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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"Criminal Casanova" Arrested in Broward: Deputies

"Criminal Casanova" Arrested in Broward: Deputies

Authorities say they have arrested a "criminal Casanova" suspected of swindling thousands of dollars from wives, fiances and girlfriends across the nation.

Feds Make Arrests in $50 Million Scheme

Feds Make Arrests in $50 Million Scheme

Federal officials have arrested 10 people who allegedly were involved in one of the largest mortgage fraud cases in the history of Florida.

Rivera Confidant Breaks Silence

Rivera Confidant Breaks Silence

Ana Alliegro, one of the central figures in a scheme to run a fake Congressional candidate against Joe Garcia in 2012, broke her silence Friday about the entire scheme that landed her behind bars.283

Pregnant Dolphin Found Shot to Death on Florida Beach

Pregnant Dolphin Found Shot to Death on Florida Beach

Wildlife officials say a pregnant bottlenose dolphin was found shot dead on a Florida beach.

South Florida Polo Mogul Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

South Florida Polo Mogul Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

South Florida polo mogul John Goodman has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for a deadly drunk driving crash in 2010.

Tallest, Oldest Giraffe at Zoo Miami Dies

Tallest, Oldest Giraffe at Zoo Miami Dies

Zoo Miami's tallest and oldest giraffe has died.