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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6 Arrested in Human Trafficking Ring: FLPD

6 Arrested in Human Trafficking Ring: FLPD

A woman and five men accused of running a human trafficking operation were arrested, Fort Lauderdale Police said.

Wife Defends Miami Beach Rabbi Accused of Molestation

Wife Defends Miami Beach Rabbi Accused of Molestation

Janet Karro is defending her husband, Rabbi Steve Karro, who is accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl.

Teen Killed in Multi-Car Crash on I-75: FHP

Teen Killed in Multi-Car Crash on I-75: FHP

Two people, including a 17-year-old girl, were killed in a horrific multi-car crash early Friday morning on I-75 south at Pines Boulevard.

Bobcat Kitten Rescued From SW Florida Brush Fire

Bobcat Kitten Rescued From SW Florida Brush Fire

A sign of life was discovered inside the lines of a brush of a Southwest Florida brush fire. Crews stumbled upon a 2-week-old bobcat underneath some charred brush that was crying out for help.

Protesters Face Off at Phoenix "Draw Muhammad" Contest

Protesters Face Off at Phoenix "Draw Muhammad" Contest

About 500 people, many of them carrying guns and cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, rallied outside a Phoenix mosque Friday, where they were met by hundreds of counter protesters railing against what they called...

Substitute Teacher Accused of Sex With Student

Substitute Teacher Accused of Sex With Student

A Broward substitute teacher is facing several charges for having sex with an underage student, and police say he admitted she wasn't his only victim.