The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

At least ten dead in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Kim Jong Un calls Trump ‘mentally deranged,’ Facebook to share Russian ads with Congress, and more.
September 22, 2017, 2:56pm
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Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.

US News

Hurricane Maria Brings Tragedy to Puerto Rico
At least ten people have died in the devastating flooding Hurricane Maria brought to Puerto Rico. Eight people drowned in the town of Toa Baja on the US territory, and officials reported at least two other hurricane-related deaths. With some 3.4 million residents without power, Governor Ricardo Rosselló predicted it could take at least a month to get an electricity supply up and running across the island.—The New York Times

Facebook to Share Russian Ads with Congress
The company will show investigators in Congress the ads it believes were bought by Russian actors in an effort to influence the US election. CEO Mark Zuckerberg also went live on his own platform to outline nine moves Facebook is making to try to stop "bad actors" from meddling in democratic elections. He warned that it "wouldn't be realistic" to assume the social media giant could "stop all interference."—VICE News

Aaron Hernandez Had CTE, Researchers Find
The late former New England Patriots star and previously convicted killer suffered from a serious form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, according to tests by the CTE Center at Boston University. Hernandez's lawyer revealed the finding as he launched a lawsuit against the NFL and the Patriots, claiming they had "concealed and misrepresented the risks of repeated traumatic head impacts." The ex-player committed suicide in prison in April.—VICE Sports/AP

Turkish President's NYC Speech Sparks Violent Brawl
While President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke at a hotel in Times Square Thursday, protestors interrupted the event and clashed with his supporters. The protestors, demonstrating against Turkey's treatment of its Kurdish minority, were punched by attendees. It was not immediately clear that Erdogan's own security officials—who have a reputation for violence even in the US—were involved in the melee.—The New York Times

International News

Kim Jong Un Calls Trump 'Mentally Deranged'
In a long statement read by state news agency KCNA, the North Korean leader lambasted President Trump and threatened to "tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire." He said Trump's UN General Assembly speech persuaded him "the path I chose is correct and that it is the one I have to follow to the last." Meanwhile, North Korea's foreign minister warned his country may soon detonate a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean.—VICE News / BBC News

Iran Wants to Boost its Missile Power
President Hassan Rouhani promised to enhance his country's "missile capabilities" as speculation grows that President Trump wants to renegotiate a deal on Iran's nuclear program. Speaking at a military parade, Rouhani said: "We will increase our military power… We will not seek permission from anyone to defend our country."—Reuters

Australian Man Charged for Allegedly Attacking Former Prime Minister
Police charged a 38-year-old DJ named Astro "Funknukl" Labe with assault after ex-Prime Minister Tony Abbott claimed Labe head-butted him. Abbott, who's urging Australians to vote against same-sex marriage, said his attacker wore a badge backing marriage equality, though the alleged assailant said he just didn't like the guy.—Australian Broadcasting Corporation/The Guardian

Uber Banned from London
The UK capital's transportation agency refused to renew Uber's license, claiming its methods "demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility." Transport for London (TfL) cited lack of scrutiny into drivers' backgrounds and the Greyball software reportedly used by Uber to duck oversight.—VICE News/Gizmodo

Everything Else

Jimmy Kimmel Slams GOP Health Care Bill, Again
The talk show host attacked Republican senators' effort to get rid of Obamacare for a third consecutive night. Observing the number of medical organizations that have criticized Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy's legislation, Kimmel said: "We haven't seen this many people come forward to speak out against a bill since Cosby."—NBC News

Daddy Yankee Fans Can Donate to Puerto Rico and Mexico
The "Despacito" singer said anyone coming to his upcoming US shows can bring emergency supplies for people affected by the natural disasters in Puerto Rico and Mexico. The Hispanic Federation and National Puerto Rican Day Parade will help get the items to those in need.—Billboard

Leonardo DiCaprio Takes a Dig at Trump Administration
Speaking at an event alongside John Kerry, the actor said "certain people" would be "vilified" for not doing more on climate change. "We should not have people in office who do not believe in facts and truths and modern science," said DiCaprio.—The Hill

First Glimpse of Wes Anderson's New Movie
Fox Searchlight Pictures shared the trailer for the director's stop-motion film Isle of Dogs Thursday. Set in Japan 20 years in the future, it features voice work by Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, and Yoko Ono alongside Anderson stalwarts like Bill Murray.—VICE

Gucci Mane Plans to Start Screenwriting
Just after releasing his autobiography, the rapper revealed he is ready to pen another book and his first script. Gucci said he was in prison when director Harmony Korine suggested he come up with a screenplay.—i-D

Grandmaster TC Izlam Allegedly Threatened Before He Was Killed
Not long before he was fatally shot in Atlanta this spring, the rapper told a filmmaker he had been threatened by people connected to the Zulu Nation. Izlam had spoken out against Afrika Bambaataa following allegations of sexual abuse made against the Zulu Nation founder.—Noisey