Morning Brief: The top news and buzzy moments you need to know
Welcome to the Morning Brief where we give you a rundown of everything you may have missed the night before and what's trending this morning. To dive deeper into these stories click on the links.
1. $343.9 million lottery winner makes big donation to veterans
The single mom said that she’d be donating $500,000 to the Travis Mills Foundation, a national support program and Maine-based retreat for injured veterans and their families.
2. Disney may have crowned it's first Jewish princess
Sarah Silverman, 'Wreck-It Ralph' directors make case that Disney has crowned its first Jewish princess, Vanellope von Schweetz.
3. Serena Williams calls U.S. Open outburst a 'trigger moment'
The tennis great calls her experience at the U.S. Open a “trigger moment” and recognizes that as a black woman she is at the “bottom of the bottom of the totem pole” when it comes to how her emotional reaction is viewed.
4. CNN's Van Jones praises Donald Trump over prison reform
Jones, a former Obama-era official who has worked closely with Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, on the bill, says he doesn’t yet fully trust the president, but in this matter he does.
5. GOP senator says voter suppression is a 'great idea'
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith appeared to endorse voter suppression during a campaign stop this month, saying efforts to undermine voting among liberals at certain colleges would be a “great idea.”
6. 631 people are still missing from California wildfires
Officials fear more deaths in the destructive blazes at both ends of the state that have now claimed 66 lives.
7. Country star, 'Hee Haw' host Roy Clark dies at 85
According to his publicist Jeremy Westby, Clark died at home in Tulsa, Okla., Thursday, due to complications from pneumonia.
8. Mail bomb suspect pleads not guilty to all charges
The man charged with mailing bombs to prominent Democrats and other critics of U.S. President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty on Thursday to all 30 charges against him in a federal court in New York.
9. Dartmouth hit with $70M sexual harassment lawsuit
A complaint filed in federal court for the District of New Hampshire alleges that three professors for Dartmouth's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences "sexually assaulted, sexually harassed and raped female students."
10. North Korea tests fancy, new 'ultramodern' weapon
Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of an unspecified "newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon" in an apparent bid to apply pressure on the United States and South Korea.