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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At Least 3 Dead in New Jersey House Fire: Sources

At Least 3 Dead in New Jersey House Fire: Sources

At least three people died in a house fire late Tuesday night in New Jersey, law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New York.

2 Cops, 2 Suspects Injured in Crash During Traffic Stop: Police

2 Cops, 2 Suspects Injured in Crash During Traffic Stop: Police

Four people, including two police officers, were hit by the officers’ squad car in a chain-reaction crash Tuesday night on Long Island.

Prisoner Who Escaped Cops in Hospital Gown Captured: NYPD

Prisoner Who Escaped Cops in Hospital Gown Captured: NYPD

The prisoner who claimed to police she was pregnant, then escaped their custody in a hospital gown, has been captured, the NYPD says.

Movie Star Escapes Manhattan High-Rise Fire

Movie Star Escapes Manhattan High-Rise Fire

An actor who's starred in "Anchorman" and TV shows including "Chicago Fire" and "The Good Wife" escaped a high-rise fire in Manhattan after he tried to get his elderly neighbor out of the burning home.

American Catholics Accept Non-Traditional Families: Survey

American Catholics Accept Non-Traditional Families: Survey

American Catholics are markedly tolerant of non-traditional families, with large majorities open to divorced, single, unmarried and gay parents, according to a Pew Research Center survey released on Wednesday in...

'Superfly' Snuka Charged in 1983 Killing of NYC Girlfriend

'Superfly' Snuka Charged in 1983 Killing of NYC Girlfriend

Legendary professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka has been charged in the killing of his former girlfriend, a New York City native, more than 30 years ago, authorities said Tuesday.