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Police maced, trampled: New docs show depth of Jan. 6 chaos

Two firefighters loaned to Washington for the day were the only medics on the Capitol steps Jan. 6, trying to triage injured officers as they watched the angry mob swell and attack police. ...

Officers maced, trampled: Docs expose depth of Jan. 6 chaos

Two firefighters loaned to Washington for the day were the only medics on the Capitol steps Jan. 6, trying to triage injured officers as they watched the angry mob swell and attack police working to p...

Official says vaccine expected in January, countering Trump

A Trump administration official leading the response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.S. can expect delivery of a vaccine starting in January 2021, despite statements from the president that ino...

5 takeaways: AP/FRONTLINE investigate medical supply chains

From the very moment the coronavirus pandemic reached America’s shores, the country was unprepared. Health care facilities didn’t have the masks and equipment needed to protect their workers. The Asso...

US bets on small, untested company to deliver COVID vaccine

When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections. As part of its ...

US international aid groups sending help home

In Santa Barbara, forklifts chug through the warehouse of Direct Relief, hustling pallets of much-needed medical supplies into waiting FedEx trucks. Normally those gloves, masks and medicines would go...

Stimulus billions can't buy hospitals out of shortage crisis

The billions of tax dollars headed for hospitals and states as part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus response bill won't fix the problem facing doctors and nurses: a critical shortage of protective go...

Imports of medical supplies plummet as demand in US soars

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, The...

Board that handles federal worker disputes is now vacant

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government board tasked with settling workplace disputes for millions of federal workers is officially vacant for the first time in its 40-year history. The Merit...

Shutdown Q&A: When will federal government workers get paid?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are back to work after the longest government shutdown in the nation's history finally came to an end last week. But as the gears of govern...

For the poor, the safety net in a shutdown doesn't feel safe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears_anything that can las...

As shutdown drags, Trump administration seeks to soften blow

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don't know when they'll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rel...

Federal workers seek loans, second jobs as shutdown lingers

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Families are making tough decisions as 800,000 federal employees miss their first paycheck Friday because of the government shutdown. The workers are scaling back ...

USDA moves to tighten restrictions on food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year's farm bill didn't: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance. ...

Senate Democrats see role for Congress in curbing harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats said in a report Wednesday that Congress should take an active role in addressing harassment and discrimination in the American workplace, and cited fear of retaliat...