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Wife’s Intuition Saves Husband Trapped Under Fallen SUV

ABC 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.

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Chile Volcano Eruption: Hiker Witnesses Exact Moment Calbuco Erupts

File 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.

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

Darren 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?”

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How the Apple Watch Compares to Fictional Dream Watches

Apple 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 vaults

Penny 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-Talkie

Back 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 TV

Sure, 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.

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This American in Britain Is the Envy of Social Media

Getty Images(CAMBRIDGE, England) — An American woman studying in Britain has gained more than 335,000 followers on Instagram by posting pictures and stories about her fairy tale life at Cambridge University.

Caroline Calloway, 23, left New York almost two years ago. When she started blogging about white-tie dinners, fancy balls and young men in polo gear, her social media followers started growing.

“I am living my life through her stories,” one of her fans, Emily Parsons, recently wrote on Instagram.

“The time Oscar flew us to Venice for Valentine’s Day” or “The time my friend Max and I went to a ball at Blenheim palace” are only some of the stories that have made the young woman popular with her peers.

One of her Cambridge friends, India, asking ABC News not to use her last name, said Calloway was always befriending people and that her success was because of her “crazy life with lots of parties.”

But another student from the university, Abby Jitendra, said she thought Calloway’s pictures tend to “amplify the ridiculousness of Cambridge” with its long-held traditions. “Her pictures are mainly for outsiders,” Abby said, noting that less wealthy students often cannot afford the same lifestyle.

Calloway, a history of art major, says her motivation is “brightening” people’s day “with jokes and stories and photos.” Her fans’ reactions were unexpected, she says. “The pictures are cooler than I will ever be,” Calloway told ABC News.

Despite her apparent enjoyable life in Cambridge, Calloway says she misses her country. “In the U.S. we have the mentality that you can make it on your own,” she said, before adding, “I also miss wearing my PJ’s in the middle of the day. That’s not a thing here.”

In addition to her pictures, Calloway said, the key to her success has been the anecdotes she writes along with each of her posts.

“Without even acknowledging his concerned glances towards my vase full of red wine, I leapt out of bed saying, “Ten minutes and I’ll be ready.” “Lovely,” he replied, snapping his gaze up from the floor,” Calloway wrote on Instagram to describe one picture.

“Do you need to borrow robes or— ” I pointed to the Ryder and Amies bag in the corner.“Black Undergraduate Robes? Check. AWWW YEA, CAMBRIDGE.”

The young woman plans on returning to America after she graduates in 2016. She says she has a book coming up next spring, in which she will tell her stories in a longer form.

“I hope readers will find the stories moving and funny,” said Calloway, who hopes to become an established writer one day.

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Miracle, the Newborn Kitten Found 24 Hours After Indiana Apartment Complex Fire

Sarah Green(JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind.) — Miracle, a tabby that apparently survived an Indiana blaze that destroyed an apartment complex, chased 48 families from their homes and killed at least seven other cats, is now living up to his name.

Now 2 weeks old, the feline was discovered at the scene by Capt. Rusty Hall of the Jeffersonville Fire Department, one day after the fire.

“Twenty-four hours later, me and my partner, Rex Caldwell, we went back to look for equipment and, more or less, checking out the building to make sure there was no hidden hot spots,” Hall told ABC News. “It just so happened that we looked over and seen something yellow sitting on the ground. I had hollered for Rex and I said, ‘Is that what I think it is?'”

After realizing that the kitten was alive, Hall and Caldwell brought him back to a fire truck.

“They named him Miracle, because it is,” Hall said. “It’s a miracle he survived through the heavy smoke and surviving for 24 hours without food or water.”

“It was something you just don’t see every day,” he said. “It was really amazing and it was like I was put in the right place and the right time to find this kitten.”

Sarah Green, director at the J.B Ogle Animal Shelter, where Miracle now is being cared for, said seven cats — including two adult cats found in the same apartment unit as Miracle — were killed in the fire, and about four other cats remain missing.

