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Aug 27, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
Aug 27, 2014
Aug 27, 2014

Time Warner Cable suffers major outage; New York launches probe

BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Time Warner Cable Inc, the No. 2 U.S. cable operator, suffered a massive network outage on Wednesday due to suspected human error that cut Internet services to some 11 million businesses and residences, prompting a New York state investigation.

The outage to all of its Internet customers across 29 states began at about 4:30 a.m. EDT, said company spokesman Bobby Amirshahi. Services were “largely restored” by 6 a.m and “a majority, if not all” were back on line as of 8 a.m., he said.

Aug 27, 2014

American released by Syrian militants thanks Qatar, U.S. officials

By Jim Finkle

CAMBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) – A U.S. writer freed this week after being held captive for two years by Syrian insurgents on Wednesday thanked those who had worked for his release and said he was emotionally overwhelmed by his welcome home.

Peter Theo Curtis, who was held by Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s official wing in Syria, said he had no idea while he was imprisoned that there had been hundreds of people around the world pushing for his release.

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    • About Jim

      "Jim works in the Reuters Boston bureau covering cyber security, hacking and technology privacy issues. He’s been with Reuters since 2005. He previously covered technology, media and biotechnology for Broadcasting & Cable, the Orange County Register and Bloomberg News out Tokyo, Taipei, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, California."
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