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...

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... View gallery

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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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Assassin of Robert Kennedy Denied Parole

Assassin of Robert Kennedy Denied Parole

For the 15th time, officials denied parole for Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, after hearing Wednesday from another person who was shot that night and called for the release of...

San Diego City College Employee Arrested

San Diego City College Employee Arrested

Four digital cameras worth around $24,000 were stolen from a locked cabinet in December.

Haircut Horror: Woman Whips Out Gun at Barber Shop

Haircut Horror: Woman Whips Out Gun at Barber Shop

A woman who was unhappy with her haircut pulled a gun on her barber, trying to fire it three times at him.

Defendant Sobs in Lakeside DUI Case

Defendant Sobs in Lakeside DUI Case

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Carly Fiorina Suspends Presidential Campaign

Carly Fiorina Suspends Presidential Campaign

Republican candidate Carly Fiorina has suspended her campaign for president. The former Hewlett-Packard executive's decision comes a day after a disappointing showing in the New Hampshire primary, where...

Sea Lion Pup Found in Restaurant Booth Recovering

Sea Lion Pup Found in Restaurant Booth Recovering

A sickened sea lion pup found curled up in a booth at The Marine Room restaurant in La Jolla should make a full recovery, SeaWorld animal care specialists said Wednesday.