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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Statue of Liberty Reopens After Bomb Scare

Statue of Liberty Reopens After Bomb Scare

The Statue of Liberty reopened Saturday after a security scare forced thousands of tourists off Liberty Island on Friday.

Cop Driving in Deadly Crash Had .24 BAC: Sources

Cop Driving in Deadly Crash Had .24 BAC: Sources

The New Jersey police officer who hit a tractor-trailer head-on on a Staten Island highway last month, killing a fellow officer and a friend and critically injuring a third cop, had a blood alcohol content...

Coyote Captured in Lower Manhattan After Chase

Coyote Captured in Lower Manhattan After Chase

Police tranquilized and captured a coyote that was spotted wandering through lower Manhattan on Saturday morning, according to the NYPD.

Carnegie Deli Closes Doors After Possible Gas Tampering

Carnegie Deli Closes Doors After Possible Gas Tampering

Carnegie Deli has closed its doors to customers after Con Edison discovered what the utility is calling "theft of service conditions" at the iconic eatery.

Chilly Start to Mild Weekend, Sunny Saturday

Chilly Start to Mild Weekend, Sunny Saturday

The weekend got off to a chilly start with freeze warnings throught the New York City suburbs, but the brisk weather was expected to give way to a mild and sunny afternoon with temperatures reaching as high...

NJ Jewelry Store Owner Fights Violent Robber

NJ Jewelry Store Owner Fights Violent Robber

An 86-year-old New Jersey jewelry store owner was injured when he fought back against a violent robber who climbed over a glass display case to repeatedly punch the victim.