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

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 07:14 AM EDT

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 11:55 PM EDT

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 08:23 AM EDT

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 11:40 PM EDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 04:39 PM EDT

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

Obama to GOP: Want Change? "Win an Election"

President Obama said "there are no winners here" after lawmakers reached a last-minute agreement to reopen the government after a 16-day shutdown and avert default. The fiscal showdowns had inflicted "completely...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:52 AM EDT

Independence Hall, Liberty Bell Now Open

Independence Hall, Liberty Bell Now Open

Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell have been reopened to visitors.

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Man Gets Prison for Living With Dead Body

Man Gets Prison for Living With Dead Body

A central Florida man who lived for weeks with a decomposing body in his house is heading to prison.

Rescued Dog Finds New Home

Rescued Dog Finds New Home

After being nursed back to health by the Delaware County SPCA, a severely malnourished dog will go to its permanent home the day after Thanksgiving.

Woman Backing Up Convertible Dies in Crash: Police

Woman Backing Up Convertible Dies in Crash: Police

A woman backing up her convertible died in a two-vehicle collision along a North Jersey highway.

Suspect Killed After Shots Fired at Multiple Buildings in Austin

Suspect Killed After Shots Fired at Multiple Buildings in Austin

Austin police said a gunman suspected of opening fire on several downtown buildings and police headquarters has died after being shot. According to their verified Twitter account, Austin police say the...

Black Friday 2014 Details

Black Friday 2014 Details

This year, retailers across America will start their sales on Thanksgiving afternoon. And in many cases, those sales will keep going for days.

8 Hurt When SUV Slams into Buggy

8 Hurt When SUV Slams into Buggy

Eight people were injured when a sport-utility vehicle slammed into a horse-drawn buggy in Pennsylvania Dutch country.