Here’s what you need to know to stay informed this Wednesday:
Apple remains unsure of how to restore the promise of privacy to its iPhone product after the FBI announced that it had successfully hacked one belonging to San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook without the company’s help, the Associated Press reports. Outside experts and Apple developers alike were puzzled when the FBI managed to successfully sidestep a security feature that deletes a phone’s contents after 10 failed passcode attempts. The agency was also able to surpass a feature that increases the time delay between guesses. FBI Director James Comey said with those features disabled the FBI could access the phone within 26 minutes.
Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich haven’t committed to backing the Republican Party’s eventual nominee, the Associated Press reports. While all three had previously said they would support the nominee, when asked during a CNN town hall Tuesday each had rescinded their commitment. Trump said he could no longer commit to backing the nominee because “I have been treated very unfairly.” Cruz said he isn’t “in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and children.” Kasich said “if the nominee is somebody that I think is really hurting the country and dividing the country, I can’t stand behind them,” but was still open to seeing how the campaign unfolds.
Come May 15 a visit to Hamilton Pool is going to be a little different. Travis County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt a reservation system that would require visits to the pool be scheduled in advance, and a higher cost of attendance, the American-Statesman’s Sean Collins Walsh reports. The changes were spurred by an “increased visitation at an exponential rate,” said Dan Perry, a district manager for the county’s parks system. The changes will only be in effect during the pool’s peak season from May to September. Attending the park will go from costing a vehicle $15 to $26, because of a $10 online registration fee and $1 processing fee.
Following the American-Statesman’s investigative piece into Texas migratory farmworker housing inspections, two lawmakers have said they will push for stricter enforcement of the state’s housing inspection law, Jeremy Schwartz reports. Sen. José Rodriguez, D-El Paso has said during the 2017 legislative session he will propose additional funding the inspection program after seeing that Texas has not made progress on the issue. State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville similarly said his office is currently working with farmworker and housing advocates. You can read the American-Statesman’s investigation “Unlivable: How Texas fails farmworkers” here.
In what will be the third homicide case in Austin in 2016, a man faces murder charges after shoving a man, who he believed had groped his wife at a Sixth Street bar and then later died, the American-Statesman’s Roberto Villalpando reports. 52-year-old Spencer Frank Carlton pushed 54-year-old Jerry Don Summers to the ground March 15 after Carlton’s wife reported being groped by Summers at Sixth Street bar Dogwood. Austin police have used the incident as a warning against taking the law into your own hands. “What Texas law does not give you is the ability to retaliate — to pursue someone who has fled after committing an assault and use force against them,” said police Lt. Justin Newsom.