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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Boys Buried in Snow Heard Rescuers Calling

Boys Buried in Snow Heard Rescuers Calling

Two boys trapped in a snow pile in Newburgh for more than seven hours say they heard their friends and family calling for them but couldn't answer loudly enough.

Protesters Rally at Macy's Herald Square

Protesters Rally at Macy's Herald Square

More than 150 people rallied outside Macy's Herald Square on Black Friday to protest a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen.

1 Dead, 1 Injured After Shooting at Chicago Nordstrom

1 Dead, 1 Injured After Shooting at Chicago Nordstrom

One person died after two people were shot at a Nordstrom in Chicago Friday night, according to authorities. A male victim is dead, while a female victim in critical condition has been transferred to...

NYC Grand Jury Nears Decision on Eric Garner Death

NYC Grand Jury Nears Decision on Eric Garner Death

Amid the fallout from a grand jury's decision in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri, a panel in New York City is quietly nearing its own conclusion about another combustible case...

Man Killed by Own Car During Carjacking: Police

Man Killed by Own Car During Carjacking: Police

A man was run over by his own vehicle during a carjacking in Long Island and died, police said.

Girl, Grandfather Fight Over $2 Million Settlement

Girl, Grandfather Fight Over $2 Million Settlement

A 13-year-old girl and her grandfather are locked in a legal battle over a $2 million settlement awarded to the grandfather after the girl's father died while incarcerated on Long Island.