The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

At least 11 killed in California wildfires, Hollywood speaks out against Harvey Weinstein, and more.
October 10, 2017, 2:45pm
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Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.

US News

At Least 11 Killed in California Wildfires
Governor Jerry Brown has declared an emergency in eight counties as fires spread rapidly across 73,000 acres in Northern California. At least seven people were killed in Sonoma Country, where another 100 people have been reported missing. By Monday afternoon, over 20,000 residents in the region had evacuated their homes.—VICE News/NBC News

Officer Fatally Shot at Texas Tech
A campus cop was shot and killed Monday night while questioning a student in a drug case at the college police station. The suspect, 19-year-old Hollis A. Daniels, was arrested roughly one hour after the school issued an emergency warning around 8.30 PM.—The New York Times

Hollywood Speaks Out Against Harvey Weinstein
Dozens of leading actors, including Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo have condemned the producer after a New York Times report revealed decades of alleged sexual harassment. Streep denied having any knowledge of former colleague Weinstein's conduct, but said: "The behavior is inexcusable, but the abuse of power familiar."—VICE News

Steve Bannon Says GOP Senator Should Resign
President Trump's former strategist described Bob Corker as "a disgrace" after the Tennessee Senator disparaged the White House as an "adult day care center." Bannon told Fox News host Sean Hannity that Corker should resign and revealed there was "a coalition coming together that's going challenge every incumbent except Ted Cruz."—CBS News

International News

Catalan Leader to Make High-Stakes Speech on Independence
Police have been placed outside the Catalan parliament building in Barcelona ahead of an announcement by the regional president, Carles Puigdemont, at 6 PM local time Tuesday. The Catalan National Assembly (ANC) activist group is hoping Puigdemont will "defend" the contested recent referendum vote in favor of independence, but Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said a declaration of separation would "lead to nothing."—VICE News/BBC News

UN Busts Ships Found Moving Goods for North Korea
The United Nations said four ships had broken sanctions placed on Pyongyang by "transporting prohibited goods," and would no longer be allowed to stop at any member nations' ports. One vessel was reportedly registered in North Korea, a second in Saint Kitts and Nevis, and a third in Comoros. The registration of one ship was not recorded.—AP

One-Third of Adults Will Be Overweight by 2025, Study Finds
The World Obesity Federation estimates that 2.7 billion adults across the globe will be overweight or obese within two decades. The organization said the "alarming" medical costs of obesity-related illnesses would amount to at least $1.2 trillion a year, beginning in 2025.—The Guardian

Everything Else

ESPN Suspends Host Over NFL Protest Tweet
Jemele Hill was slapped with a two-week suspension after suggesting her followers might take their message to the Dallas Cowboys' advertisers. She tweeted the idea after the team's owner Jerry Jones said players who took a knee during the anthem would not play. Last month, Hill described President Trump as a "white supremacist" on Twitter.—The Washington Post

Trailer for New 'Star Wars' Unveiled
The first glimpse of Star Wars: The Last Jedi aired during Monday Night Football, with director Rian Johnson warning of spoilers beforehand. The first batch of tickets for Episode VIII went on sale online after the trailer was shown.—TIME

Kodak Black Indicted on Sex Charge
Rapper Dieuson Octave, or Kodak Black, was slapped with a first-degree criminal sexual conduct indictment by a grand jury in South Carolina. The charges relate to the alleged assault of a teenage girl in a hotel in Florence County last year.—Noisey

Twitter Halts Republican Lawmaker's Ad
The company blocked a video advertisement for Representative Marsha Blackburn's campaign for a Senate seat, in which she claimed she had "stopped the sale of baby body parts." Twitter said it was an "inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction."—VICE News

Carl's Jr. Begs Amazon to Buy the Company
The fast food company launched a 24-hour tweet-a-thon Monday with the hashtag #AmazonBuyUs. Carl's Jr. promised one business idea every hour to impress the online retail giant enough to inspire a buy out.—Motherboard