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Colts Coach Frank Reich Spent $12,000 on a Very Good Dog That He May Never Own

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich just spent $12,000 on a dog that will fight sex trafficking. | Michael Hickey/Getty ImagesRELATED: Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich has given a very good boy a new home. Reich, who is entering his fourth season with the Colts, bought a Labrador retriever named Hunter. Although Reich spent a ton of money on Hunter, there is an extremely high chance that he will never own the dog. Frank Reich spent $12,000 on a dog that fights sex trafficking Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich just spent $12,000 on a dog that will fight sex trafficking. | Michael Hickey/Getty ImagesRELATED: Former U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Coach John Geddert Dies by Suicide After Getting Charged With Human Trafficking, Sexual Assault and Lying to Protect Conv

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Bentley Unleashes 2022 Continental GT Speed Convertible

Bentley continues to blend quintessentially British luxobarge properties with a teacup-tipping top end in the 2022 Continental GT Speed Convertible.  Don't let the luscious lines and luxurious appointments deceive—this open-top grand tourer is easily in the 200-mph club, with a max speed of 208. The 6.0-liter W12, which Bentley claims is the "world's most advanced 12-cylinder," is up-tuned to crank out 650 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque.  A sprint to 60 mph takes 3.5 seconds, even while weighing well over 5,000 pounds. That feat is achieved in Sport mode, which enables the dual-clutch eight-speed to shift twice as quickly.  But performance in only part of the story. Speed-exclusive design elements include a dark-tinted radiator matrix and grilles, special sports sills, and badgin...

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Ever Given container ship seized in Suez blockage spat

By Yusri Mohamed and Jonathan Saul | Reuters CAIRO – A ship that blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week in March is being held in the waterway as canal authorities pursue a $916 million compensation claim against the ship’s Japanese owner, one of the vessel’s insurers and canal sources said on Tuesday. The Ever Given container ship, owned by Shoei Kisen, has been in a lake separating two sections of the canal since it was dislodged on March 29, as the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) conducts investigations. Two SCA sources, who declined to be named, told Reuters a court order had been issued for the ship to be held. Negotiations over the compensation claim were still taking place, according to one of the sources. UK Club, the protection & indemnity (P&I) insurer for the Ever Given, sa

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How to make clear government serves the people — and not the other way around

The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield | APGovernment agencies routinely deny access to public records and dare you to sue. They have lawyers and money and nothing to lose. Here’s a radical, revolutionary statement: Your government belongs to you. I am not a member or any far-right fascist organization or a Trump conspiracy theory buff. I do not advocate violence against anyone. But I do believe the government is organized to do the business of the people and therefore should be accountable to them. We pay these folks. They are our employees. Yet, average citizens who try to obtain public documents from their city, county, state or federal government often are treated as if they were foreign agents looking for national secrets. It often seems, in fact, that foreign adversaries like Ru

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LA County to temporarily halt J&J vaccine following national recommendation

Public health officials in Los Angeles County will stop administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after reports that six women from the ages of 18 to 48 developed unusual blot clots. The pause was recommended by both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, April 13. L.A. County public health officials said in a statement Tuesday that they would follow the advice out of an abundance of caution. Long Beach and Pasadena, which both have their own health departments, will also follow federal advice and temporarily stop using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. People with appointments to receive a Johnson & Johnson vaccine in L.A. County will be contacted to reschedule or provide a new appointment date for a Pfizer or Modern

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Must-Have Gear For Documentary Filmmakers to Buy

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Critics and movie buffs alike have rightfully recognizing documentaries as essential contributions to the art of film. The best documentaries can be every bit as riveting as narrative films, even if they cost a fraction of the budget. And representing your subjects honestly, while making a statement about the world at large, is what puts great documentary filmmakers in a class of their own. Documentary filmmakers often have to prioritize things like portability, battery life, weight, and discreetness when selecting equipment. At th...

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Bellator signs LFA champion Maycon Mendonça

Three weeks ago, Bellator welterweight contender Neiman Gracie singled out one of his Kings MMA teammates. “This guy’s a beast, man. I want to see this guy on a bigger show,” Gracie said. Bellator was apparently paying attention, signing LFA welterweight champion Maycon Mendonça in a move confirmed by a source Tuesday. Mendonça (11-4) won LFA’s vacant welterweight title in a five-round unanimous decision against Batsumberel Dagvadorj at LFA 96 on Dec. 4 at Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas. The judges scored it 50-45, 49-46, 49-46 for Mendonça, but the pace and all-out offense had some touting the bout as a late Fight of the Year candidate. The 6-foot-2 Brazilian, who trains under Master Rafael Cordeiro at Kings MMA in Huntington Beach, started with LFA in 2017 and lost his first three f...

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Khloe Kardashian: Yeah, I Changed How I Look! YOU Try Being Bullied Your Whole Life!

