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Police identify man who allegedly wounded Provo officer in gunfight

Keith Justin Taylor, 44, of Provo | Utah County Jail PROVO — Police released the name of the man who allegedly shot at them from his apartment on Thursday. Keith Justin Taylor, 44, of Provo, was booked into the Utah County Jail on Saturday after being treated at a hospital for injuries he sustained during the exchange of gunfire with police. Taylor is being investigated for three counts of aggravated murder. According to the jail booking statement, neighbors at the Vista Ridge Apartments, 80 S. 900 East, reported a man “acting crazy” and a possible gunshot was heard. When police arrived, the glass door to the building was already shattered. After approaching Taylor at his apartment, Taylor said he was a federal employee with the DEA and NSA and he complained of being harassed, hence firin...

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Netflix Acquires Sci-fi Heist Film ‘Parallel’ from ‘Source Code’ Writer Ben Ripley

Ben Ripley, the writer of one of the most popular time-travel films in the past decade, Source Code, isn’t quite finished with trippy science-fiction just yet. Netflix has acquired the writer’s spec script titled Parallel, which is said to be a sci-fi heist film that takes place across parallel universes. According to Hollywood Reporter, the film involves “a man and a woman who traffic in high-end crimes in parallel universes suddenly meeting, a development that threatens their boss. Determined to outrun their fates, they fight across these different realities to find one where they can both survive and be together.” Ripley has also written the 2014 drama Boychoir, which starred Dustin Hoffman and Kathy Bates, as well the Elliot Page-led 2017 remake of Flatliners. He’s also working on an ...

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Willa Fitzgerald Cast Alongside Robert De Niro in Action Thriller ‘Wash Me in the River’

Willa Fitzgerald, an actress who’s previously starred in John Crowley’s 2019 drama The Goldfinch and USA’s series Dare Me, has been cast in Randall Emmett’s new action-thriller Wash Me in the River alongside Robert De Niro, John Malkovich, and Jack Huston. The film is written by Adam Taylor Barker and is shooting in Georgia and Puerto Rico. Wash Me in the River tells the story of a recovering opioid addict who seeks out revenge against the dealers responsible for selling the drugs that caused his fiancé’s death. Fitzgerald will play Ruby Red, a young woman and ex-drug addict whose recovery is threatened by a bitter drug dealer. The film will be Emmett’s directorial debut. The filmmaker has previously worked as a producer on some of Martin Scorsese’s films like The Irishman and Silence. He...

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No. 21 Loyola beats Southern Illinois in overtime

Loyola’s Cameron Krutwig and Southern Illinois’ Dalton Banks (3) and Sekou Dembele reach for a loose ball Saturday at Gentile Arena. | Shafkat Anowar/APCameron Krutwig had 20 points and the Ramblers scored the final eight points of overtime, rallying past the Salukis and clinching at least a share of the Missouri Valley Conference title Cameron Krutwig had 20 points and No. 21 Loyola scored the last eight points in overtime, rallying past Southern Illinois 65-58 on Saturday night at Gentile Arena and clinching at least a share of the Missouri Valley Conference title. The Ramblers (21-4, 16-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference) closed the regular season by winning 14 of 15 games. Loyola has won at least a share of the conference title in three of the last four years. Lucas Williamson sco...

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With audits cancelled, El Sereno residents tied to ‘Reclaimer’ movement conduct own homeless count

With officials having called off annual homeless audits around Los Angeles County amid the pandemic, several dozen volunteers in El Sereno say they will spend several days over the coming weeks fanning out into their neighborhood to perform their own counts and learn more about the extent of homelessness in their community. They kicked off the effort Saturday, Feb. 27, with several teams visiting encampments on the medians of Huntington Boulevard and other streets in El Sereno. They also hope to seek out people who may not be on the streets, but are “couch-surfing” or staying in hotels. Sua Hernandez, one of the organizers, said they want to use this data to spur public officials to enact policies aimed at staving off further surges in homelessness. Related links Rep. Maxine Waters criti

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Kiszla: Should Broncos take cornerback in first round of NFL draft? Here are two big reasons to just say no.

If new Broncos general manager George Paton isn’t way better at this draft thing than John Elway, why is he here? And how could Paton possibly be worse? Denver has fallen off the NFL map because Elway’s paint-by-numbers approach to the draft painted the Broncos into a corner. So with the ninth overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, what will Paton do with his first big chance to reverse the fortunes of a downwarding spiraling franchise? If you believe the draftniks, who often make a mockery of projecting first-round picks by cheating off each other’s paper in an annual excercise of group think, the Broncos must take a cornerback, because it’s a position of obvious need. In nearly every mock draft you read, Denver will select either Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech or Patrick Surtain II of Alabam

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Help Wanted: Colorado GOP seeks a leader after years of election losses

In four weeks, the Colorado Republican Party — bruised by years of electoral losses and divided over whether the 2020 presidential election was rigged — will elect its next leader to set the tone for the future. There are five candidates looking to replace the current party chairman, U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, who decided not to run again for the position. Ranging from a former secretary of state to a three-time congressional candidate, the contenders are known entities to party insiders — and to some voters — and range from hardline conservatives to a centrist Joe Biden endorser. Their divisions and similarities were on display Thursday night at a pizza restaurant in the small Weld County town of Hudson. They debated the minutiae of party politics, such as fundraising and candidate recruitment,

