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.

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Air France Flight Escorted After Threat: FBI

Air France Flight Escorted After Threat: FBI

An Air France Flight was screened at JFK airport because of reports of a "chemical threat" on board, a source told NBC News.

Girl, 7, Injured in Hit-Run in Bronx: NYPD

Girl, 7, Injured in Hit-Run in Bronx: NYPD

A 7-year-old girl was critically injured in a hit-and-run in the Bronx, police said Monday.

"Beautiful Mind" Mathematician, Wife Die in Crash

"Beautiful Mind" Mathematician, Wife Die in Crash

The Princeton University mathematician and Nobel Prize winner whose life inspired the film "A Beautiful Mind" died in a taxi accident in New Jersey on Saturday, according to reports.

Brooklyn Man Fatally Stabbed in Head: Police

Brooklyn Man Fatally Stabbed in Head: Police

A Brooklyn man died Sunday of multiple stab wounds to the head, police said.

Hudson River Body ID'ed as Missing Kayaker: Forensic Specialist

Hudson River Body ID'ed as Missing Kayaker: Forensic Specialist

Authorities have identified a body discovered in the Hudson River a day ago as that of the 46-year-old missing kayaker killed last month, allegedly by his fiancee, a source close to the case said Sunday.

Man Wanted in Brooklyn Sex Assault: NYPD

Man Wanted in Brooklyn Sex Assault: NYPD

Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a 59-year-old woman in Brooklyn, authorities said Sunday.