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.

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Now 3 Dead, 57 Sickened Amid Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC

Now 3 Dead, 57 Sickened Amid Legionnaires' Outbreak in NYC

Three people have died and nearly 60 have gotten sick amid what the Health Department has described as an "unusual" spike in Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx, officials said Friday, adding 11 cases, including...

Stranger Chokes 2 Women in Park Slope, Flashes a Third: NYPD

Stranger Chokes 2 Women in Park Slope, Flashes a Third: NYPD

Police are looking for a man who choked two women in a popular Brooklyn neighborhood and flashed a third victim over the past several weeks.

Boy, 5, Killed After Mother Drugged Him, Set Car on Fire: Cops

Boy, 5, Killed After Mother Drugged Him, Set Car on Fire: Cops

A mother forced her 5-year-old son to drink a bottle of medicine and then set the car that he was riding in on fire, killing him, police say. They have charged Narges Shafeirad, 33, with first-degree murder and...

Bear Caught Eating Cat Food in NJ Living Room Shot Dead

Bear Caught Eating Cat Food in NJ Living Room Shot Dead

Police in New Jersey shot and killed a 3-year-old female black bear after it broke into a home through a basement window and sneaked into the family room, where the owner found it eating cat food and YORK...

Woman Splashed at Beach Shouts N-Word at Black Mom, Kids

Woman Splashed at Beach Shouts N-Word at Black Mom, Kids

A racially charged confrontation caught on camera at a busy Chicago beach has generated outrage on social media. The now-viral altercation arose at Oak Street beach Monday when a woman started shouting...

Boy's Screams Could Be Heard Far From Hot Car, Officer Says

Boy's Screams Could Be Heard Far From Hot Car, Officer Says

The Bergen County Sheriff's officer who rescued a wailing, sweat-soaked toddler from inside a locked minivan parked at a New Jersey Costco earlier this week said Friday that the child's screams carried...