Government Shutdown | NBC 10 Philadelphia

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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Found Alive! Man Rescued After Being Sucked Into Sewage Line

Found Alive! Man Rescued After Being Sucked Into Sewage Line

Philadelphia emergency crews pulled a man out of the sewer as neighbors cheered. He'd been sucked in by rushing water after jumping down a storm drain .

Man Needs 30 Stitches After Possible NJ Coyote Attack

Man Needs 30 Stitches After Possible NJ Coyote Attack

A 53-year-old man had to get 30 stitches after he was attacked by what may have been a coyote in a New Jersey park earlier this week, officials said.

Bikini-Clad Swedish Cop Makes Arrest While Sunbathing

Bikini-Clad Swedish Cop Makes Arrest While Sunbathing

She was off duty and wearing a bikini but that didn't stop Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner from catching a suspected thief. A photo of Kellner pinning the suspect to the ground was trending on social...

Sex Predators Could Lure Victims with Pokemon Go: Senator

Sex Predators Could Lure Victims with Pokemon Go: Senator

A state lawmaker in New York says the wildly popular smartphone game Pokemon Go could inadvertently give sexual predators easy access to new prey.

Kane Will Decide During Her Trial Whether to Testify

Kane Will Decide During Her Trial Whether to Testify

Pennsylvania's top prosecutor says she'll decide at her own criminal trial next month whether to testify in her own defense.

USA Uniforms for Opening Ceremony Revealed

USA Uniforms for Opening Ceremony Revealed

American athletes will walk into the Maracana stadium for the Olympic opening ceremony next week following the light on their flag bearer's jacket.