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The COVID-19 pandemic just hit another grim milestone

The coronavirus pandemic has reached levels seen back in the winter, wiping out months of progress made with the release of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to The Associated Press. Right now, the U.S. is an average of about 1,800 COVID-19 deaths and 170,000 new cases per day. Back in January,...
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Pfizer reveals side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine booster

Pfizer has released the list of side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, and they’re pretty similar to the side effects from the second dose. The Food and Drug Administration released the data from Pfizer, which outlined what side effects 300 participants felt during a trial of the booster stage. Here’s a quick breakdown.
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There will be an autopsy on the body found in Gabby Petito case. Here’s when

The Gabby Petito missing case took a dark turn Sunday as the FBI said it had found human remains in Wyoming that were consistent with the description of Gabby Petito. “Earlier today, human remains were discovered consistent with the description of Gabrielle ‘Gabby’ Petito,” said FBI Supervisory Agent Charles Jones at a press conference Sunday, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

6 takeaways from the weekend in college football

Week 3 of the college football season is in the books and a line from the Oscar-winning film “Gladiator” comes to mind... Thus far, the 2021 season has been nothing if not entertaining and unpredictable. Eighteen teams that have held a ranking in either the AP or Coaches polls have lost at least once already — again, we are three weeks in — most in upsets to perceived lesser foes.

And the next host of ‘Jeopardy!’ is ...

As the quest for a permanent “Jeopardy!” host began last season, the beloved quiz show that has seen very little change in format over the years rotated through 16 guest hosts. Every single host sparked discussion and debate among “Jeopardy!” fans. Some people even claimed they would stop watching the...

Why you may need to watch the R.1 variant

Experts have discovered a new coronavirus variant in a Kentucky nursing home, and it appears to be a unique variant worth keeping an eye on. Per Forbes, the new variant — named R.1 — is related to the original coronavirus strain. It was originally discovered in Japan and has infected more than 10,000 people globally, according to recent data.

Sen. Mike Lee vetted whether Mike Pence could gavel Trump in as reelected, new book says

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, right, speaks as President Donald Trump looks on at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Dec. 4, 2017. An account of Lee vetting Trump’s election fraud claims appears in a new book about the last days of the former president’s one term in office. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) WASHINGTON — An account of Sen. Mike Lee vetting Donald Trump's election fraud claims appears in a new book about the last days of the former president's one term in office.

New details emerge in FBI search warrant for Brian Laundrie’s house

The FBI in Tampa said Monday that it would be executing a court-ordered search warrant for the Laundrie residence in North Port, Florida — and new details have emerged. According to the FBI, the warrant was issued in relation to the Gabby Petito case. Petito, 22, was reported missing on Sept. 11 after she did not return home from a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, who returned home to North Port on Sept. 1.

Mitt Romney, Michael Bennet talk about the future of the Colorado River — from the Colorado River

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, left, his wife, Ann, and Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, sit together in a raft while they float a section of the Colorado River northeast of Moab on Saturday. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY — It was supposed to take five hours. But the float from the Hittle Bottom Campground along the Colorado River to the Sandy Beach River Access, organized by Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet with the goal to talk about climate change and drought in the West, was extended an extra hour-and-a-half.

Shiba Inu coin skyrocketed after Coinbase added it this week

An illustration of a Shiba Inu dog, the mascot of the Shiba Inu coin. Shiba Inu coin — a meme-based cryptocurrency token — has soared to new levels after the Coinbase app added the token to its platform. Coinbase added the cryptocurrency earlier this week, allowing users to trade Shiba...

Opinion: BYU issued a ‘Statement on Belonging.’ Will it succeed?

The following is excerpted from the Deseret News. To read the full article, CLICK HERE. Once upon a time, people thought that America was sliding toward moral relativism. A few minutes on Twitter today should disabuse anyone of that notion — morally loaded claims are everywhere. But there is something...

Arches park ranger warned Gabby Petito her relationship with Brian Laundrie seemed 'toxic'

National Park Service ranger Melissa Hulls, the visitor and resource protection supervisor for Arches National Park, poses for a photo outside of the park’s visitors center on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. On Aug. 12, Hulls heard a call come over her radio of a possible domestic assault, stemming from an argument in Moab between Gabby Petito and her fiance, Brian Laundrie. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News) — MOAB — Melissa Hulls can still hear Gabby Petito's voice.