Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.
What to know now:
1. Plane hijacked: A man authorities believe has a bomb strapped to his chest hijacked an EgyptAir airplane Tuesday. The plane landed in Cyprus, according to EgyptAir officials, where everyone but four foreigners and the crew were released. The president of Cyprus says the hijacking is not linked to terrorism. Officials were continuing to negotiate with the hijacker Tuesday.
2. Abortion anesthesia: Utah has became the first state in the nation to require doctors to administer anesthesia to women having an abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later. The anesthesia would be required based on the assumption that the fetus feels pain during the abortion, the governor said. Opponents of the law say anesthesia is dangerous for the woman who would be unconscious and likely require a breathing tube.
3. iPhone hack: The FBI managed to hack into the iPhone owned by the man who shot and killed 14 coworkers in San Bernardino, Calif., in December. The agency had been at odds with Apple, the maker of the iPhone, and was to go to court Monday to try to force Apple to break into the phone. A U.S. magistrate had ordered Apple last month to provide the government with software to help it hack into the phone. Apple was fighting the order.
4. Lockdown in D.C.: The White House and the Capitol were on lockdown Monday after a man drew a gun in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center and exchanged gunfire with officers. The man, Larry Dawson, was shot and wounded by Capitol police. One bystander suffered minor wounds during the incident. Police classified the incident as a criminal act, not an act of terrorism.
5. Bill vetoed: Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday announced that he would veto a bill aimed at weakening anti-discrimination protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people. The bill would have allowed businesses and clergy who oppose same-sex marriage to refuse service to gay people. Deal was pressured by national companies, the NFL, movie production companies and others to veto the bill or face the loss of potential business and major sporting events in the state.
And one more
Ceremonies are planned across the country Tuesday as the nation remembers and honors those who served in the Vietnam War. The ongoing commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the war will include a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, along with events at VA hospitals, offices and national cemeteries. The war in Southeast Asia spanned the years of 1959 to 1975, when Saigon fell. The ceremonies today are part of a year-long remembrance of those who served there.
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