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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Waterspout Lifts Bounce House at Ft. Laud. Beach

Waterspout Lifts Bounce House at Ft. Laud. Beach

Several children were injured after a waterspout uprooted the inflatable bounce house they were playing in and sent it flying across a parking lot and into a roadway, Fort Lauderdale Police say.

Crews Search Biscayne Bay for Missing Boater

Crews Search Biscayne Bay for Missing Boater

There is an active search for a woman assumed to have fallen overboard in the vicinity Biscayne Bay during a Sunday boating trip, the U.S. Coast Guard says.

Urban Beach Weekend Quieter Than Past Years

Urban Beach Weekend Quieter Than Past Years

Miami Beach Police are out in full force, with an estimated 500 officers on patrol. They credit high visibility, DUI checkpoints and license plate readers for helping to control the crowds.

Fla. Woman Jailed Over Son's Circumcision Released

Fla. Woman Jailed Over Son's Circumcision Released

A Florida woman jailed in a long-running dispute over her son's circumcision has been released after nine nights behind bars.

Teen Dies of Cancer Weeks After Prom With NFL Player

Teen Dies of Cancer Weeks After Prom With NFL Player

Hospital officials say a Jacksonville teenager with liver cancer who went to her high school prom with an NFL player has died.

Memorial Day Weekend Road Closures in Miami Beach

Memorial Day Weekend Road Closures in Miami Beach

Heavy traffic and road closures will be in effect this Memorial Day weekend in Miami Beach.