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  • German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash
    STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday....
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • US stock indexes are slightly higher at end of a tough week
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks were flat to slightly higher in a quiet session Friday, giving investors a break after four straight days of losses. The price of oil slipped following a big gain the day before, when traders worried that the escalating conflict in the Middle East would affect the flow of crude from the region....
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to give away most of his fortune
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most of the wealth that they amass during their careers....
  • With big projects, Ethiopia shedding famine stereotype
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopia's planned new airport on the outskirts of the capital is still years from becoming a reality but Tewodros Dawit can already envision how grand it will look....
  • Airbnb becomes sponsor of 2016 Olympics in Rio
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro's hotel bed shortage was eased on Friday, as online home share startup Airbnb inked a deal to be the official "alternative accommodations" sponsor of the 2016 Olympic games....
  • European air authority recommends 2 crew in cockpit
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The European Union's aviation safety agency recommended Friday that airlines always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft after it emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 had apparently locked himself in alone to crash the plane....
  • About 1,000 workers fired from South African power plant
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- About 1,000 workers have been fired following an illegal strike that halted construction at an already delayed but much needed power plant in South Africa, a spokesman for the state-owned power utility said on Friday....

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