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Sign1News 9.7.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).

Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News live. I’m Crystal Cousineau. Here are your top stories for today. After hurricane Dorian blew the roof off Brent
Lowe’s house on Abaco Island in the Bahamas, he faced another major challenge. Lowe, who is blind, said he waded through
chin-high water to reach safety while a category five storm raged around him. He also says he had to carry his twenty-four-year-old
son who has cerebral palsy and cannot walk. Lowe told the New York Times that it was at
least a five minute walk but felt much longer. Lowe and his son finally made it to a neighbor’s
house where they stayed until they could be taken to a shelter. At least forty-three people died in the storm. Officials say the death toll is expected to
rise significantly. More than 70,000 people there are in need
of food, water and medicine according to the United Nations. Much-needed aid is arriving. Boats and planes carrying donations from all
the world are headed there. Authorities say American Airlines mechanic
Abdul Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani is accused of trying to sabotage a passenger plane shortly
after takeoff. The plane was supposed to fly from Miami international
Airport to the Bahamas in July with 150 people on board. Authorities say Alani sabotaged an instrument
that reported the craft’s speed, pitch and other important data. The plane never took off and no one was hurt. Alani admitted he damaged the instrument but
said he didn’t want to hurt anyone. He told investigators he was angry over a
union contract dispute with the company that had impacted him financially. He has been charged in federal court with
willfully damaging, destroying, disabling or wrecking an aircraft. Assistant US Attorney Maria Medetis says Alani
has been suspended without pay. The government has until September 20 to formally
indict him. The city of Sacramento, California has agreed to pay more than $2 million Stephon Clark’s children. Clark is the unarmed black man who was shot and killed by police in his grandparents’ back yard in March. Officers looking for a man breaking car windows
shot Clark. They believed Clark had a gun but he was actually
holding a cell phone. The settlement filed Wednesday calls for the
city to pay Clark’s two and five year old sons almost $900,000 each. That’s after legal fees are deducted. Both boys will gain access to the money when
they are 22 years old. Then they can access it tax free. A judge still has to approve the settlement. The officers who fired at Clark never faced
criminal charges. India’s attempt to land a robotic spacecraft
on the moon Saturday appeared to end in failure. The Indian Space Research Organization says
it lost contact with its lunar lander shortly before touchdown. Unlike previous attempts by other countries,
India was attempting to land its rover on the far side of the moon, an area that has
been left largely unexplored during other missions. This latest venture would’ve brought India
into the elite group of nations who have successfully accomplished a soft landing on the moon. The United States, China and the former Soviet
Union have made soft landings. After the announcement, India’s Prime Minister
offered words of encouragement to the moon landing team saying “In life, there are ups
and downs. The country is proud of you and all of your hard work has taught us something.
Hope for the best. You have served the country well and served science and humanity well.” After a long day it can be hard not to head
straight to bed as soon as you get the chance. But experts say there are five things you
shouldn’t save until the morning. The first thing you should do before sleeping:
take a shower. It gets rid of the germs and pollutants that
your body has accumulated throughout the day. And while you washing off, go ahead and shave
too. If you cut yourself shaving, your body has
all night to repair itself and heal. The next tip is a little more obvious but
it’s still important: nurture your skin by putting on a very heavy moisturizer to replace
the moisture that evaporated during the day. Journaling can also help to get good sleep. You can clear your mind and have a better
night’s rest by writing down your emotions and thoughts. And finally take a probiotic before bed. If you take it at bedtime with water, you
have all night for the bacteria to get through to the intestines and then in your gut. Health experts say all of the steps at night
can help set you up for a successful next day. We dare you to watch this video without cracking
up! More than 260 teams competed in China’s first
wife carrying world championship on Saturday in Yulin city. During the race, the male competitor has to
dodge obstacles, leap over timber and wade through water all while carrying a female
teammate on his back. The rules say the female teammate has to have
a minimum weight of 108 pounds. The wife carrying competition originated in
Finland in 1992. Traditionally each team was composed of a
husband and wife couple, however this is no longer a standard practice as friends and
lovers can also participate in the game. China hopes that holding the contest will
help advance sports and cultural exchanges. And those are your top stories for today. I’m 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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