White House E-mail Accounts Suffer Outage

An outage affecting unclassified White House e-mail accounts began at around 7:45 a.m. Thursday and stretched well into the afternoon, which meant the most tech-savvy administration in history spent most of the day relying on papers, pens and landlines. President Obama, who carries a BlackBerry, was cut off from e-mail as well during his trip to State College, Pa.