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Sign1News 10.30.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).

Sign1News 10.30.19 – 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. On Wednesday morning a new wildfire sprouted
up in Simi Valley, California. The fire forced the Ronald Reagan Presidential
Library to be evacuated. The fire also forced the evacuation of nearby
homes and schools. The fire called the Easy Fire, is just the
latest in a string of wildfires crews are battling in California. Firefighters are still battling the Kincade
Fire that broke out last Wednesday and the Getty Fire that broke out Monday. Southern California is under the first ever
extreme red flag warnings issued by the National Weather Service. In the midst of the devastating fires, NBA
player Lebron James is making sure the men and women fighting the wildfires in California
are taken care of. The Los Angeles mayor said on Tuesday Lebron
James sent a taco truck for LA firefighters and first responders battling the Getty Fire
in west LA. James was one of the thousands who were forced
to evacuate because of the flames. Officials say the Getty Fire was sparked when
high winds carried a tree into a power line. The power lines themselves continued to deliver
electricity, but the sparks set off a fire that spread quickly. On Tuesday a federal judge blocked Alabama’s
controversial bill that would have made almost all abortions illegal. It was scheduled to take effect November 15. Many states passed similar bans earlier this
year. Alabama’s would have been among the most restrictive
because it would not allow exceptions for rape or incest. It also specified doctors who perform illegal
abortions could be sentenced to prison for life. Many conservative law-makers admitted before
the bill was passed they knew it would be blocked. Their intent was to launch a court battle
they hope will go to the Supreme Court and challenge Roe v. Wade. Roe v. Wade is the Supreme Court case that
made abortion legal in 1973. On Tuesday 77-year-old actor and comedian
John Witherspoon died suddenly at his home in California. He started his stand-up comedy and acting
career in the 1970s and in the 1980s he appeared in the film “The Jazz Singer.” Witherspoon appeared in a variety of well-known
movies and television shows. But he was probably best known for his role
as Ice Cube’s dad in the “Friday” film franchise. More recently, he voiced the part of Granddad
on the animated series, “The Boondocks” and appeared on the Adult Swim show “Black Jesus.” Witherspoon was married and had two sons. On Sunday, November 3 Popeyes’ fried chicken
sandwich is returning. In August, the fast food chain launched the
item and had to stop selling it just two weeks after due to “extraordinary demand.” The demand the first time around was driven
by a viral social media battle between Popeyes and its competitors, specifically Chick-fil-A,
which sells a similar sandwich. Social media users chimed in on the
battle debating which chicken sandwich is the best. Popeyes is already taking a dig at Chick-fil-A,
relaunching the sandwich on a Sunday when Chick-fil-A is closed. Popeyes says the battered and breaded white
meat filet, topped with pickles and mayo or spicy Cajun spread is here to stay and they
do not anticipate running out. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Crystal Cousineau. Thank you for watching Sign1News. 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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