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. The country's...

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Cop Driving in Deadly Crash Had .24 BAC: Sources

Cop Driving in Deadly Crash Had .24 BAC: Sources

The New Jersey police officer who hit a tractor-trailer head-on on a Staten Island highway last month, killing a fellow officer and a friend and critically injuring a third cop, had a blood alcohol content of...

Freeze Potential Overnight, Sunny Saturday

Freeze Potential Overnight, Sunny Saturday

A freeze warning has been issued for parts of the area as temperatures plummet into the 30s overnight, and while it will warm up slightly with the sunshine Saturday, the weekend will remain mainly brisk,...

NJ Jewelry Store Owner Fights Violent Robber

NJ Jewelry Store Owner Fights Violent Robber

An 86-year-old New Jersey jewelry store owner was injured when he fought back against a violent robber who climbed over a glass display case to repeatedly punch the victim.

Teen Arrested After Putting Officer in Choke Hold

Teen Arrested After Putting Officer in Choke Hold

A 17-year-old high school student is facing a string of charges after a confrontation during which he put a police officer in a choke hold that, according to police, nearly caused the officer to lose consciousn...

2015 NHL Playoffs: Rangers Advance on Hagelin's OT Goal, 2-1

2015 NHL Playoffs: Rangers Advance on Hagelin's OT Goal, 2-1

The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin's overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist for a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Teen Driver Charged in NJ Crash That Killed Passenger

Teen Driver Charged in NJ Crash That Killed Passenger

The 17-year-old driver whose SUV crashed and flipped over multiple times into a yard in New Jersey, killing a passenger, has been charged in the deadly crash, prosecutors announced Friday.