If you've been anywhere near social media in the past few weeks, then you've probably heard about the controversy surrounding a leaked photo of Khloe Kardashian. The pic -- which was taken by Khloe's maternal grandmother, MJ -- shows the 34-year-ols hanging out poolside, wearing a bikini. She appears to be in good shape, and there's really nothing remarkable about the image. Or at least there wouldn't be, were it not for the fact that it looks so different from the version of Khloe that fans have been seeing over the past few months. The situation escalated when Khloe and her legal team launched a campaign to have the offending image scrubbed from the internet -- a near-impossible feat in 2021. Now, Khloe is attempting to explain her over-the-top response, and it seems she's ...

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Woman shot dead in Adams County an investigation is underway

A woman was shot dead in Adams County overnight, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies responded at about 4:35 a.m. Tuesday to the 6200 block of Federal Boulevard on a report of a shooting, according to a news release. First responders found a woman who had been shot in the chest. Detectives are investigating a shooting death that occurred overnight in the 6200 block of Federal Boulevard. Detailed information is attached. pic.twitter.com/HvWkor4pXO — Adams Sheriff's Page (@AdamsCoSheriff) April 13, 2021 An investigation is ongoing. The sheriff’s office plans to release more details today. Related Articles Police: Woman killed in LoDo crash last week was a bystander of street racing Man dies in two-vehicle crash in northwest Denver on S...

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This Utah singer just dropped out of ‘American Idol’

Wyatt Pike, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Park City, Utah, made the top 12 of “American Idol” before host Ryan Seacrest announced that Pike had to drop out of the competition. | ABCAfter revealing that Wyatt Pike made the ‘American Idol’ top 12, host Ryan Seacrest said the singer from Park City had to unexpectedly drop out of the competition Monday’s episode of “American Idol” was full of surprises. At the start of the episode, which revealed the top 12 “Idol” singers, host Ryan Seacrest announced that “Idol” judge Luke Bryan had tested positive for COVID-19. Sitting in Bryan’s place was Paula Abdul — a former “Idol” judge who saw the rise of superstars like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and David Archuleta. A few minutes later, Seacrest dropped an arguably even bigger bombshe

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‘Major developments’ in case of Kristin Smart’s 1996 disappearance; San Pedro man has been investigation’s focus

Major developments in the investigation into the 1996 disappearance of Kristin Smart will be announced Tuesday afternoon, April 13, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department said. The man who for years officials have described as a person of interest lives in San Pedro. Officials were expected to discuss the developments during a 2 p.m. press conference. The announcements come after investigators in recent years searched the home of that person of interest, Paul Flores, last year and his father’s home in Arroyo Grande last month. Flores, who was a California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo student along with Smart, may have been the last person to see Smart and remains the “prime suspect” in the case, the Sheriff’s Department has said. Smart, 19, of Stockton, Californ...

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NBA Power Rankings Week 16: The Celtics Are Rounding Into Form

Getty Image / Uproxx The 2020-21 season has been a roller coaster for the Boston Celtics. Between injuries, COVID-related absences and general inconsistency, the Celtics have struggled to replicate last season’s 48-24 performance and the form that allowed Boston to reach the conference finals. In fact, the Celtics have hovered around the .500 mark, landing firmly in the middle of an uninspiring Eastern Conference, and at times, Boston’s issues have left many scratching their head. As of mid-April, though, there are positive signs with the Celtics. Boston is 5-1 in the last six games, outscoring their opponents by a total of 65 points in that six-result sample. In taking a wider view, Brad Stevens’ team is 13-9 in the last 22 games and, perhaps more importantly, the Celtics boast a +3.9

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Sephora’s Spring 2021 Savings Event Is Finally Here

If you’ve been waiting to stock up on your favorite beauty essentials, the time to click “add is cart” is finally here. Sephora’s Spring 2021 Savings Event is back for another year, and with it comes impressive discounts on major brands like Kosas, Olaplex, and more. The sale only happens once a year, so it’s a great opportunity to treat yourself to anything you’ve been eying. Per usual, the discounts correlate with the three tiers of Sephora’s loyalty program. Rouge members get the heftiest discount at 20% off, and can start shopping now. VIB members can score 15% off, and Insider members (which any beauty lover can join for free) can snag a 10% discount starting on April 15. No matter which category you fall into, you have until April 19 to get in on the savings using the code OMGSPRIN...

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A Las Vegas hotel says employees must either get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing at their own expense

Summary List PlacementWynn Resorts and Encore has announced that its Las Vegas employees must receive the COVID-19 vaccine or undergo a weekly COVID-19 test. But employees who opt for the latter must pay out of pocket if they want to use Wynn's on-site testing lab.  Right now, about 60% of Wynn Las Vegas workers are already vaccinated, according to a note from the resort. By implementing a sweeping vaccine and testing policy, Matt Maddox, CEO of Wynn Resorts, hopes Wynn will become "one of the safest vacation destinations in the US," Maddox said in a statement.  The hotel currently has a Lighthouse COVID-19 Testing Lab on-site, giving employees easy access to a COVID test if they opt out of the vaccine. However, each test will set an employee back $15, and those who don't want to pay t...

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