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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ISIS Forum Urges Attack on Times Square

ISIS Forum Urges Attack on Times Square

Members of online message boards for the terror group ISIS are encouraging “lone wolf” attacks on Times Square and other high-profile locations around the U.S. using homemade explosives, according to...

Times Square Elmo Cuffed After Asking for Bigger Tip: NYPD

Times Square Elmo Cuffed After Asking for Bigger Tip: NYPD

Police say they cuffed a woman dressed as Elmo in Times Square for allegedly demanding a bigger tip from a tourist after posing for a picture Tuesday afternoon.

Vikings Reverse Course, Ban Peterson Amid Allegations

Vikings Reverse Course, Ban Peterson Amid Allegations

The Minnesota Vikings reversed course early Wednesday and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission. The move will keep him away from the team while he addresses...

NFL, Union Agree to New Drug Policy

NFL, Union Agree to New Drug Policy

The NFL says it has reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing.

Puppy Left in Shopping Bag Clings to Life After Skull Fracture

Puppy Left in Shopping Bag Clings to Life After Skull Fracture

Veterinarians say a badly injured puppy left in a plastic shopping bag has started to respond to voices. But her condition is still critical.

WATCH: Man Pickpockets Woman Sleeping at Subway Station

WATCH: Man Pickpockets Woman Sleeping at Subway Station

Police arrested a thief in the Times Square subway station Tuesday after they tracked him pickpocketing a sleeping woman on their live video monitoring system.