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Obama Makes Case for Trade Deal in Weekly Address

Obama Makes Case for Trade Deal in Weekly AddressPhoto by Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In his weekly address, President Obama makes the case for his trade deal, which has been met by push-back from fellow Democrats and Republicans. “If America doesn’t shape the rules of the global economy today, to benefit our workers, while our economy is in a position of new global strength, then China will write those rules,” Obama said. The president adds that any deal he signs will be “the most progressive trade agreement” in U.S. history, with provisions for both workers and the environment. “So this isn’t a race to the bottom, for lower wages and working conditions.  The trade agreements I’m negotiating will drive a race to the top,” he said. Obama said the newly proposed trade deal “fixes a lot of what was wrong with NAFTA” and levels the playing field for American workers. Read the full transcript of the president's address:Hi, everybody.  I’ve talked a lot lately about why new trade deals are important to our economy.Today, I want to talk about why new trade deals are important to our values.They’re vital to middle-class economics – the idea that this country does best when everyone gets their fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.These are simple values.  They’re American values.  And we strive to make sure our own economy lives up to them, especially after a financial crisis brought about by recklessness and greed.  But we also live in a world where our workers have to compete on a global scale.  Right now, on an uneven playing field.  Where the rules are different.  And that’s why America has to write the rules of the global economy – so that our workers can compete on a level playing field.I understand why a lot of people are skeptical of trade deals.  Past deals didn’t always live up to the hype.  They didn’t include the kind of protections we’re fighting for today.  We have lessons to learn from the past – and we have learned them.  But trying to stop a global economy at our shores isn’t one of those lessons.  We can’t surrender to the future – because we are meant to win the future.  If America doesn’t shape the rules of the global economy today, to benefit our workers, while our economy is in a position of new global strength, then China will write those rules.  I’ve seen towns where manufacturing collapsed, plants closed down, and jobs dried up.  And I refuse to accept that for our workers.  Because I know when the playing field is level, nobody can beat us.That’s why, when I took office, we started thinking about how to revamp trade in a way that actually works for working Americans.  And that’s what we’ve done with a new trade partnership we’re negotiating in the Asia-Pacific – home to the world’s fastest-growing markets.It’s the highest-standard trade agreement in history.  It’s got strong provisions for workers and the environment – provisions that, unlike in past agreements, are actually enforceable.  If you want in, you have to meet these standards.  If you don’t, then you’re out.  Once you’re a part of this partnership, if you violate your responsibilities, there are actually consequences.  And because it would include Canada and Mexico, it fixes a lot of what was wrong with NAFTA, too.So this isn’t a race to the bottom, for lower wages and working conditions.  The trade agreements I’m negotiating will drive a race to the top.  And we’re making sure American workers can retool through training programs and community colleges, and use new skills to transition into new jobs.  If I didn’t think this was the right thing to do for working families, I wouldn’t be fighting for it.  We’ve spent the past six years trying to rescue the economy, retool the auto industry, and revitalize American manufacturing.  And if there were ever an agreement that undercut that progress, or hurt those workers, I wouldn’t sign it.  My entire presidency is about helping working families recover from recession and rebuild for the future.  As long as I’m President, that’s what I’ll keep fighting to do.  Thanks, and have a great weekend. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Paul Ryan Touts Expanding Trade in GOP Weekly Address

