Friday, May 17 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:05:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself. But on Thursday morning, as he was assisting someone who had crashed their car, anotherMore>>
When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 9:02 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:02:54 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said. According to the Clark County Detention Center, the volunteer coach,More>>
A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:56 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:56:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Metro Police says a preteen who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted robbery has died. Investigators said the preteen was walking near Charleston Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive withMore>>
Marcos Arenas, a Bonanza High School student who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted theft, has died, Metro Police said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:39:56 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating two people found dead in an apartment complex near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway. According to police, the bodies were found around 3 p.m. Friday atMore>>
Metro Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found in an apartment Friday afternoon near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:17 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:17:28 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County firefighters are responding to reports of an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane. This is a developing story. 8NewsNOW. com willMore>>
One person is reported dead following an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:03 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:03:09 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The theft of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is becoming commonplace, earning it the nickname, "Apple-picking," the police said. Bonanza High School student Marcos Arenas died ThursdayMore>>
The theft of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is becoming commonplace, earning it the nickname, "Apple-picking," the police said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:42 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:42:38 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The Federal Election Commission had found that the parents of disgraced former Sen. John Ensign of Nevada made excessive in-kind contributions to a former political action committee staffMore>>
The Federal Election Commission had found that the parents of disgraced former Sen. John Ensign of Nevada made excessive in-kind contributions to a former political action committee staff member.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:21:11 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The lawyer who unsuccessfully defended O.J. Simpson against armed robbery charges in Las Vegas says his client knew two companions had guns in a 2007 confrontation with memorabilia dealers. MiamiMore>>
The lawyer who unsuccessfully defended O.J. Simpson against armed robbery charges in Las Vegas says his client knew two companions had guns in a 2007 confrontation with memorabilia dealers.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:08 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:08:48 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Eight hundred new teachers will head into Clark County classrooms, as the Clark County School board approved its $2.1 billion dollar budget for the 2013-2014 school year. For the first timeMore>>
Eight hundred new teachers will head into Clark County classrooms next year based on the $2.1 billion budget the Clark County school board approved Wednesday night.More>>
Claim: A new advertisement endorsed by President Barack Obama that is airing on KLAS-TV Channel 8 has a narrator who states: "It's said that character is what we do when we think no one is looking. Mitt Romney thought no one was looking when he attacked 47 percent of Americans. His companies shipped jobs overseas. His plan cuts millionaires' taxes but raises yours. He'll voucherize Medicare and make catastrophic cuts to education. So remember what Romney said and what his plan would do."
Verdict: Partly true and partly misleading. Republican presidential nominee Romney ultimately apologized earlier this month on Sean Hannity's Fox News show for remarks at a secretly taped fundraiser about the 47 percent of Americans the candidate said will automatically vote for Democrat Obama. Romney was caught saying in part that these are people "who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them …"
The claim about shipping jobs overseas came from a Washington Post story in June on Bain Capital, the private equity firm Romney co-founded. The newspaper reported that Bain invested in companies that specialized in relocating jobs done by Americans to low-wage facilities in places such as China and India. But the same story also stated that "outsourcing has been a powerful economic force. It has often helped lower the prices that American consumers pay for products and created a global supply chain that has made U.S. companies more nimble and profitable." What the ad fails to mention is that many Americans eagerly buy brand name products such as those from Nike, Apple and Levi Strauss, that are made overseas. Many 401(k) retirement savings accounts found in American workplaces also invest in U.S. companies that do business overseas.
The oft-repeated claim from the Obama campaign that Romney's tax plan would favor only the wealthiest Americans comes from a study done earlier this year by the Tax Policy Center, a collaboration of the Brookings Institution and Urban Institute think tanks. But the authors of the study conceded that they couldn't score Romney's plan directly because he hadn't provided full details, such as how he planned to expand the tax base by reducing or eliminating certain tax loopholes or deductions. Romney is sticking to his claim that he will cut marginal income tax rates by 20 percent across the board, and eliminate taxes on interest, dividends and capital gains for taxpayers with adjusted gross income below $200,000.
As for the Medicare claim, Romney repeatedly has said that his plan doesn't affect current seniors or those nearing retirement. The ad can mislead viewers into believing that Romney's plan indeed affects current Medicare recipients.
The reference to "catastrophic cuts to education" is sourced to an Oct. 19 Denver Post editorial endorsement of Obama that actually didn't address education specifically. Instead, the newspaper wrote: "Romney's approach is one of tax cuts for all, drastic Medicare reform, increased defense spending, and what would be catastrophic cuts to other discretionary programs." The ad needs stronger sourcing on this claim because the education plan detailed on the Romney campaign website mentions nothing about deep cuts.