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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Accused Trooper Shooter Eric Frein Charged With Murder

Accused Trooper Shooter Eric Frein Charged With Murder

Eric Frein, the survivalist accused of killing a Pennsylvania State Trooper, wounding another and then leading authorities on a seven-week manhunt through the woods surrounding the Pocono Mountains, was formally...

Buzz Kill? Fireball Whiskey Recalled in Europe

Buzz Kill? Fireball Whiskey Recalled in Europe

Fireball has been recalled in Finland, Sweden and Norway for excessive amounts of an ingredient allowable for sale in the U.S.

College Forfeits Game After 5 Players Arrested

College Forfeits Game After 5 Players Arrested

A state university in western Pennsylvania says it's forfeiting an upcoming football game after five players were arrested in connection with a violent assault outside an off-campus restaurant.

A SEPTA Strike? What You Need to Know

A SEPTA Strike? What You Need to Know

There are a lot of moving parts, so this FAQ is meant to explain what you need to know.

"Today" Channels "SNL" for Halloween

"Today" Channels "SNL" for Halloween

The “Today” show hosts put on another Halloween Boo-Nanza, turning NBC’s morning show into a “Saturday Night Live” set, channeling favorite characters from years past.

Boo is Back! Missing African Savannah Cat Found Safe

Boo is Back! Missing African Savannah Cat Found Safe

The exotic cat that went missing in a Delaware neighborhood two weeks ago was found safe Thursday, according to the SPCA.