Paul Ryan Touts Expanding Trade in GOP Weekly AddressUnited States House of Representatives(WASHINGTON) -- In this week’s Republican address, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin spoke of new legislation regarding Congressional control over new trade agreements he argues will create jobs and boost wages to fuel economic growth.Ryan, the House Ways & Means Committee Chairman, said the proposed “trade promotion authority” bill is widely supported by farmers, manufacturers, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.“We have a chance here to write the rules on our terms, to raise other countries to our standards, to create more opportunity for our people,” Ryan said. “This is our moment. It’s our chance to lead, to restore American leadership in the world.”Ryan contends the bill will give Congress a stronger hand in outlining priorities for trade negotiations and holding the administration accountable, especially at a time when the U.S. is negotiating trade agreements in Europe and along the Pacific Rim.“You know, the stakes are really high—because in the global economy, if you are not moving forward, you are falling behind,” Ryan said. Read the full transcript of the Republican address:Hi, I’m Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.This week, our committee passed a bill that we’re pretty excited about.  It would establish what we call TPA—or “trade promotion authority.”  And soon that bill will go before Congress.I think this is one of the most important things Congress can do for the country right now.  So, here’s the issue.Right now, the United States is negotiating two historic trade agreements—one with our friends in the Pacific Rim and another with our friends in Europe.  We need these trade agreements so we can lay down fair and strong rules that tear down trade barriers and open markets to American products.You see, ninety six percent of the world’s consumers—they don’t live in the United States; they live in other countries.  We have to make more things in America and sell them overseas, so we can create more jobs here at home.  And when we do, American workers benefit.  Manufacturing jobs that rely on trade pay 16 percent more on average.But today, the deck is stacked against our workers in far too many places.  We let other countries sell their products over here.  But they’ve put up trade barriers that make it hard to sell our products over there.These trade agreements will level the playing field for America’s workers.  But to complete them, we need TPA.So what is it?TPA is a process for getting the most effective trade agreements possible—and for holding the administration accountable all along the way.TPA puts Congress in the driver’s seat—because it lets Congress set the agenda.  We say to the administration three things.  First, here are your negotiating objectives—150 of them.  Tear down barriers to our products.  Beef up protections for intellectual property.  Get rid of kickbacks for foreign-government firms.Second, here are your transparency requirements.  To name a few: You’ve got to let any member of Congress read the negotiating offers at any time.  You even have to allow any member to attend the negotiating rounds.  And 60 days before the administration even agrees to any agreement, you’ve got to publish the full text so the American people can read it for themselves.And third, Congress gets the final say.  If you meet all of these requirements, we will give the agreement an up-or-down vote—without amendment.  This will give our trading partners the confidence they need to make their best offers.But if the administration doesn’t do all that we have said, we can cancel the vote, we can change it, or stop it completely.  In short, TPA will hold the administration accountable and get us the highest quality agreements possible.You know, the stakes are really high—because in the global economy, if you are not moving forward, you are falling behind.  China is negotiating trade deals all over the world, and they’re trying to rig the rules in their favor.  So it all comes down to this question: Is China going to write the rules of the global economy, or are we?Are we going to rise to the occasion and provide American leadership in the world?This is our challenge—and our opportunity.  We have a chance here to write the rules on our terms, to raise other countries to our standards, to create more opportunity for our people.All across the country, people are coming together to support TPA: farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, Democrats, Republicans.  They know the stakes.  They know what this means for our country.  And Congress should not let them down.We’re the only country that can do this.  We’re the only country that can stand up for free enterprise and the rule of law.  This is our moment.  It’s our chance to lead, to restore American leadership in the world.We’ve still got a lot of work to do.  But it all begins with TPA and this vote.  Thank you. 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Scoreboard Roundup – 4/24/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/24/15Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs: Houston Rockets 130 - Dallas Mavericks 128 (Rockets Lead Series 3-0) Washington Wizards 106 - Toronto Raptors 99 (Wizards Lead Series 3-0) San Antonio Spurs 100 - Los Angeles Clippers 73 (Spurs Lead Series 2-1) Stanley Cup Playoffs:  New York Rangers 2 - Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (F/OT) (Rangers Win Series 4-1) Ottawa Senators 5 - Montreal Canadiens 1 (Canadiens Lead Series 3-2) Minnesota Wild 4 - St. Louis Blues 1 (Wild Lead Series 3-2) MLB: Boston Red Sox 7 (10-7) - Baltimore Orioles 5 (7-10) New York Yankees 6 (10-7) - New York Mets 1 (13-4) Cleveland Indians 13 (6-9) - Detroit Tigers 1 (11-6) Tampa Bay Rays 12 (9-8) - Toronto Blue Jays 3 (9-8) Philadelphia Phillies 1 (6-11) - Atlanta Braves 0 (8-8) Chicago Cubs 7 (9-7) - Cincinnati Reds 3 (8-9) (F/11) Miami Marlins 3 (6-11) - Washington Nationals 2 (7-10) St. Louis Cardinals 3 (11-4) - Miwaukee Brewers 0 (3-14) Colorado Rockies 6 (10-7) - San Francisco Giants 4 (7-11) Seattle Mariners 2 (7-9) - Minnesota Twins 0 (6-10) Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (9-8)- Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (8-8) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Baltimore Police Reveal New Details in Freddie Gray’s Death

Baltimore Police Reveal New Details in Freddie Gray’s DeathPhoto by Alex Wong/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said on Friday a "massive investigation" is looking at every aspect of the arrest of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died from a spinal injury a week after he was taken into custody.Police released a new image of Gray on Friday as he was taken into custody, which showed him still talking, walking and breathing. “We have ramped up a task force of 30 plus investigators, from various disciplines in this agency. Dozens of interviews have been conducted; many more remain,” Batts said. The update comes as weekend protests are planned in Baltimore, where anger continues to simmer over Gray's death. Batts said on Friday that problems have been few so far.“The demonstrations have been largely peaceful and respectful, but there are some who characterize the protestors as wanting a confrontation or wanting a fight,” Batts said. “We know this simply isn't true.”Protesters have claimed Gray was the victim of what's known in Baltimore as a "rough ride,” where police intentionally stopping short and drive erratically with the intention of causing injuries.The department is facing a lawsuit from a woman over a similar incident, and has settled other cases.  “We know he was not buckled in the transportation wagon as he should have been, no excuses for that, period,” Batts said on Friday. “We know our police employees failed to get him medical attention in a timely manner multiple times.” Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bruce Jenner: ‘I’m a Woman’

