Ricin was found in the former martial arts studio of Everett Dutschke, charged with sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other public officials. Ricin was also found on a dust mask and other items he threw in the trash.
Charges against Kevin Curtis for mailing ricin-poisoned letters have been dropped, but investigators searching for ricin wreaked havoc at his house, says his lawyer, leaving his home unlivable. The lawsuit seeks damages to cover temporary housing, the destroyed and damaged property, and legal fees.
Paul Kevin Curtis has been arrested and charged with making threats against the president and sending letters threatening to injure other persons. Relatives, who call him a 'super entertainer,' are shocked.
The latest surveys of likely voters show President Barack Obama pulling ahead. But Republicans and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney may have an opportunity to cast doubt on Obama's foreign policy as unrest rises in the Middle East.