Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 01:12 PM EDT

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

After the 16-day government shutdown, parks and museums closed during the government shutdown will reopen. All national parks -- from Yosemite to Shenandoah National Park -- will reopen

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 07:33 AM EDT

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

The world breathed a collective sigh of relief at the end of the shutdown and debt limit crisis, with Asian stock markets rising following the deal. The debt impasse had rattled global markets and threatened the...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 09:31 AM EDT

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

None of the politicians in Washington really came out of the government shutdown stalemate looking particularly good, but here's how the now-resolved standoff is likely to affect key players moving forward.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 09:21 AM EDT

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

President Barack Obama signed a bill early Thursday ending the 16-day partial government shutdown and raising the nation's debt limit after Congress passed a last-minute bipartisan deal just hours...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 08:52 AM EDT

Next for Federal Workers: "Not Buying a Damn Thing"

Next for Federal Workers: "Not Buying a Damn Thing"

Now that the government shutdown has ended, thousands of furloughed workers returned to their jobs – and their paychecks. Many say they're looking to save more money in case the Senate's proposal, which...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 11:46 PM EDT

Rubio Votes Against Senate Budget Deal

Rubio Votes Against Senate Budget Deal

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says he will vote against the Senate deal to reopen the federal government and lift the nation’s debt ceiling, saying it does not do enough to reform spending or grow the economy.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 12:10 PM EDT

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

The nation is just hours away from a crucial default deadline, and Washington remains muddled in a risky legislative process that has the world holding its collective breath. Watch here for live updates, photos...

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 04:42 PM EDT

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

The Marine Corps Marathon is in jeopardy of cancellation if the government shutdown is not resolved this week, marathon director Rick Nealis confirmed. MCM targeted Saturday as the date to notify runners of the...

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 07:23 AM EDT

Senate Leaders: "Tremendous Progress" on Shutdown Deal

Senate Leaders: "Tremendous Progress" on Shutdown Deal

Senate leaders said Monday evening that they are closing in on a deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit, as key lawmakers met o hammer out the details.

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 12:07 PM EDT

Debt Limit Deadline Looms as Shutdown Hits Day 14

Debt Limit Deadline Looms as Shutdown Hits Day 14

It's now day 14 of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed 350,000 federal workers and slowed economic growth. The U.S. is also just days away from losing its ability to borrow money and defaulting on...

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Coral Springs Couple Finds 9-Foot Gator on Front Porch

Coral Springs Couple Finds 9-Foot Gator on Front Porch

A Coral Springs couple who heard a knocking on their door got the surprise of a lifetime when they found a 9-foot gator on their front porch.

Charges Dropped in Crash That Killed Cancer Survivor

Charges Dropped in Crash That Killed Cancer Survivor

Charges were dropped Thursday against a woman who prosecutors say was behind the wheel during a fatal hit-and-run crash in Miami last year.

Man Arrested in Lincoln Road Stabbing: Miami Beach PD

Man Arrested in Lincoln Road Stabbing: Miami Beach PD

A man is in custody after police say he stabbed another man during an argument on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.

Investigators: Doctor Changed Records in Woman's Death

Investigators: Doctor Changed Records in Woman's Death

One South Florida family believes a doctor working out of a well-known South Florida medical facility made a fatal mistake and then tried to cover it up.

Extreme Drought Spreads, Worsens in Parched California

Extreme Drought Spreads, Worsens in Parched California

Exceptional drought conditions expanded this week to include more than half of California, marking a significant increase over just one week for a state in the middle of a third-consecutive dry year. The...

Disturbance Could Become Tropical Depression Thursday

Disturbance Could Become Tropical Depression Thursday

The chance for formation remains high at 70 percent.