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

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 03:20 PM PDT

Alcatraz Cruises Loses $3M, Thanks to Gov't Shutdown

Alcatraz Cruises Loses $3M, Thanks to Gov't Shutdown

During the nearly 17 days Alcatraz Island was closed to the public, $3 million in tickets had to be refunded or rescheduled.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 04:14 AM PDT

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 08:55 PM PDT

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.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 05:23 AM PDT

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What You Could Buy with the $24B the Shutdown Cost

What's the cost of a shutdown? That's still unclear, but the number will reach into the billions.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 08:40 PM PDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:43 PM PDT

Oldest U.S. Park Ranger "Delighted" Furlough Over

Oldest U.S. Park Ranger "Delighted" Furlough Over

The nation's oldest U.S. park ranger said she was "absolutely delighted" to return to work after being furloughed during the government shutdown.

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NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 Help Clear the Shelters

NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 Help Clear the Shelters

NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 have teamed up with more than 45 animal shelters in the Bay Area, and kicked off the second annual Clear the Shelters event.

Wildfire Threatens Monterey County Homes

Wildfire Threatens Monterey County Homes

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighters battled a nearly 3-square-mile blaze in rugged mountains north of the majestic Big Sur region on Saturday.

Nearly One Million Gallons of Sewage Spilled Into SF Bay

Nearly One Million Gallons of Sewage Spilled Into SF Bay

An employee released 952,000 gallons of partially treated sewage — enough to fill 50 backyard swimming pools — by accident into the San Francisco Bay but the spill didn't cause any harm to public health or...

How Therapy Animals Transform Our Lives

How Therapy Animals Transform Our Lives

From shy young students to hospital patients to stressed out travelers, the SF SPCA’s Animal Assisted Therapy programs are helping people in need

40K Pets Find Homes Through Clear the Shelters

40K Pets Find Homes Through Clear the Shelters

The BARCS animal shelter in Baltimore was emptied of dogs in just six hours on Saturday during NBC's pet adoption drive — one of numerous shelters cleared as people across the country came forward to take...

Man Arrested For Possessing Gun, Drugs, Dismembered Hawk

Man Arrested For Possessing Gun, Drugs, Dismembered Hawk

Police in Salinas on Friday arrested a man out on bail in connection with several crimes including possession of a handgun, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a dismembered hawk.