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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Ex-Knick Anthony Mason Dies at 48

Ex-Knick Anthony Mason Dies at 48

Anthony Mason, one of the Knicks’ most popular players of the 1990s who had one All-Star season during a 13-year pro career, has died following a massive heart attack, the team said Saturday. He was 48.

Knicks Fans Lose All-Time Favorite With Anthony Mason's Death

Knicks Fans Lose All-Time Favorite With Anthony Mason's Death

Former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy knew why "Mase'' was so popular with New Yorkers during his playing days. They loved the Queens native's perseverance and the fact that he always gave 100% effort, whether in...

Coldest February in 80 Years Ends With More Snow on Way

Coldest February in 80 Years Ends With More Snow on Way

February officially made it into the record books Sunday as the coldest February in New York City in more than 80 years. But tri-state area residents were already looking forward into the first days of March and...

Missing Swedish Teenager With Asperger's Found in NYC

Missing Swedish Teenager With Asperger's Found in NYC

A Swedish teen with Asperger's was found safe early Sunday and reuinted with his father nearly a day after he went missing in New York City, police said.

The Big Freeze: February 2015 by the Numbers

The Big Freeze: February 2015 by the Numbers

February 2015 was brutal. The bone-numbing, punishing cold shattered records in the Northeast, making February the coldest month for some cities since reliable records were first kept. Some places recorded...

"Take a Deep Breath," Christie Tells GOP

"Take a Deep Breath," Christie Tells GOP

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told California Republicans on Saturday that the party should not rush to choose a 2016 presidential nominee because of pressure from pollsters, pundits and GOP donors.