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 09:35 PM EDT

Everglades National Park Reopens After Shutdown

Everglades National Park Reopens After Shutdown

Hours after the partial federal government shutdown ended, hundreds of employees and visitors entered Everglades National Park Thursday morning.

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...

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Police Union Chief Wants More Miami Cops at Ultra

Police Union Chief Wants More Miami Cops at Ultra

The head of Miami's police union says the Ultra Music Festival should replace private security guards with city police officers.

Police Search for Man Who Shot Stepdaughter

Police Search for Man Who Shot Stepdaughter

Miami-Dade Police are investigating after a man shot his stepdaughter during a dispute Thursday.

Man Killed in Violent MacArthur Causeway Crash

Man Killed in Violent MacArthur Causeway Crash

At least one person was killed in a violent crash on the MacArthur Causeway in Miami Beach Thursday morning.

Crack-Smoking Neighbors Fight With Machete: Deputies

Crack-Smoking Neighbors Fight With Machete: Deputies

Neighbors who were smoking crack together in the Florida Keys wound up behind bars after one started swinging a machete at the other, authorities said. Deputies who responded to the scene found a couple...

USF to Students: No Selfies at Graduation

USF to Students: No Selfies at Graduation

In the coming weeks, graduates of the University of South Florida will be able to frame their diplomas - but not a selfie of their walk across the commencement stage. The university's Division of Student Affairs...

Man Killed, 2 Injured in Violent Miami Beach Crash

Man Killed, 2 Injured in Violent Miami Beach Crash

A man was kileld and two others were hospitalized following a violent crash on the MacArthur Causeway in Miami Beach. Police spokesman Bobby Hernandez comments.