The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Police call NYC attack act of terrorism, Trump demands even more extreme vetting, Manafort had multiple passports and a fake name, and more.
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Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.

US News

Police Say NYC Attack Was Act of Terrorism
Eight people were killed and at least 11 others injured when the driver of truck targeted civilians on a bike path in Manhattan Tuesday. The 29-year-old suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, reportedly wrote a note pledging allegiance to ISIS. Although law enforcement was treating the attack as terrorism, Governor Andrew Cuomo said there was "no evidence to suggest a wider plot." Saipov, who was being treated in the hospital after being shot by police, is a legal permanent resident (with a green card) who arrived in the US in 2010.—VICE News

Trump Calls for Yet More Vetting
The president said he had told the Department of Homeland Security to "step up our already Extreme Vetting Program." He added: "Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!" Trump said it looked like a "very sick and deranged person" was responsible for the attack in Manhattan, but also said the US "must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country."—NBC News


Paul Manafort Had Multiple Passports and Fake Name
Newly unsealed court documents reveal why US prosecutors consider the former Trump campaign chairman a flight risk. Manafort had three different US passports and traveled to three countries this year using phone numbers and email addresses linked to a false identity. Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates remain under house arrest after being indicted on a range of charges, including money-laundering conspiracy.—CNN

GOP Pushes Back Tax Bill
A tax reform bill set to debut on the House floor Wednesday has been delayed until Thursday by Republican leadership. House Speaker Paul Ryan said lawmakers had not yet agreed on whether the bill would scrap taxpayers' ability to deduct state and local taxes from their federal income taxes.—NBC News

International News

Catalan Leaders Told to Appear in Court
Spain's High Court has ordered the former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and 13 others from his dissolved regional government to testify Thursday and Friday. The leaders are expected to face charges, including sedition and rebellion. Puidgemont was in Belgium and said he would come back to Spain only if the government in Madrid gave him "guarantees."—Reuters

Hamas Gives Up Control Over Gaza Border Posts
The Palestinian Authority has assumed command over the Gaza Strip's main border crossings with Israel and Egypt, and three other points where cargo is transported. The move comes as part of last month's deal forged with Hamas, which has ruled in Gaza since 2007, and Fatah, which forms the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.—Al Jazeera


Airstrike in Yemen Leaves Dozens Dead
The bombing of the Sahar district in Saadah province by Saudi-led forces killed at least 26 people, according to local doctors and an eyewitness report. A hotel and market area were said to be the most directly affected. A coalition led by Saudi Arabia has carried out strikes against the Houthis in Yemen since 2015.—Reuters

Miss Peru Models Turn Pageant into Protest
The 23 contestants in the national Miss Universe competition surprised the audience by citing a series of facts and figures about violence against women instead of their body measurements. The models now plan on holding a march on the issue, and winner Romina Lozano said she wanted a database compiling "every kind of violence against women."—BBC News

Everything Else

'House of Cards' Production Halted 'Indefinitely'
Netflix and the show's production company MRC said filming on season six had been shut down so they could "address any concerns of our cast and crew." On Sunday, news broke that the show's star, Kevin Spacey, had allegedly sexually harassed and solicited Anthony Rapp when he was 14.—VICE News

Andy Dick Booted from Set for Alleged Sexual Misconduct
Kathryn Moseley—producer of Vampire Dad—and her legal team claimed the actor committed "multiple, flagrant acts of improper conduct and inappropriate contact with several crew members" just hours after arriving for work. The allegation followed a similar one leveled against the actor in connection with his work on an independent film. —The Hollywood Reporter


Chance the Rapper Drops Horror Movie Trailer
The artist released a new YouTube teaser for Slice, his movie about a series of pizza delivery people being murdered. The animation-based video also showed a few brief clips from the Austin Vesely-directed film.—Billboard

Gorillaz Drop Video for Bonus Track
The group shared new visuals for "Garage Palace," a track featuring rapper Little Simz that appears on the deluxe edition of Humanz. The clip features the band fighting zombies in a old-school video game.—Rolling Stone

Bob Dylan's Nobel Speech Gets Book Release
Simon & Schuster is publishing a 32-page "collectible" hardback of the singer-songwriter's lecture for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Dylan was accused of plagiarism after some noted similarities between his speech and entries from SparkNotes.—Noisey

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