Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 07:33 AM EDT

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

The world breathed a collective sigh of relief at the end of the shutdown and debt limit crisis, with Asian stock markets rising following the deal. The debt impasse had rattled global markets and threatened the...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 09:31 AM EDT

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

None of the politicians in Washington really came out of the government shutdown stalemate looking particularly good, but here's how the now-resolved standoff is likely to affect key players moving forward.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 09:21 AM EDT

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

President Barack Obama signed a bill early Thursday ending the 16-day partial government shutdown and raising the nation's debt limit after Congress passed a last-minute bipartisan deal just hours...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 08:52 AM EDT

Next for Federal Workers: "Not Buying a Damn Thing"

Next for Federal Workers: "Not Buying a Damn Thing"

Now that the government shutdown has ended, thousands of furloughed workers returned to their jobs – and their paychecks. Many say they're looking to save more money in case the Senate's proposal, which...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 12:10 PM EDT

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

The nation is just hours away from a crucial default deadline, and Washington remains muddled in a risky legislative process that has the world holding its collective breath. Watch here for live updates, photos...

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 05:37 PM EDT

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

The Marine Corps Marathon is in jeopardy of cancellation if the government shutdown is not resolved this week, marathon director Rick Nealis confirmed. MCM targeted Saturday as the date to notify runners of the...

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 07:23 AM EDT

Senate Leaders: "Tremendous Progress" on Shutdown Deal

Senate Leaders: "Tremendous Progress" on Shutdown Deal

Senate leaders said Monday evening that they are closing in on a deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit, as key lawmakers met o hammer out the details.

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 12:07 PM EDT

Debt Limit Deadline Looms as Shutdown Hits Day 14

Debt Limit Deadline Looms as Shutdown Hits Day 14

It's now day 14 of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed 350,000 federal workers and slowed economic growth. The U.S. is also just days away from losing its ability to borrow money and defaulting on...

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 09:52 AM EDT

All Eyes on Senate to End Shutdown

All Eyes on Senate to End Shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were in talks Saturday to broker a deal to end the government shutdown and avert default on the nation's debts after talks between the White...

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 03:55 AM EDT

D.C. Lotto Winners Can't Cash in Due to Shutdown

D.C. Lotto Winners Can't Cash in Due to Shutdown

Anyone hoping that winning the Washington, D.C. Lottery could make up for income lost in the government shutdown is officially out of luck. D.C. Lottery officials announced Friday afternoon that they would...

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Man Allegedly Kills Wife's Would-Be Rapist Is Released

Man Allegedly Kills Wife's Would-Be Rapist Is Released

A Bronx man allegedly beat an attacker to death with what appeared a tire iron after the attacker tried to rape the man's wife, law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New York.

Girl, 15, Found Fatally Shot in Brooklyn Apartment: NYPD

Girl, 15, Found Fatally Shot in Brooklyn Apartment: NYPD

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl in Brooklyn. Police say officers were called to an apartment on Brooklyn Avenue just before 6 p.m. Tuesday after a report of a...

Zika-Linked Baby Born at NJ Hospital: Officials

Zika-Linked Baby Born at NJ Hospital: Officials

A woman diagnosed with the Zika virus gave birth to a girl with microcephaly at a New Jersey hospital, the first apparent case of a baby being born in the tri-state with defects from the disease...

Swimmer Who Went Missing in Hudson Presumed Dead: Officials

Swimmer Who Went Missing in Hudson Presumed Dead: Officials

A fisherman who disappeared after going swimming in the Hudson River is presumed to have drowned, officials said.

Should Trump Worry About a Third-Party Candidate?

Should Trump Worry About a Third-Party Candidate?

Just as Donald Trump is starting to make up ground in polls against Hillary Clinton, he faces a new problem: third parties. Over the holiday weekend, the threat advanced on two fronts.

Bleach Thrown in Woman's Face on Street: Police

Bleach Thrown in Woman's Face on Street: Police

A woman had bleach thrown in her face on a Bronx street by someone with whom she's had an ongoing dispute, according to authorities and witnesses. Police and EMS were called to Franklin Avenue and East...