05.28.2016

05.28.2016

Today’s Buzz features Heimlich doing the Heimlich, Obama’s Hiroshima visit, and the implosion of the Sanders/Trump debate. The Prefontaine Classic (aka best track meet ever) is happening right now in Eugene, Oregon, so today’s buzz is a celebration of all things track and field.

Right Now with Emily Leuning

What I’m Doing: Practicing my hurdling form for next year’s meet

What I’m Listening to: the 20% chance of rain has come true

What I Want to Know From You: What’s your favorite event at a track meet?

We’re Buzzin’

96-year-old Heimlich uses namesake maneuver on choking woman: Henry Heimlich, a 96-year-old surgeon credited with developing his namesake Heimlich maneuver, has used the emergency technique for the first time himself to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center.

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Hiroshima Survivor Cries, and Obama Gives Him a Hug: After his speech in Hiroshima on Friday,President Obama exchanged an emotional embrace with a bomb survivor who spent decades researching the fates of American prisoners of war who were killed when the city was bombed.

No Sanders Vs. Trump Debate? Sad! The would-be Bernie Sanders vs. Donald Trump throwdown will only live on in the minds of comedy writers. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee now says he won’t debate the Democratic White House candidate — something Trump had initially seemed open to on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” earlier this week.

A Dialogue With a 22-Year-Old Donald Trump Supporter: He lives near San Francisco, makes more than $50,000 per year, and is voting for the billionaire to fight against political correctness.

Obama Makes Historic Visit To Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park: “Seventy-one years ago, on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed,” President Obama said Friday, in the first visit by a sitting U.S. president to Hiroshima, Japan.

‘Near-Normal’ Atlantic Hurricane Forecast Could Mean More Storms: “In the Atlantic, the season will likely produce a range of from 10 to 16 tropical storms. Four to eight of those are expected to become hurricanes,” says NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan. There could be one to four major hurricanes — Category 3 or higher and with winds of at least 111 miles per hour.

23 Athletes Test Positive After Samples From London Olympics Rechecked: The International Olympic Committee made the announcement Friday, stating that it had retested 265 samples. The news follows revelations last week that samples from 31 athletes in the 2008 Beijing Games had suspicious results out of 454 retests.

Local Gov Confidential

Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton announces retirement: Staton is the subject of a county human resources investigation over his treatment of employees. Three unions have called for his resignation, including the Oregon chapter of the American Federal of State, County and Municipal Employees this week.

Scottsdale PD: Salt River officer abused woman in squad car: Scottsdale Police Department detectives arrested a Salt River Police officer Thursday night after a woman reported that the officer had sexually abused her while she was in his squad car, police said.

Oregon Militia Leader Furious He Can’t Have Guns or Facebook in Jail: Ryan Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy, is not having a very nice time in jail. According to a status report filed earlier this week, not only is he not allowed to hang out with his (also imprisoned) brother Ammon—the guards won’t even let him have his guns.

Out-of-control semi leaves trail of destruction in MI, stops when police shoot out tire: As the semi-truck barreled toward him at upwards of 75 mph, Shawn Martin had to act quickly.