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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Cruise Ship That Left New Jersey Rocked by Stormy Seas

Cruise Ship That Left New Jersey Rocked by Stormy Seas

A cruise ship that left out of Bayonne, New Jersey, hit rough waters in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, tossing around the vessel and its passengers, the U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Caribbean confirmed.

Knicks Fire Head Coach Derek Fisher

Knicks Fire Head Coach Derek Fisher

The Knicks have fired head coach Derek Fisher, the team confirmed in a tweet Monday morning.

Wintry Storm Causes Flooding, Dumps More Snow on Tri-State

Wintry Storm Causes Flooding, Dumps More Snow on Tri-State

A massive wintry coastal storm is sliding northward in the Atlantic Ocean Monday, and Storm Team 4 says it is glancing the tri-state with tidal flooding at some beach communities and blizzard-like conditions...

Emotional NYPD Cop Testifies in Fatal Stairwell Shooting Case

Emotional NYPD Cop Testifies in Fatal Stairwell Shooting Case

A police officer testified emotionally in his own defense Monday about the deadly shooting of an unarmed man in a dark Brooklyn housing project stairwell in 2014.

5 Things to Watch on the Eve of N.H. Primary

5 Things to Watch on the Eve of N.H. Primary

One day away from Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, there are five storylines worth watching, particularly after an eventful weekend on the ground in the Granite State, according to NBC's First Read team...

Super Bowl Ad Showing 9/11 Footage Causes Stir on Social Media

Super Bowl Ad Showing 9/11 Footage Causes Stir on Social Media

A Super Bowl ad for Colonial Williamsburg disturbed some viewers Sunday night because it featured 9/11 footage of the north tower collapsing in reverse.