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Sign1News 9.12.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).

Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News. My name is Crystal Cousineau. Here are your top stories for today. The number of missing people in the Bahamas
following Hurricane Dorian dropped to 1,300. On Wednesday the government said the number
of missing people stood at about 2,500. The number dropped after the government cross-referenced their databases. Right now the death toll in the Bahamas is
50. The death toll is expected to rise as search-and-rescue teams search through ruins in Grand Bahamas and Abaco islands. A Bahamian official has urged people to continue
submitting missing persons through a hotline or visiting the social services offices. Six deaths from lung disease possibly tied
to vaping have been reported in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39 states now confirm similar illnesses. Experts are warning teens and adults to stay
away from the e-cigarettes as they investigate. The Trump administration is also moving to
ban flavored vaping products. He announced a new enforcement proposal that
would require e-cigarette companies to take their flavored products off of the market. We have an update on the Florida teenager
police say stole her parents’ money to hire someone to kill them. 17-year-old Alyssa Hatcher appeared in a Lake
County courtroom Wednesday. She has been charged as a juvenile with two
counts of criminal solicitation for murder. According to authorities Hatcher stole nearly
$15,000 from her parents bank account. The teen then reportedly paid $400 to a friend
to kill her parents. When it didn’t happen, Hatcher reportedly
paid someone else $900 to do it. The documents state she also used the money
to buy cocaine. China announced Tuesday it would waive tariffs
on some U.S. goods. This is the first time it’s done that since
the start of the trade war. President Trump responded by delaying new
tariffs on Chinese goods by a few weeks. A tariff increased 30% on $250 billion dollars
worth of goods will be pushed from October 1 to October 15. China is welcoming the delay, calling it a gesture
of ‘good will.’ Some Chinese companies are starting to ask
about buying U.S. agricultural products. But Chinese officials are stopping short of
offering further concessions. It is saying both sides should make the effort
for positive future negotiations. No date has been publicized for the next round
of trade talks due in Washington. Take a look at this picture. You can see an old man sitting in a wheelchair,
snow-white beard and oversized glasses. The problem is, it’s
not an old man. He’s 32-years-old! Jayesh Patel disguised himself as an 82-year-old
man to trick people at New Delhi’s airport. He wanted to fly to New York and used a fake
passport. But staff at the airport figured out his disguise. An officer noticed that while Patel’s hair
was white, his roots were black and that Patel had the skin of a younger person. Patel also avoided the officer’s eyes. Upon further questioning, Patel admitted he
was a 32-year-old. Patel was detained and handed over to immigration
authorities. Tomorrow is Friday the 13th and it will be
joined by full moon! And since it is the full moon closest to the
beginning of fall, it is known as the Harvest Moon. It gets its name because it provides extra
light in the evenings, extending harvesting time for farmers. The last time a Harvest Moon fell on a Friday
the 13th was back in October of 2000. The best time to get a peek of the moon is
at 12:30 A.M. Eastern Time Saturday. And those are your top stories for today. My name is Crystal Cousineau. 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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