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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Alleged Sex Tape Involves Middle Schoolers

Alleged Sex Tape Involves Middle Schoolers

Authorities confiscated cell phones from several Bucks County middle school students after reports surfaced of a video depicting minors engaged in sexual acts.

Stone Didn't Die by Cut Wounds: Coroner

Stone Didn't Die by Cut Wounds: Coroner

The manner in which Bradley Stone, the man accused of going on a killing spree in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, died is unclear after an examination by the county's coroner.

Charges in Crash That Killed 3 Council Rock Teens

Charges in Crash That Killed 3 Council Rock Teens

A man accused of having let an unlicensed teenager drive a sport utility vehicle that crashed in northeastern Pennsylvania last summer, killing three other teens, has been charged with endangering the welfare of...

Cards Against Humanity Sells 30,000 Boxes Literal Bull Poop

Cards Against Humanity Sells 30,000 Boxes Literal Bull Poop

The creators of the popular game Cards Against Humanity, protested Black Friday by removing their products from their website and instead only offering one item—a box of “Bulls*@t” for $6. The box, which quickly

Lessons Learned from Reading's Charlie Brown Tree

Lessons Learned from Reading's Charlie Brown Tree

Reading's official Christmas tree has brought the city plenty of grief. Good grief.

Parallels Between Ebola Outbreak & World of Warcraft

Parallels Between Ebola Outbreak & World of Warcraft

Virtual worlds where real-life gamers role play as they come across deadly challenges may have much to teach us about confronting a global crisis. At least that’s what Nina H. Fefferman, a Rutgers professor...