Sign1News 4.30.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL)

Sign1News 4.30.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL)


Hello everyone! Welcome to Sign1News. I’m Jethro Wooddall. I am in Orlando, Florida today for the Adoption
Exchange Association conference (AEA). Sign1News is here to speak with adoptions
leaders and organizations from around the country about our adoption initiative “Chosen:
A Family Connection.” But first here are your top stories for today. Rape victim activists are outraged in the UK. New guidelines require victims to give police
access to their phone and social media. If they don’t, they risk their cases being
unheard. The rule is being rolled out in England and
Wales. Women’s rights groups say it treats rape
victims like suspects and will scare people away from reporting crimes. Police say they are committed to ensuring
the privacy of rape victims when handling phone and social media records. An advocacy group for sexual assault victims
say they will be launching a court challenge to the rollout of the new guidelines. Have you seen this shocking video? Cellphone video captures the moment a construction
crane falls onto one of Seattle’s busiest streets, killing four people. Two crane operators died and two people were
killed when their cars were smashed on the ground. Now five companies are under investigation. Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
says it may take up to six months to complete the investigation. The legal fight over President Trump’s financial history continues to grow. Two House committees issued subpoenas to Capital
One and Deutsche Bank, requesting the information. The President, three of his children and his
business are suing the two banks to block them from turning over financial records to
Congressional committees. The President’s attorneys allege the subpoenas
are nothing more than an excuse to harass Trump. But in a statement, the Democratic Chairs
of the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees, which issues the subpoenas, called
the lawsuit “meritless.” As for the banks, Deutsche Bank says it will
comply with all subpoenas and court orders. The entertainment world is mourning the loss
of famed filmmaker John Singleton. Singleton’s family says he passed away Monday. He had been in a coma since suffering a stroke
last week. The ground-breaking director made movies inspired
by the gritty streets on which he grew up. At 24, “Boyz In The Hood” earned Singleton
a place in movie history as the first African-American director and the youngest director ever nominated
for an Academy Award. He directed action films as well, including
the second installment of the blockbuster “Fast and Furious” franchise, “2 Fast
2 Furious.” He also created the series “Snowfall,”
which chronicled the crack epidemic in Los Angeles. Singleton was 51 years old. Forget about quarter pounders and happy meals. McDonald’s added donut sticks to its breakfast
menu and in January there was a one-day “Bacon Event” that let customers add bacon to any
order. Apparently donut sticks and bacon are what
the fast food giant’s customers want. McDonald’s reported strong first-quarter
earnings because of robust sales of new menu items and promotions. Company officials say global sales jumped
5.4 percent from January to March. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Jethro Wooddall. 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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