1. MALL SHOOTING
Terror at the mall: A New Jersey man kills himself after opening fire at a shopping mall. Police found the body of Richard Shoop of Teaneck, New Jersey, in a secluded area of the Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus early this morning, just hours after he opened fire, sending hundreds of patrons fleeing. They say he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No one else was hurt. Witnesses tell CNN they heard up to nine gunshots.
2. ELECTION DAY
Party planners: Key elections are taking place today in New Jersey, New York, Virginia and Alabama. Need clues for 2014 and 2016? These are good places to start. Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to easily win re-election in this prelim to a possible White House bid. Michael Bloomberg is wrapping up his tenure as mayor of the Big Apple after a dozen years. Bill de Blasio is the leading candidate to replace him there. In Virginia, former chair of the Democratic National Committee Terry McAuliffe is the favorite to win the governor’s seat. He’s a political ally of President Obama and Hillary Clinton. In Alabama, the GOP establishment and the tea party are slugging it out for the Republican nomination in Alabama’s 1st Congressional district. Can the splintered party heal?
3. INCOGNITO SUSPENSION
Miami misconduct: The Miami Dolphins suspend Pro Bowl lineman Richie Incognito after allegations of harassment by a teammate. Jonathan Martin abruptly left the team last week. Reports say representatives for Martin submitted voicemails from Incognito, containing racial slurs and threats of physical violence, to the NFL and the Dolphins. The league says it will review the case. Some wonder if Incognito’s playing days are over.
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