Bruce Jenner: ‘I’m a Woman’ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Bruce Jenner was once hailed as the greatest athlete in the world and later became a reality television star with one of the world’s most famous families. Now, the former Olympian is revealing a secret that has caused him turmoil for decades. “For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman,” Jenner told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that aired Friday in a special two-hour edition of ABC News’ 20/20. “People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life -- it is part of me,” Jenner, 65, said. “That female side is part of me. That’s who I am.” In hours of interviews with Sawyer in New York and California, Jenner detailed his internal struggles with being transgender, which he said he has wrestled with since childhood. During the interview, Jenner referred to himself using male pronouns and ABC News has chosen to follow his lead, though he also referred to himself as “Bruce” and “her.” “I look at it this way—Bruce always telling a lie. He’s lived a lie his whole life about who he is. And I can’t do that any longer,” Jenner said. “My brain is much more female than it is male,” he added. “It’s hard for people to understand that, but that’s what my soul is.” In the late 1950s, during the Eisenhower era, Jenner said he was about 8 or 9 years old when he did something new: put on a dress from his mother’s or sisters’ closet when she was out of the house. “I marked the closet so when I put it back I could put it all back, everything back in the exact same spot so I wouldn’t get caught,” Jenner said. “And, at the time, I didn’t know why I was doing it besides it just made me feel good.” Cross dressing became a part of Jenner’s adult life as well. He described trips on the road during his time as a motivational speaker where the anonymity of a hotel room provided an ideal venue for trying to express what he felt within. “I’d literally go up into the hotel room, change [into women’s] clothes, and walk around,” Jenner said. For decades, Jenner’s ex-wives and sister kept the secret of his gender identity struggle as the only people who knew. The circle expanded recently when Jenner told his mother and his 10 children. Jenner has six biological children – Burt, Cassandra, Brandon, Brody, Kendall and Kylie -- and four step children -- Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian. “They all cried. Mainly because they didn’t want anybody to hurt dad,” Jenner said. “They are very protective of me.” Bruce Jenner’s third child Brandon Jenner told Sawyer during the interview with 20/20 that he used to beam with pride when a stranger asked if his dad was the hero champion of the Olympics. And now? “I’m just honored and more proud than ever to be a part of the family,” Brandon said. Bruce Jenner has told his children they can still call him “dad,” but Jenner is not yet sharing the female name he has chosen for himself, joking that the only decision that has been made is that it won’t start with “K.” “She’s definitely a Jenner,” the Olympian joked. Jenner says he has undergone cosmetic facial surgeries over the years and took the female hormone estrogen for five years in the late 1980s. Jenner has been back on hormones for the past year and a half. At this point, Jenner is unsure of what the future holds in terms of other surgeries. “As of now, I have all the male parts and all that kind of stuff, so in a lot of ways we’re different, okay?” Jenner said to Sawyer during the interview. “But we still identify as female. And that’s very hard for Bruce Jenner to say. Because why? I don’t want to disappoint people." Jenner said he spoke with Laverne Cox of Orange is the New Black fame, and said that he admires her advocacy work and she has given him advice about his public transition. “I would like to work with this community to get this message out,” Jenner said. “They know a lot more than I know ... I am not a spokesman for the community.” Experts and Jenner explain that there is a difference between gender identity and sexuality, and the thrice-married Jenner revealed that he has only been attracted to women. Jenner said that each wife, including reality TV star and Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner, knew about some aspects of his struggle. ABC News reached out to Kris Jenner for this report, but she declined to comment. In a statement to ABC News, Jenner’s first wife, Chrystie Scott said, “Someone who has lived 65 years of his life as the wrong gender has every right to live the last quarter of his life as his authentic self. I support him and so hope the world can too. I pray for his happiness for the rest of his journey.” Linda Thompson, Jenner’s second wife, told ABC News in a statement, “Bruce has always had my loyalty, even if he wasn’t aware of it. I support his courage and commitment to this new chapter of his life. My hope is that his transition will inspire others who struggle with their identities, and my prayer is that humanity has evolved and been educated enough to exercise kindness toward those we may perceive as ‘different.'" The big focus for Jenner now is the path forward, while also hoping to do some good by raising awareness in the process. “We’re going to make a difference in the world with what we’re doing,” he said. “And if the whole Kardashian show and reality television gave me that foothold into that world—to be able to go out there and really do something good, I’m all for it. I got no problem with that.” There are an estimated 700,000 transgender people in the U.S. living in a society filled with discrimination, misunderstanding, suicide and danger, according to the Williams Institute at the University of California-Los Angeles. “I just can’t pull the curtain any longer,” Jenner said. “I’ve built a nice little life, I just can’t—again, Bruce lives a lie. She is not a lie. I just can’t do it anymore.” “If I die, which, I could be diagnosed next week with cancer -- and boom you’re gone,” Jenner said. “I would be so mad at myself that I didn’t explore that side of me. You know? And I don’t want that to happen." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bruce Jenner: ‘I’m a Woman’

