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.

Top Stories
Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Sunday Morning

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Sunday Morning

The National Weather Service said snow, sleet, and freezing rain are listed in the advisory, which begins at 7 a.m. Sunday and extends to 3 a.m. Monday.

Two Struck While Standing Near Bus Stop

Two Struck While Standing Near Bus Stop

Authorities said two people were struck by a vehicle as they stood near a bus stop in Kensington.

Video Shows Signs Stolen in Ocean City

Video Shows Signs Stolen in Ocean City

Ocean City police said the signs were stolen in the Chicago Avenue area between 3rd and 4th streets.

Va. Legislative Session Ends with Ethics Rules

Va. Legislative Session Ends with Ethics Rules

Lawmakers adjourned Friday after passing legislation at the last minute aimed at tightening the state's ethics rules for public officials and curbing sexual assaults on Virginia's college campuses.

Missing Teen From Fort Washington Returns Home

Missing Teen From Fort Washington Returns Home

Prince George's County Police said a missing 13-year-old girl returned home on Saturday.

Suspect Wanted in 3 Md. Sex Assaults

Suspect Wanted in 3 Md. Sex Assaults

Prince George's County Police canvassed a Bladensburg neighborhood following three sexual assaults they believe are related.