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US using fake cellphone towers on planes to gather data: Report

An agency of the US Justice Department is gathering data from thousands of cell phones, including both criminal suspects and innocent Americans, by using fake communications towers on airplanes, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

Textron to buy Beechcraft for $1.4 billion

Textron Inc, maker of Cessna planes, said it will buy aircraft maker Beechcraft Corp for about USD 1.4 billion in cash, in a deal that sees Textron expand its aviation business.