Bruce Jenner: ‘I’m a Woman’ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Bruce Jenner was once hailed as the greatest athlete in the world and later became a reality television star with one of the world’s most famous families. Now, the former Olympian is revealing a secret that has caused him turmoil for decades. “For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman,” Jenner told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that aired Friday in a special two-hour edition of ABC News’ 20/20. “People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life -- it is part of me,” Jenner, 65, said. “That female side is part of me. That’s who I am.” In hours of interviews with Sawyer in New York and California, Jenner detailed his internal struggles with being transgender, which he said he has wrestled with since childhood. During the interview, Jenner referred to himself using male pronouns and ABC News has chosen to follow his lead, though he also referred to himself as “Bruce” and “her.” “I look at it this way—Bruce always telling a lie. He’s lived a lie his whole life about who he is. And I can’t do that any longer,” Jenner said. “My brain is much more female than it is male,” he added. “It’s hard for people to understand that, but that’s what my soul is.” In the late 1950s, during the Eisenhower era, Jenner said he was about 8 or 9 years old when he did something new: put on a dress from his mother’s or sisters’ closet when she was out of the house. “I marked the closet so when I put it back I could put it all back, everything back in the exact same spot so I wouldn’t get caught,” Jenner said. “And, at the time, I didn’t know why I was doing it besides it just made me feel good.” Cross dressing became a part of Jenner’s adult life as well. He described trips on the road during his time as a motivational speaker where the anonymity of a hotel room provided an ideal venue for trying to express what he felt within. “I’d literally go up into the hotel room, change [into women’s] clothes, and walk around,” Jenner said. For decades, Jenner’s ex-wives and sister kept the secret of his gender identity struggle as the only people who knew. The circle expanded recently when Jenner told his mother and his 10 children. Jenner has six biological children – Burt, Cassandra, Brandon, Brody, Kendall and Kylie -- and four step children -- Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian. “They all cried. Mainly because they didn’t want anybody to hurt dad,” Jenner said. “They are very protective of me.” Bruce Jenner’s third child Brandon Jenner told Sawyer during the interview with 20/20 that he used to beam with pride when a stranger asked if his dad was the hero champion of the Olympics. And now? “I’m just honored and more proud than ever to be a part of the family,” Brandon said. Bruce Jenner has told his children they can still call him “dad,” but Jenner is not yet sharing the female name he has chosen for himself, joking that the only decision that has been made is that it won’t start with “K.” “She’s definitely a Jenner,” the Olympian joked. Jenner says he has undergone cosmetic facial surgeries over the years and took the female hormone estrogen for five years in the late 1980s. Jenner has been back on hormones for the past year and a half. At this point, Jenner is unsure of what the future holds in terms of other surgeries. “As of now, I have all the male parts and all that kind of stuff, so in a lot of ways we’re different, okay?” Jenner said to Sawyer during the interview. “But we still identify as female. And that’s very hard for Bruce Jenner to say. Because why? I don’t want to disappoint people." Jenner said he spoke with Laverne Cox of Orange is the New Black fame, and said that he admires her advocacy work and she has given him advice about his public transition. “I would like to work with this community to get this message out,” Jenner said. “They know a lot more than I know ... I am not a spokesman for the community.” Experts and Jenner explain that there is a difference between gender identity and sexuality, and the thrice-married Jenner revealed that he has only been attracted to women. Jenner said that each wife, including reality TV star and Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner, knew about some aspects of his struggle. ABC News reached out to Kris Jenner for this report, but she declined to comment. In a statement to ABC News, Jenner’s first wife, Chrystie Scott said, “Someone who has lived 65 years of his life as the wrong gender has every right to live the last quarter of his life as his authentic self. I support him and so hope the world can too. I pray for his happiness for the rest of his journey.” Linda Thompson, Jenner’s second wife, told ABC News in a statement, “Bruce has always had my loyalty, even if he wasn’t aware of it. I support his courage and commitment to this new chapter of his life. My hope is that his transition will inspire others who struggle with their identities, and my prayer is that humanity has evolved and been educated enough to exercise kindness toward those we may perceive as ‘different.'" The big focus for Jenner now is the path forward, while also hoping to do some good by raising awareness in the process. “We’re going to make a difference in the world with what we’re doing,” he said. “And if the whole Kardashian show and reality television gave me that foothold into that world—to be able to go out there and really do something good, I’m all for it. I got no problem with that.” There are an estimated 700,000 transgender people in the U.S. living in a society filled with discrimination, misunderstanding, suicide and danger, according to the Williams Institute at the University of California-Los Angeles. “I just can’t pull the curtain any longer,” Jenner said. “I’ve built a nice little life, I just can’t—again, Bruce lives a lie. She is not a lie. I just can’t do it anymore.” “If I die, which, I could be diagnosed next week with cancer -- and boom you’re gone,” Jenner said. “I would be so mad at myself that I didn’t explore that side of me. You know? And I don’t want that to happen." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: Angels to Trade Josh Hamilton

