AP - ap.online.headlines.us http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.us News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:26:45 -0400 Jury decides Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:18:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US--Silicon.Valley-Sexual.Discrimination/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Silicon.Valley-Sexual.Discrimination c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1237 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that shined a light on gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley. Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US-Senate-Reid/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Senate-Reid c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-152d WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority. Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:33:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US-Vulnerable-Internet/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Vulnerable-Internet c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-142e 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. Backup options for Internet lines can be costly, complicated Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:39:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US--Vulnerable.Internet-Solutions/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Vulnerable.Internet-Solutions c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-14bf 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. University of Oklahoma unveils racist chant probe findings Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:55:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US--Oklahoma.Fraternity-Racist.Video/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Oklahoma.Fraternity-Racist.Video c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1442 NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the fraternity's national administration, the university's president said Friday. NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:36:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US--Building.Collapse-Manhattan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Building.Collapse-Manhattan c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-14f1 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. AP PHOTOS: NYC firefighters battle huge fire after explosion Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:53:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US-Building-Collapse-Manhattan-Photo-Gallery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Building-Collapse-Manhattan-Photo-Gallery c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1404 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. Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:28:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US--Amanda.Knox-Life.in.the.US/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Amanda.Knox-Life.in.the.US c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-13da 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. Autopsies determine children found in freezer were slain Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:02:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US-Freezer-Bodies-Detroit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Freezer-Bodies-Detroit c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1560 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." With gay marriage case pending, religion bills gain ground Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:45:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US-XGR-Religious-Objection-Laws-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-XGR-Religious-Objection-Laws-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-12dd LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — With the nation's highest court set to hear arguments next month over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, legislation is advancing in several states that critics say gives businesses license to deny services to gays and lesbians on religious grounds. Woman charged under new Colorado law in mom attack Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:59:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US--Unborn.Baby.Stolen/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Unborn.Baby.Stolen c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-15b4 DENVER (AP) — A Colorado woman accused of cutting an unborn baby from a pregnant woman has been charged with attempted murder, assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy. Things to know about Internet vulnerabilities in the US Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:42:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US--Vulnerable.Internet-Things.to.Know/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Vulnerable.Internet-Things.to.Know c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-14be 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. Aaron Hernandez's fiancee: He was drunk before the slaying Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:39:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US-Aaron-Hernandez/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Aaron-Hernandez c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1656 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. Feds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:35:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US--Teens.in.Solitary/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Teens.in.Solitary c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-13ca 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. Audit: Maryland misallocated $28.4M for health exchange Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:04:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US--Health.Overhaul-Maryland.Audit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Health.Overhaul-Maryland.Audit c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-152c 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. Mom to murderer: You're 'going straight to hell' Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:30:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US--Bodies.Unearthed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Bodies.Unearthed c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1643 WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of strangling a pharmacist and his girlfriend has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Woman accused of kidnap plot created business persona online Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:33:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US--Baby.Snatching.Plot/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Baby.Snatching.Plot c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-15ca LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman police say concocted a plot to kill mothers and steal their babies to pass off as her own calls herself a mogul, a motivational speaker, a songwriter and one of the "kindest women you will ever meet" on her many websites. Toilets, lingerie, shacking up: Some of Florida's odd bills Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:41:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US-Odd-Bills-Florida/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Odd-Bills-Florida c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-145d 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: Prosecutors turn to stepmother in girl's running death Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:51:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US-Run-To-Death/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Run-To-Death c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-15a9 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. Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:21:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/03/27/US-Vulnerable-Internet-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Vulnerable-Internet- c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-14f0 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.