Wisconsin shooting suspect found dead 22 Oct 2012 The suspect in a mass shooting at a spa outside Milwaukee in the US has been found dead. Christine Bannister, a dispatch supervisor for Waukesha County communications centre, said 45-year-old Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, of Brown Deer, has been found dead. She could not provide more details. Authorities spent much of the afternoon looking for the gunman.
Wife of Wis. spa shooter confirmed among dead 22 Oct 2012 A medical examiner says the wife of the suspected gunman who was the subject of a restraining order issued last week was among three women killed in a shooting rampage at a suburban Milwaukee spa. The Waukesha County medical examiner's office said Monday that 42-year-old Zina Haughton, of Brown Deer, was killed Sunday at the Azana Day Spa. The other victims are 35-year-old Cary L. Robuck of Racine and 38-year-old Maelyn M. Lind of Oconomowoc. Four more women were injured and remain hospitalized. Police say the suspect, 45-year-old Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the spa.
Controversial 'Voter fraud is a felony' boards come down 22 Oct 2012 The 140 billboards warning residents of inner-city neighborhoods in Wisconsin and Ohio that they could go to jail for committing voter fraud are being taken down Monday. The move comes after the private family foundation funding them declined to make its identity known. Civil rights groups criticized the ads as an attempt to intimidate voters in primarily low-income, minority neighborhoods by associating voting with jail time. The billboards show a large gavel and the text "Voter fraud is a felony! Up to 3 1/2 yrs & $10,000 Fine."
Romney fundraiser planned Thursday in Hong Kong 27 Sep 2012 Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plan a campaign fundraiser for him Thursday in Hong Kong, where U.S. business interests intersect with China's growing influence as a world financial superpower. The third-highest ranking Republican in the House, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, was due in Hong Kong Thursday to make an appearance at the event, Erica Elliott, a spokeswoman for the California congressman said on Wednesday. Romney campaign spokesman Danny Diaz confirmed the report but added "no other specifics at this time." Business community figures in Hong Kong also confirmed the event. [Hey, Mitt! Still planning to label China as a 'currency manipulator' on 'day one' of your illegitimate regime?]
Obama, Romney now tied in presidential race: Reuters/Ipsos poll 22 Oct 2012 Republican Mitt Romney has closed the gap with President Barack Obama and the two candidates are now tied in the November 6 presidential race, according to a Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll released on Monday. The online survey of likely voters found Obama and Romney were each supported by 46 percent of the electorate as they prepare for their final televised debate on Monday night. Romney trailed by 1 percentage point when the poll was last published on Saturday.