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

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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Officials Working to Identify Corpse Eaten by Alligators

Officials Working to Identify Corpse Eaten by Alligators

Officials were finally able to pull a body from a canal in South Florida after a pair of alligators was found eating the corpse.

Woman Stabbed by Sister in Coral Springs: Police

Woman Stabbed by Sister in Coral Springs: Police

A woman was hospitalized and police are looking for her sister after a stabbing in Coral Springs Monday, authorities said.

153 Arrests So Far During Urban Beach Week: MBPD

153 Arrests So Far During Urban Beach Week: MBPD

Urban Beach Week was coming to a close Monday as tourists were getting their last minute fix of South Florida sunshine on Memorial Day.

Zoo Miami Welcomes New Koala

Zoo Miami Welcomes New Koala

Zoo Miami welcomed the arrival of a young male koala named “Milo.” He arrived in South Florida from the San Diego Zoo on May 3rd.

Director Defends Shooting of Gorilla, Says Zoo Safe

Director Defends Shooting of Gorilla, Says Zoo Safe

The director of the Cincinnati Zoo says it remains safe for its 1.6 million annual visitors despite a weekend tragedy in which a gorilla was fatally shot to protect a 4-year-old boy who had entered its exhibit.

2 Hurt, 2 in Custody in Police-Involved Shooting in Miami Gardens

2 Hurt, 2 in Custody in Police-Involved Shooting in Miami Gardens

Two suspects were injured and two others in custody after a police-involved shooting in Miami Gardens Monday.