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...

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16-Year-Old Boy on Crutches Shot in Face on Street Corner

16-Year-Old Boy on Crutches Shot in Face on Street Corner

A 16-year-old boy on crutches was shot in the face on a street corner in Yonkers early Friday, according to police.

Car Plates, DNA Scrutinized in White Flags Probe

Car Plates, DNA Scrutinized in White Flags Probe

Investigators are running license plate numbers, scouring social media, examining cellphone transmissions and collecting DNA as part of their investigation into who climbed the Brooklyn Bridge in the middle...

SUV Slams Boy on Bike Through Bronx Storefront

SUV Slams Boy on Bike Through Bronx Storefront

Surveillance video capturing a horrifying crash that sent a boy on his bicycle flying through a Bronx storefront has bolstered neighbors' calls for increased traffic safety measures in the area, and the city is...

Mom of 4 Stabbed, Decapitated After Fight With Neighbor: DA

Mom of 4 Stabbed, Decapitated After Fight With Neighbor: DA

A Brooklyn woman repeatedly stabbed a neighbor following a dispute over unpaid rent and then dismembered her body, depositing the victim's head and arms in one Long Island community, and her torso and legs in...

Child, Firefighters Hurt in 5-Alarm Blaze at Supermarket

Child, Firefighters Hurt in 5-Alarm Blaze at Supermarket

Crews battled a five-alarm blaze that tore through a supermarket and injured three people in the Bronx early Friday, fire officials say.

Family of Man in Chokehold Arrest Death Meets With Feds

Family of Man in Chokehold Arrest Death Meets With Feds

The wife and the mother of a 43-year-old man who died while being The wife and the mother of a 43-year-old man who died while being arrested have met with federal prosecutors in Brooklyn.