A Senate panel says Apple Inc. is avoiding paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes, but the world's most valuable company says it is complying with the laws and pays "an extraordinary amount" in taxes to the...Full Story >
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Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger? Take a look around Butler County. It's no secret the area is growing and developing.Full Story >
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger?Full Story >
When you vote between now and next Tuesday night, you'll see Ohio Issue 2 on the ballot. You'll be forgiven if you haven't heard much about it. Most people haven't, with so many ads and news stories focusing on what the presidential candidates say they'll do for Ohio.
But Issue 2 is very important because it could determine who represents you in Washington.
Union workers and volunteers at the I.B.E.W. hall in Cincinnati know this. They gather there mid-morning these days before going out to knock on doors urging people to vote for Pres. Obama, Senator Brown, and Issue 2. Those three specific items are part of their pitch, according to union organizer Charlie Kenser.
"What you have right now is essentially a situation where the politicians are picking their own constituents instead of the other way around," he said.
The union accuses leaders of both parties of re-drawing districts so their side has an easier chance of getting a member of Congress re-elected.
"It's just amazing when you look at the map that you think, how was that part of that district? It's nowhere close or that city is completely split in half," said the I.B.E.W.'s Dana Davis.
Unions like the I.B.E.W. want Ohio voters to approve Issue 2 on Election Day to create an independent commission that would have the power to re-draw those boundaries. However, in FOX19's commitment to balanced news, we should point out that critics say this commission is an even bigger mess waiting to happen.
"The plan itself has a lot of unknowns in it as it relates to the budget, as it relates to who can participate in the commission," said Matt Davis, VP of governmental affairs for the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, which is urging its members to vote no on Issue 2. "Also, what's really troubling is, that there's no provision for pulling somebody off of the commission if they're convicted of a crime or any sort of ethics violation."
I.B.E.W. organizers say something has to be done to make sure districts are based more on geography than the demographics a particular party appeals to.
"All we want is fairness," said Kenser. "People can still vote any way they want."
An article in the Dayton Daily Newssays Issue 2 is "confusing voters." That paper, and an op-ed in the Columbus Dispatch,point-out that members of the 12-person commission would be chosen randomly --- after a group of appellate judges pick who they like and leaders from both parties get to eliminate several they don't like.
Opponents like to claim that the commission that Issue 2 would create could be dangerous to the state's bank account. They say they're concerned the way Issue 2 is written the commission would be given a "blank check" to demand high salaries and a bloated budget. However, the state supreme court found that claim to be false, according to PolitiFact Ohio.
Take a look back at the memorable, and often amusing, moments of the presidential race that left only one Republican standing to take on the incumbent President Barack Obama in the fall. Full Story >
With Election Day drawing closer, nominee-apparent Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are gearing up to face off for your votes - but what if it had been Republican candidate Herman Cain, or Rick Santorum, instead? Take a look back at the memorable, and often amusing, moments of the presidential race that left only one Republican standing to take on incumbent Obama in the fall. 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 >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentFull Story >
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:21 AM EDT2013-05-21 05:21:10 GMT
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death forFull Story >
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death for some patients who use azithromycin, which is also known as Zithromax or Z-pack.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,Full Story >
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.Full Story >
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