US: Probable cause that locked phone has evidence of attack

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says there's "probable cause" that a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers contains evidence of the eventual attack.

Federal prosecutors say in a new court filing Thursday that the government and the community need access to the phone, and say Apple Inc. must comply with a court order to make the device available.

The response from the government sets the stage for a March 22 hearing at which lawyers for Apple and the Justice Department will argue their case before a federal magistrate.