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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EV-D68 Case Confirmed in Yonkers: Mayor

EV-D68 Case Confirmed in Yonkers: Mayor

Yonkers has confirmed a case of enterovirus D68, the unusual strain that has sickened hundreds of people nationwide this year and been linked to several deaths, including one in New Jersey, authorities say.

Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies

Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies

Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. His wife, Annette de la Renta, confirmed his...

Serial Subway Robbers Punch Riders in Face: NYPD

Serial Subway Robbers Punch Riders in Face: NYPD

Police say a pair of robbers has been attacking subway riders on trains and subway stations in Queens, stealing valuables before punching them in the face.

Suspicious Van Probed in Possible Luring Attempt

Suspicious Van Probed in Possible Luring Attempt

Police in Ridgewood, New Jersey say they're investigating a possible attempted luring of a girl Monday afternoon.

"Riotous Behavior": Police Detail NH Pumpkin Festival Chaos

"Riotous Behavior": Police Detail NH Pumpkin Festival Chaos

Eighty-four people were arrested during riots at a New Hampshire community's annual pumpkin festival, and authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying more

Girl Beaten to Death After Refusing to Eat Dirty Diaper: Source

Girl Beaten to Death After Refusing to Eat Dirty Diaper: Source

Police say the 5-year-old brother of a 3-year-old girl allegedly beaten to death by her stepfather at a Brooklyn homeless shelter gave detectives a detailed account of the assault, telling them the...