Health May 12Counterfeit masks reaching frontline health workers in U.S.
The story of how one brand of counterfeits has infiltrated America’s supply chains illustrates how the lack of coordination amid massive shortages has plunged the country’s medical system into chaos.
Health Apr 10Nurses weigh their principles versus safety in virus fight
U.S. nurses are facing a fundamental question that pits their professional principles against their personal welfare: Did they sign up to become heroes? They became nurses to relieve suffering and to save lives, but the COVID-19 pandemic has raised the…
Health Mar 29Relief package billions can’t buy hospitals out of shortages
Experts say the problem isn’t a lack of money. It's that there aren't enough supplies to buy.
Health Mar 24Key medical glove factories cut staff 50% during outbreak
Malaysian glove factories, which supply majority of the world's gloves, are operating at half capacity to comply with new national rules aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Shortages already reported the U.S. are expected to worsen.
Health Mar 20Imports of medical supplies plummet as demand in U.S. soars
The materials are critical to containing the highly contagious coronavirus as emergency rooms and clinics brace for a surge.
Nation Aug 16Migrant kids separated at border faced abuse in foster homes
Dozens of families are now preparing to sue the federal government, including several who say their young children were sexually, physically or emotionally abused in federally funded foster care.
Nation Jun 11Prosecutors crack down on clergy abuse as bishops gather for conference
For decades, leaders of the Roman Catholic Church were largely left to police their own. But now, as American bishops gather for a conference to confront the reignited sex-abuse crisis this week, they're facing the most scrutiny ever from secular…
Nation Jan 21For the poor, the safety net in a shutdown doesn’t feel safe
As the longest government shutdown in U.S. history stretches into a fifth week, millions of poor Americans who depend on food and rental assistance are becoming increasingly worried about the future.
Politics Dec 27White House and congressional Democrats see no deal on shutdown
Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon.
Politics Dec 20Trump administration wants to tighten work requirements for food stamps
The move comes just weeks after lawmakers passed a $400 billion farm bill that reauthorized agriculture and conservation programs while leaving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which serves roughly 40 million Americans, virtually untouched.