    The FAA announced the no-fly drone zones at 10 Department of the Interior sites on Thursday. They take effect Oct. 5.

    The restricted sites also include Boston National Historical Park, Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louise, Missouri.

    Five dams also are on the list: Nevada's Hoover Dam, Shasta and Folsom Dams in California, Arizona's Glen Canyon Dam and Washington's Grand Coulee Dam.

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    Drone violators may face civil penalties and criminal charges.

    The FAA says the new restrictions came at the request of U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies.