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Nation Mar 14In Obama’s final year, U.S. spent $36 million in FOIA lawsuits
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of…
Politics Aug 27Clinton’s past schedules won’t be released until after election
The government told The Associated Press it won't finish releasing schedules from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state before Election Day.
Nation Apr 05Judge considers unsealing court file in CIA sex scandal case
The U.S. judge who oversaw the now-abandoned lawsuit against the federal government over leaks in the investigation that led to the resignation of former CIA director David Petraeus is giving the Justice Department until Friday to ask her to keep…
Politics Dec 08Trump denies plans to visit majority-Muslim Jordan
WASHINGTON -- The Associated Press has learned that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump plans to visit the majority-Muslim kingdom of Jordan at the end of December. The disclosure comes one day after Trump's controversial proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims…
Nation Dec 05Authorities unable to access NSA phone data in San Bernardino case
Under a court order, historical calling records at the NSA are now off-limits to agents running the FBI terrorism investigation even with a warrant.
Nation Mar 18Obama administration sets new record for withholding FOIA requests
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.
Nation Dec 18Sony emails reveal a studio with poor Internet security practices
WASHINGTON — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to trick them into…