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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Fake Doc Leaves Pa. Hotel Footing the Bill

Fake Doc Leaves Pa. Hotel Footing the Bill

Authorities in Nebraska and Pennsylvania have been seeking a man suspected of posing as a doctor and bilking hotels.

Del. Beach Shop Loses Fight Over "Ugly" Store Front

Del. Beach Shop Loses Fight Over "Ugly" Store Front

A Delaware shop owner has lost his free speech fight over the decor of a beach store.

Clown Crashes Car in NJ, Clowns Come to the Rescue

Clown Crashes Car in NJ, Clowns Come to the Rescue

A clown had nothing to smile about after performing at a day camp in North Jersey.

"Die Hard" Actor James Shigeta Dies at 81

"Die Hard" Actor James Shigeta Dies at 81

Shigeta, whose long career allowed for memorable appearances in the likes of the 1961 musical "Flower Drum Song" and then 1988's "Die Hard", has died. He was 81.

Alleged Carjacking Killer on Suicide Watch: Sources

Alleged Carjacking Killer on Suicide Watch: Sources

A Philadelphia judge denied bail for the men who authorities say carjacked and sexually assaulted a realtor before crashing her SUV into a family selling fruit on a Philadelphia sidewalk -- killing...

Local Teen Goes from Bullying Victim to Bodybuilding Prodigy

Local Teen Goes from Bullying Victim to Bodybuilding Prodigy

When his family moved to the Olney section of Philadelphia from Port-au-Prince, Haiti seven years ago, Nixlot Dameus faced a difficult transition.