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

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 10:52 AM PDT

Statue of Liberty Reopens Amid Federal Shutdown

Statue of Liberty Reopens Amid Federal Shutdown

The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public Sunday after the state agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the federal government shutdown. Ferry trips from Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty...

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 07:59 AM PDT

Voices of the Shutdown: What It Means to Workers

Voices of the Shutdown: What It Means to Workers

As many federal workers around the nation watch the shutdown creep toward a third week, they shared their experiences of abrupt pay cuts, worries about bills and rent and what they're doing now that the lives...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 05:09 AM PDT
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By Vishal Persaud

Government Shutdown's Unexpected Effects

While there were plenty of serious effects on Americans from the government... See Full Gallery

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 04:58 AM PDT

"Constitution" Rally Truckers Slow Beltway Traffic

 "Constitution" Rally Truckers Slow Beltway Traffic

Dozens of drivers of tractor-trailers and pickup trucks expressed their frustration over trucking industry regulations and the government shutdown Friday in a way that was guaranteed to get attention: They...

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 06:59 PM PDT

Talks Continue on Capitol Hill as Shutdown Drags On

Talks Continue on Capitol Hill as Shutdown Drags On

Senate Republicans met with President Barack Obama at the White House Friday amid optimism that an end to the partial government shutdown -- now on day 11 --- might be in sight.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 08:49 PM PDT

GOP Suffers As It Takes Rap for Shutdown: Poll

GOP Suffers As It Takes Rap for Shutdown: Poll

Yes, most Americans might want to vote out the whole of Congress, but in the same NBC News poll, they made no bones about which party they blame for the shutdown mess the U.S. now faces.

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 05:11 AM PDT

Last of Pre-Shutdown Pay Arriving for Fed Workers

Last of Pre-Shutdown Pay Arriving for Fed Workers

On Friday, many federal employees will receive their last paychecks for the foreseeable future, and those paychecks will be for less than half the usual amount. Due to the government shutdown, the pay period...

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 05:31 PM PDT

Shutdown Means No New Craft Beer

Shutdown Means No New Craft Beer

Another casualty of the government shutdown: New beers from craft breweries. The shutdown has shuttered an obscure government agencies that approves new breweries, beer recipes and labels — and for craft...

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 06:30 AM PDT

Obama Signs Bill to Fund Fallen Soldier Death Benefits

Obama Signs Bill to Fund Fallen Soldier Death Benefits

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that would let emergency death benefit payments to the families of fallen soldiers resume, despite the government shutdown, the White House said late Thursday.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 09:51 AM PDT

Marine Posted Shutdown Frustrations Days Before Death

Marine Posted Shutdown Frustrations Days Before Death

One of the American service members whose family is being denied death benefits because of the shutdown, voiced his frustrations with Washington on Facebook, just days before his death, NBC News reported.

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Thousands Without Power as Energy Demand Skyrockets

Thousands Without Power as Energy Demand Skyrockets

More than 10,000 Southern Californians were without power Tuesday night as a scorching heat wave fueled record-breaking energy demand, utility officials said.

Metal Sheet Ignited 1,000-Acre Brush Fire: Authorities

Metal Sheet Ignited 1,000-Acre Brush Fire: Authorities

The four-day-old Silverado Fire, which has burned 1,500 acres, was apparently ignited by the sun reflecting off metal sheeting put up by someone trying to keep rodents out of a vegetable garden, a fire official...

Downpour Wreaks Havoc in Inland Empire

Downpour Wreaks Havoc in Inland Empire

Driving rain and wind socked the Inland Empire Tuesday afternoon, flooding streets, a school track and a general aviation airport and causing havoc for drivers.

Vikings Order Peterson to Stay Away From All Team Activities

Vikings Order Peterson to Stay Away From All Team Activities

The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse...

End to "Dangerously Hot Weather" in Sight

End to "Dangerously Hot Weather" in Sight

Southern Californians face one more day of sky-high temperatures before they get some relief from days of draining, triple-digit heat.