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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

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...

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Blaze Destroys NJ Building, 3 Families Displaced
Blaze Destroys NJ Building, 3 Families Displaced

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Man Found Dead in Ransacked Home on Long Island: Sources
Man Found Dead in Ransacked Home on Long Island: Sources

A man was found dead inside his ransacked home in Farmingville, and authorities are calling the death suspicious.

Pickup Truck Fatally Hits Baby Girl in Stroller: NYPD
Pickup Truck Fatally Hits Baby Girl in Stroller: NYPD

A pickup truck making a right turn at a Queens intersection hit and killed a baby girl in her stroller Thursday night, police say. The baby's mother was pushing the stroller across 23rd Avenue in East Elmhurst when the truck turned from 94th Street and hit the stroller, police say.  The driver stayed on the scene. Police identified him as 44-year-old Wallace Ramirez of Massachusetts. Authorities charged him with failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care.  Witness Reese Fluellen, who knows the mother because their children play together, says he'd said hello just seconds earlier.  "As I turn the corner, I was walking maybe 10, 15 seconds, I hear a loud crunch, I hear brakes from the truck," he said. "I hear screaming, 'You ran over my baby, You ran over my baby.'"  Fluellen immediately ran back, along with other bystanders who tried to help. The baby, identified as Skylar Perkins of Queens, was unresponsiv

Dead Woman Found Wrapped in Sheet Outside, Grandson Arrested
Dead Woman Found Wrapped in Sheet Outside, Grandson Arrested

Police have arrested the grandson of a woman whose bludgeoned body was found wrapped in a bedsheet outside a Brooklyn home Thursday, next to a bloody 35-pound dumbbell and knife, police say.  The body of 70-year-old Joyce Spears was found in front of 1635 Union St. in Crown Heights at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday, police said. Responding officers found the dumbbell and knife outside the apartment window, then discovered a blood trail leading to the apartment on the third-floor landing of the building, police sources said.  When police tried to reach the grandson inside the apartment, he refused to let them in. Emergency Services Unit was called in and police forced their way in; neighbors say they heard a drill as officers tried to get into the apartment.  They finally got in after 6 a.m. and found blood inside the apartment, sources said.  The suspect, 32-year-old Barry James, was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder. He wa

White House, in Gamble, Demands Make-or-Break Health Vote
White House, in Gamble, Demands Make-or-Break Health Vote

Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails. The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was presented to GOP lawmakers behind closed doors Thursday night after a long and intense day that saw a planned vote on the health care bill scrapped as the legislation remained short of votes amid cascading negotiations among conservative lawmakers, moderates and others.

Sword Killer Used 1st NYC Black Man as 'Practice': Complaint
Sword Killer Used 1st NYC Black Man as 'Practice': Complaint

The white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore accused of killing a black man collecting bottles with a sword on a New York City street has been charged with murder as a hate crime.