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 01:12 PM EDT

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

After the 16-day government shutdown, parks and museums closed during the government shutdown will reopen. All national parks -- from Yosemite to Shenandoah National Park -- will reopen Thursday.

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Fingernail Cracks Case of Man Lit on Fire on NYC Street

Fingernail Cracks Case of Man Lit on Fire on NYC Street

A 46-year-old woman angry over alleged infidelity has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting her boyfriend twice and then lighting him on fire, leaving his body to burn in the street over the weekend...

NYC Real Estate Exec Charged in Deadly Hamptons DWI Crash

NYC Real Estate Exec Charged in Deadly Hamptons DWI Crash

A New York City real estate executive has been arraigned on drunken driving charges following a deadly car crash in the Hamptons.

NYC Mayor Goes to All 3 Mets Games -- to Root for the Other Team

NYC Mayor Goes to All 3 Mets Games -- to Root for the Other Team

He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter on his favorite team smoked a home run and diligently scanned the out-of-town...

Tom Brady's Fate in Hands of NY Judge After Settlement Talks Fail

Tom Brady's Fate in Hands of NY Judge After Settlement Talks Fail

A federal judge in New York expects to rule before Friday on whether Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady will serve an NFL-ordered four-game suspension over underinflated footballs used in the AFC championship game...

17-Year-Old Girl Dies When Car Crashes Into Home; 2 Hurt

17-Year-Old Girl Dies When Car Crashes Into Home; 2 Hurt

A 17-year-old girl died and two other young people were seriously injured when the car they were in crashed into a house Sunday night on Long Island, police say.

NYC Bakery Recalls Sugar Buns Over Undeclared Allergen

NYC Bakery Recalls Sugar Buns Over Undeclared Allergen

A Brooklyn bakery is recalling its sugar buns because they may contain eggs, an ingredient that isn't declared on the packaging that could cause serious or life-threatening reactions in people allergic to them.