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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Coast Guard to Suspend Search for Missing Teen Boaters

Coast Guard to Suspend Search for Missing Teen Boaters

The Coast Guard says it's suspending its search at sunset Friday for two teenage fishermen who've been missing for a week off the coast of Jupiter.

Woman's Murder Charge Dropped Under 'Stand Your Ground'

Woman's Murder Charge Dropped Under 'Stand Your Ground'

A woman accused of shooting and killing a man outside a southwest Miami-Dade strip club last year had a second-degree murder charge dropped Friday under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law.

In Miami, Clinton Calls for Lifting Cuba Embargo

In Miami, Clinton Calls for Lifting Cuba Embargo

Drawing a sharp distinction with her main Republican rivals in Florida, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday called on the GOP-run Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed on Cuba since 1962.

Florida Woman Gets Probation in Airport Puppy Drowning

Florida Woman Gets Probation in Airport Puppy Drowning

A Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a 3-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport restroom.

WATCH: Sweat-Soaked, Wailing Toddler Rescued From Hot Car

WATCH: Sweat-Soaked, Wailing Toddler Rescued From Hot Car

A Bergen County Sheriff's officer rescued a wailing, sweat-soaked toddler from inside a locked minivan parked at a Costco in New Jersey on a sweltering afternoon Thursday. Concerned passersby in the parking lot...

Teen Arrested in Shooting Death of Friend: BSO

Teen Arrested in Shooting Death of Friend: BSO

The Broward Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 14-year-old boy was killed while he, his brother and a friend played with a handgun.