Furloughed federal government workers have filed more than 10,000 claims for unemployment benefits in the District of Columbia as the government shutdown has persisted nearly a week.
The service academy football teams are preparing to play this weekend’s scheduled games while still facing some uncertainty because of the partial government shutdown.
A market-rattling federal default loomed and the partial government shutdown lingered on Monday, but a gridlocked Congress betrayed little or no urgency toward resolving either of the nation’s most challenging short-term economic disputes.
Classes are returning to normal at the U.S. Naval Academy as all civilian faculty return after being furloughed last week due to the partial federal government shutdown.
There was a time when being a federal employee meant a steady paycheck, great benefits and pride in serving the country.
Despite a government shutdown, the highly anticipated game between Navy and Air Force went on as scheduled after the Department of Defense gave the go-ahead to play.
Keenan Reynolds ran for 126 yards and three touchdowns, and Navy used a strong second half to beat Air Force 28-10 Saturday in a game that survived the restrictions of the U.S. government shutdown.
The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.
President Obama wants a temporary bill on his desk with no strings attached. That’s the message he is sending to House Republicans, as the partial government shutdown heads into the weekend.
Air Force and Navy will meet on the football field Saturday after an unusual week of preparation that saw emotions swing from disappointment to elation.
As many high-profile agencies sit idle because of the federal government shutdown, others are humming along just fine, thank you.
Late Thursday night, President Obama cancels a planned trip to Asia, with no end to the government shutdown in sight.