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

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 06:14 AM CDT

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 10:55 PM CDT

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 07:23 AM CDT

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 10:40 PM CDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 03:39 PM CDT

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 12:12 PM CDT

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

After the 16-day government shutdown, parks and museums closed during the government shutdown will reopen. All national parks -- from Yosemite to Shenandoah National Park -- will reopen Thursday.

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Lakeshore Flood Advisory to Take Effect

Lakeshore Flood Advisory to Take Effect

With oncoming high winds, scattered showers and thunderstorms predicted for Saturday afternoon, a Lakeshore Flood Advisory will take effect at 1 p.m. and remain until Sunday morning.

Hastert Paid To Hide Sexual Relationship: Official

Hastert Paid To Hide Sexual Relationship: Official

A federal law enforcement official told NBC News on Friday that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was making the payments to a man in order to conceal a sexual relationship they had while the man was a student...

2 Killed, 15 Wounded in Weekend Gun Violence

2 Killed, 15 Wounded in Weekend Gun Violence

Two people were killed and at least 15 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday afternoon, police said.

John Boehner, Colleagues React to Hastert's Misconduct Allegations

John Boehner, Colleagues React to Hastert's Misconduct Allegations

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert's old school employer, colleague current House Speaker John Boehner, and family member are speaking out after finding out the once Speaker of the House was allegedly...

More Rain in North Texas as Obama Declares Flood Disaster

More Rain in North Texas as Obama Declares Flood Disaster

Rain moved across North Texas once again on Saturday morning flooding roads and adding to the already rising lake and creek levels. For the second day in a row, flash flood warnings were activated for many...

Blackhawks-Loving Cockatoo Chucks Ducks in Video

Blackhawks-Loving Cockatoo Chucks Ducks in Video

Peaches is a big Blackhawks fan… and she really doesn’t like ducks.