Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure

FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press
DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

2 people unaccounted for after apparent NYC gas explosion

COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press

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.

Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say

FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press
DAVID McHUGH, Associated Press

MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday.

Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election

ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

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.

Bureaucrats block special ops intel requests

KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military has been trying to force special operations troops heading to war zones to use flawed government software for intelligence analysis instead of a commercial alternative they say they need, according to government records and interviews.

Senate up next after House passes bold conservative budget

ERICA WERNER, Associated Press
DAVID ESPO, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is up next after House Republicans pushed through a boldly conservative budget eliminating deficits over the next decade by cutting deeply into Medicaid, food stamps and welfare, and repealing the president's health care law.

Bergdahl charges revive questions over prisoner swap

JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to 'destroy' the plane

LORI HINNANT, Associated Press
DAVE McHUGH, Associated Press

1 person killed when tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas


Italy high court deciding fate of 'very worried' Amanda Knox

COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press
FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press