The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

MLK's daughter says "God can triumph over Trump," Turkish police capture suspected nightclub shooter, hundreds of theater groups plan to protest Trump's inauguration, and more.

by VICE Staff
Jan 17 2017, 3:09pm

Bernice King speaks at 2017 MLK Day service in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images

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

US News

MLK's Daughter Says 'God Can Triumph Over Trump'
Bernice King, Mather Luther King Jr.'s daughter, told an audience of churchgoers in Atlanta on Monday that "God can triumph over Trump." Celebrating MLK Day at Ebenezer Baptist Church, she said, "Don't be afraid of who sits in the White House." President-elect Donald Trump met King's oldest son, Martin Luther King III, at Trump Tower on Monday. King said he was there to "bridge-build" and explained the pair had discussed ways to improve the voting system.—Reuters

General Motors to Make New $1 Billion Investment 
General Motors is expected to announce a $1 billion investment in its US plants, a sum that will add or help maintain more some 1,500 American jobs. Although it comes after President-elect Donald Trump criticized GM and other automakers for shipping jobs overseas, the Detroit car giant has reportedly been planning the investment since before the election.—AP

Monica Crowley Will Not Take Key Trump Administration Job
Conservative writer Monica Crowley, chosen by President-elect Trump for a role as communications director of the National Security Council, will not be taking the position after all. Crowley said only that she wanted to "pursue other opportunities." The withdrawal follows allegations she plagiarized sections of a recent book and doctoral dissertation.—The New York Times

Eight Shot at MLK Day Festival in Miami
Eight people were shot when gunfire broke out at an MLK Day festival in Miami's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park on Monday. Two people were held for questioning by Miami-Dade County police. One man, 20, was said to be in critical condition, while five of the other victims—most of whom were teenagers or children—were in stable condition.—NBC News

International News

Search for Missing Flight MH370 Halted
The search for the Malaysian airliner that went missing in 2014 has been halted, the three nations involved have announced. A statement from Malaysia, Australia, and China said no new information had been discovered to determine the location of flight MH370, despite multiple searches of swaths of the Indian Ocean. A family support group called the ending of the search "nothing short of irresponsible."—CNN

Russia Wants New US Administration to Join Syria Peace Talks
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov says his country believes officials from Donald Trump's incoming US administration should be invited to join Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan. Lavrov wants Russian and US officials to "discuss a more efficient fight against terrorism in Syria." Talks are set to begin in the Kazakhstan capital Astana on January 23, a few days after Trump's inauguration.—Al Jazeera

At Least 10,000 Killed in Yemen War, UN Says
The nearly two-year war between Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has claimed some 10,000 lives and injured nearly 40,000 more, according to the United Nations. A UN special envoy to Yemen met with President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi in Aden on Monday in the hope of reviving peace talks.—BBC News 

Turkish Police Capture Suspected Nightclub Shooter
The man suspected of shooting dead 39 people celebrating New Year's Day in an Istanbul nightclub has been captured by Turkish police. Named as Abdulgadir Masharipov, the Uzbekistan citizen was found by police in an apartment in Istanbul's Esenyurt district, and detained along with four other suspects.—Reuters  

Everything Else

Last Man to Walk on the Moon Dies at Age 82
Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon as commander of 1972's Apollo 17 mission, has died at the age of 82. NASA said it was "saddened by the loss" of the "last human to leave his footprints on the lunar surface."—The Guardian

Springsteen Cover Band Pulls Out of Inauguration
Bruce Springsteen cover group the B-Street Band has withdrawn from playing the Garden State Presidential Inaugural Gala. Leader Will Forte said the band had changed its mind because of "the respect and gratitude we have for the Bruce and the E Street Band." The Boss is not a Trump fan.—Noisey

Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs 'West Wing' Rap
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has unveiled a new song dedicated to political drama The West Wing. The What's Next? track was heard on The West Wing Weekly podcast and featured "Steadicam" rhymed with beloved (late) character "Mrs. Landingham."—USA Today

Major Poll Shows Majority Believe Their Country in Decline
An Ipsos Mori poll of 16,000 people across 22 countries around the world found 57 percent believe their own nation is in decline. Another 63 percent say they want a "strong leader to take their country back."—BuzzFeed News

More than 1 Million Mobile Gamer Details Hacked
Accounts of more than 1 million users of a community forum for Supercell, the maker of mobile games such as Clash of Clans, have apparently been hacked and shared online. The company says the breach happened in September 2016 but had since been fixed.—Motherboard

Hundreds of Theater Groups to Protest Trump Inauguration
Theater groups across the US will take part in performance-protest the night before Donald Trump's inauguration. The Ghostlight Project will feature free-form events expressing support for vulnerable communities at outdoor theaters.—VICE