$3 million raised for Susan Collins’ 2020 challenger after she backed Brett Kavanaugh – ThinkProgress

Whoever runs against Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) in 2020 will start off their campaign with nearly $3 million, thanks to a crowdfunding campaign opposing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Already, two politicians have expressed interest in running: U.S. National Security Advisor for the Obama administration Susan Rice and Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives Sara Gideon. On Twitter, both hinted they’d be interested in opposing Collins in 2020. Now either one could start with millions in her war chest.

Source: $3 million raised for Susan Collins’ 2020 challenger after she backed Brett Kavanaugh – ThinkProgress

Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update after reports of mass file deletion | PCWorld

Microsoft is slamming the brakes on the Windows 10 October 2018 Update’s rollout. The upgrade became available during the company’s Surface event on Tuesday, but in the days that followed, numerous users across the web reported that the transition deleted massive chunks of data. User profiles and entire folders full of files went missing in some cases and rolling back the upgrade didn’t restore them. Now Microsoft is temporarily halting the October 2018 Update’s distribution due to the issue.

Source: Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update after reports of mass file deletion | PCWorld

A 74-Year-Old Man Was Charged With Shooting Seven Police Officers In South Carolina

The man ambushed police, killing one officer, when they arrived to interview his 28-year-old son, officials said.

Frederick Hopkins Jr., 74, was charged with murder in the killing of Sgt. Terrence Carraway, and six additional counts of attempted murder. The Associated Press reported that he is a Vietnam veteran who bragged online about his target-shooting skills.

Three of those injured were deputies from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office; the other three were from the Florence Police Department, where Carraway served for 30 years.

Hopkins Jr. remains in custody and hospitalized after being injured in the shootout. He is expected to be transferred to a detention center on Friday.

Source: A 74-Year-Old Man Was Charged With Shooting Seven Police Officers In South Carolina

COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES LOOKING FOR TWO SOUTH HUNTINGDON PEOPLE | 107.1 FM WHJB | Classic Hits 107.1 FM WHJB | Greensburg, PA

Authorities are still looking for two people who evaded apprehension as Westmoreland County sheriff’s deputies tried to serve a warrant on them.

The Tribune-Review reports that deputies were trying to serve arrest warrants for James Hayes and Jillian Richter on Motordrome Road in South Huntingdon Township. The two were in a car when police approached their home, and the two started to flee. They led police on a high speed chase on Motordrome and Matty roads and then into a wooded area off Dutch Hollow road, where their car crashed.

The two were able to escape capture, but police are still looking for them. If you have seen them, call police.

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Man accused of strangling model told cops they fought over cocaine

ARDMORE, Pa. — A man accused in the strangulation death of a model said that he went to her apartment in an affluent Philadelphia suburb to sell her cocaine but that she refused to pay, and that a violent fight ensued, according to a statement read in court Friday.

“I panicked and was scared. I didn’t know what to do,” Jonathan Harris, 30, said in the statement. “I knew I was going to be in trouble.” The statement was read in court by Montgomery County Detective Todd Richard, who interviewed Harris while he was in custody, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Source: Man accused of strangling model told cops they fought over cocaine

Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team slams Senate Judiciary Committee – POLITICO

Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team slammed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday evening for their investigation into her claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school.

“We believe Christine Blasey Ford and we fully support her,” Ford’s legal team said in a statement. “Senators claiming to want a dignified debate should not repeat lies constructed by the Judiciary Committee that were cynically designed to win support for Judge Kavanaugh.”

Source: Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team slams Senate Judiciary Committee – POLITICO

Does This Story Sound Familiar? The “Fatty” Arbuckle Scandal 1921 – YouTube

At a raucous, three-day party in 1921, a young starlet became severely ill and died four days later. Newspapers went wild with the story: popular silent-screen comedian Roscoe “Fatty” had killed Virginia Rappe with his weight while savagely raping her. Though the newspapers of the day reveled in the gory, rumored details, juries found little evidence that Arbuckle was in any way connected with her death. What happened at that party and why was the public so ready to believe “Fatty” was guilty?

Susan Collins On Her Support for Brett Kavanaugh: Full-Text – The Atlantic

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Senator Susan Collins on the Senate Floor
Senator Susan Collins gives a speech on the Senate floor on Friday.(SENATE TV / AP)
Capping several days of uncertainty over where her vote would fall, Senator Susan Collins said in a speech on the Senate floor on Friday that she would vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Her remarks touched on the MeToo movement, the political theater of the confirmation process, and the state of American democracy.

Source: Susan Collins On Her Support for Brett Kavanaugh: Full-Text – The Atlantic