In The News Today: Deleted ‘Batman V Superman’ Scene Released, US Capitol Cleared After Shooting, & More
Washington Police has the cleared U.S. Capitol and White House after a shooting incident. According to the office of the U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms, police activity has been cleared and all roads have been reopened following a shooting incident involving a lone suspect.
According to a report from Associated Press, a man pulled a weapon at the U.S. Capitol checkpoint Monday. Capitol Police shot him. The suspect was taken to a local hospital. Meanwhile, a female bystander was said to have sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Following the incident, the DC Police Department referred to the shooting as an “isolated incident” and said, “There is no active threat to the public.”
U.S. and coalition forces continue to hit ISIS in Iraq and Syria. According to the Pentagon, the U.S. military and coalition forces conducted four strikes in Syria and 10 strikes in Iraq. These strikes managed to hit a number of the Islamic State’s tactical units, fighting positions, mortar positions, supply caches, machine guns and security headquarters. Days before, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the U.S. military has managed to take out a senior ISIS leader as well as its finance minister.
FBI Cracks San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone. The Justice Department has said it finally managed to crack into the iPhone of the shooter in San Bernardino, California. Therefore, it is looking to drop its case against Apple Inc.
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the Justice Department’s filing on Monday revealed that they had found a way into the phone without assistance from Apple. Moreover, Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman revealed that the FBI is now “reviewing the information on the phone, consistent with standard investigatory procedures.”
Belgium releases Brussels terror suspect due to lack of evidence. Faycal C had been arrested and charged with “taking part in a terrorist group, terrorist murder and attempted terrorist murder,” according to the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office. However, he has been released due to lack of evidence.
According to a report from the BBC, Belgian public TV and Le Soir had identified the freed man as Faycal Cheffou. He is said to be a freelance journalist. The recent terror attack in Brussels killed as much as 35 people.
Georgia governor decides to veto HB 757. HB 757 is a bill that seeks to not require religious leaders, faith-based organizations and people of faith to perform actions that would be contrary to their religious beliefs.
According to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, “I do not think we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia of which my family and I are a part of for all of our lives.” Moreover, Deal said he has never faced problems of this nature in his state.
Warner Bros. releases deleted “Batman v Superman” scene. Warner Bros. Pictures has released a deleted scene from its current blockbuster “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The scene features Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor in a thick red pool with an alien. According to a report from Deadline, the said scene will be part of the R-rated extended director’s cut of the movie that will soon be available on Blu-ray.