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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"Bachelorette" Contestant Dies After Paragliding Accident

"Bachelorette" Contestant Dies After Paragliding Accident

Eric Hill, a contestant on the upcoming season of "The Bachelorette," has passed away from injuries he suffered from a serious paragliding accident on Sunday.

Jodie Foster Marries Girlfriend Alexandra Hedison

Jodie Foster Marries Girlfriend Alexandra Hedison

The Oscar winner and her photographer girlfriend of almost a year married this past weekend, a rep for Foster confirms.

School Bus Driver Accused of Selling Heroin

School Bus Driver Accused of Selling Heroin

A 38-year-old bus driver who drove students to and from private schools on Long Island has been indicted for allegedly selling heroin, prosecutors say.

Doctor, Daughter Busted in Drug Raid

Doctor, Daughter Busted in Drug Raid

Doctor & his daughter placed under arrest as plants, cash & more are taken from home.

Young Girl Killed in Crash Wins Award for Artwork

Young Girl Killed in Crash Wins Award for Artwork

A young girl will be honored for her award-winning artwork weeks after she and her mother were killed in a car crash.

Rabid Raccoon in South Jersey Town

Rabid Raccoon in South Jersey Town

Tests completed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the diagnosis.