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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3 Kids Hurt in Brooklyn Apartment Building Blaze

3 Kids Hurt in Brooklyn Apartment Building Blaze

Three young children were injured, one of them critically, when flames erupted at an eight-story apartment building in Brooklyn Tuesday morning, fire officials say.

Teen Accused of Killing Teen With Punch to Head

Teen Accused of Killing Teen With Punch to Head

A 16-year-old New Jersey boy faces reckless manslaughter charges for allegedly punching a 17-year-old boy in the head, killing him.

Accused Molester Killed, 3 Officers Shot in NYC Gun Battle

Accused Molester Killed, 3 Officers Shot in NYC Gun Battle

A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded when a gun battle erupted in a Greenwich Village...

Woman Forgives Husband After Baby Left in Hot Car Dies

Woman Forgives Husband After Baby Left in Hot Car Dies

A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day says she forgives him. Lindsey Rogers-Seitz, of Ridgefield, says that her husband, Kyle Seitz,...

35 Percent in US Facing Debt Collectors: Study

35 Percent in US Facing Debt Collectors: Study

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

Teen Pleads Guilty to Top Charge in Crash That Killed Friends

Teen Pleads Guilty to Top Charge in Crash That Killed Friends

A Queens teenager found guilty of second-degree manslaughter and reckless driving in an October 2012 crash that killed four of his friends pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated vehicular manslaughter, the...