So far, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, Arizona and New York are using state funding to reopen national parks this weekend. Tourists returned to the Grand Canyon Saturday, and the Statue of Liberty will reopen Sunday.
The District is running out of the money during the federal shutdown, and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he's spoken to lawmakers with limited success.
Republicans and Democrats in Congress lumbered through a day of political maneuvering Saturday while a threatened default by the Treasury crept uncomfortably closer and a partial government shutdown neared the end of its second week.
White House: Obama has some concerns with GOP budget proposal, all sides need to keep talking
With time running short, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner accelerated efforts Friday to prevent the U.S. Treasury from default and end a partial government shutdown that stretched into an 11th day. The latest impacts: New aircraft grounded, military chaplains silenced and a crab harvest jeopardized in the Bering Sea.
Closed national parks and monuments are one of the most visible signs of the government shutdown. They've also been the subject of many protests.
A consortium of youth sports organizations in McLean filed a lawsuit Wednesday in federal court over the closure of Langley Fork Park. Although owned by the National Park Service, it is maintained and operated by Fairfax County.
Winners of the D.C. Lottery won't be able to cash in those winning tickets any time soon.
A military charity that had stepped in to continue payments to families who lost service members during the government shutdown is sending an additional check to those affected.
Planes grounded, accidents not investigated, crab fleet docked by shutdown, Senate panel told
The government shutdown has left many federal workers with a lot of unexpected time on their hands. Right now is a great time to start focusing on your career path.
Families of fallen troops will be assured of receiving death benefits under legislation President Barack Obama signed Thursday amid a national firestorm after the Pentagon suspended the roughly $100,000 payments during the partial government shutdown.
House Speaker John Boehner's office says the Ohio Republican spoke by phone with President Barack Obama Friday afternoon.
A look at how services have been affected, and sometimes not, by Congress failing to reach an agreement averting a partial government shutdown.
Cups clank and grills sizzle on a rainy morning inside Tastee Diner. While the typical sounds remain at the Bethesda, Md. eatery, something is noticeably absent: Customers.
Federal government shutdown means Antarctic research stations close as research season begins
From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing tea party lawmakers of staining the GOP with their refusal to bend in the budget impasse in Washington.
Americans are finding little they like about President Barack Obama or either political party, according to a new poll that suggests the possibility of a "throw the bums out" mentality in next year's midterm elections
Truckers are promising to cause a traffic jam on the Capital Beltway Friday in a political protest.
District funding for local services is caught in the middle of the tug-of-war over the budget on Capitol Hill. And cash available to keep services running are dwindling without congressional intervention.