The Supreme Court began its new term Monday by turning away hundreds of appeals, including Virginia's bid to revive its anti-sodomy law.
Witchy Salem rolls out volunteers, port-a-potties to deal with govt shutdown at peak season
DC food truck owners see sales drop by 50 percent or more during government shutdown
The No. 2 House Democrat says a key factor extending the government shutdown is fear among moderate Republicans about a tea party challenge.
There was a time when being a federal employee meant a steady paycheck, great benefits and pride in serving the country.
Most of Fort Lee's furloughed Department of Defense civilian workers recalled
Across America the government's work is piling up, and it's not just paperwork.
A government shutdown is having far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others.
The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.
Federal government shutdowns are almost always followed by cold and snowy winters.
Their government has failed to keep the doors open and has told federal workers to stay off the job as the political parties fight over spending and health care in austere times.
Conservative activists are protesting the forced closing of a private North Carolina hotel and restaurant as a casualty of the partial federal government shutdown.
"There are a significant number of national security issues impacted," says Mario Mancuso, former Pentagon official, and partner at the Fried Frank law firm.
Congress and President Barack Obama are sending this message to the 800,000 sidelined government employees: We don't know when the impasses will end but you will get reimbursed for lost pay once the government reopens.
The days suddenly seem longer for some of the 800,000 federal workers furloughed this week.
As many high-profile agencies sit idle because of the federal government shutdown, others are humming along just fine, thank you.
More than 100 members of various labor unions, many of them furloughed federal workers, gathered outside the east end of the Capitol building Friday afternoon to protest the government shutdown.
In an effort to keep the national parks clean, D.C. public works staff will collect the trash at publicly accessible National Park sites for the duration of the shutdown.