Here’s what you need to know to stay informed this Tuesday:
The legal battle between the FBI and Apple came to a sudden end when the FBI said it had successfully hacked the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino mass shooters, the Associated Press reports. The FBI did not reveal the technique it used to access the information on gunman Syed Farook’s iPhone, but said the Justice Department is now reviewing the information they found. The non-government “outside party” that showed the FBI how to gain access to the phone was also not revealed. The FBI’s request for assistance from Apple to hack the phone sparked a national debate about digital privacy rights and security concerns, which now remains unresolved.
The hijacker of the EgyptAir plane, which was forcibly diverted to Cyprus, has been arrested and the situation is “over,” according to a Cyprus foreign ministry official, the Associated Press reports. Seifedeen Mustafa, who Egyptian officials identified as the hijacker earlier, originally allowed all passengers except for seven leave the plane after diverting it from Cairo and landing in Cyprus. The president of Cyprus said the incident was “not something which has to do with terrorism.”
The Austin school board voted Monday night to approve the name change of an elementary school named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee, the American-Statesman’s Melissa B. Taboada reports. The campus advisory council of Robert E. Lee Elementary originally voted unanimously for a name change, an issue that has been debated for months, in January. Community members will be able to submit nominations for the school’s new name starting Tuesday until April 15.
About two dozen Dahlstrom Middle School eighth-graders gathered at the railroad crossing in downtown Buda where classmate Tanley Yacos was hit by a train and killed Saturday to mourn the loss, the American-Statesman’s Nicole Chavez reports. Many left flowers and messages at the crossing. Yacos and her friend were having a sleepover Friday when they sneaked out and walked to the train tracks. A Union Pacific engineer saw the girls at around 1:50 a.m. before Yacos was struck by a freight train.
A study done by NerdWallet recently shows Austin to be the eighth best city for recent college graduates, the American-Statesman’s Jake Harris reports. The study considered factors like job options, population age, rent costs, median earnings and unemployment rates in determining how the 100 largest U.S. cities ranked. Eleven other Texas cities made the list.