The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 3.22.2016

Response to Brussels attacks; Obama to address Cuban people; Voters go to the polls in three states; Tennis big wig resigns after comments on women athletes; FBI backs down in dispute with Apple.

Brussels under attack
At least 20 people are dead, according to Belgian media, after apparent terrorist attacks at an airport and subway station in Brussels on Tuesday morning. Belgium’s deputy prime minister has asked citizens to use social media and messaging apps to avoid crowding cellular networks. Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature. Agency executives took to Twitter to say staffers are accounted for in the Belgian capital. Paris' official Twitter account changed its colors to show solidarity. Update: Authorities put the death toll from the attacks at 30 on Tuesday afternoon.


What to watch Tuesday: Obama to address Cuban people
President Barack Obama will speak to the Cuban people, and Cuban-Americans back home, via a televised address on Tuesday morning. He will also meet with dissidents before wrapping up the trip later today. Obama gave an exclusive TV interview to ABC News’ David Muir on Monday about historic visit.

Today: Voters in three states go to the polls
Residents of Arizona and Utah, as well as Democrats in Idaho, are voting in primary elections on Tuesday. Ted Cruz is heavily favored in Utah, though it remains to be seen if he will receive more than 50% of the vote, which would land him all of the state’s delegates. Donald Trump is expected to win in Arizona.

Tennis CEO resigns after remarks about women athletes
Raymond Moore, the CEO and tournament director of Indian Wells, resigned on Monday night after saying a day earlier that women tennis players "ride on the coattails of the men." He apologized for his remarks on Sunday. Serena Williams pointed out that the women’s final at the US Open sold out more quickly than the men’s championship last year.

FBI backs down in dispute with Apple
The FBI said Monday evening that it may have found another way into the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook with the help of a third party, temporarily backing down from its legal battle with Apple. Questions remain about how the FBI plans to access the phone and the privacy precedent that would set.

What to know on Tuesday:
Bill Clinton’s gaffe: ‘the awful legacy of the past eight years.’ Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spars with Trump. Judge adds $25 million to Gawker’s tab in Hulk Hogan sex-tape suit. Adobe’s big bet on analytics. Data company IHS moves its headquarters overseas to pay lower taxes. 

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