Amazon to begin drone deliveries in California this year

STORY: Amazon will begin drone deliveries in the U.S. later this year

The retail giant said customers in Lockeford, California

would be among the first to receive Prime Air drone deliveries

Customers will get parcels dropped in their backyards

Amazon said it was working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

and city officials to get permits cleared in the town of 4,000

Amazon made its first customer drone delivery in the United Kingdom in 2016

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