Justice Department cracks iPhone; withdraws legal action
- March 29, 2016

A customer tries out a new Apple iPhone 6S at an Apple store in Chicago in September. The company has so far not commented on the development. US officials said last week that they were hopeful they would be able to unlock the iPhone without help from Apple . (more...)
Fidel Castro writes caustic note to Obama after Cuba visit
- March 29, 2016

Castro also discussed decades of USA aggression against Cuba, describing in detail the decades-long US trade embargo against the island, the 1961 Bay of Pigs attack and the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner backed by exiles who took refuge in the U.S. (more...)
Congress, White House on lockdown due to security threat
- March 29, 2016

Police confirmed that the male suspect was taken to a nearby hospital after being shot by police. The shooting happened just before 3 p.m. EDT Monday. The visitor center was built in part as a response to the 1998 shooting deaths of two U.S. Capitol police officers who were killed by a man with mental problems. (more...)
Heightened security continues at train stations, airports Heightened security continues at train stations, airports
- March 29, 2016

The show of force may reassure travellers, but the patchwork of agencies could be a barrier to changes in security procedures, such as making airline terminals a single security zone. Johnson also said that his department is taking "a number of other security measures" that will not be disclosed to the public. "In Europe and the USA, they invest insane amounts of money on hi-tech security systems, but they are fighting yesterday's war and they aren't investing in the human element", airport ... (more...)
Iranian president expected in Pakistan on 2-day visit
- March 29, 2016

Rouhani is aware of the concerns and limitations of his country's ties with Pakistan. He said despite huge trade potential, Pak-Iran bilateral trade between the two countries has remained low. Pakistan consumes most of the natural gas it produces and the country has faced chronic energy shortages. Any relations with this regime should be preconditioned to the annulment of the death penalty in Iran and this regime's interference in the region, " the NCRI statement said ". (more...)
Americans reportedly killed in Brussels attack
- March 28, 2016

JUST IN Belgian federal prosecutors said a man named Faycal C had been charged with participation in a terrorist group, terrorist killings and attempted terrorist killings. It was unclear, though, whether those were the casualties the USA official and Kerry were referring to. Earlier this week, police found a large stash of explosives and other bomb-making materials in an apartment there they believe the attackers in Tuesday's airport bombings had used as a safe house and bomb-making hub. (more...)