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

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 06:14 AM CDT

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 10:55 PM CDT

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 07:23 AM CDT

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 10:40 PM CDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 03:39 PM CDT

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...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 12:12 PM CDT

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.

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Missing Lake Geneva Family Found Safe, Mom Faces Charges

Missing Lake Geneva Family Found Safe, Mom Faces Charges

A Lake Geneva mother and her three children have been found safe, police say, calling off a massive search for the family that mysteriously vanished two weeks ago.

Bill Cosby Ordered to Stand Trial in Sexual-Assault Case

Bill Cosby Ordered to Stand Trial in Sexual-Assault Case

Bill Cosby was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on sexual assault charges after a hearing that hinged on a decade-old police report in which a woman said the comedian gave her three blue pills that put her in...

2 FBI Agents Shot in Attempted Arrest, Suspect Found Dead

2 FBI Agents Shot in Attempted Arrest, Suspect Found Dead

FBI agents descended on a Park Forest home Tuesday morning.

Woman, 24, Shot in Head While Driving in Englewood

Woman, 24, Shot in Head While Driving in Englewood

A 24-year-old woman was shot while driving on Chicago’s South Side Monday night, police said.

EgyptAir 804 Human Remains Suggest Blast: Report

EgyptAir 804 Human Remains Suggest Blast: Report

Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official...

Schaumburg Woman Gets 5 Years for Friend's Drug Death

Schaumburg Woman Gets 5 Years for Friend's Drug Death

A suburban Chicago woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for supplying the drugs that led to a friend's overdose death in 2014.