“He’s actually doing pretty well,” Green said. “Cats that young without a mother already have the deck stacked against them.”

Green believes that she may have spoken to Miracle’s owner at the scene, but added she has been unsuccessful in attempting to contact her.

“If she’ll be in a place where she can take the cat, I’d like to reunite him,” Green said. “If not, the firefighter at the scene wants to adopt him so either way, he has a place to go.”

The fire took place on the afternoon of April 16, said Jeffersonville Fire Chief Eric Hedrick. He added that the incident left one person injured and 48 families homeless.

The official cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Meet Dusty, the Australian Pet Kangaroo Who Thinks He’s a Dog

Ashley Stewart(Esperance, AUSTRALIA) — Dusty the kangaroo is considered a family pet to an Australian family in Esperance that rescued him as a baby from his mother’s pouch when they found her dead on the side of the road in 2013.

Now, you can find Dusty, 2, hopping around and in and out of Ashley Stewart’s family home on a farm.

The friendly kangaroo actually thinks it’s a dog, Stewart told ABC News on Friday, adding Dusty is always following and playing with their two dogs, Lilly the Golden Retriever, 5, and Rosie the Border Collie, 11.

“Dusty acts just like a dog,” he said. “Wherever the dogs go, he goes with them and does what they do. He sleeps together with them in a bed, play fights with them and likes to get pet and scratches, too.”

Stewart added he and his wife and three kids believe Dusty thinks Lilly the Golden Retriever is his mother.

“They’ve got an especially close bond, and Dusty is very attached to her,” he said. “He’ll groom Lilly and even affectionately lick her.”

The four-foot tall kangaroo is free to roam outside around the farm and graze, but he always comes back to his family, Steward added.

“Since kangaroos are a bit nocturnal, sometimes he’ll wander and graze at night, but he always comes back and sleeps next to the dogs,” he said. “When my children are home from boarding school, Dusty also likes to come into the house and sit in the lounge, and then he’ll go outside and walk with the dogs.”

And while Dusty doesn’t quite know any tricks (yet), he does respond to his name when called and communicates with the family using gestures, Stewart said.

“Once, when I was going for a drive around the farm, we loaded the dogs in the bed of the truck and Dusty came up, appeared to look up at me like he wanted to tag along,” he said. “So I let him hop on back, and we all went for a ride. He also sometimes comes up to you and puts his arm around you asking to be pet or scratched.”

“He’s just a pet like any dog or cat, and yeah, he just happens to be a kangaroo,” Stewart added.

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What Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal’s Demise Means for Consumers

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Some consumer advocates call the death of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal a victory for consumers, but it won’t fix every problem about cable and broadband services, they say.

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that the two companies’ decision to abandon their deal to merge “is the best outcome for American consumers.”

“This is a victory not only for the Department of Justice, but also for providers of content and streaming services who work to bring innovative products to consumers across America and around the world,” Holder said in a statement.

Friday’s confirmation of the proposed deal’s demise ends a journey that began more than a year ago, when Comcast and Time Warner Cable announced plans to merge and create the largest Internet service provider in the country. The combined company would have had five times the subscribers of its closest competitor, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said.

This week, the Federal Communications Commission announced a major barrier to the plan when it requested a hearing about the merger.

“If Comcast bought Time Warner Cable, it would have had the ability to single-handedly control the broadband and media marketplaces,” John Bergmayer, senior staff attorney for consumer advocacy group Public Knowledge, told ABC News.

The new company would have had the ability to “crush” new competitors, such as online video providers, he said.

“It would have been able to reduce consumers’ ability to access diverse programming and Internet content. Prices would go up, not just for Comcast’s subscribers, but for consumers nationwide,” he said. “The FCC and the Department of Justice understood this, and stopping this deal is a huge victory for consumers.”

