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

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:35 AM EDT

Shutdown Ends, But Angst for Contractors Remains

Shutdown Ends, But Angst for Contractors Remains

Federal employees are back to work, but the possibility of another government shutdown looms, creating angst for the web of contractors who work in the Washington area and beyond.

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 08:53 AM EDT

Prospects for Immigration Reform Uncertain After Shutdown

Prospects for Immigration Reform Uncertain After Shutdown

Prospects for a comprehensive immigration reform bill remain cloudy after the government shutdown fiasco as activists continue to push their cause, according to NBC News.

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 08:04 AM EDT

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

Weakening U.S. Dollar Threatens Global Economy

The U.S. dollar has been the world’s reigning currency for nearly 70 years, however Washington’s brush with default this week has renewed debate about the weakening greenback and the effect its loss of...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 05:01 PM EDT

Google+ Hangout on Shutdown's Effect

Google+ Hangout on Shutdown's Effect

Check out NBCWashington's special video chat about the lingering impact of the federal government shutdown. The discussion was moderated by News4 investigative reporter Scott MacFarlane and Wendy Warren...

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.

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No Snow; Heavy Rain, Wind for Christmas Eve

No Snow; Heavy Rain, Wind for Christmas Eve

While the prospects of a white Christmas is not that great, the potential for a very soggy holiday is looming.

NYPD Ambush Killer: “Watch What I’m Going to Do"

NYPD Ambush Killer: “Watch What I’m Going to Do"

Moments before he fatally shot two police offices at point-blank range, Ismaaiyl Brinsley told a couple of passersby: "Watch what I'm going to do." NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce mentioned that encounter...

Baltimore Woman Shot by NYPD Killer Identified

Baltimore Woman Shot by NYPD Killer Identified

Authorities say she is expected to survive her injuries, and they hope to interview her later Sunday if her condition improves.

Man Shot, Killed in Marlow Heights Warehouse

Man Shot, Killed in Marlow Heights Warehouse

Prince George's County police say the body of a man was found in a Temple Hills home Friday afternoon.

Thousands of Drivers Misusing Handicapped Parking Placards

Thousands of Drivers Misusing Handicapped Parking Placards

More than 3,000 drivers in Washington, D.C., suburbs have been ticketed for misusing handicapped parking placards since 2012, including some trying to score better parking spots at popular malls and shopping...

AAA: Gas Prices Keep Falling

AAA: Gas Prices Keep Falling

As travelers hit the road, the hit to their wallet is lessening.