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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Fugitive Shoots at US Marshals in Queens: Sources

Fugitive Shoots at US Marshals in Queens: Sources

A fugitive who had been on the run for decades and is a suspect in a violent stabbing in Brooklyn shot at U.S. Marshals in Queens early Wednesday, law enforcement sources say.

NJ Girl With Uzi Accidentally Kills Shooting Instructor: Police

NJ Girl With Uzi Accidentally Kills Shooting Instructor: Police

A 9-year-old girl from New Jersey accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday.

Driver Tried to Sexually Assault Mom in Front of Kids: NYPD

Driver Tried to Sexually Assault Mom in Front of Kids: NYPD

Police are looking for the driver they say told a 26-year-old woman he was a cabbie before driving her and her three children to a hotel in Queens, where he allegedly tried to sexually assault her in front...

11 Dogs Die in NJ House Fire: Officials

11 Dogs Die in NJ House Fire: Officials

A large fire ripped through a New Jersey home containing several animals, sending up a ball of fire and heavy black smoke before part of it collapsed under the heat, killing 11 dogs inside, officials say.

Man Shot, Killed in Front of Deli: NYPD

Man Shot, Killed in Front of Deli: NYPD

A 21-year-old man was shot and killed in front of a Brooklyn bodega Tuesday afternoon, and two young girls were nearly caught in the gunfire, police and witnesses say.

Boy, 7, Named Honorary Firefighter After Saving Mother

Boy, 7, Named Honorary Firefighter After Saving Mother

A 7-year-old Long Island boy was named an honorary firefighter Tuesday after making a 911 call that potentially saved his mother’s life.