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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Skateboarder Struck, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver: MDPD

Skateboarder Struck, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver: MDPD

The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating a fatal hit-and-run.

Jupiter Boat Parade Honors Missing Teens at Sea

Jupiter Boat Parade Honors Missing Teens at Sea

A boat parade sailed along the coast of Jupiter, Florida, Monday evening in a show of support for two teenagers missing from the town since they took a boat to sea two weeks ago.

Ex-Surgeon Arrested in Botched Penis Procedure

Ex-Surgeon Arrested in Botched Penis Procedure

A former surgeon has been arrested and authorities are searching for a woman after officials say a South Florida man was left with a severely deformed penis after a series of illegal procedures.

Suspect in School Slaying to Receive New Sentence

Suspect in School Slaying to Receive New Sentence

The man who was convicted as a teenager of stabbing his best friend to death will receive a new sentencing hearing after his life sentence was ruled unconstitutional.

2 Dead in New Hampshire Circus Tent Collapse

2 Dead in New Hampshire Circus Tent Collapse

Two people died and about 15 others were injured when a circus tent collapsed at the Lancaster Fairgrounds on Monday, New Hampshire State Police said. Initially, 250 people were trapped under the tent.

Woman Struck by Watercraft While Sitting on Beach

Woman Struck by Watercraft While Sitting on Beach

A woman is recovering after she was struck by a watercraft while sitting on the beach, according to officials.