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

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Queens Zoo Workers Robbed at Gunpoint: Police

Queens Zoo Workers Robbed at Gunpoint: Police

Two suspects walked into an employee area of the Queens Zoo over the weekend and robbed the workers at gunpoint, authorities say.

Falling Metal Hurts 2 on Sidewalk in Times Square: FDNY

Falling Metal Hurts 2 on Sidewalk in Times Square: FDNY

Two tour bus company workers were seriously hurt when a piece of metal about 10 feet long plummeted nearly 15 stories from a storefront to a Times Square sidewalk Wednesday morning, the FDNY said.

NYC Schools to Abandon Letter Grades

NYC Schools to Abandon Letter Grades

New York City's schools chancellor says it's common sense to do away with A-to-F grading.

$2.4B Atlantic City Casino Sells at Auction for $110M

$2.4B Atlantic City Casino Sells at Auction for $110M

The defunct Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City will reopen as another casino, a spokesman for Brookfield Property Partners parent company said Wednesday, hours after the firm was declared the winning

5 Dallas Kids Had Contact With Ebola Patient

5 Dallas Kids Had Contact With Ebola Patient

Five children who attend Dallas schools had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola and are being monitored, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday. The disclosure came at a press conference at Texas...

Man Killed After Jumping From Car, Running Through Traffic: NYPD

Man Killed After Jumping From Car, Running Through Traffic: NYPD

A 54-year-old man was killed after he jumped out of a moving car on a Queens highway Tuesday afternoon and was hit by a van while running through traffic, police say.