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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Snow in April? Tri-State Wakes Up to More White Stuff

Snow in April? Tri-State Wakes Up to More White Stuff

Winter returned for a mid-April encore on Wednesday, dusting the tri-state area with a coating of snow that came with brutally cold temperatures and bitter winds.

Death of Baby Found in Herald Square Shopping Bag a Homicide: ME

Death of Baby Found in Herald Square Shopping Bag a Homicide: ME

The death of the baby found in his teen mother's bag during a shoplifting arrest at a Herald Square Victoria's Secret last year has been ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner's office.

Man Tried to Rape Woman in Her Bedroom: NYPD

Man Tried to Rape Woman in Her Bedroom: NYPD

Police are searching for a home intruder who allegedly tried to rape a woman in her Manhattan bedroom early on Saturday.

Man Spit on Girl, Made Anti-Muslim Statements: NYPD

Man Spit on Girl, Made Anti-Muslim Statements: NYPD

Police are looking for a man who they say harassed a 15-year-old girl on a crowded city bus in Queens last week, spitting on her, making anti-Muslim statements and threatening to punch her.

Bloomberg to Spend $50 Million to Fight Gun Violence: Report

Bloomberg to Spend $50 Million to Fight Gun Violence: Report

In his first major political investment since leaving office, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans to build a nationwide network aimed at curbing gun violence and battling the...

German Shepherd Called to Jury Duty in New Jersey

German Shepherd Called to Jury Duty in New Jersey

At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime.