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Joe Murillo looks as crews clear debris on Sunday, July 26, 2020, that remains from a plane crash that severely injured his sister and damaged her West Jordan home. Three people died in the crash Saturday afternoon.

Joe Murillo looks as crews clear debris on Sunday, July 26, 2020, that remains from a plane crash that killed his sister and damaged her West Jordan home. Family members confirmed Monday that Mary Quintana, 72, who had been hospitalized in critical condition with third-degree burns over half of her body, has died. | Yukai Peng, Deseret News

WEST JORDAN — A fourth person has died as result of a plane crashing into a house in West Jordan over the weekend.

Mary Quintana, 72, who had been hospitalized in critical condition with third-degree burns over half of her body, has passed away, a family member confirmed Monday.

Quintana was sitting on the outside deck of her home on Saturday when a Piper PA-32 crashed into the backyard at 3847 Piccadilly Circle (8710 South), setting Quintana’s house on fire.

The pilot, Lee Wyckoff, 43, his 9-month-old daughter Coral Wyckoff, and Milda Shibonis, 36, were also killed. Two of the plane’s other three passengers, the pilot’s wife, Rebecca Wyckoff, 36, and Cody Mitchell, 2, were in critical condition Sunday. Cody, Wyckoff’s son, suffered burns to his legs and arms, police said.

Amazingly, Veda Sheperd, 12, who is Shibonis’ daughter, walked away from the crash. She was later treated at a local hospital and was released the same day.

Quintana’s family members had been holding out hope that she would pull through.

The plane took off from South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan and was headed to Page, Arizona, said Allen Kenitzer, FAA spokesman. The FAA, which is investigating the crash along with the National Transportation Safety Board, has not yet released information about what caused it.

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There’s no shortage of vaccine news lately, from breakthroughs to break-ins. As we all await a vaccine that many hope will kickstart the world’s return to normalcy, geopolitics is increasingly spilling over into the vaccine race, seriously complicating matters. Welcome to vaccine nationalism.

Why It Matters:

Discovering a COVID-19 vaccine is the world’s #1 public health priority; governments and pharmaceuticals around the world have joined forces to discover and develop a vaccine at breakneck speeds… costs and safety protocols be damned for some. Reports have emerged that scientists in Russia have tried experimental vaccines on themselves, and that well-off members of Russian society have received early test versions of a vaccine as well; China has approved a vaccine candidate for its armed services. In normal times, these would all be considered highly unethical and actively dangerous to public health. But these are not normal times—and being the first to find a vaccine isn’t just a matter of national pride or the first step to unlocking pre-pandemic levels of economic activity. In today’s world, being the first to a vaccine means critical geopolitical leverage over both allies and enemies alike.

As the world entered the teeth of the pandemic, there were three basic scenarios when it came to the discovery, manufacturing and distribution/uptake of the vaccine. The first scenario is the most optimistic—upon discovery of a safe vaccine, world governments work together to coordinate the manufacturing and distribution of the vaccine to get it into the hands of as many people around the world as possible. The second scenario is that once the vaccine is found, certain countries get first-access to the vaccines based on their investments and political maneuverings, but once that happens, multilateral institutions like the UN and WHO help facilitate distribution and uptake as …read more

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Cheyenne Floyd and a Beverage

Cheyenne Floyd is the only Black Teen Mom star, and has been quick to call out her castmates for not using their platforms to condemn racism.

Now, she is opening up about her own experiences at the intersection of race, racism, and reality TV stardom.

Cheyenne Floyd stopped by for a chat with Bayleigh Dayton of The Challenge and Big Brother for a chat on the latter’s YouTube channel.

Together, the two women spoke about the stereotypes that they have faced as young Black women on reality TV.

They even offered advice to other young Black women who are considering reality stardom.

Cheyenne revealed that she had engaged in a very candid conversation with Teen Mom OG producers.

Specifically, she had discussed racial stereotypes with them before she signed on to the series.

Her concern at the time was that they show’s decision to cast her and Corey Wharton in 2018 was for all of the wrong reasons.

The worry? That they were hoping that Black reality stars would be inherently more dramatic.

“When we got on ‘Teen Mom,’ one of the very first talks I had with production,” Cheyenne recalls.

She continues: “I just put it out there which was really awkward because I was talking to a room full of non-Black people.”

Cheyenne narrates: “[I told them], ‘If you guys are trying to find the stereotypical Black family who are a little struggle, a bunch of come-up stories.”

She warned them: “you’re not going to find it here.”

“[I also told them], ‘If you guys want us to be screaming at each other every episodes, or calling each other names, or pulling each other’s hair out, we’re still not it,” Cheyenne recalled.

Cheyenne recalled telling producers “If you want baby mama drama, we’re still not it!'”

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Conference Center in Salt Lake City is devoid of conferencegoers during the 190th Annual General Conference on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Due to the spread of COVID-19, the conference is being broadcast without church members in attendance.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

On July 20, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that a small number of temples would move to the second of four phases as part of the reopening plan for the church’s 168 temples worldwide.

As of July 27, 12 temples have moved to Phase 2, which means all temple ordinances can be performed for living individuals.

It’s the latest of several temporary but significant adjustments that the global church, with more than 16.5 million members, has made on multiple continents to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Last March, the church closed temples, suspended Sunday worship services and held a general conference without a live audience that was viewed remotely. A significant number of missionaries returned home for self-isolation, some with the option of returning to fulfill their service at a later date.

