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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3 Broward Sheriff's Deputies Arrested

3 Broward Sheriff's Deputies Arrested

Three Broward Sheriff's deputies were arrested Wednesday on charges related to working an unauthorized detail at a Pompano Beach gentleman's club, officials said.

Suspect in Killian HS Stabbing Allegedly Bullied

Suspect in Killian HS Stabbing Allegedly Bullied

Allegations of bullying and rape have emerged after a teen girl accused of stabbing a boy at Miami Killian Senior High School on Tuesday made her first appearance in juvenile court Wednesday.

Woman's Life Sentence Commuted by President Obama

Woman's Life Sentence Commuted by President Obama

A South Florida woman who was sentenced to life in prison on a drug conviction had her sentence commuted by President Barack Obama.

Diplomat's Teen Son Threatened to Kill Cop: Police

Diplomat's Teen Son Threatened to Kill Cop: Police

A Canadian diplomat's 15-year-old son -- already charged with murder in a deadly shootout with drug dealers police say he and his brother were trying to rob -- now faces new charges, after police say he...

Sen. Menendez "Outraged" by Indictment on Corruption Charges

Sen. Menendez "Outraged" by Indictment on Corruption Charges

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey has been indicted on federal corruption charges in connection with an ongoing investigation into his business dealings with a Florida doctor, authorities said Wednesday....

Fla. Youth Orchestra Teaching High Notes of Success

Fla. Youth Orchestra Teaching High Notes of Success

A mesmerizing cacophony of musical styles and sounds swirls through the hallways of Davie's University School on Monday nights.