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Time Warner Cable apologized for a "very serious failure" after millions of people across the United States were knocked off the Internet because of a fault. An estimated 11 million Internet subscribers were hit by the early morning outage on Wednesday, which lasted more than hour, The Wall Street Journal said, while other reports said the problem affected customers nationwide. "During an overnight network maintenance activity in which we were managing IP addresses, an erroneous configuration was propagated throughout our national backbone, resulting in a network outage," the company said in a statement. The outage comes days after federal regulators fined Time Warner Cable for inadequate reporting of some outages in 2013, the WSJ said.
NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.