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...

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...

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... 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:...

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...

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...

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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Couple Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash

Couple Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash

A husband and wife were injured Monday night after the sport utility vehicle in which they were traveling was struck by a hit-and-run driver at a Santa Ana intersection.

Diner Arrested for Allegedly Punching Restaurant Owner: Report

Diner Arrested for Allegedly Punching Restaurant Owner: Report

An argument over a $64 tab at a Sausalito restaurant ended with an arrest, after the incensed diner punched the manager.

Suspected DUI Driver Fatally Strikes Bicyclist

Suspected DUI Driver Fatally Strikes Bicyclist

A male bicyclist in his 50s was fatally struck by a motorist who was allegedly driving drunk, police said today.

Captain Arrested After Boat Washes Ashore

Captain Arrested After Boat Washes Ashore

The captain of a sailboat was arrested after his craft ran aground and began to capsize at Venice Beach early Tuesday morning, authorities said.

OC Residents Urged to Prepare for Disaster

OC Residents Urged to Prepare for Disaster

Orange County residents were urged to prepare for emergencies and disasters less than a week after Time magazine ranked the county as the second-most dangerous area in the United States when it comes to natural...

Two Killed, Several Wounded in Separate Shootings

Two Killed, Several Wounded in Separate Shootings

Officers in South LA on Monday went on a tactical alert after several people were shot -- two fatally -- in five unrelated incidents in South LA, police said.