The 5 stories PR pros need to know on Monday morning, 2.22.2016

Uber driver accused of killing six; Cook rallies Apple employees; Clinton, Trump win key primaries; Megabus explosion live-tweeted by journalist; Yelp employee fired after posting about salary.

Uber driver accused of killing six
After an Uber driver allegedly killed six people in western Michigan in a Saturday night shooting spree, the ride-hailing service issued a short statement from its chief security officer. The company has said Jason Dalton, who is due in court on Monday, passed background checks.

Tim Cook rallies Apple staff with all-hands memo
Apple’s CEO sent an internal memo to the company’s employees on Monday morning reiterating its stance on refusing to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino killers at the FBI’s request. The company also posted a Q&A answering customers’ inquiries. FBI Director James Comey is urging Apple to dial down the rhetoric.

Presidential primaries enter new phase
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in more comfortable positions after winning primaries in South Carolina and Nevada, respectively, on Saturday. Up next: the Republican caucus in Nevada on Tuesday and the Democratic primary in South Carolina on Saturday.

Megabus explosion live-tweeted
A New York Times reporter was on a Megabus traveling from Chicago to Minneapolis on Saturday when it caught fire, and then exploded. Lucas Peterson, who writes for the Times’ Frugal Traveler blog, live-tweeted the incident and interviewed frustrated passengers.

Yelp employee fired after complaining about salary
An entry-level employee at Yelp was reportedly fired Friday after publicly complaining on Medium about her salary and the cost of living in the San Francisco area. Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman initially responded by saying the city needs to take on the cost of housing.

What to know on Monday
LA PR legend Ron Rogers dead at 72 after battle with cancer. Kasich campaign adds communications director. Work of Levick’s Eric Lebson featured in heartbreaking 60 Minutes segment on late American hostage. China issues new Internet rules. Ninety million more Takata airbags may be recalled

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