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Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure
Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

By FELICIA FONSECA and DAVID A. LIEB
Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona (AP) -- When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back...full story
updated 2015-03-28 09:01 AM
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Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure
By FELICIA FONSECA and DAVID A. LIEB
Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona (AP) -- When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back....Fullstory

2015-03-28 09:01 AM

2 more Galileo satellites launched from French Guiana for EU

Associated Press

KOUROU, French Guiana (AP) -- A rocket fired from French Guiana has launched two Galileo satellites for the European Space Agency as the European Union....Fullstory

2015-03-28 09:01 AM

A look at America's complicated collage of a Mideast policy
By BRADLEY KLAPPER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States' engagement in the volatile and unpredictable Middle East got more complicated this week, as American and Iranian negotiators sought....Fullstory

2015-03-28 06:01 AM

Duration of post-WWII US economic recoveries, at a glance
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The expansion of the U.S. economy will hit its six-year mark in June. Though growth overall has generally been mild, this recovery....Fullstory

2015-03-28 06:01 AM

Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to give away most of his fortune

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most of the wealth that they....Fullstory

2015-03-28 03:01 AM

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Ansvar Insurance Limited

Associated Press

SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 27, 2015--A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of "a-" of Ansvar Insurance Limited....Fullstory

2015-03-28 03:01 AM

Indie horror movie 'It Follows' gets wide theater release
By ALICIA Rancilio
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two weeks after opening in just four theaters, the indie horror movie "It Follows" is getting a wide release this weekend. The....Fullstory

2015-03-28 03:01 AM

Power returns after long layoff eager to repeat 2014 success
By JENNA FRYER
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Will Power shook off a six-month layoff by pacing the opening practice of the IndyCar season. The defending series champion wasted....Fullstory

2015-03-28 09:01 AM

Montenegro-Russia qualifier resumes after suspension

Associated Press

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) -- A European championship qualifying match between Montenegro and Russia has been resumed following a suspension after Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was....Fullstory

2015-03-28 06:01 AM

Hezbollah leader slams Saudi intervention in Yemen

Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) -- The leader of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah group has slammed Saudi Arabia's intervention in Yemen, calling it "surprising and painful." Hassan Nasrallah rejected Riyadh's....Fullstory

2015-03-28 06:01 AM

Amanda Knox 'relieved and grateful' after court saga ends

Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) -- Amanda Knox says she's "tremendously relieved and grateful" that Italy's highest court overturned her murder conviction in the slaying of her British....Fullstory

2015-03-28 09:01 AM

Yellen: A rate increase may be warranted later this year
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says continued improvement in the U.S. economy means an increase in the Fed's key interest rate could....Fullstory

2015-03-28 06:01 AM

Snowden meets Swedish lawmakers in Moscow

Associated Press

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Three Swedish lawmakers have met Edward Snowden in Moscow to discuss surveillance and privacy issues. Friday's meeting was organized by the Right Livelihood....Fullstory

2015-03-28 06:01 AM

AP Interview: Ukraine PM: Russia could spark new offensive

Associated Press

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's prime minister has told The Associated Press that Russia plans to eliminate his country as an independent state and could....Fullstory

2015-03-28 06:01 AM

French court OKs media access to Sarkozy's campaign files

Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- France's highest administrative court is allowing journalists to access files regarding former President Nicolas Sarkozy's winning presidential campaign in 2007, which is....Fullstory

2015-03-28 03:01 AM

Taraji P. Henson apologizes for racial profiling allegation

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actress Taraji P. Henson has apologized to police in the California city of Glendale for accusing an officer of racially profiling....Fullstory

2015-03-28 09:01 AM

At its finale, the Cricket World Cup delivers a local derby
By STEVE McMORRAN
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- After 48 matches involving teams from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe cricket's global showcase has distilled itself into a local derby. Australia and New....Fullstory

2015-03-28 01:01 PM

Kane scores 80 seconds into England debut in qualifying win
By ROB HARRIS
Associated Press

LONDON (AP) -- Harry Kane scored 80 seconds into his England debut on Friday, providing another eye-catching moment in his outstanding breakthrough season in a....Fullstory

2015-03-28 06:01 AM

Man charged in noose left on statue at US university
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- A man has been indicted on federal civil rights charges connected to a noose being put on a statue of the....Fullstory

2015-03-28 06:01 AM

15-year-old American CiCi Bellis advances at Miami Open
By STEVEN WINE
Associated Press

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) -- Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she's ready to take on the best of the pros -- Serena Williams. Bellis, a 15-year-old....Fullstory

2015-03-28 06:01 AM

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