WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is instructing federal agencies to be more responsive to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act by erring on the side of making material public.
In a memo to agency heads, Obama says the government shouldn't keep information secret "because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed." Instead, he says when in doubt, "openness prevails."
Obama also says agencies should actively seek ways to publicly release information, such as on Web sites that post frequently requested documents.
It's a major departure from the days of the Bush administration, which actively sought to prevent disclosure on grounds of national security.
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Believe it or not, midterm elections are just 85 days away, and there is no better time to talk about polling and gauging the where the nation is headed than now.
Two people were hospitalized Monday after they were shot while driving on state Route 94 in Lemon Grove, officials said.
Marking the fourth new fire station to open this year and the ninth to be built or renovated since he took office, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer Monday will officially open the new Fire Station No. 5 that will better serve Hillcrest and the surrounding neighborhoods.
One person was reported dead Monday after a vehicle went off the San Diego I-5 Freeway in National City and a man apparently from that vehicle ran across freeway lanes, authorities said.
A woman was transported to the hospital Sunday after being bitten by a rattlesnake on the cliffs above Torrey Pines State Beach, according to a spokesperson for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
The investigation continues into the tragic killing of a pregnant mother and her two young daughters in Colorado. The girls' father remains behind bars accused in their deaths.
Temperatures will be similar, varying by a few degrees throughout the week. Steady onshore flow will strengthen the marine layer, leading to overnight/morning low clouds and potentially fog along the coast.
There was a special reunion in La Jolla on Sunday with surf dog Ricochet jumping on a surfboard with quadriplegic surfer Patrick Ivison. Ivison surfed with Ricochet 10 years ago and they got to chance the ride the waves together once again.
At least two children had to be hospitalized Sunday as a result of a major crash that blocked multiple lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon.