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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Rapper Charged in Deadly Shooting at T.I. Concert: NYPD

Rapper Charged in Deadly Shooting at T.I. Concert: NYPD

The shooter seen on video firing his gun inside the New York City concert venue where rapper T.I. was set to perform Wednesday is believed to be the Brooklyn rapper known as Troy Avenue, and has been charged in...

Man Kills 2 Children, Self in NY Home: Police, Neighbors

Man Kills 2 Children, Self in NY Home: Police, Neighbors

Police and neighbors say a man shot and killed his two young children before turning the gun on himself in their Orange County home.  The man's wife returned home in Wallkill just before 5:30 p.m....

Fire Cuts Power to Thousands in NYC Suburbs

Fire Cuts Power to Thousands in NYC Suburbs

Thousands of people are in the dark following a fire at a substation north of New York City, utility company NYSEG said.

Serial Burglar in NJ Neighborhood Foiled by Dog

Serial Burglar in NJ Neighborhood Foiled by Dog

An alert family dog stopped a burglar in his tracks when he tried to clear out the New Jersey homeowners' car parked in the driveway.

Trump Reaches the Magic Number to Clinch Nomination

Trump Reaches the Magic Number to Clinch Nomination

Donald Trump on Thursday secured the number of GOP delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, NBC News has confirmed. Trump passed the 1,237 mark after unbound delegates from...

2 Arrested in Box-Cutter Slashing of Exchange Student: NYPD

2 Arrested in Box-Cutter Slashing of Exchange Student: NYPD

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the box-cutter slashing of a Chinese exchange student as she walked to school six months ago in Queens, authorities said Thursday.