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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Icy Rain, Snow to Dog Tri-State for Next Few Days

Icy Rain, Snow to Dog Tri-State for Next Few Days

The first of several rounds of freezing, wet weather expected to nag the tri-state area over the next few days, making travel cumbersome on roads and sidewalks, swirled into the region Tuesday afternoon, pelting...

Man Arrested in 2013 Beating Death of Transgender Woman

Man Arrested in 2013 Beating Death of Transgender Woman

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in the 2013 beating of a transgender woman who was attacked by a group of men in Harlem and died several days later.

Man Found Hiding in JetBlue Cockpit at JFK

Man Found Hiding in JetBlue Cockpit at JFK

A flight passenger was found hiding inside the cockpit of a JetBlue airplane that landed in New York from the Dominican Republic early Tuesday after everyone else had exited the plane, authorities say.

PHOTO: Car Smashes Through Cluck-U Restaurant in NJ

PHOTO: Car Smashes Through Cluck-U Restaurant in NJ

A car smashed through the storefront of a Cluck-U in a New Jersey strip mall Tuesday, scattering debris, shattered glass and broken chair pieces around the eatery and marking the second time in six years a...

Man Charged After Truck Sinks in Frozen River With Dog Inside

Man Charged After Truck Sinks in Frozen River With Dog Inside

The man whose pickup truck cracked through the ice on a frozen New Jersey river and sank with his 2-year-old dog in the backseat, prompting an intensive multi-agency search, has been charged with criminal...

New Map Breaks Down Rent Affordability by Neighborhood

New Map Breaks Down Rent Affordability by Neighborhood

New Yorkers are spending more and more of their paychecks on rent, with the city ranking far above most others in the U.S. when it comes to rent-to-income ratios, according to a new report.