The VICE Morning Bulletin
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Key members of Congress clash over Trump intel, British police arrest eight in connection to attack at Parliament, Koch brothers to fund Republicans who vote against "Trumpcare," and more.
March 23, 2017, 1:10pm

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

US News

Top House Committee Members Clash Over Trump Intelligence
Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat in the House intelligence committee, claims to have seen "more than circumstantial evidence" of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Schiff also voiced "grave concerns" about committee chairman Devin Nunes, who told the public (and the White House) that Trump's transition team had been caught up in "incidental" collection of information by US intelligence agencies. The behavior of the top committee members was described as "bizarre" by Senator John McCain, who called for an independent inquiry of the Russia scandal.—NBC News/The Hill

Koch Brothers to Fund Republicans Who Vote Against Healthcare Bill
Conservative groups led by high-profile donors Charles and David Koch have pledged to create a 2018 reelection fund for Republicans who vote against the American Health Care Act. Tim Phillips, president of the Republican group Americans for Prosperity, said they would support "champions who stand strong" against a bill "that keeps Obamacare intact."—CNN


AT&T and Johnson & Johnson Join YouTube Boycott
AT&T and Johnson & Johnson have both pulled their ads on YouTube over concerns about extremist videos. AT&T said it feared ads had appeared alongside "content promoting terrorism and hate." Other major companies, including Volkswagen and Toyota, pulled ads earlier this week. Google, which owns YouTube, said it wanted to give advertisers "more control" over where their ads appear.—The New York Times

Four Killed in Wisconsin Shootings
A police officer and three others are dead after a series of shootings in Rothschild, Wisconsin. The violence was apparently sparked by a domestic issue at a bank. After shots were fired there, police pursued a suspect from a law firm to an apartment complex. The suspect was ultimately apprehended and taken into custody.—CBS/AP

International News

British Police Arrest Eight After Attack at Parliament
In the UK, eight people have been arrested during police raids in connection to Wednesday's attack at the Houses of Parliament. Police raided homes in London and Birmingham as part of the investigation into the apparent attacker, a British-born man who was on the radar of police and intelligence services as a possible extremist. The suspect drove into a crowd of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbed a policeman at the gates of Parliament before being shot dead. The policeman and two of the pedestrians were killed. Seven of those wounded were still in critical condition, and 29 others had been treated for their injuries.—BBC News

South Korean Ferry Raised Three Years After Disaster
Salvagers in South Korea have excavated a ferry that sank off the coast nearly three years ago, killing more than 300 people, most of whom were children on a school outing. The victims' families had wanted the Sewol ferry recovered as part of an investigation into the disaster, and hope to locate nine bodies that were never recovered.—AP


About 400,000 Afghan Children to Miss Out on School, NGO Says
The international NGO Save the Children has warned that the number Afghan children unable to attend school this year will spike by 400,000. The NGO said fears over security threats will cause more dropouts, and the forced return of refugees from Pakistan will add to the number of kids unable or unwilling to go to school.—Reuters

Kenya Charges Alleged Hacker with $40 Million Theft
Kenya's state prosecutor has charged an alleged hacker with stealing just shy of $40 million from the the national tax authority's computer system. Alex Mutunga Mutuku, 28, pleaded not guilty, but is accused of working with a wider group of hackers trying to steal funds from local companies and organizations.—Al Jazeera

Everything Else

Suge Knight Reportedly Hospitalized in LA
Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight has reportedly been taken from jail to a hospital in Los Angeles for treatment of an illness involving blood clots. Knight, who's been accused of killing Terry Carter, still faces trial for murder.—Pitchfork

Drake Gets Sade Tattoo
Drake has revealed a new tattoo of Sade, the British soul singer he claims as one of his greatest inspirations. Swedish tattooist Niki Norberg, who has inked the artist twice in the past, posted a photo of the new tat on Instagram.—Billboard

Bumble Bee Species Now Officially Endangered
The rusty patched bumble bee has been classified as an endangered species by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and will now receive federal protection. The National Resources Defense Council had sued the Trump administration for delaying the protection listing process.—TIME

Canada to Invest $2 Billion in a Climate Disaster Fund
The Canadian government has earmarked $2 billion for a Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund in its 2017 budget, which was released Wednesday. The funding comes after wildfires tore through western Canada last year and hit the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta especially hard.—Motherboard

Solange and Gucci Mane to Headline Red Bull Music Festival NYC
Solange and Gucci Mane are among the headliners at this year's Red Bull Music Academy Festival in New York City. Solange will stage a multimedia dance performance at the Guggenheim, while Gucci Mane will take part in a piano concert.—i-D