Report: Angels to Trade Josh HamiltonRonald Martinez/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- After two disastrous seasons with the Angels, Los Angeles appears poised to trade Josh Hamilton back to the Texas Rangers, according to multiple reports.  Hamilton, a recovering alcoholic and former drug abuser, suffered a relapse this offseason. He was facing at least a 25 game suspension until a five-person arbitration panel ruled that he would not be suspended.  The day of the decision the Angels released a statement:  "The Angels have serious concerns about Josh’s conduct, health and behavior and we are disappointed that he has broken an important commitment which he made to himself, his family, his teammates and our fans. We are going to do everything possible to assure he receives proper help for himself and for the well-being of his family.”  The Angels signed Hamilton to a five-year, $125 million deal in2013 after he spent the previous five seasons with the Rangers.  He never captured the same magic with the Angels that rejuvenated his career in Texas. The 2010 MVP, hit only 31 home runs in two seasons with L.A. -- he hit 43 in 2012 -- and his batting average steadily declined topping out at .263 in 2014.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

How the Apple Watch Compares to Fictional Dream Watches

How the Apple Watch Compares to Fictional Dream WatchesApple Inc.(NEW YORK) -- The Apple Watch, on sale starting Friday, may be touted as the wearable tech that fans have been waiting for, but it's not quite the watch of our dreams yet. There are more than 3,000 apps available, from adjusting your hearing aid volume with Beltone's app or controlling your PowerPoint presentation from your wrist. But here are some of the things that the Apple Watch can't do yet, based on these beloved movies and television shows. 1. Laser to break down vaultsPenny from Inspector Gadget could do some pretty rad things with her watch, including communicating with her uncle with a system similar to Apple's "FaceTime" and cutting through metal with a laser. 2. Walkie-TalkieBack in September, Apple announced that the Apple Watch would have a Walkie-Talkie feature, much like the one Dick Tracy had, but that feature appears to have been pulled for some inexplicable reason, TheVerge.com reports. An archived version of the Apple website described the Walkie-Talkie feature: "For a fun alternative to a phone call, use the built-in speaker and microphone to trade spur-of-the-moment sound bites with friends."   #DoYouRemember pretending you could talk into our wrist watch like #DickTracy did? Remember... http://t.co/N3478zU5fJ pic.twitter.com/mqEzFFRzlm — DoYouRemember? (@DoYouRemember) March 11, 2015   3. Teleport The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers not only used their wrist communicators to talk to each other and Alpha at their Command Center. They could eventually use their communicators to teleport wherever they needed to go.   I rather have a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers communicator than the Apple iWatch. pic.twitter.com/U37nNuGdnv — Fonzie (@fonzie_94) September 10, 2014   4. Control a giant, flying robot and its eye laser rays Johnny Sokko in the 1960s series Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot had it all: a giant robot that flew and had finger missiles. Together, they could defeat weird aliens as long as Johnny had his trusty wristwatch transmitter. 5. Watch TV like on a normal TVSure, you can download a show on iTunes or stream it from somewhere. But when can we have a literal mini-television on your wrist? In an episode of The Jetsons called "Elroy's Mob," Kenny Countdown tells Elroy that he's watching the "billionth rerun" of The Flintstones in class. The robot teacher catches him and says, “How many times have I told you, no TV in the classroom! What do you have to say for yourself?” before giving the students "report tapes." Elroy gets all As, and (surprise, surprise) Kenny Countdown gets an H, which, presumably, is worse than an F. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Wife’s Intuition Saves Husband Trapped Under Fallen SUV

Wife’s Intuition Saves Husband Trapped Under Fallen SUVABC News(SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah) -- Nicole Mayhew was at work Monday morning when she says she had a strong feeling. “I had this feeling come over me that I needed to go home and check on my husband,” Mayhew, of Saratoga Springs, Utah, told ABC News. Mayhew left work and went home, where she found her husband, 43-year-old Scott Mayhew, in serious trouble. He had been working on the family’s SUV when it slipped off the jack and crushed him. “I was kind of on my side, reaching for a wrench when the car started to come down," he said. "I couldn't move at all.” With six broken ribs and internal injuries, Scott Mayhew lay trapped, calling out for help for more than an hour. “There was a lot of pain. I felt the car crushing me," he said. "I just knew if I hung on long enough, my prayers would be answered and she would know to come home." Nicole Mayhew, a mother of three, said she panicked when she saw her husband’s situation. “I was scared, but since I could hear him, I knew he was still alive,” she said. “I kind of heard him say, ‘Help me, love.'" She and her neighbor lifted the vehicle off Scott's chest and called 911. “I consider him extremely lucky," said one of the paramedics, Chad Pate. "I really think with her coming home as fast as she did in the time that she did, he could have lost his life had he been under the car much longer than that." Scott believes he’s alive because of his wife’s intuition, and his wife attributes his survival to their faith. "She's a very strong woman and I'm lucky to have her," he said. "I think God was watching us that day," said Nicole Mayhew. "I'm so thankful for that. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Heroin Use Continues To Rise Over 10 Years