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Peninsula teen’s rally against anti-Asian American hate crimes draws hundreds

Christina Leung was riding Muni last year near San Francisco’s Chinatown when she heard the bus driver talking loudly with a White passenger. A group of Asian American residents had just boarded, and the conductor was complaining about the behavior of “Chinese” customers, thinking they couldn’t understand her, said Leung, a self-described senior citizen who has lived in the Sunset district for more than 30 years after emigrating from Hong Kong. Leung plucked up her courage and told the driver her behavior was improper, she recalled. But over the past year, as former president Donald Trump referred to COVID-19 as “Chinese virus,” the constant media stereotyping and eroding sense of safety in her longtime city has felt “not so good,” she said. “They were not ashamed to speak aloud, in public

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Sick Of Life’s Bullsh*t? Here Are 50 Clever Things You Should’ve Bought Sooner

On some mornings, I wake up ready to take on the world — but most of the time, I wind up hitting snooze for an hour (no shame). I can't help it — when life's bullsh*t starts to pile up on me, I'd much rather stay tucked under the blankets for as long as possible. But on those days where I absolutely have to get up, I always make a straight beeline for all of the clever products I bought on Amazon that help me get through the day. I do realize, however, that my day probably looks drastically different from yours. That's why I've made sure to include a little something for everybody in this list. For example, if you like to exercise outdoors, be sure to check out the anti-chafing body lotion I've added. Not only does it help keep your skin protected from irritation, but the formula is also h

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Biden defends airstrike on Syria in letter to leaders in Congress and says US has the right to defend itself

Summary List PlacementPresident Joe Biden justified his decision to strike Syria in a letter to congressional leadership on Saturday.  On Thursday night, Biden directed airstrikes against the assets of "Iranian-backed militant groups" in Syria.  In his letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and President pro tempore of the Senate Patrick Leahy, Biden said the strike was "pursuant to the United States' inherent right of self-defense as reflected in Article 51 of the United Nations Charter." The Pentagon said the move came after a series of recent attacks against US and coalition forces in Iraq. Last week, a contractor was killed and others were injured after militants fired rockets at an Iraqi airbase used by the US military. Biden referenced the attack to justify the strike.  "In ...

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CPAC is missing students and its legendary party scene. Republicans are concerned the low-energy event reflects the GOP’s standing with young voters in a post-Trump world.

Summary List PlacementORLANDO, Florida —  There's a common refrain among Republicans and conservatives roaming the halls of this year's Conservative Political Action Conference: "Where are all the students?"  The lack of eager right-leaning teenagers and 20-somethings collecting free schwag and chugging beers is one of the most glaring and obvious contrasts from the annual conservative conferences held during the before times in and around Washington DC.  But in this pandemic wasteland of 2021, where even CPAC has decamped to a popular family hotel a short 20-minute drive from Disney World, it's the lack of young people that is getting noticed.   "That's the thing I miss the most, without any question," Roger Stone, the infamous Donald Trump consigliere, told Insider on Saturday.  This ...

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Santa Anita horse racing consensus picks for Sunday, Feb. 28

The consensus box of picks comes from handicappers Bob Mieszerski, Art Wilson, Terry Turrell and Eddie Wilson. Here are the picks for Sunday Feb. 28 for horse racing at Santa Anita. Trouble viewing on mobile device? See consensus picks Enjoy the consensus horse racing picks online? Subscribe Related Articles Santa Anita horse racing consensus picks for Saturday, Feb. 27 Here’s how Santa Anita and Del Mar are raising the stakes Horse racing notes: Bob Baffert says Charlatan ‘ran a big race’ at Saudi Cup Santa Anita horse racing consensus picks for Friday, Feb. 26 Santa Anita horse racing consensus picks for Sunday, Feb. 21 ...read more Source:: Los An...

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The Future of Retail: Online Checkout

Summary List PlacementAs the growth of e-commerce sales continues to outpace brick-and-mortar, having a seamless online checkout process is more crucial than ever. Online checkout has become inundated with payment options and data entry points, which leads to poor e-commerce conversion and frequent cart abandons. In recent months, one proposed solution has garnered support from major card network rivals Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Discover. That solution has been dubbed Secure Remote Commerce (SRC). SRC is a set of specs that attempts to standardize e-commerce checkout across sites and devices. Instead of having payment information scattered across providers, SRC aims to put the entirety of customers' wallets in one place. In The Future of Retail: Online Checkout slide deck, we outline S...

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The 4 Best Rug Grippers

A constantly shifting rug is a true pain, and can force you to unnecessarily have to readjust it after moving furniture or when the pets run in. Thankfully, the best rug grippers are made with either adhesive or non-adhesive designs that tightly hold your carpet in place on your floors so you'll never have to look at a rug out of place again. But, when shopping, there's a few things to keep in mind. The main difference between the rug grippers out there is whether or not they attach adhesively to the back of your rug, or simply work as a buffer between your carpet and floor. Depending on how expensive your rug is, you may want to invest in a non-adhesive option. While most quality adhesive rug grippers are designed to be damage-free and don't leave behind glue on the reverse side of your

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