Friday, May 24 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:45:29 GMT
Police were called to a fatal shooting in Madisonville Friday evening. It happened at the Between Rounds Sports Bar, located in the 5800 block of Bramble Avenue, around 10:30 p.m. Officers say a 29-year-oldFull Story >
It happened at the Between Rounds Sports Bar, located in the 5800 block of Bramble Avenue, around 10:30 p.m. Officers say a 29-year-old man was killed in the shooting. His identity has not yet been released.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:44:59 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) - Joey Votto extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a homer, and Ryan Hanigan and Brandon Phillips also homered on Friday night, powering the Cincinnati Reds to their fourth straightFull Story >
Bronson Arroyo pitched around a mistake to Cubs starter Scott Feldman and the Reds downed the Cubs 7-4.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:33 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:33:04 GMT
A Northern Kentucky fire department was recognized on Friday for their efforts in battling the historic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. The Southgate Fire Department received the Medal of Valor, whichFull Story >
A Northern Kentucky fire department was recognized on Friday for their efforts in battling the historic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. On May 28, 1977, nearly 2,000 people were saved but over 150 people died in the blaze.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
Which president had the first telephone? Which commander in chief gambled away the White House china? Or who loved jelly beans? Discover some fun facts about some of the men who've been president.Full Story >
Do you know which president was the first to have a telephone? Which commander in chief gambled away the White House china? Or who loved jelly beans? Discover some fun facts about some of the men who've held the highest office in the United States.Full Story >
The 2012 election may be over, but not all may be lost for Republicans looking for love. Thanks to chemistry.com, you can find your political equal in these cities.Full Story >
Republicans lost the 2012 presidential election, but not all may be lost for members of the GOP looking for love. Chemistry.com lists the cities they are most likely to find their political equal.Full Story >
The final debate before the 2012 presidential election provided an endless amount of viral internet memes as well as the inspiration for some creative fictional Twitter hash tags.Full Story >
The final debate before the 2012 presidential election provided enough memorable moments - one in particular about the Navy - to create an endless amount of viral internet memes. It also was the inspiration for some creative fictional Twitter hash tags.Full Story >
(RNN) - Pick a poll, any poll. At this late date in what looks to be a historically close presidential election, you can find one that favors either candidate.
Rasumssen, Gallup and Quinnipiac aside, there are plenty of other, less scientific methods of predicting a winner. Just for giggles, let's take a look.
Seminoles deliver Florida
If NBC News reporter Chuck Todd's crystal ball is right, the Florida State Seminoles awarded the crucial swing state of Florida to President Barack Obama by virtue of their 33-20 college football win over state rival Miami on Oct. 20. Todd tweeted before the game that since 1988, the winner has predicted which party carries the state in the presidential election. In years Miami won, the Republican took Florida (1988, 1992, 2000, 2004) and when FSU won, the Democrat carried the state (1996, 2008).
World Series ... only sort of accurate, but on a roll
San Francisco's merciless sweep to the world championship bodes well for Obama. Since 1908, when the American League has won the World Series during election years, the Republicans hold a 10-7 edge. When the National League team has won, the Democrats are 7-2. This method has a three-election streak going - the Yankees in 2000 and the Red Sox in 2004 preceded George H.W. Bush into office, while the Phillies gave Obama the impetus in 2008.
'Redskins Rule' to be tested
Obama is a Bears fan, but he has a reason to pull for the Washington Redskins when the Carolina Panthers visit FedEX Field on Nov. 4 – that is, unless his immediate predecessor has reversed a decades-old trend.
Since 1936, if the Redskins won their final home game before the election, the incumbent went on to win the election. The 'Redskins Rule' worked flawlessly until 2004, when the home team lost – but George W. Bush won a second term over Democrat challenger John Kerry. Things began to get sketchy in 2000, when sitting Vice President Al Gore cheered for his home state Tennessee Titans, who beat Washington. A few days later, he lost, too - to Bush. But he won the popular vote. And Gore wasn't an incumbent president but...
Halloween mask sales point to Obama landslide
Spirit Halloween, the nation's biggest seasonal Halloween retailer, has accurately predicted the outcome of every presidential election since 1996 based on the number of masks of the candidates it sold. The company reports that the president's plastic face is outselling Romney's by a comfortable 60 percent to 40 percent margin.
For those who are really into the whole political Halloween motif, you can also buy a "big head" Obama or Romney mask, which measure a massive 22" by 14"; a Michelle Obama wig; donkey or elephant ears; a Hillary Clinton mask; an Uncle Sam suit for men and a Miss Liberty dress for women, complete with torch.
Children's poll one of most accurate
A children's social studies magazine has been one of the most accurate presidential predictors for almost 70 years.
Scholastic Magazine's poll of children has been dead on in 15 of 17 elections dating back to 1940. Their only losses came in races that can be forgiven.
The kids picked Thomas E. Dewey over Harry S. Truman in 1948, the election that fooled the Chicago Tribune and produced the famous photo. In 1960, the children picked Richard Nixon over John F. Kennedy, which Kennedy won in one of the closest presidential elections in history.
This year, more than 250,000 kids from first through 12th grade gave President Obama 51 percent of the vote. Romney polled 45 percent and other candidates gathered 5 percent.
The magazine broke the votes down by state, which showed an unlikely Electoral College landslide for Obama. The incumbent took swing state victories in Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, North Carolina and Florida, but also carried such unlikely Red State strongholds as South Carolina and Arizona. Romney took hotly contested Virginia in the Scholastic Poll. (See map and state-by-state breakdown here.)
South Carolina squirrel likes Romney
Gnocchi, a squirrel from North Charleston, SC, predicts Romney will be the next president based on munching nutty treats from a bowl with the governor's face over it. He ate nine peanuts from the Romney bowl, and only five from the Obama bowl.
Serene and Chris Ash, owners of the 9-year-old squirrel, say he flipped his allegiance from previous predictions - he called Obama as the winner of the 2008 Democratic primaries and the presidential election that year using the same method.
The height of prediction
Romney, who stands 6'2", holds about a one-inch lead over Obama in that key statistic. The taller candidate has won 19 times and lost eight since 1896. There were two ties – George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton were the same height in the 1992 clash and Woodrow Wilson and Charles E. Hughes stood eye-to-eye in 1916.
In 2000, the 6'1" Al Gore won the popular vote, but lost the Electoral College vote to 6' tall George W. Bush in a disputed election.
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Saturday, November 10 2012 1:48 PM EST2012-11-10 18:48:37 GMT
(RNN) – With the majority of ballots counted and the question of who will be the next president put to rest, only Florida remains undecided as vote tallies continued into Wednesday. With 97 percent reported,Full Story >
The state of Florida has finished its tally, and its 29 electoral votes went to President Barack Obama. Not that it mattered. Full Story >
Wednesday, November 7 2012 9:48 AM EST2012-11-07 14:48:58 GMT
(RNN) – Obama took on a variety of issues during his first term in the Oval Office, and he pledged to continue his plan of economic recovery in the next four years. His campaign rode the theme of "Change"Full Story >
"This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation," said Mitt Romney in his concession speech.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:37:58 GMT
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building. According to police, the unidentified man toldFull Story >
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:43 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:43:18 GMT
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession. According to the Cincinnati Police Department, Kyle "Lucky" McNamara was armedFull Story >
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
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