The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

San Bernardino school shooter identified, Trump on course to exceed Obama's total travel expenses in his first year, Uzbek national admits to terrorist attack in Sweden, and more.

by VICE Staff
Apr 11 2017, 2:20pm

Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

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

US News

San Bernardino School Shooter Identified
The suspect who shot and killed his estranged wife and one of her students at an elementary school in San Bernardino, California, before turning the gun on himself has been identified as 53-year-old Cedric Anderson. Two students standing behind teacher Karen Smith were hit by gunfire in Monday's shooting. Jonathan Martinez, eight, died in the hospital, but the other student, nine, is in stable condition.—ABC News

Trump on Course to Outspend Obama on Travel in First Year
President Trump is set to outspend President Obama's eight years of travel in his first year in office, according to cost estimates. Trump has already cost American taxpayers an estimated $21.6 million traveling to his Florida retreat Mar-a-Lago. Obama spent roughly $97 million over the eight years of his administration, according to right-wing Judicial Watch.—CNN

Judge Rules Against Texas Voter ID Law
A federal judge in Texas found that a state law requiring voters to present a government-issued photo ID at the polls was designed to suppress minority turnout. US District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos reaffirmed a previous ruling on the 2011 law, deciding it purposefully discriminated against minority voters as, historically in Texas, they've been less likely to possess passports, drivers licenses, or other government IDs.—VICE News

Alabama Governor Resigns to Avoid Impeachment
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has resigned to avoid impeachment proceedings after he was accused of covering up an affair he had with aide and charged with two campaign law violations. Bentley has agreed to cough up $36,000 in campaign cash and do 100 hours of community service as a doctor. He's to be replaced by Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey.—VICE News

International News

North Korea Vows Counteraction to US Navy Deployment
North Korea's foreign ministry has described the deployment of a US Navy strike group in the Korean peninsula as "reckless" and warned of carrying out "the toughest counteraction against the provocateurs." Additional mischief was expected this week, as the country tends to mark significant anniversaries with weapons tests.—Reuters

G7 Joined by Middle East Ministers to Discuss Syria
Foreign ministers from the Middle East joined leaders from the Group of Seven in Italy Tuesday to discuss the conflict in Syria and Russia's support of Bashar al-Assad. The ministers are from five nations: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Qatar.The UK's foreign minister Boris Johnson said sanctions could be imposed on Russia if it continues to support Assad.—Al Jazeera

Fire Destroys Migrant Camp in Northern France
At least ten people were injured when a blaze tore through the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk in northern France, destroying most of the 1500-person complex. A local official said the fire began after a fight broke out between Afghan and Kurdish inhabitants.—AFP

Uzbek National Admits to Terrorist Attack in Sweden
Rakhmat Akilov, the 39-year-old Uzbek national suspected of killing four people in Stockholm with a truck, has accepted responsibility for Friday's attack. Appearing with Akilov in court in the Swedish capital, attorney Johan Eriksson said he "admits to a terrorist crime." Two additional victims of the attack were critically injured.—BBC News

Everything Else

Chicago Aviation Officer Placed on Leave
Amid outrage over video of the incident, one of the aviation officers who dragged a passenger off an overbooked United Airlines flight has been taken off duty. The Chicago Department of Aviation said the forcible removal was "not in accordance with our standard operating procedure," and said the actions of one officer were "not condoned."—TIME

Gorillaz Ten-Episode TV Show in the Works
Gorlliaz animator Jamie Hewlett revealed he is working on a ten-episode TV show about the band. Hewlett said a planned DreamWorks movie didn't take off because it was "too dark to spend a couple of hundred million dollars on."—SPIN

Artists Contribute to Planned Parenthood Box Set
Björk, Bon Iver, Feist, St. Vincent, and other leading artists are giving new or unreleased music to a collection called 7-inches for Planned Parenthood. It will be released digitally and as a vinyl box set, with all proceeds going to the organization.—Rolling Stone

Colson Whitehead Wins Pulitzer Prize
Colson Whitehead has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Underground Railroad, his novel about a young slave who escapes from a Georgia plantation. "Giddy-up, motherfucker!" the author tweeted in celebration.—VICE

Bernie Sanders Launches Podcast
Bernie Sanders has announced his Facebook Live talk show has become a podcast. The Vermont senator promised the audio version of The Bernie Sanders Show would ensure listeners "stay informed on the political revolution."—i-D