Sign1News 10.14.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).

Sign1News 10.14.19 – 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. Last night the Atlanta Pride celebration wrapped
up three days of festivities. This was the forty-ninth year the city of
Atlanta has hosted the event which celebrates the LGBTQ community and is designed to raise
awareness, promote unity, visibility and a positive image. Ten years ago, the Pride committee added Deaf
interpreters on stage to make sure Deaf attendees had access to all of the festivities. Sign1News anchor Jethro Wooddall was one of
the interpreters last night. But it wasn’t all work. There was lots of Sign1News dancing too. Check it out. The family of Atatiani Jefferson are outraged
and sad. The twenty-eight-year-old Fort Worth, Texas
woman was shot by police through a window while Jefferson was in her home. It happened around 2:30 Saturday morning when
police went to Jefferson’s home for a welfare check. A concerned neighbor called a nonemergency
line when they saw the door to Jefferson’s home open. When officers arrived, witnesses say they
saw them searching the outside of Jefferson’s home. On the body cam video, you can hear officers
yelling “Put your hands up! Show me your hands!” Then there was a gunshot. A neighbor says he waited outside after calling
police but never heard them identify themselves as officers. Police later released pictures of what they
say was a firearm inside Jefferson’s home. However at a Sunday news conference, a police
spokesperson declined to say whether the officer who shot Jefferson believed she was armed
at the time. This is the ninth police involve shooting
in 2019 by Fort Worth, Texas police, seven of those were fatal according to the Fort
Worth police spokesperson. Congress is back in session this week. But for many lawmakers it’s like they never
really had a break because they’re moving full speed ahead with the impeachment inquiry. Some past and present members of President
Trump’s administration are planning to appear before Congress. This morning former White House official Fiona
Hill testified behind closed doors after receiving a subpoena. Hill, who is not a Trump loyalist, left the
administration in June. Hill is the first former White House official
to agree to comply with House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. House Democrats are hoping Gordon Sondland,
the ambassador to the European Union, will do the same Thursday. The State Department blocked his scheduled
hearing last week. House Democrats also sent a letter to Semyon
Kislin, an associate of Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. But there’s no indication that he will actually
show up. Pope Francis accidentally sent a shout out
for the New Orleans Saints football team. The Pope sent a letter saying: “Today we give
thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints. They walk by faith and now we invoke their
intercession.” The Pope’s message was actually about newly
canonized Saints. But he hashtagged to the word ‘Saint.’ It turns out, as part of the NFL’s partnership
with Twitter, when you hashtag Saints, the New Orleans Saints logo is automatically added
to the message. The New Orleans Saints, by the way, ended
up beating the Jacksonville Jaguars. Coincidence? Hmmm… Fortnite, one of the most widely played video
games, held a special event to end its tenth season Sunday. Players logged in to take part in an event
called “The End” as the game gets ready to launch its next iteration with season eleven. But a most unexpected things happen. At around 2 PM Eastern time, a rocket on the
island where Fortnite takes place blew up the landscape in the game and dragged all
of the players into a black hole. It left nothing but a mostly dark screen,
a spinning blackhole and no way for users to play for hours. Four hours after the game had gone down, about
50,000 people were still actively watching the game’s live stream of the black hole on
YouTube. Another 100,000 people were watching on Twitch. An e-sports and gaming consultant estimated
that millions of gamers in total tuned in just to watch the blackhole event. It’s not clear how long the outage will last. Epic Games, which makes Fortnite, did not
immediately respond to a request for comment. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Crystal Cousineau. Thank you for watching Sign1News live. 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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