A spokesman for Time Warner Cable told ABC News in a prepared statement: “TWC is committed to being a company that makes connections that matter for our customers and for every stakeholder. We will continue to provide reliable, advanced technology and superior service that New Yorkers expect from us.”

A spokeswoman for Comcast declined to comment beyond a statement released by Comcast’s chairman and CEO.

“Today, we move on. Of course, we would have liked to bring our great products to new cities, but we structured this deal so that if the government didn’t agree, we could walk away,” Comcast’s Brian Roberts said. “Comcast NBCUniversal is a unique company with strong momentum.”

Public Knowledge said the end of the merger doesn’t fix everything that’s wrong in the broadband and cable marketplaces. New video and connectivity services are just starting to emerge, and competition may still be at risk, the group wrote on its website.

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Mystery Colorado Highway Shooting Points to Possible Serial Attacker

iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — After four attacks centered on a northern Colorado highway within three days, authorities are concerned a serial shooter may be on the loose.

Police are trying to determine whether the incidents in Larimer and Weld counties are linked, the most severe of which was Wednesday, when a woman was shot in the neck.

The 20-year-old woman was driving alone on Interstate 25 in Larimer County late Wednesday night when she was shot and the front driver’s side window of her car shattered, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said.

She said in a call to 911, “I’m on the highway right now and somebody just hit me and I’m bleeding from my neck and I’m scared.”

The 911 operator tells her to place a dry cloth on the wound.

The woman says, “I’m trying but it’s on both sides of my neck. … I’m just scared.”

She underwent surgery and is expected to survive, according to Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith.

“Listening to how calm she remains with the dispatcher, I can tell you that she is a very brave young woman,” Smith said.

While authorities believe the woman was randomly selected, they are concerned the shooting may not be an isolated incident.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office cited a Tuesday morning incident when deputies were driving a department van on I-25 in Weld County, transporting three inmates from one jail to another, and the right passenger window shattered. No injuries were reported, the sheriff’s office said.

Two more drivers also reported shattered windows.

A man was driving in Larimer County near I-25 Wednesday night when his car’s rear window shattered, ABC affiliate KMGH-TV in Denver reported, and Thursday afternoon, a man was driving in Weld County near the highway when his driver’s side window shattered. Neither man was injured, KMGH reported.

But David Moore, a spokesman for the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, said, unlike the Wednesday night shooting, these three incidents have not been “proven to be cases where windows were broken by a bullet.”

Separately, an abandoned truck was also found along I-25 with its back window blown out, according to KMGH. But Moore said it is too soon to connect the truck to the other incidents.

No suspects have been identified and the investigation is ongoing. The authorities urge drivers to report any suspicious behavior.

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Angelina Jolie Rips United Nations for Inaction in Syria

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Famed actress and special envoy on refugee issues, Angelina Jolie, issued a fierce rebuke of international efforts to address the humanitarian crisis in Syria, addressing the United Nations Security Council at the U.N. headquarters in New York Friday.

“The problem is not lack of information. We know in excruciating detail what is happening in Aleppo, in Homs,” Jolie said. “The problem is lack of political will. We cannot look at Syria and the evil that has risen from the ashes of indecision and think this is not the lowest point in the world’s inability to protect and defend the innocent.”

Not enough people realize all that the United Nations does around the world, Jolie said.

“But all of this good is being undermined by the message being sent in Syria — that laws can be flouted, chemical weapons can be used, hospitals can be bombed, aid can be withheld, and civilians starved, with impunity,” she said.

She accused the United Nations of shirking its responsibility to intervene when a nation state fails, and rather “standing by” to watch.

Jolie has been working with the United Nations for 13 years. Before being promoted to special envoy, Jolie worked as goodwill ambassador to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In her time with the U.N., she has been on 50 field missions spanning more than 30 countries, including Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Syria.

In addition to her three biological children, Jolie has three adopted children with her husband, actor Brad Pitt. Her adopted children come from orphanages in Cambodia, Vietnam and Ethiopia.

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