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

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 12:10 PM EDT

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

The nation is just hours away from a crucial default deadline, and Washington remains muddled in a risky legislative process that has the world holding its collective breath. Watch here for live updates, photos...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 09:05 AM EDT

More Furloughed Workers Called Back to Duty

More Furloughed Workers Called Back to Duty

In the space of a week, Chris Vaccaro was furloughed from his government post, called back to work and then furloughed again in head-spinning events that left him feeling like a human yo-yo.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 09:05 AM EDT

D.C. Finds Funds to Keep City Running in Shutdown

D.C. Finds Funds to Keep City Running in Shutdown

D.C. finds $400 million to keep city running through the end of October.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 09:14 PM EDT

Leggett Promises to Open Glen Echo Park

Leggett Promises to Open Glen Echo Park

The Montgomery County executive promises to tear down the barricades at Glen Echo Park in Maryland if the National Park Service doesn't reopen the historic landmark.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 06:54 PM EDT

Ford's Theatre Reopening With Private Funds

Ford's Theatre Reopening With Private Funds

Ford's Theatre is reopening its doors and resuming performances with private funding, even though the government shutdown is continuing into a third week.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 07:13 PM EDT

Food Truck Owners Avoid Government Centers

Food Truck Owners Avoid Government Centers

The ubiquitous food trucks that dot downtown city streets are feeling effects of the federal shutdown.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 05:37 PM EDT

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

The Marine Corps Marathon is in jeopardy of cancellation if the government shutdown is not resolved this week, marathon director Rick Nealis confirmed. MCM targeted Saturday as the date to notify runners of the...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 03:24 AM EDT

Congress' News Conferences Cost Big Money

Congress' News Conferences Cost Big Money

Dozens of news conferences by members of Congress since the government shutdown began have cost more than $30,000.

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 04:21 PM EDT

WATCH: Govt. Shutdown Google+ Hangout

WATCH: Govt. Shutdown Google+ Hangout

News4 anchor Aaron Gilchrist hosted a Google+ hangout about the federal government shutdown.

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 04:06 PM EDT

Obama Joins Furloughed Federal Workers at Martha's Table

Obama Joins Furloughed Federal Workers at Martha's Table

President Barack Obama joined furloughed federal workers volunteering at a food pantry in northwest D.C. Monday afternoon.

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2 Men in Custody After Shots Reported Near WWII Memorial

2 Men in Custody After Shots Reported Near WWII Memorial

Two men were taken into police custody Tuesday after reports of gunfire near the World War II Memorial sparked a manhunt that spanned D.C.

 Suspicious Death of Infant Being Investigated in D.C.: Sources

Suspicious Death of Infant Being Investigated in D.C.: Sources

The death of a 4-week-old baby in D.C. on Tuesday is being investigated as suspicious, police sources tell News4.

1 Dead After Head-On Crash in Montgomery Co.

1 Dead After Head-On Crash in Montgomery Co.

One person has died after a head-on crash in rural Montgomery County Tuesday night that injured five other people and left a car on its side.

Man Charged in Fatal Buttocks Injection Indicted on U.S. Charges

Man Charged in Fatal Buttocks Injection Indicted on U.S. Charges

The man accused of giving a woman buttocks injections in a Maryland hotel room, allegedly causing her death, has been indicted on federal charges.

GOP Candidates React to Being Excluded From Primetime Debate

GOP Candidates React to Being Excluded From Primetime Debate

With the final lineup set for the first Republican presidential debate, the lowest polling candidates are reacting, some angrily, to being left out of the main event. "The idea that they have left out...

Bridj, a New Ride-Sharing Service, Takes on Buses in D.C.

Bridj, a New Ride-Sharing Service, Takes on Buses in D.C.

Another new ride-sharing service has launched in D.C. to combat crowded streets and public transit -- and this time, it's taking on buses.