Essay: Will the First Amendment survive the information age?

Publishable Editors Notes: One of several stories by The Associated Press, McClatchy and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel marking Sunshine Week, an annual celebration of access to public information.

As Apple tries to fend off government demands for access to iPhone content, the company is leaning on free speech arguments as a key part of its defense in a California courtroom.

  • Written by ANDERS GYLLENHAAL

Even as political spending explodes, disclosure remains hazy

 

Publishable Editors Notes: One of several stories by The Associated Press, McClatchy and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel marking Sunshine Week, an annual celebration of access to public information

Politicians in Mississippi have used campaign money to pay for such things as a BMW, an RV and $800 cowboy boots.

  • Written by MARY SPICUZZA, JEREMY B. WHITE

Iraqi officials: IS chemical attacks kill child, wound 600

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has launched two chemical attacks near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing a three-year-old girl, wounding some 600 people and causing hundreds more to flee, Iraqi officials said Saturday.

  • Written by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

Ivory Coast: Extremists kill 14 civilians, 2 special forces

GRAND-BASSAM, Ivory Coast (AP) — Armed men attacked an Ivory Coast beach resort Sunday, killing at least 16 people and sending tourists fleeing through the historic town of Grand-Bassam in an attack claimed by al-Qaida's North Africa branch.

  • Written by ROBBIE COREY-BOULET, Associated Press

Officer dead in shooting near police station; answers sought

CHEVERLY, Md. (AP) — Police and the public were seeking answers Monday after a gunman opened fire outside a police station in a Maryland suburb of the nation's capital, killing an officer in what the police chief called an "unprovoked attack."

  • Written by JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press