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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Some Pennsylvania counties not receiving data on crude oil trains

    WASHINGTON Two counties in Pennsylvania that hug rail lines used to transport large volumes of crude oil have not been notified about the cargo, in spite of a May requirement from the U.S. Department of Transportation that states share that information...
  • Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'

    Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'
    Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
  • Hampton's urban farmers receiving tax breaks

    Hampton's urban farmers receiving tax breaks
    On a sunny June morning, the cattle at Willow Oak Farm nearly broke into a gallop as breakfast arrived on a flatbed wagon. Roughly two dozen cows nosed for position around Thomas "Tommy" Thompson as he spread bales of hay from the wagon onto the...
  • Staff news: Brandi Grissom, Amy Fiscus, Melody Petersen join L.A. Times

    Staff news: Brandi Grissom, Amy Fiscus, Melody Petersen join L.A. Times
    Times editors have announced three additions to the newsroom staff -- enterprise editor; an assistant editor in Washington, D.C.; and an aerospace reporter:  From Times Editor Davan Maharaj and Managing Editor Marc Duvoisin: As managing editor of...
  • Air Force probing athletics department

    The Sports Xchange Air Force probing athletics department The Air Force Academy is investigating its athletics department after a report from the Colorado Springs Gazette revealed details of wild parties that included sexual abuse and drug use, and of...
  • New Leader Appointed For Jumoke Charter Schools

    New Leader Appointed For Jumoke Charter Schools
    HARTFORD — Troy Monroe, a former academic director for the beleaguered charter school operator FUSE, has been named the new leader of Jumoke Academy. Monroe recently served as acting co-CEO for Family Urban Schools of Excellence after last month's...
  • Guantanamo filmed guards searching Qurans for contraband

    MIAMI The U.S. military filmed troops searching captives' Qurans inside Guantanamo's prison building for cooperative captives an episode blamed for sparking the prison's long-running hunger strike, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. The...
  • Amtrak provides crude oil train details states had withheld

    WASHINGTON Two loaded and two empty crude oil trains operate daily over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor in Maryland and Delaware, according a document submitted by the passenger railroad in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Last month,...
  • Since its founding, the CIA rarely has met a secret it doesn't like

    WASHINGTON The CIA's current fight to keep secret the details of its terror suspect interrogations echoes its long history of keeping the public in the dark, sometimes for decades. This latest skirmish pits the spy agency against the Senate...
  • Ghosts soar in William Vollmann's hefty 'Last Stories'

    Ghosts soar in William Vollmann's hefty 'Last Stories'
    It has been a season of giants in the arts. In New York, Jeff Koons' "Split-Rocker," a 37-foot-tall foliage sculpture of a rocking horse made up of 50,000 flowering plants, has given Kara Walker's sphinx, a 35-foot-tall sculpture made of an estimated 40...
  • Concealed carry applicants to get more information about rejections

    Concealed carry applicants to get more information about rejections
    Citing a flood of lawsuits from applicants who were denied concealed carry permits because of objections from local law enforcement that were shrouded in secrecy, the Illinois State Police announced Monday that it will require a state review board to give...
  • Use it or lose it

    Use it or lose it
    Credit Gov. Pat Quinn for putting a stop last week to a seedy little money grab by officials at the College of DuPage. Before this episode heads to the dust bin, it's worth a few minutes to examine what it says about the use and abuse of tax dollars....