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

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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2 Cops Injured in Harlem Crash: NYPD

2 Cops Injured in Harlem Crash: NYPD

Two NYPD officers were hurt and two people were arrested in a crash in Harlem Friday afternoon, authorities say.

Man Shot, Killed Near Brooklyn Subway Station: NYPD

Man Shot, Killed Near Brooklyn Subway Station: NYPD

A man was fatally shot in the back of the head outside a subway station in Brooklyn Friday morning, authorities said.

Rowdy Trespassers Prompt Lockdown, Early Dismissal at NJ School

Rowdy Trespassers Prompt Lockdown, Early Dismissal at NJ School

Students at a New Jersey high school were ordered to shelter in their classrooms, then sent home early on Friday after a report of rowdy trespassers near the campus.

Prosecutors Eye Cuomo's Upstate Economic Development Program

Prosecutors Eye Cuomo's Upstate Economic Development Program

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has hired a former criminal prosecutor to review his upstate economic development initiatives after learning federal investigators are examining potential conflicts of interest and improper...

Puerto Rico Reports 1st Zika Death in US

Puerto Rico Reports 1st Zika Death in US

Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U.S. death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. territory. Puerto Rico's health secretary Ana Rius said a 70-year-old...

Cops Search for Man With Boy After Sex Offer in Central Park

Cops Search for Man With Boy After Sex Offer in Central Park

A man walking with a boy in Central Park went up to a tourist and offered the child to him for sex, police say.