A suicide bomber took his own life at Brussels airport today taking at least 18 people’s lives with him and a further blast tore through a rush-hour metro train in the capital shortly afterwards, claiming 10 more lives. A witness said he heard shouts in Arabic shortly before two blasts struck the packed airport departure lounge. The blasts at the airport and metro station occurred four days after the arrest in Brussels of a suspected participant in November militant attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.
Apple and the FBI head to federal court today in a case both sides say may affect the balance between national security and the public’s right to privacy.
The Austin police officer involved in last month’s deadly shooting of 17-year-old David Joseph has been fired by the Austin Police Department. Officer was scheduled for a disciplinary hearing on Monday afternoon, but his attorney said he waived his rights to the hearing because he already answered all the questions the department asked. Since he waived his right to a hearing, it was up to Chief Art Acevedo to determine his fate with the department.