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Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News. I’m Candace Jones. Here are your top stories for today. A Louisiana man’s elaborate wedding proposal
in Tanzania ended up fatal. Steven Weber reportedly drowned out after
proposing to his girlfriend Kenesha Antoine underwater while the couple was on vacation. Weber and Antoine were staying in a cabin
in Pemba Island, Tanzania. The cabin had a bedroom submerged in the ocean. Weber proposed Thursday by swimming underwater
and holding a hand written note against the bedroom windows, before presenting a ring. The note read, “I can’t hold my breath long
enough to tell you everything I love about you,” and asked her to marry him. He never resurfaced. Antoine wrote an emotional Facebook post saying,
“You never got to hear my answer, ‘Yes! Yes! Million times, yes, I will marry you!!'” The resort confirmed fatal accident occurred
and say local authorities are investigating. The body has not been returned to the United
States. Monday begins the trial in the case of former
Dallas police officer Amber Guyger who killed a man in his own apartment. On September 6, 2018 Guyger shot Bothan Jean,
an unarmed black man, in his own apartment believing it was her own. Guyger says she believed an intruder was in her home and fatally shot Jean. According to police Jean’s apartment was one
floor below Guyger’s. Jean later died at a hospital. Guyger was indicted on the murder charge more
than two months later. She pleaded not guilty and faces up to life
in prison if convicted. There’s a new tropical storm in the Atlantic. Tropical Storm Karen formed Sunday morning. Karen sparked tropical storm warnings for
Saint Vincent, the Grenadines and Grenada and its territories. Karen is located roughly 60 miles north of
Grenada with winds of about 40 miles per hour. Tropical storm watches have also been issued
for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Karen is expected to approach Puerto Rico
and the Virgin Islands Tuesday as a tropical storm. We have an update on President Trump’s whistleblower
complaint controversy. Yesterday, Trump acknowledged he talked about
Joe Biden during a July call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. It was previously reported that Trump pressed
Zelensky in the call to investigate Biden’s son Hunter and his links to a gas company. Some Democrats are accusing Trump of abusing
his power to contact a foreign leader who is looking for help from the United States. Trump is defending his controversial phone
call with the Ukrainian president. The move will likely intensify the pressure
on House Democrats to impeach the president. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned the administration
things might be heading “into a new stage of investigation.” Around 600,000 travelers are stranded around
the world after British tour operator Thomas Cook collapsed Sunday. The 178-year-old company entered liquidation
after talks on financial rescue failed. So all flights and vacations booked through
it have been canceled. With so many people stranded, the British
government is working to bring many of them home to the UK. This plan to bring some UK travelers home
is being called a “repatriation plan.” The efforts would cost the British government
750-million dollars. Banks have demanded Thomas Cook cough up 250-million dollars by Sunday to stay in business. On Sunday the Emmy Awards celebrated its 71st
awards show. Here’s a recap of a few of the winners. “Fleabag,” “Chernobyl”, “Game of Thrones”
were among the big winners. The Amazon series “Fleabag” won best comedy. And the show’s star, Phoebe Waller-Bridge,
also took home acting and writing honors. HBO led the way with nine Emmys on Sunday
night, including three for the limited series “Chernobyl.” Amazon prime won seven awards and Netflix
won four. Last night “Game of Thrones” won an Emmy for
the best drama series for the fourth time. In all, the series has won 59 Emmys during
its eight seasons. Jharrel Jerome also won his first Emmy for
lead actor in “When They See Us.” “Pose” star Billy Porter also made history,
becoming the first openly gay black man to win the lead actor in a drama series Emmy. 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
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