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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Tropical Storm Bertha Forms in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Bertha Forms in Atlantic

The second tropical storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season has formed as the National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Bertha has formed east of the southern Lesser Antilles.

Florida Kid Burned by "Fire Challenge"

Florida Kid Burned by "Fire Challenge"

A new “challenge” online is starting to make the rounds and it’s already sent several kid to the hospital. Instead of the “Cinnamon Challenge,” kids now are posting videos of the “burn challenge” or...

Thousands Attend Pro-Israel Rally in Miami

Thousands Attend Pro-Israel Rally in Miami

Organizers of a pro-Israel rally held in Miami Thursday evening believe 3,000 people showed up to show support for the nation fighting Hamas in Gaza. The rally kicked off with a red alert siren signaling...

Cop Gets Job Back After Blaming Sex Cream

Cop Gets Job Back After Blaming Sex Cream

A Miami Beach homicide detective will get his job back and back pay after he successfully argued that his positive drug test for cocaine last year was due to a sexual aid cream he used a few days before...

3 Charged in Airport Money Laundering Scheme

3 Charged in Airport Money Laundering Scheme

Three people have been charged with stealing more than $2 million from Miami-Dade County's aviation department, according to investigators.

Miami-Dade Cop Arrested on Conspiracy Charge

Miami-Dade Cop Arrested on Conspiracy Charge

A Miami-Dade Police Officer has been arrested on federal charges after a grand jury said he gave confidential information to drug dealers in exchange for $1,500.