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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Pool Light Blamed For Boy's Electrocution

Pool Light Blamed For Boy's Electrocution

A 7-year-old boy who was electrocuted in a swimming pool has died, according to North Miami police.

School Stabbing Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder

School Stabbing Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder

A 16-year-old student was stabbed at Piper High School in Sunrise Thursday morning.

Neglected Animals Taken to Humane Society

Neglected Animals Taken to Humane Society

A South Florida woman who runs a pet rescue center is facing animal cruelty charges following complaints that she kept the animals in a "squalid warehouse," prosecutors say.

Scattered Showers to Continue on Warm, Humid Day

Scattered Showers to Continue on Warm, Humid Day

Some South Florida drivers are experiencing some wet roadways this morning, as scattered showers continue throughout the region.

Fla. Senators Hold Rally in Doral for Venezuelan Community

Fla. Senators Hold Rally in Doral for Venezuelan Community

Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson met with the Venezuelan community at Arepazo 2 in Doral on Thursday to rally support in the House and Senate for sanctions.

Deputies: Man Smothered Crying Son Over Video Game

Deputies: Man Smothered Crying Son Over Video Game

A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff's deputies said Friday.