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Twitter blamed systems failures – not a crush of traffic around the Olympic games

By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD and RAPHAEL SATTER The Associated Press LONDON (AP) - Twitter blamed systems failures - not a crush of traffic around the Olympic games - for an outage on Thursday that saw people around the world experience problems accessing the micro blogging site for more than an hour. The San Francisco-based company said the outage was caused by a "noteworthy" double failure in its data centers. When one system fails, a parallel one is meant to take over, but two systems coincidentally stopped working at around the same time, Twitter said. "I wish I could say that today's outage could be explained...

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EYES ON LONDON

LONDON (AP) - Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ THE QUEEN WILL BE GETTING HIGH Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is about to scale new heights. Royal officials say the queen will whiz to the top of London's Orbit tower during a visit to the Olympic Park on Saturday. The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, will take in the panoramic views from atop the 115-meter (380-foot) landmark. The tower - a ruby red mass of twisting steel that some have likened to a crushed rollercoaster -...

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No death penalty. More like slow death

By RALPH D. RUSSO and TOM COYNE Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - No death penalty. More like slow death. Wiped out in the record book. Wiped out in the wallet. Wiped out in the ability to recruit, and keep what it already has. Penn State got slammed by the NCAA on Monday in every way. The governing body of college sports took away 14 years of coach Joe Paterno's victories and imposed a mountain of fines and penalties, crippling a program whose pedophile assistant coach spent years molesting children, sometimes on school property. The sanctions imposed by the NCAA on Monday also include fines of $...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Authorities: Suspect bought … – MyFox Atlanta

By IVAN MORENO Associated Press AURORA, Colo. (AP) - The four weapons recovered in a mass shooting at a movie theater were purchased by the suspect from retail gun stores in Colorado in the last two months, authorities said Friday. Police in Aurora, a suburb of Denver, said nearly 7,000 rounds and multiple magazines for those weapons also were purchased online. The suspect, James Holmes, is in police custody. "My understanding is that all the weapons that he possessed, he possessed legally. And all the clips that he possessed, he possessed legally. And all the ammunition that he possessed, he possessed legally," police chief...

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Roddick advances to Atlanta quarterfinal – FOXSports.com

Updated Jul 19, 2012 1:55 AM ET ATLANTA (AP) Andy Roddick was hoping Nicolas Mahut would be the first to flinch in a first-set tiebreaker. It didn't take long for Roddick to get his wish. ''He missed a pretty easy to ball in the tiebreaker to make it 3-all,'' Roddick said. ''From there, I played pretty solid.'' Roddick beat the Frenchman 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the second round of the Atlanta Open on Wednesday night after rain delayed the tournament 4 1/2 hours. Roddick, who will play Michael Russell in the quarterfinals, broke Mahut in the ninth point of the tiebreaker and held serve to take a...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Police: Ala. bar shooter … – MyFox Atlanta

Police say a gunman who fired into a crowded bar was targeting someone, and authorities are looking into whether the rampage was connected to an earlier shooting. Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson said at least 11 people were hit by gunfire at the bar near the University of Alabama campus. One person was also wounded in the earlier shooting at a home a couple of miles away. That shooting occurred about 45 minutes before the 12:30 p.m. shooting at the Copper Top bar. Police are looking for the gunman. They say he used a military-style assault weapon to unload two bursts of gunfire...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Mass. doctor wins Green … – MyFox Atlanta

Stein, a Massachusetts doctor who ran against Mitt Romney for governor a decade ago is poised to challenge him again - this time for president as the Green Party's candidate. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) - A doctor who ran against Mitt Romney for Massachusetts governor a decade ago won the chance to challenge him again on Saturday, this time as the Green Party's presidential nominee. Jill Stein, an internist from Lexington, Mass., blasted both Romney and President Barack Obama, saying both had become too dependent on donations from corporations in order to acquire office at the expense of...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Obama: Romney, GOP ‘not … – MyFox Atlanta

By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Challenging his opponent on taxes and spending, President Barack Obama said Friday if Mitt Romney and Republican leaders are unwilling to let tax cuts lapse for the wealthiest Americans, they're "not serious" about reducing the deficit. Courting voters in battleground Virginia, Obama renewed calls to extend Bush-era tax breaks for those earning $ 250,000 or less while the two sides argue about higher earners, affecting the top 2 percent of Americans. But he charged Republicans with balking, and holding middle-class cuts "hostage." "If you say you want to bring down the deficit, but...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Stocks head lower after Fed … – MyFox Atlanta

Stocks close lower for fifth day straight Stocks close lower for fifth day straight Stock futures are falling on the eve of the U.S. earnings season with more signs of instability coming out of Europe. The Dow Jones industrial average closed lower for the fifth straight day as worries about sluggish economic growth weighed on markets. Senate Dems want tax cuts for businesses that hire Senate Dems want tax cuts for businesses that hire Democrats want to push tax cuts through the Senate for companies that hire new workers, give raises or buy major new equipment this year. Democrats began trying to push a bill through the...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Unrelenting heat wave bakes … – MyFox Atlanta

A sun bear reacts to triple-digit temperatures at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, NE, Friday. The temperature reached 103 degrees. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)By BRETT ZONGKER and RON TODT Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Americans dipped into the water, went to the movies and rode the subway just to be in air conditioning Saturday for relief from unrelenting heat that has killed 30 people across half the country. The heat sent temperatures soaring over 100 degrees in several cities, including a record 105 in Washington, St. Louis (106), and Indianapolis (104), buckled highways and derailed a Washington-area train even as another round of...

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