Sign1News 8.29.18 – News for the deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).

Sign1News 8.29.18 – News for the deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News. I’m Crystal Cousineau. Here are your top stories for today. The first of five days of memorials for Senator
John McCain began in Arizona. Between today and his burial on Sunday, McCain
will be honored by former US Presidents, Senate colleagues and members of the Trump administration. The late Senator now lies in-state at Arizona’s
Capitol on what would’ve been his 82nd birthday. Services began with a private ceremony inside
the state rotunda then later opened for the public to pay its respects. On Thursday, McCain will be moved to a church
in Phoenix for a memorial service. Then his body will be flown to Washington
DC and will lie in-state at the US Capitol rotunda Friday. His funeral at Washington National Cathedral
takes place Saturday. Former presidents Barack Obama and George
W. Bush will eulogize McCain at the service. McCain instructed his family not to invite
President Trump. Finally McCain will be laid to rest Sunday
at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. More fans lined up in Detroit Wednesday to
say goodbye to Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul died August 16 of pancreatic
cancer. The hearse brought Franklin’s body to the
Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit for a second viewing. The first viewing on Tuesday drew thousands
of fans. Thousands showed up on Wednesday. Franklin’s funeral will take place Friday
morning at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. Prince’s family is suing the star’s former
doctor Michael Schulenberg. Six of Prince’s brothers and sisters filed
a wrongful death lawsuit against him. The family is also suing Walgreens and several
healthcare groups. They claim all of the defendants had a chance
to diagnose and help his opioid addiction before he died but they failed. The doctor’s attorney says the case has no
merit. In April, Schulenberg agreed to pay a $30,000
fine to settle civil allegations of prescribing drugs to someone else knowing Prince would
take them. The Carver County District Attorney’s Office
says Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose in 2016 after taking counterfeit
Vicodin pills that were laced with fentanyl. The office decided in April not to file any
criminal charges. President Trump will need to find a new White
House lawyer. The president announced on Twitter Wednesday
that Don McGahn is stepping down from the position. McGahn will leave this fall. That’s when Trump hopes Congress will confirm
a Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Speculation about McGahn’s future at the White
House has persisted since it was confirmed earlier this month he coordinated with special
counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. McGahn participated in several interviews
with Mueller’s team, spanning 30 hours over the last nine months. Sources say the conversations unnerved Trump,
who does not know the full extent of McGahn’s discussions. US health officials are issuing a sharp warning
following the dramatic increase in STDs. According to the CDC, rates of syphilis, gonorrhea
and chlamydia have gone up in the US for the fourth year in a row. Nearly 2.3 million cases of these STDs were
reported in the US, topping the previous record set in 2016 by more than 200,000 cases. So now health experts are asking the government
to authorize emergency access to public health funding so they can combat the crisis. All three of the diseases are treatable but
if left untreated, women could suffer from permanent damage to their reproductive system
and men to their prostate. Heart and nervous system issues are also concerns
for patients. Experts worry the opioid epidemic could be
a major factor in the increase, with more men and women trading sex for drugs. That would explain why more babies are being
born with congenital syphilis. Experts are focusing on education as the best
method towards prevention as well as utilizing testing and available treatment services. If you’re looking for love, you might want
to book a flight. Love is in the air! A new study from British bank HSBC suggests
1 in 50 airplane passengers meet the love of their life on an aircraft. The results come from interviews with 2,100
people from more than 100 countries. Over half of passengers say all they did was
strike up a conversation with a stranger on the plane. So as long as you’re considerate and respectful,
perhaps your odds of meeting your soulmate are better at 30,000 feet than at a bar. It’s just a matter of figuring out which of
the 107,000 daily flights they’re actually on. To all of our Sign1Newsfans who have downloaded
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