The worst violence in years between the Israeli military and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip risks drawing the United States into just the kind of Middle East morass that President Biden hoped to avoid.
Sujata Hingorani often takes short videos to capture the emotions of a space. She found herself using those skills to record the struggle of her mother and father, who were partially vaccinated but died nine days apart as finding adequate care became nearly impossible.
Nervous drivers clogged gas stations and created shortages in part or all of 11 states. At least 12,000 gas stations reported being completely empty, and the squeeze pushed the price of a gallon past $3, its highest amount in eight years.
The World Health Organization report stopped short of holding countries and leaders to account. The experts said that the rules on emerging infectious threats are inadequate, that the WHO could have acted faster and that many governments ignored warnings.
The state will stop studying how to widen most of the Capital Beltway with toll lanes and will focus on replacing the American Legion Bridge and expanding the lower part of Interstate 270, officials said.
Amid a swirl of confusion, incomplete information and official appeals for residents to relax, some drivers in the Washington region still spent Wednesday lined up at filling stations or hunting for gas.