Sign1News 8.9.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).

Sign1News 8.9.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News. I’m Candace Jones. Here are your top stories for today. Chances are you have seen electronic scooters
all over the place in the city you live in. Well here in Atlanta where our studio is located,
people won’t be seeing any e-scooters after the sun goes down. Atlanta Mayor
Keisha Lance-Bottoms just instituted a new rule: no renting or riding e-scooters or e-bikes
from 9 PM to 4 AM daily. There have been four fatalities in Atlanta
involving e-scooters this year. Lance-Bottoms says all of the deadly accidents
happened after sunset and safety of everyone on the road must be considered. The new rule goes into effect today (Friday). Electronic scooter rental companies have been
told to disable the vehicles during the banned hours. City leaders are also researching potential
changes to streets to designate lanes for scooters and bikes. Atlanta isn’t the only city concerned about
safety risks posed by scooters. Paris is banning them from sidewalks starting
next month. The US Department of Transportation announced
new guidelines for service and emotional support animals on planes. It says airlines cannot ban specific breeds
of dogs on flights. But airlines can make a case-by-case determination
of whether an animal is safe to travel. The rule comes as a result of the controversy
over safety as well as passengers abusing the policies for emotional support animals. Airlines have one month to change any policies
that don’t comply with the new policy. The Transportation Department says it is still
developing new long-term rules for passengers with service animals. The guidelines appear to invalidate a recently
announced Delta Air Lines policy barring pit bull type dogs as service or emotional support
animals. Delta said Thursday it’s reviewing
the changes. In the aftermath of the fatal shootings in
Dayton and El Paso, Walmart shoppers in Missouri feared another tragedy was about to happen
when a heavily armed man, wearing body armor walked inside the store. Shoppers say a loud siren went off and someone
started yelling “Get out now! Get out now!” Authorities say 20-year-old Dmitriy Andreychenko
walked in carrying weapons, had more than 100 rounds of ammunition and the capacity
to harm many people. It was pretty chaotic for a few minutes but
no shots were fired and no one was injured. An armed, off-duty firefighter detained the
man and police took him into custody. Police are seeking the motive for the man’s
actions. No word yet on possible charges. Take a look at this remarkable image from
space. It shows two massive storms swirling in the
Pacific Ocean. Typhoon Krosa is now as strong as a category
three hurricane while Lekima is a super typhoon, which means it is producing winds of at least
150 miles per hour. That’s similar strength to a category four
hurricane. Lekima is pummeling Japan’s Ryukyu Islands,
the country’s southern island chain that includes Okinawa. It’s also impacting Taiwan and is expected
to head toward China’s coast by Saturday. Krosa’s course is less clear but it could
head to Japan next week. And winds produced by Lekima could alter Krosa’s
course if the two storms move close enough together. Yesterday we told you about the largest immigration
raid in US history. 680 workers were arrested in raids targeting
illegal migrants at seven different food processing plants in Mississippi. Many children returned from the first day
of school to find empty homes. The children were rounded up and taken to
a makeshift shelter. Now according to regional ICE communications,
over 300 people detained yesterday have been released and reunited with their children. About thirty workers were immediately release
for humanitarian reasons. Many were pregnant women or nursing mothers. It’s not clear yet what will happen to the
377 workers still being held in ICE custody. Is your last name Green or Greene? Frontier Airlines is offering a new deal you
need to know about. The airline is running an online promotion
called “Green Week.” It says anyone with the last name Green or
Greene can fly free next Tuesday. All you have to do is book a flight on its
website for August 13 and confirm your last name. Frontier says it will then refund the price
of your trip. It doesn’t matter if your name is spelled
Green like the color or with an extra E at the end. But you are only eligible if your last name
is legally Green. So no girlfriends, boyfriends, friend of a
friend or extended family allowed on this deal. Frontier’s website states the promotion is
part of a six-year initiative to make their flights more green by using compostable cups,
recycled napkins and bamboo stir sticks. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Candace Jones. 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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