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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Davie Man Charged in Murder of Groundskeeper: BSO

Davie Man Charged in Murder of Groundskeeper: BSO

A Davie man is facing a murder charge after authorities say he ran over a worker with his car as the two argued over payment for grounds-keeping work.

Man Facing Murder Charge in 11-Year-Old Girl's Death

Man Facing Murder Charge in 11-Year-Old Girl's Death

Miami Police have arrested a 42-year-old man on a charge of first-degree murder for the death of 11-year-old Marta Guzman last month.

Tropical Depression 2 Expected to Weaken

Tropical Depression 2 Expected to Weaken

The National Hurricane Center said the second tropical depression of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season will likely dissipate in the next few days.

Orphaned Manatee Calf Recuperating at SeaWorld Orlando

Orphaned Manatee Calf Recuperating at SeaWorld Orlando

An orphaned manatee calf is recuperating at SeaWorld Orlando after it was rescued from a river near a Florida Power and Light power plant in Port St. John.

Florida Mom Denied Stand Your Ground Defense

Florida Mom Denied Stand Your Ground Defense

A Jacksonville woman's request to use Florida's so-called "stand your ground" law as a defense for charges that arose after she fired a gun at her husband has been denied by a judge.

2 Swimmers Drown in Central Florida Rip Currents

2 Swimmers Drown in Central Florida Rip Currents

Central Florida authorities are warning ocean swimmers to beware of rip currents after the deaths of two people over the weekend.