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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2 Adults Killed, 2 Kids Hurt in Crash

2 Adults Killed, 2 Kids Hurt in Crash

Two adults were killed and two kids were hurt following a car crash in Millville, New Jersey late Sunday afternoon.

Woman Accused of Setting Man on Fire in Bed

Woman Accused of Setting Man on Fire in Bed

A woman accused of having tied a man to a bed, doused him with a flammable substance and set him on fire before fleeing in his van was later arrested in a neighboring county, authorities said.

Man in Critical After Being Shot 4 Times

Man in Critical After Being Shot 4 Times

A man is fighting for his life after he was shot four times in Philadelphia Sunday afternoon.

WATCH: Soldiers Surprise Sister at School

WATCH: Soldiers Surprise Sister at School

U.S. Army visited her at school after being away for nearly a year.

Healthy Brains and Alzheimer's

Healthy Brains and Alzheimer's

Now researchers are adding brain scans to an ambitious study that's testing if an experimental drug might help healthy but at-risk people stave off Alzheimer's

SIDS Risk Greater at Higher Altitudes

SIDS Risk Greater at Higher Altitudes

Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome.