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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Robber Preys on 20-Somethings at NYC Delis, Shops

Robber Preys on 20-Somethings at NYC Delis, Shops

Police are looking for a robber who preys on victims in their 20s as they stop for coffee or a bite to eat near New York University, grabbing wallets, laptops and bags from unsuspecting diners .

Toddler Falls Out Window, Isn't Hurt: NYPD

Toddler Falls Out Window, Isn't Hurt: NYPD

A toddler who fell out of a third-story window in lower Manhattan early Wednesday miraculously wasn't seriously injured in the plunge, police say.

Man Beaten With Tree Stakes in Bronx

Man Beaten With Tree Stakes in Bronx

Police are looking for two suspects who pulled tree stakes from the ground and used them to beat a man early Wednesday in the Bronx.

DA: Pizza Delivery Man Admits Raping Woman in NYC

DA: Pizza Delivery Man Admits Raping Woman in NYC

Prosecutors say an 18-year-old has admitted raping a woman in her Manhattan apartment after delivering pizza to one of her neighbors.

Teen's Home Swarmed by Cops in Apparent "Swatting" Hoax

Teen's Home Swarmed by Cops in Apparent "Swatting" Hoax

Police armed with guns and outfitted with bulletproof vests swarmed a Long Island home Tuesday, responding to what they thought was a gunman holding his family hostage only to learn the entire call was a hoax.

NYPD Twitter Campaign Backfires

NYPD Twitter Campaign Backfires

An NYPD social media campaign backfired when the police department asked New Yorkers for photos with cops and Twitter erupted with unflattering pictures of officers making arrests, tangling with citizens and in...