There’s an end in sight to the legal brouhaha between the Justice Department and Apple. DOJ will withdraw its motionto force Apple to break into a terrorist’s iPhone after FBI investigators were able to crack the phone’s security function without erasing the contents. Police found the phone in the vehicle of Syed Farook and wife Tashfeen Malik, the San Bernardino, Calif., couple who killed 14 people in December. A fierce legal debate ignited when Apple refused to create a “back door” so the FBI could access the phone — and it was all we heard about for weeks, even though hardware security experts said there were at least three ways to break into the phone.
Shots fired at the U.S. Capitol
A suspect is in custody after shots were fired at the Capitol Visitor Center, gateway to the U.S. Capitol, on Monday. What we know: The suspect himself was shot by the Capitol Police, and a civilian woman suffered minor injuries. The good news: The suspect appears to have been caught during the screening process, which means that all those metal detectors that everyone has to pass through to get into the building have served their purpose. We know the news may leave some feeling jittery, given that it’s the height of tourist season in the nation’s capital. But officials said that it appeared to be an isolated incident.
USA TODAY Congress editor Paul Singer is on the scene to share the latest developments in the shooting that took place at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Monday afternoon. USA TODAY
Georgia governor flip-flops in the name of not discriminating
You could say it was a flip-flop on an issue, but the flip-flop won support from Hollywood, the NFL and the business community. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed a bill Monday that would have allowed people and businesses to deny services to gay people based on religious belief. “I do not think that we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia,” the Republican governor said. But he previously said positive things about the legislation. Did threats of boycotts from major studios and the NFL have anything to do with the governor’s change of heart? Deal didn’t say.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal vetoed a highly-contested bill known as the “religious freedom” bill after receiving pressure from the NFL, Walt Disney Company and more. VPC
Work hard for the money
Looking for a job is a full-time job. And when you do it for a while and nothing happens, it’s easy to get discouraged and give up. That happened to a lot of American workers after 2008, when the recession hit and it became really hard to find work. Some people retired, some went on disability, and some didn’t know what to do, so they went back to school. Now the labor market is improving, and many Americans who were hanging on the sidelines are streaming back into the workforce. Employers are raising wages and becoming less selective in the hiring process. As in, you don’t necessarily need a college degree to compete. Don’t worry, going back to school wasn’t for nothing. More educated = more opportunity. Wear yo hoodie with pride.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are streaming back into an improving labor market as employers raise wages and hire less skilled job candidates to cope with an intensifying worker shortage.
[Source:- USA Today]