The critical shortage of medical supplies across the U.S., including testing swabs, protective masks, surgical gowns and hand sanitizer, can be tied to a sudden drop in imports, mostly from China.
Federal workers and contractors forced to stay home or work without pay are experiencing mounting stress from the impasse affecting hundreds of thousands of them.
Vicki Christiansen acknowledged to a congressional panel that the Forest Service is in need of a culture change.
A grand jury's decision to indict all six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries suffered in police custody, allows the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."
State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's announcement triggered celebrations across the same West Baltimore streets that were smoldering just four days earlier, when Freddie Gray's funeral led to riots and looting.
Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying "no one is above the law."
A single dad and his seven children were found dead in their one-story home, relatives said, and though officials gave no identities or details on the cause of the deaths, the man's stepfather said he had been trying to keep the family warm with a generator after the power was cut because of an outstanding bill.