Sign1News 4.11.19 – 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. Here’s the good news for people living in
the Midwest. The bomb cyclone the meteorologists predicted,
didn’t happen. The bad news: Millions of people across 12
states are still being warned to stay indoors because of blizzard conditions from the Dakotas
through Minnesota. Wind gusts are in excess of 100 mph, prompting
officials to warn people to stay off the roads. Airlines are making accommodations for affected
travelers. Frontier and United are allowing customers
scheduled to fly through the Plains region Thursday to rebook tickets at no cost. Delta is waiving fees for travelers who wish
to change flight. Another big concern is additional flooding
through the Plains. Parts of the region could receive as much
is 2 feet of snow by Friday morning followed by rain, damaging winds, hail and possibly
tornadoes, which could be devastating to parts of Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa where residents
are still recovering from intense flooding. Today officials in Louisiana announced they
have arrested 21-year-old Holden Matthews in connection with fires at three historically
black churches. According to local reports, Matthews is the
son of a law enforcement officer who was influenced by “black metal music,” which has been associated
with church burnings. Investigators say after identifying Matthews
as a suspect, surveillance revealed that he was an immediate threat to public safety and
other crimes were imminent. They quickly got a warrant and took him into
custody. Matthews is charged with three counts of simple
arson. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 15
years in prison. After seven years of self-imposed exile, WikiLeaks
founder Julian Assange was forcibly removed from the embassy at Ecuador in London and
arrested. Video shows a bearded Assange shouting and
gesturing as multiple officers hustled him into a waiting police van. He has been charged with helping former Army
intelligence specialists Chelsea Manning access Defense Department computers in 2010 in an
effort to disclose secret government documents. The Justice Department says it is one of the
largest compromises of classified information in US history. The Department is now working to extradite
Assange to face charges in the US. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan testified
on Capitol Hill today to stress the need for expanding the United
States’ space force. Earlier this year the Trump administration
proposed establishing the space force as a new branch of the military. Shanahan says expanding the space force is
vital to maintaining “America’s margin of dominance” over countries like Russia and
China. He says those countries have already weaponized
space and pose a great risk to America. He says the bottom line is this: The next
major conflict on Earth will be won or lost in space. Several committee members agree the US needs
to improve defenses in space but expressed skepticism about expanding the space force
to do it. The next Avengers movie is already a sales
record breaker, even though it’s not in the theaters yet. “Avengers: End Game” sold more presale tickets
in its first week than any other film in history. The superhero flick opens in theaters April
26 but advance tickets have been on sale since April 2. The Hollywood Reporter says thousands of shows
are already sold out during the opening weekend. And some of the theaters are adding more screenings
around the clock. “End Game” could end up shattering other records
for the best domestic and global opening in history. Shoppers at a PetSmart in Michigan were shocked
when a camel walked in on Sunday. “Jeffrey” the camel is part of Lewis Farms
and Petting Zoo in Muskegon. His trainer needed to know the camel’s exact
weight in order to know how much medicine and vaccines Jeffrey needed. The video has gone viral on Facebook with
more than 100,000 views. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Candace Jones. Thank you for watching Sign1News. Remember to like us on Facebook and follow
us on Twitter. Sign1News. Your life. Your language.

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