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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Philly Health Department Monitoring 30 for Ebola

Philly Health Department Monitoring 30 for Ebola

Officials with the Philadelphia Health Department confirmed Friday they are monitoring approximately 30 people in the city for the Ebola virus, although none of exhibited symptoms, since they recently...

"SNL": Jim Carrey Starts Dating Aidy Bryant

"SNL": Jim Carrey Starts Dating Aidy Bryant

At least, that's the story the upcoming host is telling in one of several new promos touting his "Saturday Night Live" appearance.

One Dead in Double Shooting in Philly

One Dead in Double Shooting in Philly

A 25-year-old man is dead after shots were fired on a Philadelphia street early Saturday morning.

Man Charged for Lying in Search for Eric Frein

Man Charged for Lying in Search for Eric Frein

Authorities say a Pennsylvania man provided bad information to police about the suspect accused of killing a state trooper.

Colleagues: U.S. Dr. With Ebola Was Very Careful

Colleagues: U.S. Dr. With Ebola Was Very Careful

Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures while working at a Doctors Without Borders clinic at the...

Philadelphia Art Show Named #2 in the World

Philadelphia Art Show Named #2 in the World

The Philadelphia Art Show, "David Lynch: The Unified Field" has been named the #2 art show to see in the world by Artnet News.