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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Mumia Selected as Commencement Speaker for College

Mumia Selected as Commencement Speaker for College

Prisoner, former death row inmate, author and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal will give the commencement speech at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.

Another Card System Hack at ACME Stores

Another Card System Hack at ACME Stores

Officials are investigating a possible data breach at ACME supermarkets in our area.

Officer Assaults Partner During Lovers' Quarrel: Sources

Officer Assaults Partner During Lovers' Quarrel: Sources

Philadelphia Police are investigating a fight that occurred between a male and female officer while they were both on-duty and in uniform.

Vigil Held for Mom Killed by SEPTA Bus

Vigil Held for Mom Killed by SEPTA Bus

Friends and family gathered in South Philadelphia Monday night to remember a young mother who was struck and killed by a SEPTA bus while she was crossing the street with her son.

First Philly Suburb Turns on Red Light Cameras

First Philly Suburb Turns on Red Light Cameras

Red light cameras are spreading. The device has moved beyond city limits and entered the Philly suburbs.

Wal-Mart: Morgan Wasn't Wearing a Seatbelt

Wal-Mart: Morgan Wasn't Wearing a Seatbelt

Wal-Mart says the passengers' injuries were caused by their "failure to properly wear an appropriate available seatbelt restraint device."