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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

NYC police to determine if 6 missing are connected to blast
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police say they are trying to determine whether six other people reported missing are connected to the apparent gas explosion in the East Village.... 3/27/2015 4:56 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

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

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

Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire after five terms.... 3/27/2015 5:35 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

Toilets, lingerie, shacking up: Some of Florida's odd bills
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida legislators filed more than 1,700 bills for consideration during their two-month session that ends in May. Some are routine, some deal with high-profile issues such as abortion and guns, and some are just odd. Here's a look at a few that fall into the last category:... 3/27/2015 3:41 PM



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