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 11:52 AM EDT

Independence Hall, Liberty Bell Now Open

Independence Hall, Liberty Bell Now Open

Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell have been reopened to visitors.

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SWAT Team Responds to Delco Home

SWAT Team Responds to Delco Home

Police responded to a barricade situation at a suburban Philadelphia home late Thursday afternoon.

Chenault-Fattah Reacts to Husband's Federal Indictment

Chenault-Fattah Reacts to Husband's Federal Indictment

In a letter forwarded to NBC 10 Thursday morning, Renee Chenault-Fattah wrote in reference to the sale of her 1989 Porsche Carrera convertible.

Car in Crash Killing Teen Girls, Man was Speeding: Police

Car in Crash Killing Teen Girls, Man was Speeding: Police

The driver in a high-speed Northeast Philadelphia car crash that killed two teenage girls and one young man late Wednesday night is believed to have been driving at least three times the speed limit, police said...

Valerie Harper Hospitalized in Maine

Valerie Harper Hospitalized in Maine

Officials at a Maine playhouse say Valerie Harper has been hospitalized after falling ill before a performance.

Plane Fragment Confirmed to Be From a Boeing 777

Plane Fragment Confirmed to Be From a Boeing 777

The airplane fragment found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is from a Boeing 777 — the same as missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 — sources told NBC News on Thursday. The barnacle-covered plane piece...

Man Kidnaps Girl, 5, From Home As Mom Sleeps, Beats Her

Man Kidnaps Girl, 5, From Home As Mom Sleeps, Beats Her

A 5-year-old girl is recovering from serious injuries after police say a man broke into her North Philadelphia home sometime overnight Tuesday, abducted her and beat her unconscious in the backyard.