Heroin Use Continues To Rise Over 10 YearsiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -– The number of heroin users has continued to increase over the past 10 years.From 2002 to 2013, the number of heroin users has increased from 404,000 to 681,000, while the number of users undergoing treatment has increased from 277,000 to 526,000, according to a survey released Thursday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.The increase has overwhelmed some substance abuse treatment facilities, with almost one in ten of them working above capacity, according to researchers. With over 11 million abusers of prescription pain medication, there was increasing concern that many of them would become heroin users.  While there is evidence that abusers of prescription pain medication are at greater risk for becoming heroin users compared to non-prescription drug abusers, only a small number of them actually make the transition, according to the survey’s authors.  Heroin users increase in number every year, and while treatment programs try to keep pace, researchers say it is an ongoing issue that needs to be addressed and monitored. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Chile Volcano Eruption: Hiker Witnesses Exact Moment Calbuco Erupts

Chile Volcano Eruption: Hiker Witnesses Exact Moment Calbuco EruptsFile photo. iStock/Thinkstock(PUERTO VARAS, Chile) -- The exact moment Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube by a man hiking in Llanquigue National Reserve, according to the video's description. The video shows a forest area with gentle waterfalls that appears to be a distance away from the foot of the 6,500-foot-high volcano. After 28 seconds pass, the volcano erupts, sending a billowing cloud of smoke and ash into the air. "Wow!" a man can be heard saying in the video, uploaded Thursday.The video was uploaded by a user under the name Walter Witt. He did not immediately respond to ABC News' message requesting additional comment. Calbuco erupted twice this week -- once on Wednesday and again on Thursday -- and Chile's national geology and mining service also warned people to prepare for a possible third and "even more aggressive eruption." Around 4,000 residents in nearby towns were forced to evacuate due to raining ash blanketing their neighborhoods. This week was the first time the volcano has erupted since 1973, officials said. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

How Jeb Bush Sticks to His Paleo Diet on the Campaign Trail

How Jeb Bush Sticks to His Paleo Diet on the Campaign TrailDarren McCollester/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- When it comes to food, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is learning the art of self-control. As he travels around the country weighing a run for the presidency in 2016, Bush has managed to adhere to the Paleo diet, learning how to navigate a campaign trail with tempting food around every corner. On a recent trip to New Hampshire, Bush showed that discipline while eating dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn, dissecting his plate in what the New York Times described as the “Jeb Bush treatment.” "Steak Tips Susanne, the $21 entree at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manchester, N.H., arrived as a carefully composed plate: strips of sirloin, sautéed peppers and caramelized onions atop a bed of linguine with a side of garlic bread," the New York Times reported. "Then the dish underwent the Jeb Bush treatment. The garlic bread was instantly banished to the plate of a nearby aide. The pasta was conspicuously pushed aside." Bush reportedly turns to grilled chicken and salads for main courses and snacks on almonds. It may not be the most satisfying diet (Bush has described himself as “always hungry” and “starving”), but the Paleo regimen has reportedly produced results. The slimmed-down governor is said to have lost nearly 30 pounds.But Bush does admit he deviates on the Paleo plan from time to time by indulging in wine in the evenings, and at a “Politics and Pie” event in New Hampshire last week, he blatantly broke the rules of his diet for all to see. “This is a total violation,” Bush said as he gleefully shoveled fork after fork of blueberry pie into this mouth. “To hell with the diet. Where are the French fries?” Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Why Botulism Is Found in Canned Foods and How to Keep Your Pantry Safe

Why Botulism Is Found in Canned Foods and How to Keep Your Pantry SafeiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After a botulism outbreak following a church potluck in Ohio left a woman dead and sickened up to 28 others, health officials say canned food could be to blame. Officials are looking into canned fruits and vegetables as well as pasta and potatoes salads and other menu items, according to Ohio Department of Health spokeswoman Shannon Libby. So, you may be wondering how to keep your pantry safe in time for picnic season. Here's what you need to know: What is botulism?Botulism is caused by a nerve toxin released by certain bacteria, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "All forms of botulism can be fatal and are considered medical emergencies," according to the CDC. "Foodborne botulism is a public health emergency because many people can be poisoned by eating a contaminated food." Symptoms can take between 6 hours and 10 days to arise, and they include double vision or blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing and muscle weakness, according to the National Institutes of Health. How common is it?"Botulism has virtually been eliminated in this country," said Dr. William Schaffner, chairman of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. There are about 145 cases a year in the U.S., according to the CDC. Only 15 percent of those are foodborne. The rest are either wound-related or something called infant botulism, which involves consuming the spores. Why is it found in canned goods?The bacteria Clostridium botulinum releases the toxin that causes botulism as part of its natural anaerobic process, meaning it multiplies in an oxygen-free environment, like a sealed can, Schaffner said. "Back in the day when there was a lot of home-canning, people didn't always meticulously follow protocols," Schaffner said. "The spores were not killed and given that this was now an environment in a sealed container, the bacteria could multiply and produce the toxin." With the advent of commercial canning and better understanding of botulism to put food safety procedures in place, he said it's now rare to have a canned good-related botulism outbreak. What can you do to stay safe?Unless the Ohio potluck investigators find that the food that caused the illness was commercially canned, Schaffner said people have nothing to worry about. But if they see a can that is puffy or dented, discard it. "Spoilage of one kind or another likely occurred," he said. "There's no reason to subject yourself to any kind of chance of getting sick." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tech Company Gains Boost Markets To End Week

