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

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.

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Suspicious Powder at Trump Tower Non-Hazardous: Police

Suspicious Powder at Trump Tower Non-Hazardous: Police

An envelope mailed to Donald Trump's campaign office inside Trump Tower contained a suspicious powder, prompting an emergency response as authorities worked to determine whether it was hazardous, police say.

ISIS-Linked Hackers Target New Yorkers in Cyberattack: Officials

ISIS-Linked Hackers Target New Yorkers in Cyberattack: Officials

ISIS-linked hackers have targeted about 3,000 ordinary New Yorkers in a cyberattack, posting their personal information online and announcing, "We want them #Dead," the I-Team has learned.

Self-Taught Teen Pianist With 4 Fingers Performs at Carnegie Hall

Self-Taught Teen Pianist With 4 Fingers Performs at Carnegie Hall

A teenager with just four fingers gained so much attention online for his talent on the piano that he was invited by a renowned international pianist to play at Carnegie Hall.

Police in NY, NJ Warn of Smash-Grab 'Felony Lane Gang'

Police in NY, NJ Warn of Smash-Grab 'Felony Lane Gang'

Police departments in New York and New Jersey said that a nationwide smash-and-grab gang might have moved into the region to pilfer from cars and steal women’s purses.

The Rocky History Between Cruz and Boehner

The Rocky History Between Cruz and Boehner

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz personally told NBC News he had not met John Boehner, when he addressed comments made about him by the former House Speaker. But the two men do have a past: Ted Cruz was once Boehner’s...

NYC Street Homeless Count Declines by 12 Percent: Survey

NYC Street Homeless Count Declines by 12 Percent: Survey

The city's street homeless population has declined by 12 percent, according to results of a federally-mandated survey released Thursday.