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 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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Ohio Zoo Closes Gorilla Exhibit After Boy Falls In

Ohio Zoo Closes Gorilla Exhibit After Boy Falls In

The Cincinnati Zoo has temporarily closed its gorilla exhibit after a special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into a moat.

From Food to Events: Summer Fun at Jersey Shore

From Food to Events: Summer Fun at Jersey Shore

The unofficial start to summer arrives as people flock to the Jersey Shore and Delaware Beaches for the Memorial Day Weekend.

Man Nearly Drowns in Pool at Wildwood Crest Motel

Man Nearly Drowns in Pool at Wildwood Crest Motel

A 34-year-old man nearly drowned in a Jersey Shore motel pool Saturday.

Pelicans Guard Fatally Shot While Breaking Into Dallas Apartment

Pelicans Guard Fatally Shot While Breaking Into Dallas Apartment

Bryce Dejean-Jones, a guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, was fatally shot after he kicked down the door of a Dallas apartment early Saturday morning, police said. The resident of the apartment, whose identity...

Tropical Depression Takes Aim at Southeast

Tropical Depression Takes Aim at Southeast

Tropical storm Bonnie was downgraded Sunday morning as it headed toward the South Carolina coast, packing maximum sustained winds of 35 mph as of 8 a.m. Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said, NBC News...

Beachgoers Soak in First Taste of Summer at the Shore

Beachgoers Soak in First Taste of Summer at the Shore

Beachgoers in Ocean City, NJ were out in force Sunday morning soaking in the first taste of summer this Memorial Day weekend. NBC10's Pamela Osborne is live at the beach with more.