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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Miami-Dade Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban

Miami-Dade Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban

A Miami-Dade judge has ruled in favor of gay marriage, saying the ban violates the 14th Amendment.

2 Florida Girls Arrested for Torturing Rare Tortoise

2 Florida Girls Arrested for Torturing Rare Tortoise

Two teen girls accused of lighting a threatened gopher tortoise on fire and stomping it to death in a videotaped incident have been arrested, authorities said Friday.

Appeals Court Upholds Fla. Gun Law on Doctors

Appeals Court Upholds Fla. Gun Law on Doctors

A federal appeals court is upholding a Florida law restricting what doctors can discuss about guns with their patients.

Cyclist Left For Dead in Hit-and-Run Crash

Cyclist Left For Dead in Hit-and-Run Crash

Police are looking for the driver of an SUV that struck a man on a bicycle and left him for dead on a Pembroke Pines street.

Mail Carrier Robbed of Key in North Miami

Mail Carrier Robbed of Key in North Miami

Authorities are investigating after a mail carrier was robbed of her master key Thursday at an apartment complex in North Miami.

Crist Meets with Climate Change Scientist

Crist Meets with Climate Change Scientist

Former Gov. Charlie Crist was given a climate-change lecture Friday and used the opportunity to point out that Republican Gov. Rick Scott isn't saying much about the issue.