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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Man Mistaken for Trooper Killer Suspect 20 Times

Man Mistaken for Trooper Killer Suspect 20 Times

Law enforcement officers have stopped and questioned a Pennsylvania man more than a dozen times, mistaking the Monroe County father for Eric Frein, who remains at large on charges he fatally shot a state trooper...

1 Dog Dead, Another Sick in NJ Backyard: Officials

1 Dog Dead, Another Sick in NJ Backyard: Officials

Animal control officers in New Jersey are investigating after a dog was found dead in a backyard in Paterson, and another was found very sick, authorities say.

San Francisco Jail Inmates Get Computer Tablets

San Francisco Jail Inmates Get Computer Tablets

Some San Francisco jail inmates are now in possession of computer tablets they can use to do homework, read novels and prepare for their criminal cases. The tablets were distributed Wednesday to more than...

New Trial Denied in Schoolyard Slayings

New Trial Denied in Schoolyard Slayings

A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark schoolyard.

Teen Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash on Pa. Turnpike

Teen Killed in Tractor Trailer Crash on Pa. Turnpike

A teenager is dead and four other people are hurt after a driver lost control of her car, struck a guardrail and landed in the path of oncoming tractor trailer on the Pennsylvania State Turnpike in...

Man Shot in Back Outside Vineland Apartment Complex

Man Shot in Back Outside Vineland Apartment Complex

The shooting happened on West Branch Avenue at the Chalet Garden Apartments.