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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2 Women Shot in Parked Car in Miami Lakes: Police

2 Women Shot in Parked Car in Miami Lakes: Police

Two women who were carpooling to work are recovering after they were shot while sitting in a parked car Tuesday morning in Miami Lakes.

5 Pleading Guilty in $36M Housing Scam

5 Pleading Guilty in $36M Housing Scam

Four developers in Miami and a Fort Lauderdale contractor are pleading guilty to federal charges stemming from an alleged $36 million affordable housing fraud.

MDFR: Toddler Survives After SUV Slams Into Bedroom

MDFR: Toddler Survives After SUV Slams Into Bedroom

A Country Walk family is breathing a huge sigh of relief Tuesday morning after an SUV plowed into their sleeping toddler's bedroom, and amazingly, the child walked away without a scratch.

Woman Used Honey to Swallow 54 Cocaine Pellets: Feds

Woman Used Honey to Swallow 54 Cocaine Pellets: Feds

Federal court records in Florida show a woman used honey to help her swallow 54 pellets containing cocaine in a trick she learned from a television show.

Ky. Clerk Called to Hearing Over Gay Marriage Licenses

Ky. Clerk Called to Hearing Over Gay Marriage Licenses

The Kentucky clerk who won't issue marriage licenses and all her deputy clerks have been called for a federal court hearing Thursday morning, her attorney said. Rowan County Attorney Cecil Watkins says...

Woman, 2 Children Dead in Tampa Fire

Woman, 2 Children Dead in Tampa Fire

Authorities in Tampa, Florida say a woman and two children died and a third child was injured in an early morning house fire.