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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Possible Winter Weather Thanksgiving Eve

Possible Winter Weather Thanksgiving Eve

One of the busiest travel days of the year could be even busier than normal with the possibility of rain and snow Thanksgiving Eve.

Rapper Convicted of Killing Philly Officer to be Executed

Rapper Convicted of Killing Philly Officer to be Executed

A Philadelphia hip hop artist convicted of shooting and killing a female police officer will be executed next year.

Man Robs Bank After Blowing Paycheck at Casino: Police

Man Robs Bank After Blowing Paycheck at Casino: Police

A supermarket butcher is behind bars after telling police that he robbed a northeastern Pennsylvania bank after blowing his paycheck at a popular casino.

Woman Found Dead Near South Philly Warehouse

Woman Found Dead Near South Philly Warehouse

A woman was found dead near a South Philadelphia warehouse Sunday afternoon.

Skinny Joey: From Mobster to Maitre D'

Skinny Joey: From Mobster to Maitre D'

A reputed Philly mobster is enjoying his second life as a maitre d' of a new Italian restaurant in South Florida.

1 Dead, 2 Hurt in NJ Shooting

1 Dead, 2 Hurt in NJ Shooting

One man was killed and two others were wounded when shots rang out on a Paterson street.