Sign1News 8.26.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).

Sign1News 8.26.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News live. I’m Jethro Wooddall. Here are your top stories for today. People in Puerto Rico lined up for hours to
get water and supplies ahead of tropical storm Dorian. The storm is expected to strengthen to a category
one hurricane by Wednesday, bringing strong winds, rain and storm surges. Dorian’s expected path takes it just west
of Puerto Rico. That still could affect the island but be
less damaging than a direct hit. But Puerto Ricans still have fresh memories
of hurricane Maria. The storm slammed into the island in 2017
leaving death and widespread destruction in its wake and left nearly the entire island
without power. The National Hurricane Center says it’s too
soon to determine the magnitude or possible impact of Dorian on Puerto Rico. Residents are not taking any chances. They are stocking up on water, canned goods
and gas just to be safe. According to the news website Axios, President
Trump has mentioned several times the idea of stopping hurricanes by detonating a nuclear
bomb within the storm. A source who was at a hurricane briefing at
the White House told the website the President said “I got it. I got it. Why don’t we nuke them?” He allegedly suggested the idea several times
to senior Homeland Security and national security officials. Trump denies the report. But if it’s true, Trump is not the only president
to suggest bombing hurricanes to throw them off course. The idea was floated during the Eisenhower
administration according to Axios. If you are wondering, government scientists
say it won’t work anyway. Not only won’t a nuke alter a storm, scientists
say the radioactive fallout would move quickly with the winds and cause devastating environmental
problems. The G7 summit in France got underway this
weekend. World leaders clashed on their stance on issues
like trade and climate change. But when the Amazon wildfires became the topic
of discussion, the G7 leaders, including President Trump, offered to help the impacted countries
as quickly as possible. The environmental disaster unfolding in Brazil
from the fires in the Amazon is becoming a full-fledged global political crisis. The line of fire continues to move and expand. Aerial images show smoke so thick that cameras
struggle to capture the devastation. Environmentalists say the Amazon is a fundamental
component for the water system all over the continent. If the forest is cut off, it will mean some
areas of the country won’t get rain for years. Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro announced
the deployment of more than 40,000 troops to the Amazon that will help fight the fires. His decision comes after he repeatedly denied
the fires posed a threat to the most bio-diverse eco-region on the planet. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials
say a deputy’s story about coming under sniper fire was a lie. The hoax, which authorities say was perpetrated
by twenty-one-year-old deputy Angel Reinosa, appeared very real when he called it an attack
in progress last week. Reinosa said he came under fire as he walked
to his personal vehicle outside the Sheriff’s station Wednesday. He could be heard on police radio saying “I
think I’m hit in the right shoulder!” The false report sparked a very real response
from authorities and Reinosa’s fellow officers, including home searches, a school going on
lockdown and a full on manhunt for shooter that didn’t exist. After the deputies hoax was exposed, officials
gave a full account of what really happened. Investigators say Reinosa admitted that he
was not shot at and that he caused the holes in his uniform shirt by cutting it with a
knife. The only answer investigators don’t have is
why Reinosa fabricated the story. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva
released a statement saying he’s “embarrassed and incredibly disappointed by the deputy’s
actions.” A criminal investigation into the incident
is also underway and the deputy could face charges. Contact lenses have long offered dozens of
benefits for near and far sighted folks. But getting complacent when it comes to contact
care can lead to eye infections or worse. That’s why the CDC has declared this “Contact
Lens Health Week” and has provided these do’s and don’ts to help protect your eyes. The biggest no-no: don’t sleep with your contacts
on. Doctor say the cornea needs oxygen. When you close your eyes at night, less air
gets through because eyelids are close. By adding a piece of plastic on top of the
cornea means less oxygen gets through. Do wash your hands with soap and water before
handling your contact but don’t let water touch the lens. Tap, pool or lake water can lead to serious
eye infections. Do replace contacts as often as your doctor
recommends. Don’t mix fresh contact lens solution with
old or used solution. The potential for bacterial contamination
grows every day. And despite what you might’ve heard DO NOT
use saliva in place of solution. Doctor say there is a tremendous amount of
bacteria in the mouth that can be horrifically dangerous if it gets into the eyes. One final “do” for you. Do always carry a backup pair of glasses with
a current prescription. And this story just happened a few hours ago. An Oklahoma judge ordered pharmaceutical company
Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state’s opioid crisis. The judge said the opioid crisis has ravaged
the state of Oklahoma. Health officials say the misuse of and addiction
to opioids including prescription painkiller, heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl,
has led to a public health emergency nationwide. According to the CDC, more than 702,000 people
have died from a drug overdose from 1999 to 2017. Oklahoma was one of a dozen states suing opioid
drugmakers. The case in Oklahoma was the first to reach
a trial. Johnson & Johnson maintained it did nothing
wrong. Last week we asked our Sign1News fans to send
pictures to us in honor of National Dog Day today. Oh boy! The response was huge! We received hundreds of pictures of dogs in
costumes, overlooking sunsets, riding in cars, watching TV and napping with their human brothers
and sisters. Our editor did her very best to include every
picture we received. Thank you everyone. Be sure to continue to continue to watch this
broadcast after I sign off for our National Dog Day picture montage. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Jethro Wooddall. Thank you for watching Sign1News. Remember to follow us on all of our social
media platforms and be sure to download our app too. Sign1News. Your life. Your language.

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