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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Person Killed in South Street Shooting

Person Killed in South Street Shooting

A person was shot along a busy stretch of South Street near a popular music venue Friday night, police said.

Is Insomnia Actually Bad for You?

Is Insomnia Actually Bad for You?

A local researcher suggests insomnia isn't actually bad for people. Here's a list of some things people should know about sleep, mostly insomnia related.

Philly DA Will Keep Prosecutors Named in Porn Scandal

Philly DA Will Keep Prosecutors Named in Porn Scandal

Philadelphia's district attorney says three staff prosecutors will get sensitivity training but keep their jobs following disclosures that they sent or received pornographic emails with colleagues while working...

Man Beaten Outside Philly Liquor Store

Man Beaten Outside Philly Liquor Store

Philadelphia Police are searching for two tow truck riders who were caught on surveillance video beating a man outside a Juniata liquor store.

Austria, Germany Pave Way For Refugees and Migrants

Austria, Germany Pave Way For Refugees and Migrants

Migrants and refugees stranded in Hungary will be allowed into Austria and Germany, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said in a Facebook post early Saturday. "Because of today's emergency situation on...

Bradley Cooper Stops In at Jersey Shore Restaurants

Bradley Cooper Stops In at Jersey Shore Restaurants

For Mary Grace Carson, choosing to work at the Jersey Shore this summer brought with it some “silver linings.”