Tech Company Gains Boost Markets To End WeekiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK)  -- Big gains in tech companies on Friday helped to push the markets higher to end the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18,080.14, up 21.45 from its open.The Nasdaq rose by 36.02 to close at 5,092.08. The S&P 500 was up by 4.76, finishing the session at 2,117.69.Amazon stock soared 15 percent on Friday, after the company revealed details about its cloud service for the first time. Shares of Google and Microsoft also rose on Friday, after both companies reported their quarterly results. Pepsico hopes a change in formula will result in fizzier sales for Diet Pepsi. The company announced on Friday it’s removing Aspartame from the drink’s formula, and replacing it with the sweetener commonly known as Splenda. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

CDC Issues Alert Following Indiana HIV Outbreak

CDC Issues Alert Following Indiana HIV OutbreakiStock/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Health officials said on Friday that a HIV epidemic in rural Indiana among injection drug users is still not under control, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a nationwide alert.Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced that he is extending a state of emergency to battle the epidemic, as officials say more than 140 cases have been reported this year in one small town. “142 positive HIV tests have now been reported in southeastern Indiana. That's 136 confirmed and six preliminary and we literally have new cases being reported every day, literally on an hourly basis,” said Indiana State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams on Friday.Indiana Department of Health Chief Medical Consultant Joan Duwve said people are shooting up as often as 10 times a day and sharing with family and friends.“They'll take the quarter of their oxymorphone pill, dissolve it, and inject it with whoever happens to be with them,” he said.Duwye added that despite the agency’s efforts, new cases are being diagnosed daily.“As of April 21st when the MSWR was written, a total of 135 persons have been diagnosed with HIV infection. The large majority of them residing in a city of only 4200 people,” Duwye said. The CDC issued a warning on Friday to health officials nationwide over the increase in prescription drug abuse leading to a resurgence of HIV and hepatitis C.CDC Director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Jonathan Mermin, said needle sharing is to blame to the outbreak, and behind the nationwide warning.“We're issuing a health advisory to alert public health departments and health care providers nationwide of the increasing Hepatitis C epidemic and the possibility of current or future HIV outbreaks among people who inject drugs,” he said on Friday. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

US Hostage Policy Review To Focus on Family Communication

US Hostage Policy Review To Focus on Family CommunicationiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The White House is looking at ways to better communicate with the families of American hostages held overseas, as part of its broader policy review in the wake of the killing of two innocent civilians by a U.S. drone strike.“There is a premium on clear, direct, specific, regular, reliable communication with these families, and that can be difficult when you have a wide range of agencies that are involved in those conversations,” Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at the daily briefing on Friday. “The effort is to try to streamline those communications, to make that a communication more effective and more sensitive to the needs of these families.”As part of this effort, the White House is seeking input from the families of those who have been held hostage. “Throughout this process the administration has been committed to incorporating the viewpoint of families that have been unfortunately involved in this process,” Earnest said. “We have, on the front end, solicited some input from families of those who have been held hostage.”One option on the table is the creation of a “fusion cell” to coordinate responses and enable a “whole-of-government response” to overseas hostage situations.Earnest suggested that this cell could be an alternative to the idea of a “hostage czar” that some, including the Weinstein’s congressman, have proposed. “I'm not in a position where I'm ruling out the creation of a hostage czar. I'm just pointing out that the proposal that's being discussed right now is one that's -- that is in pursuit of a similar goal, but with a different composition,” he said.Earnest did not offer a timeline for this review, but said families would have an opportunity to offer feedback based on their own personal experiences. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Watch What Happens When a Donut Goes to Space

Watch What Happens When a Donut Goes to SpaceiStock/Thinkstock(ASKIM, Norway) -– It's one small step for man, but one giant leap for pastry lovers everywhere. Two Swedish brothers took a weather balloon and used it to send what they're calling the first ever donut in space. A camera shows the pink frosted donut with sprinkles as it appears to take its helium-fueled ride high into the sky. The land below appears smaller and smaller as the donut makes its ascent. Once it reaches a point 20 miles up in the stratosphere, it appears the weather balloon pops sending the perfect pastry and the other equipment on board in a free-fall back to Earth. The donut met a tragic end when it splashed down into a lake, according to the video. The soggy pastry and its accompanying equipment were recovered by the Swedish Sea Rescue Society. The donut may have been dampened, but the spirits of the two brothers who pulled off the apparent feat were anything but. The duo posted a video a few days after their stunt where they sampled the space donut while preserving the rest of the pastry for posterity. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Foods Kids See in TV Ads Do Not Meet Nutritional Standards, CDC Says

Foods Kids See in TV Ads Do Not Meet Nutritional Standards, CDC SaysiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Over half of the foods in advertising directed at children were ineligible for advertising if they followed government standards, the CDC says in a new report. The CDC looked at a list of over 400 foods approved by the industry regulated Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative and compared them against the government’s recommendations, which have limits on fat, sugar and sodium. Researchers found that 53 percent of the CFBAI products did not meet these limits.  Sugar was the most common nutrient that exceeded government recommended limits, with 32 percent of advertised products exceeding the sugar limit.  Children on average see 10 to 13 food-related advertisements every day.  The governmental agencies involved in creating these recommendations include the CDC, FDA, Federal Trade Commission, and the US Department of Agriculture. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Obama on Hostages: ‘We All Bleed When We Lose An American Life’

Obama on Hostages: ‘We All Bleed When We Lose An American Life’JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama on Friday reiterated his commitment to reviewing the American operation that killed two civilian hostages to prevent the future loss of innocent lives.“We are going to review what happened. We are going to identity the lessons that can be learned and any improvements and changes that can be made,” the president told employees at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. “I know those of you who are here share our determination to continue doing everything we can to prevent the loss of innocent lives.”Pausing for reflection, the president spoke briefly about the difficulty of these moments. “I was asked by somebody how do you absorb news like that that we received the other day and I told the truth, ‘it’s hard,’” he said. “But the one thing I wanted everybody to know, because I know you, because I work with you, because I know the quality of this team, is that we all bleed when we lose an American life. We all grieve when any innocent life is taken.”“We understand the solemn responsibilities that are given to us and our first job is to make sure that we protect the American people," he continued. "But there is not a person that I talk to that's involved in the intelligence community that also doesn’t understand that we  have to do so while upholding our values and our ideals and our laws and our constitutions and our commitment to democracy.” Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

New Video Shows Teen Slammed by Guard, Beaten by Inmates in Rikers Island Jail

New Video Shows Teen Slammed by Guard, Beaten by Inmates in Rikers Island JailABC News(NEW YORK) -- Newly released surveillance footage from Rikers Island, New York City's 400-plus-acre prison complex, is raising concerns about alleged abuse and violence inmates face while behind bars there. The footage, obtained by The New Yorker, appears to show New York City teen Kalief Browder being slammed to the ground by a Rikers Island guard in one incident and then being beaten by other inmates in another. Browder, who turns 22 next month, spent three years at Rikers Island -- two years in solitary confinement -- while waiting for a trial over police accusing him of stealing a backpack in May 2010. Browder was released in June 2013 when the charges against him were dismissed. In an interview last July, Browder told ABC News that he was held there for three years because his mother could not afford to pay his bail, set at $3,500, and a trial kept getting delayed. "Only thing on my mind was that I gotta go home, I didn't do this," said Browder, who was 16 when he was first incarcerated at Rikers. "Now I'm in jail around these grown men and they're, you know, they're fighting each other. I don't know. It was like hell on Earth." Browder said he was beaten, stomped on and hit with weapons by correction officers. "They cuffed me to the back, and they were just beating on me while I was in the cell," he said. In the newly released security video, reportedly from Sept. 23, 2012, a guard can be seen arriving at Browder's cell to escort Browder to the shower, The New Yorker reported. After a few seconds, the guard appears to slam Browder, who is handcuffed, to the ground and then hold him down. Two more guards appear to run up to the guard and Browder. The video is then followed by footage, reportedly from Oct. 20, 2010, after Browder punched a gang leader at Rikers who spat on him, according to The New Yorker. Browder was then beaten, the magazine reported. A group of inmates can be seen on the video attacking Browder, who appears to be punched kicked to the ground. Two guards then appear in the video, and they seem to try unsuccessfully to stop the fight. After some time, the video shows Browder being put into another room, where he is seen walking around with his hands to his head. After a few minutes, another inmate can be seen kicking in the door to the room Browder is isolated in, and the group is seen trying to beat him again. At the end of the footage, guards finally get the inmates out, and Browder kneels on the floor, facing the wall with his hands behind him, as armored officers walk in. A spokesperson for the New York City Department of Correction said the agency's commissioner is very troubled by what he saw on the footage of the guard apparently slamming Browder in 2012. "He and Mayor [Bill] de Blasio have already adopted a 14-point anti-violence initiative to change the culture at DOC, and changes to the DOC’s Use of Force policy are already under way," the spokesperson said. "Training curricula for officers will be revised to reflect these changes. The Department is re-training the officer involved." Browder's lawyer, Paul Prestia, told ABC News Friday that a lawsuit against the city is pending, but was unable to immediately give additional information. A spokesperson for the New York City Department of Law told ABC News on Friday, "Mr. Browder's suit is currently under review." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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