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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Thanksgiving Travel Off to Uneventful Start

Thanksgiving Travel Off to Uneventful Start

Rain, snow, and high winds have been pelting the northeastern United States through much of the day, but still, the holiday travel weekend has gotten off to a relatively smooth start.

Machete-Wielding Robbers Arrested

Machete-Wielding Robbers Arrested

Hollywood Police have arrested a pair of robbers who they believe stormed into a Sunoco gas station last night armed with a machete to take money from a game full of spare change.

Firefighters Raise Money for Family in Need

Firefighters Raise Money for Family in Need

Firefighters at Station 31 in North Miami Beach came to the rescue of a family in August when they were struck by a hit and run driver. Wednesday, the same group of firefighters gave the same family quite a bit...

Cab Driver Raped Passenger: Fort Lauderdale Police

Cab Driver Raped Passenger: Fort Lauderdale Police

A cab driver was arrested after police say he kidnapped and raped a passenger in Fort Lauderdale.

Carballo Convicted of 1st Degree Murder in Revenge Killing

Carballo Convicted of 1st Degree Murder in Revenge Killing

A South Florida jury has convicted Janepsy Carballo of first-degree murder for killing her husband’s business partner.

Family Calls on Disney to Add Characters with Disabilities

Family Calls on Disney to Add Characters with Disabilities

A San Francisco family traveled to Disney's Southern California Headquarters Wednesday to deliver a petition with more than 75,000 signatures calling on Disney to create characters with Down syndrome and...