Latest Freedom of Information Act News

Lawsuit: US withholding wildfire fuel break information

Aug. 13, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists are accusing federal land managers of illegally withholding information about environmental assessments used to justify plans to create fuel breaks to slow wildfires by clearing forests and shrubs across six western states with little if any public...

Skipper: Docs show no coverup in submarine sinking

Aug. 02, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The release of about 3,000 pages of documents delving into the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history has not yielded any sinister effort to hide the truth, a retired Navy skipper says. Instead, documents show the Navy’s policies and...

Police defend withholding details in South Carolina killings

Jul. 15, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — State police told a judge that they don't want to release more information about the slayings of two members of a prominent South Carolina legal family and, after more than a month of investigation, said they still don’t know what evidence might be important to...

US agents failed to share questioning of rail yard shooter

Jul. 14, 2021 22:07 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A gunman who killed nine co-workers at a California rail yard in May harbored “dark thoughts about harming” two specific people, according to a report by customs agents who questioned him upon his return to California from a trip to the Philippines in 2016. ...