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

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 07:33 AM EDT

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

The world breathed a collective sigh of relief at the end of the shutdown and debt limit crisis, with Asian stock markets rising following the deal. The debt impasse had rattled global markets and threatened the...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 09:31 AM EDT

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

None of the politicians in Washington really came out of the government shutdown stalemate looking particularly good, but here's how the now-resolved standoff is likely to affect key players moving forward.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 03:31 PM EDT

Federal Employees Return to Work

Federal Employees Return to Work

Here's what we know now about this compromise plan, and what it means for federal workers and contractors.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 06:56 PM EDT

Furloughed Workers Take Refuge in NASA Drama Club

Furloughed Workers Take Refuge in NASA Drama Club

Some furloughed federal workers in Prince George's County looking an outlet from the shutdown have found refuge in the most unlikely places. NASA's music and drama club is one of them.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 09:21 AM EDT

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

President Barack Obama signed a bill early Thursday ending the 16-day partial government shutdown and raising the nation's debt limit after Congress passed a last-minute bipartisan deal just hours...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 06:46 PM EDT

Police Chase Sparked by Woman's Beating Ends in Laurel Crash

Police Chase Sparked by Woman's Beating Ends in Laurel Crash

Two men are facing charges after a police chase that ended in a crash in Prince George's County. It started after an officer spotted a woman being beaten in the back seat of a car in Greenbelt, Md.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 06:16 PM EDT

Reaction to Shutdown Deal on National Mall

Reaction to Shutdown Deal on National Mall

People on the National Mall react to news that Congress has reached a deal on the debt ceiling and ending the shutdown. News4's Mark Segraves reports.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 09:04 PM EDT

Furloughed Families Reassured About Help With Financial Struggles

Furloughed Families Reassured About Help With Financial Struggles

A roundtable in northern Virginia reassure customers hit by furlough that they could get help with financial struggles.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 05:32 PM EDT

People Happy With Deal in Congress But Left With Bad Taste

People Happy With Deal in Congress But Left With Bad Taste

People in D.C. told News4's Mark Segraves that while they are happy to learn of a deal in Congress, they are still put off by the shutdown.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 08:52 AM EDT

What's Next for Workers as Furloughs End

What's Next for Workers as Furloughs End

Now that the government shutdown has ended, thousands of furloughed workers returned to their jobs – and their paychecks. Many say they're looking to save more money in case the Senate's proposal, which...

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D.C. Fire Lt. Charged by Dept. After Death of Boy, 1

D.C. Fire Lt. Charged by Dept. After Death of Boy, 1

A D.C. fire lieutenant has been charged by the fire department with neglect of duty after a one-year-old boy died from choking on a grape earlier this year.

Hundreds of Metro Cars Contain Asbestos, Documents Show

Hundreds of Metro Cars Contain Asbestos, Documents Show

As Metro works to retire the oldest railcars in its fleet, known as the 1000-series railcars, a new issue has surfaced: asbestos.

Georgetown Fire Evacuates Building, Diverts Traffic

Georgetown Fire Evacuates Building, Diverts Traffic

Firefighters and EMS are responding to a building fire in Georgetown.

Pro Golfer's Father Missing From Leesburg, Virginia

Pro Golfer's Father Missing From Leesburg, Virginia

Billy Hurley III took a few questions about his struggles on the golf course and his ties to northern Virginia before a PGA Tour official said Hurley had an announcement.

New Video of Sandra Bland in Jail Released

New Video of Sandra Bland in Jail Released

Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of video footage of Sandra Bland during her three days in jail to address rumors that she was dead before arriving there. Waller County Judge Trey Duhon...

Firefighter's Helmet Camera Captures Rescue of 2 Dogs

Firefighter's Helmet Camera Captures Rescue of 2 Dogs

A firefighter's helmet camera captures the rescue of two therapy dogs trapped inside a burning house.