Thursday, May 23 2013 7:36 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:36:46 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Air Force pilot Scott Powell returned home three weeks early from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, surprising his children at school. Two hours after landing in Las Vegas, Maj. PowellMore>>
Air Force pilot Scott Powell returned home three weeks early from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, surprising his children at school.More>>
The Washington State Patrol says the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon has collapsed, dumping vehicles and people into the water.More>>
An Interstate 5 bridge over a river collapsed Thursday evening, dumping two vehicles into the water and sparking a rescue effort by boats and divers who searched the chilly waterway north of Seattle.More>>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:28 AM EDT2013-05-24 05:28:07 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The Department of Homeland Security has announced Las Vegas won't be getting federal money to fight terrorism, marking the first time since 2001. Las Vegas is home to 15 of the world's largestMore>>
The Department of Homeland Security has announced Las Vegas won't be getting federal money to fight terrorism, marking the first time since 2001.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:57 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:57:30 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A pedestrian was critically injured Thursday after being hit by a car about 6 p.m. at Maryland Parkway and Sahara Avenue, Metro Police said. The pedestrian, who was taken to a hospital,More>>
A pedestrian was injured Thursday after being hit by a car about 6 p.m. at Maryland Parkway and Sahara Avenue, Metro Police said.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:17:16 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A North Las Vegas aerospace company is preparing to boldly go where few have gone before -- a public-private partnership with NASA that could be the start of the next space race. Nevada'sMore>>
A North Las Vegas aerospace company is preparing to boldly go where few have gone before -- a public-private partnership with NASA that could be the start of the next space race.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:05:26 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- One of the biggest killers of children in the state isn't the heat, but pools. Drowning is the third leading cause of death among children and officials are urging parents to be on high-alertMore>>
Drowning is the third leading cause of death among children and officials are urging parents to be on high-alert this summer near swimming poolsMore>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:44 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:44:40 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- An independent review of a state-run mental health hospital gave high marks for patient satisfaction, but said options for people needing mental health care are limited. The review was orderedMore>>
An independent review of a state-run mental health hospital gave high marks for patient satisfaction, but said options for people needing mental health care are limited.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:06:34 GMT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada is one step closer to giving voters another chance to allow same-sex marriage in the Silver State. The Assembly voted 27-14 Thursday in favor of SJR13 which repeals languageMore>>
Nevada is one step closer to giving voters another chance to allow same-sex marriage in the Silver State.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:58:38 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The woman found dead in her home earlier in the week has been identified as 75-year-old Jean Main, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office. Main died from a gunshot wound to the head,More>>
Metro Police have released a photo of the purse that belonged to a 75-year-old woman who was found shot to death in her northwest home.More>>
Claim: An advertisement endorsed by President Barack Obama says this about Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: "Mitt Romney's plan rolls back regulations on the banks that crashed our economy. Medicare voucherized. Catastrophic cuts to education. Millionaires will get one of the largest tax cuts ever while middle-class families pay more."
Verdict: Mixes true and misleading statements. Romney has said he would repeal the Democrat-backed Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, a set of financial regulations approved in response to the economic recession. His campaign website states that he advocates a more "streamlined, modern regulatory framework."
The Obama campaign has consistently attacked Romney's Medicare position by showing senior citizens, but the ad is misleading here as similar claims have been in the past. Romney has made clear that his plan will not affect current seniors or those nearing retirement. But he proposes that Medicare be reformed for younger generations into a system where each recipient will get a fixed amount that can be used to purchase an insurance plan. His proposal is that all insurance plans must be at least comparable to what Medicare provides now. If seniors choose more expensive plans, Romney proposes that they pay the difference between the government benefit and the costlier plan. Seniors still would have access to fee-for-service Medicare but be required to pay the difference if there are less expensive private options.
The catastrophic cuts to education claim is based on a Denver Post endorsement of Obama in which the newspaper wrote that Romney would increase defense spending while overseeing "catastrophic cuts to other discretionary programs." The assumption is that education would be among those cuts. Romney's education plan, as outlined on his website, advocates giving parents and students greater choices over which schools to attend and aims to reward good teachers. His proposed higher education reforms include strengthening and simplifying the financial aid system and promoting greater private sector participation. But nothing in the plan states that Romney is planning deep cuts to education.
Finally, the ad again relies on the frequently quoted study from the Tax Policy Center to attack Romney's tax plan. The study concluded that Romney's plan would benefit wealthier Americans while hurting the middle class. But the study's authors based their conclusions on incomplete information because Romney has not detailed the tax loopholes he would close or deductions he would reduce or eliminate in his bid to broaden the tax base. This has left Romney open to criticism that he hasn't been fully honest with the public about his tax proposal. But his response has been that his tax plan represents a framework of goals he intends to achieve if elected. He continues to insist that middle-income Americans would see tax cuts under his plan.