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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 7:10 PM

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

University of Oklahoma unveils racist chant probe findings
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- The University of Oklahoma's president says members of a recently disbanded fraternity apparently learned a racist chant during a cruise four years ago sponsored by the fraternity's national leadership.... 3/27/2015 6:52 PM

NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line
NEW YORK (AP) -- Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering buildings and police searched for at least two missing people.... 3/27/2015 7:38 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

Autopsies determine children found in freezer were slain
DETROIT (AP) -- Autopsies have determined that two children found dead in a freezer in their Detroit home were beaten to death, with the youngest child also suffering "thermal injuries."... 3/27/2015 7:02 PM

Colorado Republicans plan to file fetal homicide bill
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado Republican lawmakers upset about a decision not to file a murder charge in an attack on a pregnant woman plan to introduce a fetal homicide bill.... 3/27/2015 7:27 PM

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee: He was drunk before the 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 drunk in the hours before the slaying of her sister's boyfriend.... 3/27/2015 6:38 PM



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