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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Workers Remove Mike Brown Mural After Urging From Police

Workers Remove Mike Brown Mural After Urging From Police

As the shooting death of Mike Brown and subsequent protests remain a topic of debate across the country, Trenton is now at the center of controversy after city workers removed a mural dedicated to the...

Dirt Bikes Travel Through Philly in Honor of Slain Rider

Dirt Bikes Travel Through Philly in Honor of Slain Rider

Dirt bike and ATV riders traveled through the streets of Philadelphia in honor of a popular figure in the dirt bike riding community who was shot and killed last week.

Robbery Leads to Chase, Shooting: Police

Robbery Leads to Chase, Shooting: Police

A man is in the hospital while another is on the loose after an alleged robbery led to a wild chase and shooting in Upper Darby.

Law Signed to Curb Mumia's 'Obscene Celebrity'

Law Signed to Curb Mumia's 'Obscene Celebrity'

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law a measure he says is intended to curb the "obscene celebrity" he says is cultivated by convicts like Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for...

Pakistani Nobel Laureate Honored in Philly

Pakistani Nobel Laureate Honored in Philly

A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls' education has been honored with the Liberty Medal.

Coach of NJ Football Team Charged in Hazing Suspended

Coach of NJ Football Team Charged in Hazing Suspended

The coaching staff of a high school football team rocked by charges of sexual assault and hazing has been suspended.