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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Coconut Grove Arts Festival Back for 53rd Year

Coconut Grove Arts Festival Back for 53rd Year

The streets of Coconut Grove will be graced with art, food and entertainment for the 53rd time this weekend, as the Coconut Grove Arts Festival is back and better than ever.

Teen Shot in Little Havana: Police

Teen Shot in Little Havana: Police

A 16-year-old was hospitalized after being shot in the leg early Saturday morning.

Robbers Sought in Hialeah Smash-and-Grabs

Robbers Sought in Hialeah Smash-and-Grabs

Police are searching for a group of robbers responsible for a binge of smash-and-grabs Friday night.

Escaped Florida Inmate, Girlfriend and 3-Year-Old Found

Escaped Florida Inmate, Girlfriend and 3-Year-Old Found

A felon who escaped his work release program and fled with his girlfriend and her son has been found in Kentucky.

Discussion Gives Way to Brawl During GOP Debate

Discussion Gives Way to Brawl During GOP Debate

Saturday's Republican presidential debate was the perfect spot for GOP candidates to try and project legal gravitas after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. That was a fairly civil...

Fight Night at Debate: Personal Attacks Among GOP Hopefuls

Fight Night at Debate: Personal Attacks Among GOP Hopefuls

Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and allow his successor to nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured...