Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 07:14 AM EDT

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

The Nation Returns to Normal After Shutdown

Life began to return to normal as the federal government reopened its doors after the 16-day partial shutdown that culminated in a late-night rush to pass a bill and avoid a default on the nation's debt. Federal...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:55 PM EDT

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Federal Employees Head Back to Work as Shutdown Ends

Hundreds of thousands of furloughed workers were ordered back on the job Thursday after Congress ended the 16-day government shutdown with a last-minute deal that also averted a debt default.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 08:23 AM EDT

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What's the cost of a shutdown? That's still unclear, but the number will reach into the billions.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM EDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 04:39 PM EDT

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

President Obama said "there are no winners here" after lawmakers reached a last-minute agreement to reopen the government after a 16-day shutdown and avert default. The fiscal showdowns had inflicted "completely...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 01:12 PM EDT

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

After the 16-day government shutdown, parks and museums closed during the government shutdown will reopen. All national parks -- from Yosemite to Shenandoah National Park -- will reopen Thursday. The country's...

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Number of Legionnaires' Cases Rises Amid Deadly Outbreak

Number of Legionnaires' Cases Rises Amid Deadly Outbreak

Nearly four dozen people have gotten sick amid what the Health Department has described as an "unusual" spike in Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx, officials said Thursday, adding 15 cases to the total...

Weather Warnings Issued as Menacing Clouds Converge Over NYC

Weather Warnings Issued as Menacing Clouds Converge Over NYC

A round of intense thunderstorms with gusty wounds and frequent lightning is expected to batter the tri-state area Thursday, a day after New York City recorded its hottest day of the year.

MTA Worker Accused of Murder in Celeb Jeweler Hit-Run Death

MTA Worker Accused of Murder in Celeb Jeweler Hit-Run Death

A 46-year-old MTA train operator has been accused of killing a jeweler to the stars in a Queens hit-and-run earlier this month, police say.

Sanitation Worker, 37, Dies After Mentioning Heat

Sanitation Worker, 37, Dies After Mentioning Heat

The mayor has ordered flags flown at half-staff in honor of a sanitation enforcement sergeant who died on the job after commenting on the heat.

Island Scoured for MH370 Clues After Debris Washes Ashore

Island Scoured for MH370 Clues After Debris Washes Ashore

The discovery of a piece of aircraft wing on an island in the Indian Ocean sparked an air, land and sea search, with investigators hoping to connect the debris to the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, NBC News...

Human Torso Found in Building Amid Severed Limb Probe

Human Torso Found in Building Amid Severed Limb Probe

Police in Connecticut say they have found a human torso in an abandoned building, two weeks after discovering severed arms and legs at two other spots in the city.