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Abigail Hunter(KATHMANDU, Nepal) -- At least 688 people were killed after a massive earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, collapsing centuries-old temples and triggering avalanches on Mt. Everest.

The magnitude-7.9 earthquake hit about 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, just before noon local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Images of the country show extensive damage with many buildings crumbling as a result of the quake.

Abigail Hunter, an American traveling in Baktapur, saw people pulling others out of buildings and using motorbikes and small trucks as makeshift ambulances.

The earthquake reduced many of the temples inside the city to rubble, she said, adding that she saw "lots of people praying to the actual temples" as aftershocks hit the city.

"Buildings here are mostly old, brick buildings and the streets are littered with bricks, debris, loads of dust," said Hunter, the sister of an ABC News employee. "[It] was hard to see during the earthquake with all the dust."

A magnitude-6.6 aftershock hit about an hour later. Smaller aftershocks followed in the region for hours.

The earthquake triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest, where eight bodies have been recovered, an official with Nepal's mountaineering department said. The quake also killed 20 in India, six in Tibet, two in Bangladesh, and two Chinese citizens on the Nepal-China border.

David Arvan, who was visiting Nepal with family and friends, said he immediately recognized the earthquake having lived in California.

"We sought shelter under a concave boulder until it subsided," Arvan told ABC News by email. "Some people were crying in fear during all the rumbling."

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John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Nashville Predators announced Friday that defenseman Shea Weber will miss the remainder of the team's first-round playoff series with the Chicago Blackhawks due to a lower-body injury.

Weber has not played since Game 2 of the series when he endured the injury. There was speculation that Weber tore his ACL, but the Predators announced that this isn't true.

Weber played in 78 games for the Predators this season, averaging 26:22 of ice time per game while compiling 15 goals and 30 assists.

Game 6 of the Predators' series with the Blackhawks is Saturday night in Chicago. The Hawks lead the best-of-seven series 3-2.

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Photo 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.

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Photo 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.”


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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."


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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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iStock/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.

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