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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Cars Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Messages

Cars Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Messages

A Miami Beach home was the target of hate. One car egged in multiple places and another damaged by cream cheese, with the words "Jew" and "Hamas" smeared on two different areas.

The Story Behind a Viral Wedding Photo

The Story Behind a Viral Wedding Photo

A couple and their bridal party quickly gained fame after a photo of them went viral, accompanied by a message snapshot where a woman texted a wedding photo shoot invite to the wrong

Police Involved Shooting at Century Village

Police Involved Shooting at Century Village

Authorities are investigating what led to a deputy-involved shooting at a Deerfield Beach retirement community on Saturday.

Pet of the Week: Raven

Pet of the Week: Raven

This week's pet of the week is Raven, an 8-month-old terrier mix.

Rare Lightning Strikes Kill 1, Injure 8 Others in SoCal

Rare Lightning Strikes Kill 1, Injure 8 Others in SoCal

A 20-year-old has man died in the hospital after being struck by lightning at Venice Beach on Sunday, officials said. Seven other beach-goers were hospitalized, including one with critical

Florida Man Accused of Predatory Towing at Gay Festival

Florida Man Accused of Predatory Towing at Gay Festival

Authorities have arrested a man they say illegally towed cars during Orlando's 2014 Gay Days celebration. Orange County Sheriffs deputies arrested 45 year-old Jason Combs for towing more than 100...