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

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4-Year-Old Siblings Die in Far Rockaway House Fire

4-Year-Old Siblings Die in Far Rockaway House Fire

A brother and sister, both 4 years old, died Sunday after a fire erupted in a Far Rockaway home, officials said. Officials said the two siblings died of smoke inhalation. Authorities have identified the boy...

Former Cop Charged in Fatal Shooting of Wife in Queens

Former Cop Charged in Fatal Shooting of Wife in Queens

A former police officer is in custody, suspected of shooting and killing his wife in front of their two young children in Queens Saturday morning.

Brooklyn Man Charged After Body Found in Storage Container

Brooklyn Man Charged After Body Found in Storage Container

Authorities charged a 24-year-old man with murder Sunday after police discovered a dead body that had been repeatedly stabbed and stuffed into a large, black plastic storage container in Brooklyn.

NJ Woman Reunited With Small Dog Stolen During Date

NJ Woman Reunited With Small Dog Stolen During Date

A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her small dog and flat-screen television that allegedly were stolen during her first date with a man she met online. The Daily Record of Parsippany reports the...

Festive Hats, Pastels Abound at NYC Easter Parade

Festive Hats, Pastels Abound at NYC Easter Parade

Most participants showed their best colors in the annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but a few may have dusted off their Halloween outfits.

Drunk Driver Injures NJ Officer in Crash: Cops

Drunk Driver Injures NJ Officer in Crash: Cops

A drunk driver seriously injured a New Jersey police officer in a highway crash early Saturday, officials say, and he fled the scene before being apprehended.