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Darcia Bryden-Currie prepares to inoculate Stephen Elliott with the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, at his apartment in The Bronx, April 12, 2021. Daily vaccination rates are slipping and there is growing consensus among scientists and public health experts that while herd immunity may never be possible, the virus will most likely become a manageable threat that will continue to circulate, causing hospitalizations and deaths but in much smaller numbers. (James Estrin/The New York Times)

Reaching ‘herd immunity’ is unlikely in the U.S., experts now believe

By Apoorva Mandavilli | The New York Times | May 3, 2021, 8:28 p.m.

(Matt Rourke | AP Photo )In this Wednesday, March 3, 2021 photo, people wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk through a shaft of light on a street in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, U.S. health officials say fully vaccinated Americans don't need to wear masks outdoors anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers, and those who are unvaccinated can go without a face covering outside in some cases, too.

CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

By Mike Stobbe | AP Medical Writer | April 27, 2021, 4:54 p.m.

(Erin Schaff | The New York Times) Members of the Supreme Court pose for a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, April 23, 2021.

Supreme Court to hear case on carrying guns in public

By Adam Liptak | The New York Times | April 26, 2021, 2:52 p.m.

(Joan Meiners | The Spectrum via AP) In this March 28, 2021, photo, a D.R Horton's developer's sign is posted at the existing exit for Long Valley Road showing plans for a new 2,100 single family homes and townhomes subdivision along the Southern Parkway near Sand Hollow Reservoir in Washington County, Utah. Conservationists are fighting plans to extend Long Valley Road south into desert tortoise habitat to provide a second entrance to the subdivision.

Advocates concerned about southern Utah road extension

By Joan Meiners | The Spectrum | April 25, 2021, 6:44 p.m.

(Court TV via AP, Pool) In this image from video, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, center, is taken into custody as his attorney, Eric Nelson, left, looks on, after the verdicts were read at Chauvin's trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn.

Ex-cop Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd case

By Amy Forliti, Stephen Groves and Tammy Webber | The Associated Press | April 21, 2021, 1:09 a.m.

(Nina Mayer Ritchie | Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health via AP)  In this Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, photo provided by Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, registered nurse Starla Garcia prepares a coronavirus vaccine in Chinle, Ariz., for someone who enrolled in the COVID-19 vaccine trials on the Navajo Nation and initially received a placebo.

Navajo Nation has no COVID-related deaths for seventh day in a row

By The Associated Press | April 18, 2021, 9:12 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jonathan Pimble administers a Covid-19 vaccination to a woman, with the assistance of Elizabeth Wade, during a resource fair for individuals experiencing homelessness on Rio Grande Street, Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

Homeless Americans finally getting a chance at COVID-19 shot

By Carla K. Johnson | AP Medical Writer | April 15, 2021, 4:18 p.m.

(Ben Gray | AP) Carol Kelly, left, receives a Moderna variant vaccine shot from registered nurse Mary Bower at Emory University's Hope Clinic, Wednesday afternoon, March 31, 2021, in Decatur, Ga. Emory asked people who received Moderna's original vaccine a year ago in a first-stage study to also help test the updated shot.

Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

By Lauran Neergaard | AP Medical Writer | April 13, 2021, 1:11 p.m.

(Megan Marples | Cronkite News via AP, file photo) A sign encourages social distancing outside the Blue Gap Mini Store in Blue Gap, Ariz., on Sept. 24, 2020. The Navajo Nation has reported 16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths.

Navajo Nation reports 16 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

By The Associated Press | April 11, 2021, 8:49 p.m.

(Ken Ritter | The Associated Press) Sprinklers water grass at a park on Friday, April 9, 2021, in the Summerlin neighborhood of Las Vegas. The desert city wants to become a model for restraint with a first-in-the-nation policy limiting water use by banning grass that nobody walks on. Parks would not be included, but Las Vegas area water officials are asking the state Legislature to pass a law banning "nonfunctional turf" in street medians and common areas of communities and office parks.

Las Vegas pushes to become first city to ban ornamental grass in effort to save water

By Sam Metz and Ken Ritter | The Associated Press | April 11, 2021, 8:40 p.m.

(Alastair Grant | AP) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Philip arrive by horse drawn carriage at the Royal Ascot horse race meeting at Ascot, England, June, 16, 2011. Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died aged 99.

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99

By Jill Lawless and Gregory Katz | The Associated Press | April 9, 2021, 5:21 p.m.

(J. Scott Applewhite | AP Photo) Police officers gather near a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 2, 2021.

Man rams car into two Capitol police; one officer and driver killed

By Michael Balsamo, Nomaan Merchant and Colleen Long | The Associated Press | April 2, 2021, 10:44 p.m.

(Evan Vucci | AP) President Joe Biden delivers a speech on infrastructure spending at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Pittsburgh.

