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

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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Which Team Poses Tougher Challenge for Hawks?

Which Team Poses Tougher Challenge for Hawks?

The Chicago Blackhawks are still waiting to find out who their next playoff opponent is, but which team poses a stiffer challenge to the Hawks in the next round?

Family: Missing Suburban College Student Found

Family: Missing Suburban College Student Found

A 20-year-old west suburban sophomore at the University of Colorado who was missing from his Boulder apartment for more than a week has returned, according to his family.

Wisc. Climber Survives Mount Everest Avalanche

Wisc. Climber Survives Mount Everest Avalanche

Andy Land, 52, of Fond du Lac, was in the Khumbu Icefall region near the base of Mount Everest when the earthquake struck.

Who Was the Blackhawks' First Round MVP?

Who Was the Blackhawks' First Round MVP?

The Chicago Blackhawks got some big-time contributions from all over their lineup as they defeated the Nashville Predators, but which player was the team's MVP in the first round?

Who Were the Americans Killed in the Everest Avalanche?

Who Were the Americans Killed in the Everest Avalanche?

As the first group of survivors from Saturday’s earthquake-triggered avalanche on Mount Everest were flown to Nepal's capital, the U.S. State Department confirmed that three Americans were among the 17...

Alarm Scares Off Burglars From Michigan Avenue Burberry

Alarm Scares Off Burglars From Michigan Avenue Burberry

A group of burglars abandoned an early Sunday heist at a high-end Magnificent Mile clothing store when they set off an alarm at the downtown shop.