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Sign1News 9.9.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News live. I’m Candace Jones. Here are your top stories for today. The executive director for the Humane Society
of Grand Bahamas says she is heartbroken for the 250 dogs and 50 cats that died in the
floodwaters of hurricane Dorian. The shelter was built in 2008 with enough elevation
to avoid flooding. But no one expected the massive storm surge
from Dorian. Volunteers say they desperately tried to save
the animals by keeping the crates above the rising waters. But when the water reached their chests and
the building flooded, shelter workers say they had no choice but to leave the animals
and seek shelter themselves in the building’s attic. The staff said it was agonizing to hear the
animals howling and crying until it went silent. That silence represented the death of 250
dogs and 50 cats. Dorian also destroyed the shelter’s medical
equipment, food, medicine and transport vehicles. The shelter’s Executive Director says even
though there is no way she could’ve predicted the storm’s destruction, she still feels responsible
and is devastated that she could not protect the animals. Thirty-five-year-old Kimesha Williams, the
sister of Los Angeles clippers star Kawhi Leonard, is one of two women charged in connection
with the assault that left an eighty-four-year-old woman dead. In August 31, authorities at the Pechanga
Resort Casino found the woman unconscious in the bathroom. Investigators determined she may have been
the victim of an assault. She was transferred to a nearby hospital but
she died from injuries a few days later. Investigators say surveillance footage quickly
connected Williams and thirty-nine-year-old Candace Townsel to the incident. Both women were arrested and charged with
robbery and murder due to their involvement with the woman’s death. They are scheduled to appear in court September
19. New York City has filed a lawsuit against
the nation’s third-largest wireless carrier T-Mobile. The lawsuit claims T-Mobile violated New York’s
consumer protection law by allegedly selling used phones as new. But the allegations don’t stop there. The city also claims T-Mobile has adopted
other deceptive practices including enrolling customers in expensive plans without their
consent, lying about its refund policy as well as overcharging customers and failing
to provide them with legal receipts. The lawsuit follows a year-long investigation
into T-Mobile and its Metro stores, alleging the company violated New York City’s consumer
protection law thousands of times. T-Mobile tells USA Today it’s taking the allegations
very seriously and is investigating the claim so it can respond to the lawsuit. Lawmakers in the UK are condemning Prime Minister
Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks. Johnson has been trying to convince lawmakers
to agree to a quick general election allowing the UK to leave the European Union before
the October 31 deadline. But opposition parties showed a united front
on Friday, saying they would not support it. And they believe Johnson’s decision to suspend
Parliament is designed to limit the time his opponents have to prevent a ‘no-deal.’ A ‘no-deal’ means if lawmakers fail to agree
on a decision to leave the European Union, Britain could withdraw from the EU without any legal procedures in place to smooth the transition. Opponents say a no-deal is undemocratic and an all-out assault on British constitutional law. Since Johnson’s announcement, a cross-party
alliance has banded together to push through a bill stopping the UK from leaving the EU
without a deal on the October 31 deadline. In response, Johnson fired twenty-one lawmakers
who voted in favor of the bill. ‘Microsoft The Musical’ is going viral on
the internet. Over the summer, 150 Microsoft interns and
staff members filmed a Tony awards-style song and video at Microsoft’s corporate campus
in Redmond, Washington. The interns say they filmed the video during
their time off. It took about eight weeks to complete. The video runs through the history of Microsoft
while touching on the company’s mission to empower people and organizations to achieve
more. We got our hands on a copy of the entire video with captioning. Check it out. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Candace Jones. Thank you for watching Sign1News. Remember to follow us in all of our social
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