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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Laser Pointed at Planes Over Long Island: FAA

Laser Pointed at Planes Over Long Island: FAA

Several pilots have reported a green laser being pointed at their planes while they were in the air over Long Island, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

NY Town's Schools Locked Down After Armed Prisoner Escapes: Officials

NY Town's Schools Locked Down After Armed Prisoner Escapes: Officials

Schools in one Hudson Valley town were placed on lockdown after a prisoner escaped police custody with a gun Friday morning, officials said.

Man Named Bacon Arrested in Fight Over Sausage: Reports

Man Named Bacon Arrested in Fight Over Sausage: Reports

A man named Bacon was arrested after a dispute over someone taking the last piece of sausage in New Jersey, according to reports.

Woman Accused of Killing Fiance in Kayak to Appear on Court

Woman Accused of Killing Fiance in Kayak to Appear on Court

The woman accused of killing her fiance by sabotaging his kayak on the Hudson River, then taking his paddle as he struggled to stay afloat, is due in court to face murder and manslaughter charges.

Record-Breaking Rain Floods North Texas, Prompts Rescues

Record-Breaking Rain Floods North Texas, Prompts Rescues

Parts of North Texas are under a Flash Flood Emergency and authorities have performed dozens of high-water rescues Friday morning after overnight rain that set a record for the wettest May in Dallas-Fort...

NY Man Rams SUV Into Home, Targeting Person Inside: Police

NY Man Rams SUV Into Home, Targeting Person Inside: Police

State police say a 50-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly intentionally rammed his sport utility vehicle into an upstate New York home, severely injuring a person inside...