Biden announces huge infrastructure plan to ‘win the future’

By Jonathan Lemire, Kevin Freking and Zeke Miller | The Associated Press | April 1, 2021, 1:35 p.m.

(Chris Detrick | Tribune file photo)  The scene of a plane crash at 1900 West and 4500 in Roy is photographed on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Utah lawmakers this session approved a bill requiring general Utah aviation pilots with airplanes to carry at least $100,000 in liability insurance, the Standard Examiner reported.

Three years after Roy plane crash, Utah passes law requiring pilot insurance

By Tim Vandenack | Standard-Examiner | March 28, 2021, 10:49 p.m.

(Carolyn Kaster | AP file photo) In this April 23, 2020, photo, a Team Rubicon volunteer holds a COVID-19 test in the emergency room of the Kayenta Health Center on the Navajo reservation in Kayenta, Ariz.

Navajo Nation extends ‘safer at home’ order

By The Associated Press | March 28, 2021, 7:02 p.m.

In this April 19, 1998 photo, Beverly Cleary signs books at the Monterey Bay Book Festival in Monterey, Calif. The beloved children's author, whose characters Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins enthralled generations of youngsters, has died. She was 104. Cleary's publisher, HarperCollins, announced her death Friday, March 26, 2021. In a statement, the company said Cleary died in Carmel, California, her home since the 1960s, on Thursday. No cause of death was given. (Vern Fisher/The Monterey County Herald via AP)

Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104

By Hillel Italie | AP National Writer | March 26, 2021, 10:55 p.m.

In this April 30, 2014 photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry poses at his book store in Archer City, Texas. McMurtry has died at the age of 84. His death was confirmed Friday, March 26, 2021, by a spokesman for his publisher Liveright. Several of McMurtry’s books became feature films, including the Oscar-winning films “The Last Picture Show” and “Terms of Endearment.” He also co-wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for “Brokeback Mountain.” (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry dies at 84

By Jamie Stengle | The Associated Press | March 26, 2021, 10:01 p.m.

Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) Local refugees, government leaders and activists march to the Utah Capitol in 2020 to send a  message to the world that refugees are welcome in Utah. Advocates in the state are preparing for an influx of refugees after President Joe Biden announced plans to receive more refugees in the U.S.

Utah advocates prepare for potential rise in refugees in U.S.

By Standard-Examiner | March 24, 2021, 3:29 a.m.

(Eliza Earle | The New York Times) A heart drawing inside fencing that surrounds the parking lot outside a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colo., on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, following Monday’s shooting, which left 10 people dead including a police officer.

Suspect in Colorado store shooting is charged with 10 counts of murder

By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Jenny Gross | The New York Times | March 23, 2021, 5:17 p.m.

(Theo Stroomer | The New York Times) Police vehicles in the parking lot of the Boulder King Soopers grocery store after a shooting that killed multiple people in Boulder, Colo., on Monday, March 22, 2021.

10 killed in Colorado supermarket shooting

By Patty Nieberg, James Anderson and Colleen Slevin | The Associated Press | March 23, 2021, 1:20 p.m.

(Sharon Chischilly | The New York Times) Nathaniel Garcia is shown outside his home near Window Rock, Ariz., in 2020. The coronavirus has killed 1,233 people since the pandemic began.

Navajo Nation reports 5 more COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths

By The Associated Press | March 21, 2021, 7:28 p.m.

(Nikki Boliaux | New York Times file photo) Hikers use the chains along a portion of the Angels Landing trail in Zion National Park in Utah, where the number of visitors has surged, Nov. 23, 2020. Novice hikers and climbers have flocked to the outdoors during the pandemic, but some are unprepared for the dangers on the trails.

13 people have died since 2000 on Angels Landing trail at Zion

By Nate Carlisle | FOX 13 | March 21, 2021, 7:21 p.m.

(Jacques Billeaud | AP file photo) In 2019, then-Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen, right, and his attorney, Kurt Altman, are photographed as they leave a court hearing in Phoenix. Petersen has acknowledged he ran an illegal adoption scheme in Arizona, Arkansas and Utah.

Ex-politician in prison for adoption scam gets 5 more years

By Jacques Billeaud | The Associated Press | March 21, 2021, 5:49 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Thousands participate in the Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City on Sunday June 2, 2019. Students at Park City High School wasted no time contacting their principal this month and requesting that internet blocks on LGBTQ-related terms be removed from school computers.

Park City students fight online filters for LGBTQ searches

By Michelle Deininger | TownLift | March 21, 2021, 5:35 p.m.

(Carolyn Kaster | AP file photo) In 2020, a volunteer with Team Rubicon holds a COVID-19 test in the emergency room of the Kayenta Health Center on the Navajo reservation in Kayenta, Ariz.

Navajo Nation nears 30K COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

By The Associated Press | March 19, 2021, 2:35 a.m.