During its general conference the weekend of April 4-5, President Russell M. Nelson called for a second worldwide fast on Good Friday to control the pandemic, protect caregivers, strengthen the economy and normalize life. One week later, President Nelson used social media to “express deep gratitude” for those who took part in the global fasts.

On April 13, the church announced that all For Strength of Youth conferences in the U.S. and Canada would be postponed until 2021.

The same day, the church announced a partnership with Latter-day Saint Charities, Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah Health to organize an army of 50,000 volunteers to make 5 million masks to protect health care workers. The news came after the First Presidency approved humanitarian projects in 57 countries to battle COVID-19.

The church also released letters with new pandemic-related guidelines for leaders and members on how to administer ordinances and officiate events like weddings, funerals and baby blessings, among other things.

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Here’s an in-depth look at the Kanab Cowboys football team heading into the 2020 season.

Note: Kanab finished with a 5-6 overall record in 2019 and was tied for fourth in 2A South with a 2-4 record. It was RPI seed No. 9 in the 2A playoffs, and was eliminated by Beaver 52-7 in quarterfinals.

SANDY — The 2020 season will certainly be the dawn of a new era for the Kanab Cowboys football program.

Bucky Orton, who coached the team for 17 years and won two state championships along the way, stepped down, and J.R. Quarnberg was hired to replace him. For Quarnberg, it’s a chance to return to his alma mater.

“Big shoes to fill, right? It’s been interesting,” Quarnberg said, adding that while he wasn’t coached by Orton, all of his staff was. “He’s almost got hero status among us, so replacing him is interesting.”

Not only will Quarnberg return to where he went to high school, but he’ll also follow in the footsteps of his father Rod, who coached the Cowboys from 1994-2001.

“He’s a good resource for me. He’s a mentor to me,” Quarnberg said. “I’ve definitely sought his counsel. I feel like it’s been a good thing to have my dad be around and then have Bucky, who’s a close friend of mine that’s still here that would be willing to help any of us with anything.”

Quarnberg added that Dwaine Hatch, who was the coach for the one season in between his dad’s final one and Orton’s first, has also been helping, so long as one thing was taken care of first.

“He’s kind of been mentoring Beaver for the last five or six years, so when we pulled him away from Beaver, we were like, ‘First item of business, you axe that relationship with Beaver right now.’”

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Pedestrians wear masks as they walk past the “Point of View” art installation in front of the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City on Monday, July 27, 2020. The installation, at West Temple and 100 South, was created by Maine artist Aaron T Stephan and features over 150 road signs with diametrical words on them.

Pedestrians wear masks as they walk past the “Point of View” art installation in front of the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City on Monday, July 27, 2020. The installation, at West Temple and 100 South, was created by Maine artist Aaron T Stephan and features over 150 road signs with diametrical words on them. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah health officials reported 436 new cases of the novel coronavirus and seven additional deaths on Monday.

A lower-than-average number of tests were reported Monday after the Pioneer Day weekend, at 4,507 with a 9.7% positive rate, according to the Utah Department of Health. The new cases bring the state’s total since the pandemic began to 38,409 out of 509,858 people tested — a 6.5% positive rate.

The rolling seven-day average number of daily cases is 544 per day, and the positive test rate is 9.5%.

Currently, 207 people are hospitalized in Utah with the disease, three fewer than on Sunday.

The latest fatalities:

A Salt Lake County man, between the ages of 65 and 84, who was hospitalized when he died.
A Salt Lake County man, between 45-64, who was hospitalized when he died.
A Salt Lake County man, between 65-84, who was a long-term care resident.
A Salt Lake County woman, older than 85, who was a long-term care resident.
A San Juan County man, between 65-84, who was a long-term care resident.
A San Juan County man, between 45-64, who was a long-term care resident.
A Washington County man, between 45-64, who was hospitalized when he died.

More than 25,000 of the state’s cases are considered recovered after passing the three-week point since their diagnoses.

This story will be updated throughout the day.

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Elon Musk

With the exception of our current president, it’s possible that there’s no public figure as sharply divisive as billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

To some, he’s an innovative trailblazer; to others, he’s a born-rich, idea-steal man-child playing fast and loose with his shareholders’ money.

We think it’s safe to say Johnny Depp is among those who see Mr. Musk as little more than a privileged egomaniac with a dangerous penchant for running his mouth in a style that can only be described as Kanye-esque.

Currently, Depp is embroiled in a $50 million lawsuit against British tabloid The Sun.

The actor alleges that the newspaper is guilty of libel for referring to him as a “wife beater” in a piece published in 2018.

And what does all of this have to do with Musk, you ask?

Well, among the many scandalous revelations made during Depp’s civil trial is a claim that Musk had an affair with Amber Heard while she was married to Depp.

Musk addressed these claims for the first time in an interview with the New York Times on Sunday, and … well, his comments are the sort of thing that can only come from an unhinged billionaire who dreams of stamping his company’s logo on the surface of Mars.

“I definitely was not having an affair with Amber while she was married to Johnny, this is totally false,” he told the newspaper.

Addressing claims that he and Heard had a threesome with model Cara Delevingne, Musk remarked:

“We did not have the threesome, you know.

“So I think people think these things are generally more salacious than they are,” he added.

Pretty boilerplate stuff so far.

But that’s when things took a turn for the weird.

In court last week, lawyers for The Sun revealed text messages between Depp and Lady Gaga’s former fiance, Christian Carino.

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