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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Armed Thieves Steal BrandsMart Truck, Fire Gunshot: MDPD

Armed Thieves Steal BrandsMart Truck, Fire Gunshot: MDPD

Police are looking for a pair of armed men who ambushed and robbed two BrandsMart truck drivers as they made a delivery in northwest Miami-Dade Thursday.

Mother Arrested in Death of Baby Found in Homestead Freezer

Mother Arrested in Death of Baby Found in Homestead Freezer

A mother has been arrested on a manslaughter charge in the death of a 4-month-old baby found deceased in a freezer in a Homestead home last month. Paola Vargas-Ortiz was arrested Thursday for her involvement in...

Man Robbed at Knifepoint Outside Hollywood McDonald's

Man Robbed at Knifepoint Outside Hollywood McDonald's

Police are searching for a thief who robbed a man at knifepoint outside a Hollywood McDonald's.

Millions of Flowers Being Inspected Before Valentine's Day

Millions of Flowers Being Inspected Before Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and that means beautiful flowers, but there's a lot going on behind the scenes.

Clinton, Sanders to Debate in Wisconsin

Clinton, Sanders to Debate in Wisconsin

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are taking their increasingly heated fight for the Democratic presidential nomination back to the debate stage Thursday night. The former secretary of state is banking...

Paralyzed Man Awarded $23 Million Wants Apology for Shooting

Paralyzed Man Awarded $23 Million Wants Apology for Shooting

A 24-year-old black man awarded $23 million in a lawsuit says he forgives the sheriff's deputy who shot and paralyzed him but would like an apology.