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Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places.... 3/27/2015 2:33 PM

Backup options for Internet lines can be costly, complicated
Hunter Newby describes himself as a real estate entrepreneur, even if he's not marketing houses or land. Instead, he's selling space on a new fiber-optic transmission line to Internet providers, telecommunications companies and anyone wanting high-speed data.... 3/27/2015 2:39 PM

Things to know about Internet vulnerabilities in the US
Internet outages can disrupt emergency services, business transactions and basic communication. Here are few things to know about the nation's Internet infrastructure and its vulnerabilities.... 3/27/2015 2:42 PM

2 missing after NYC blast; 6 others might be missing, too
NEW YORK (AP) -- Firefighters on Friday used high-powered water towers to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's trendy East Village as authorities reported that two people were missing and six others might be, too.... 3/27/2015 5:42 PM

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee: He was intoxicated before slaying
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez took the stand in his murder trial Friday, telling the jury that he was intoxicated in the hours before the slaying of her sister's boyfriend.... 3/27/2015 6:01 PM

University of Oklahoma to disclose fraternity probe findings
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- The University of Oklahoma on Friday plans to disclose the results of its investigation into a racist fraternity chant that was captured on video, including any disciplinary action it will take against members of the now-defunct fraternity.... 3/27/2015 4:01 PM

AP PHOTOS: NYC firefighters battle huge fire after explosion
NEW YORK (AP) -- A powerful blast in Manhattan's East Village sent flames soaring, launched debris into the air and caused the collapse of three five-story buildings.... 3/27/2015 4:52 PM

Coroner: Baby cut from Colorado mother's womb not born alive
DENVER (AP) -- Authorities say there's no evidence a baby cut from her mother by a stranger was alive outside the womb.... 3/27/2015 5:41 PM

Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox
SEATTLE (AP) -- Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox has tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got engaged and has started writing theater reviews and other articles for a weekly paper in her hometown.... 3/27/2015 5:28 PM

Feds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Teenagers awaiting trial on adult charges in Baltimore are being kept in solitary confinement far too long - up to 143 days in one case, according to a highly critical review by the U.S. Justice Department's Division of Civil Rights.... 3/27/2015 5:35 PM

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