Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News live. I’m Candace Jones. Here are your top stories for today. It may soon cost a little more to fill up
your gas tank. Here’s why. This weekend there were attacks on two Saudi
oil facilities. This is NASA satellite video showing the fires
following the attacks. As a result of the fires, oil prices surged
on Sunday and the United States could be considering a military response to the attacks. Today President Trump tweeted the US is “locked
and loaded but still wants verification of who’s to blame.” Trump also authorized the use of oil from
the nation’s emergency reserve. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blames Iran
for the attacks, which the country denies. However Iran-supported militant group Houthi
in Yemen say they used ten drones to carry out strikes. Pompeo says there is no evidence the attacks
came from Yemen. On Twitter he said Iran is responsible but
offered no evidence to prove it. Forecasters say Humberto is now a category
one hurricane. And even though the storm is heading away
from the Bahamas, residents say feelings of terror keep rising up as a result of the devastation
they experienced with hurricane Dorian. Some residents say every day sounds like the
sound of an airplane engine flying over triggers terrifying memories. The Bahamas official death toll has sat at
fifty for nearly a week but many people say there are thousands more unaccounted for. And residents who once loved living in Nassau
say they don’t want to stay there anymore, particularly residents of Haitian descent. In the days after Dorian hit, posts slandering
Haitians went viral in local WhatsApp groups. The posts cheered the destruction of their
communities and there were death threats and claims that
the hurricane was punishment for belief in voodoo. Many local Bahamians repeatedly referred to
the Haitians as illegal, explaining there are deep-seated tensions between them. But government officials have said multiple
times that all Dorian victims will be treated equally when it comes to disaster relief. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he doesn’t
want to wait for the federal government to take action against banning e-cigarettes. So this week state health officials in New
York are going to issue an emergency regulation banning flavored e-cigarettes across the state. Cuomo says the focus is on keeping kids for
picking up e-cigs. The governor says he’s also talked to police
about cracking down on stores that sell these products to anyone under eighteen. He is even considering doing undercover investigations and there could eventually be criminal penalties involved. Interestingly enough the American Lung Association
is unhappy with the announcement saying it doesn’t go far enough to really address the
issue. The ban does not include tobacco and menthol
products. The American Lung Association points out that menthol e-cigs are favored by a majority of
high school students. Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy. The drug company has been accused of fueling
the opioid crisis. Officials with the company filed for bankruptcy
as a method for settling litigation with numerous state and government. Purdue Pharma filing for bankruptcy will help
facilitate an orderly and fair resolution of all claims against the company. The Sackler family, Pharma’s owner, says they
are working toward a global resolution for the matter. They also offered nearly $5 billion and part
of future revenue from its drug sales to settle claims. Rick Ocasek, the lead singer of the new waveband
The Cars, died Sunday in New York City at age 75. The NYPD got a call Sunday afternoon about
an unconscious male at a townhouse. They found Ocasek, who was pronounced dead
at the scene. There’s no word yet on a cause of death. The Cars became hugely popular in the late
1970s and 80s with hits like “My Best Friend’s Girl” and “Drive.” Ocasek and the band were inducted into the
rock ‘n roll Hall of Fame last year. Three days earlier popular 1970s and 80s singer
Eddie Money died. His 1986 hit “Take Me Home Tonight,” a duet
with Ronnie Spector of The Ronnettes, is one of his best known songs. The success he found in the music industry
also took him through the depths of drug and alcohol abuse, which almost cost him his life
during an overdose in the 80s. Money and his family starred in a reality
TV series on AXS called “Real Money.” In a clip for the second season of the show
last month, Money revealed he had been diagnosed with stage IV esophageal cancer. He succumb to that illness Friday. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Candace Jones. Thank you for watching Sign1News live. Remember to follow us on all of our social
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