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Jul 1, 2016

Obama signs bill easing access to government records

President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday measures to give the public greater access to government documents and records under the nearly half-century-old Freedom of Information Act. The new law will require federal agencies to consider releasing records under a “presumption of openness” standard, ...

Jul 1, 2016

France charges accomplice of Paris attacker Abdeslam

French authorities have handed down preliminary terrorism charges to a Belgian woman accused of helping Salah Abdeslam, the only known surviving member of the Islamic State team that attacked Paris last November. Belgian officials said they transferred Hamza Attou, 22, on Wednesday to France ...

U.S. Navy report blasts inept, buckling sailors captured by Iran

Jul 1, 2016

U.S. Navy report blasts inept, buckling sailors captured by Iran

U.S. sailors who were captured in January after straying into Iranian waters committed basic navigational blunders, were quick to surrender and some buckled under questioning, a damning Navy probe released Thursday found. The report into the Jan. 12 incident in the Persian Gulf highlights ...

U.K. royals to mark Somme centenary in France

Jul 1, 2016

U.K. royals to mark Somme centenary in France

Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, were on Thursday set to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, the deadliest battle in British history, in which 20,000 men died on the first day of combat alone. The royal couple, accompanied ...

Al Gore's daughter, 22 others arrested in Boston gas pipeline protest

Jul 1, 2016

Al Gore's daughter, 22 others arrested in Boston gas pipeline protest

Former Vice President Al Gore’s daughter was among 23 people arrested during a protest of a pipeline under construction, organizers say. The arrests happened Wednesday at the site of Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral pipeline. Karenna Gore was among demonstrators who tried to block ...