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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 2:04 PM

2 people unaccounted for after apparent NYC gas explosion
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 still unaccounted for.... 3/27/2015 1:55 PM

Prosecutors turn to stepmother in girl's running death
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) -- With the grandmother of a girl who was run to death headed to prison for life, authorities are now turning their attention to the stepmother who they say did nothing to help the child.... 3/27/2015 8:51 AM

Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who's dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire from the institution where he's served for five terms.... 3/27/2015 2:07 PM

Audit: Maryland misallocated $28.4M for health exchange
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland misallocated $28.4 million in federal money for its flawed health care exchange and should pay the money back, according to a federal audit set to be released Friday.... 3/27/2015 1:02 PM

Man with bodies in yard sentenced for 2003 prison escape
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man convicted of strangling a pharmacist and his girlfriend has been sentenced to time served for escaping from prison in 2003 using a rope made from bed sheets.... 3/27/2015 2:13 PM

Death of baby cut from womb doesn't lead to murder charge
DENVER (AP) -- A Colorado woman accused of cutting the unborn baby from an expectant mother's belly will not face murder charges in the gruesome attack that revived the highly charged debate over when a fetus can legally be considered a human being.... 3/27/2015 1:39 PM

Lawyer says kidnapping wasn't hoax, woman talking to police
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) -- Declaring a reported kidnapping wasn't a hoax, the attorney for California woman who went missing for two days says she has met with police and is cooperating with their investigation.... 3/27/2015 8:19 AM

Autopsies scheduled for Detroit children found in freezer
DETROIT (AP) -- Autopsies are scheduled on the bodies of two children found in a deep freezer in their Detroit home.... 3/27/2015 11:33 AM

9 jurors questioned in murder trial of Aaron Hernandez
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been briefly delayed as the judge questioned nine jurors.... 3/27/2015 2:14 PM



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