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At least four women come forward to accuse Donald Trump of groping and sexual assault, Wells Fargo CEO John Strumpf steps down amid account scandal, Rudy Giuliani apologizes for false 9/11 Hillary Clinton claim, and more.
October 13, 2016, 1:50pm

Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.

US News

Trump Accused of Groping Women 'Like an Octopus'
Four women have come forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault after he claimed during debate Sunday that despite his "locker room talk," he did not inappropriately touch women without consent. The New York Times reported on two women having encounters during which Trump forcibly grabbed them. Describing an incident in the early 1980s, Jessica Leeds said, "He was like an octopus… his hands were everywhere." The Palm Beach Post reported on a woman saying Trump groped her 13 years ago at his Mar-a-Lago estate, and a People magazine writer accused Trump of "forcing his tongue down my throat in 2005." —VICE News

US Missiles Destroy Radar Sites in Yemen
The US military launched Tomahawk cruise missiles against radar sites in Yemen early Thursday, successfully destroying three radar sites in Houthi-controled territory, officials said. The strikes follow two separate cases this week in which missiles were fired at a US Navy ship from a Houthi-controled area of Yemen. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook called this morning's action "self-defense strikes." —AP


Wells Fargo CEO John Strumpf Steps Down
Wells Fargo's chief executive and chairman, John Stumpf, is done in the wake of the bank's fake account scandal. VICE News reported earlier this week that senior bank officials were told about the scheme as early as 2006. —VICE News

Two Boston Police Officers Shot, Suspect Killed
Two Boston cops were shot while responding to a report of a person with a gun late Wednesday, according to police, who said the suspect was killed in the incident. Both officers are in "extremely critical" condition at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Boston police commissioner described it as "possibly a domestic incident gone bad." —CBS News

International News

Syrian Terror Suspect Found Dead in German Prison
A Syrian refugee authorities believe was planning a bomb attack on a Berlin airport has killed himself in prison in Leipzig, Germany. The state justice ministry said an investigation has been launched after Jaber al-Bakr, 22, was found dead in his cell. He had been on hunger strike since his capture and arrest on Monday. —BBC News

Dozens More Civilians Killed in Airstrikes on Aleppo
At least 80 civilians were killed in a new round of brutal airstrikes on rebel-held neighborhoods of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday, according to a local rescue group. The White Helmets, which operates in the city, reported more than 50 Russian and Syrian government missile attacks throughout the day, which they said wounded at least another 87 people. —Al Jazeera


Thousands Take to the Streets to Call for Peace Deal Revival in Colombia
Colombians massed on Wednesday to insist a peace deal between the government and FARC rebel group be salvaged, despite its latest iteration being rejected in a referendum earlier this month. Thousands joined the so-called March of the Flowers in the capital Bogotá before congregating in front of Congress in Plaza Bolivar. —Reuters

Australian Teens Suspected of Planning ISIS-Inspired Attack
Two teens have been arrested in Australia under suspicion of being ready to commit an attack inspired by the Islamic State. The 16-year-old boys were apparently detained while carrying knives and were set to appear in children's court later Thursday. —CNN

Everything Else

Giuliani Apologizes for False Clinton Claim
Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani has apologized for claiming Hillary Clinton was not in the city for the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, which she doesn't seem to have ever claimed. The then-New York US senator was there to survey the damage a day later, however, including a visit alongside Giuliani. "I made a mistake—I'm wrong and I apologize," the former mayor and Trump backer told the Associated Press. —Miami Herald

Star Wars Company Fined Nearly $2 Million
A production company behind the latest Star Wars movie has been fined roughly $2 million after a hydraulic door broke Harrison Ford's leg on set in June 2014. Foodles Production (UK) Ltd, owned by Disney, pleaded guilty to failing to protect workers. —Gizmodo

Skateboarding Legend Dylan Rieder Dies at Age 28
Renowned professional skateboarder and model Dylan Rieder has died at the age of 28 due to complications from leukemia. "One of the most talent [sic] and brave men," his friend Ozzy Osbourne tweeted. "I feel blessed to have known you." —VICE

San Francisco Police Disproportionately Targets Minorities
San Francisco's police department disproportionately targets minorities for arrests and traffic stops, according to a Department of Justice report that dropped Wednesday. Out of a sample of 500 reported incidents of force, only five officers properly recorded what happened. —VICE News

TSA Finds a Gun Hidden in Clay Inside a Computer
The US Transportation Security Administration, posting about seized items on Instagram under the hashtag #TSAGoodCatch, has revealed its latest discovery: a loaded handgun covered in clay and stashed inside a computer at a Houston airport. —Motherboard

Health Agency Wants Legal Weed Age to Be 25 in Canada
Ottawa's public-health agency is formally recommending that the minimum age to buy legal marijuana should be 25 once Canada's legal pot policy goes into effect in 2017. It says it wants to "to ensure that we're reducing access for youth." —VICE