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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Tobacco Road Closing October 25th

Tobacco Road Closing October 25th

The cocktails are flowing at Tobacco Road in Miami Wednesday night, just like they have since 1912. But that will come to an end on October 25th when the iconic Miami establishment closes.

Alleged Burglar Arrested Carrying Drugs

Alleged Burglar Arrested Carrying Drugs

A Fort Lauderdale man is facing multiple charges after he tried to break into a man’s home and was caught with a smorgasbord of illegal and prescription drugs.

Bandits Botch Beer Burglary

Bandits Botch Beer Burglary

A pair of beer bandits fumbled their way through the crime as they tried to steal upwards of 72 cans of beer from an Oakland Park convenience store.

Man Convicted of Murder in Loud Music Shooting

Man Convicted of Murder in Loud Music Shooting

A jury has found a Florida man guilty of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager after an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store.

Ebola Patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, Flew to Dallas Via D.C.

Ebola Patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, Flew to Dallas Via D.C.

The patient diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas has been identified as a Liberian man named Thomas Eric Duncan, health officials confirmed to NBC News and the Associated Press. He is believed to have flown to...

DCF Says No Way to Predict Bell Murders

DCF Says No Way to Predict Bell Murders

Over an eight-year period, Florida's child welfare agency was repeatedly called with allegations that the six children of Sarah Spirit were being mistreated, abused or neglected.