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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Cause of Death Uncovered in Suburban Hazmat Mystery

Cause of Death Uncovered in Suburban Hazmat Mystery

Police on Friday said no foul play is suspected after two men were found dead in a suburban home during a mysterious hazardous materials situation Thursday.

Emmett Till's Relatives Gather at Boy's Grave 60 Years Later

Emmett Till's Relatives Gather at Boy's Grave 60 Years Later

The legacy of the lynching of thousands of black people in America was recalled when the death 60 years ago in Mississippi of just one — Emmett Till — was commemorated Friday at his gravesite in a suburban...

Illinois Rolls Out Locking Devices on Select Prescription Medication

Illinois Rolls Out Locking Devices on Select Prescription Medication

Illinois lawmakers are fighting prescription painkiller abuse by making it more difficult for addicts to obtain opioids, often considered a “pathway” to heroin.

Lottery Winners Delayed Payment Over Budget Impasse

Lottery Winners Delayed Payment Over Budget Impasse

The good news is, you won the lottery. The bad news is, you might not receive your winnings until Illinois' budget situation is worked out.

Texas Sheriff's Deputy Gunned Down at Gas Station

Texas Sheriff's Deputy Gunned Down at Gas Station

A Texas Sheriff's deputy was fatally shot from behind Friday night, while pumping gas into his police vehicle at a Houston-area Chevron station, police said. The Harris County Sheriff's Office identified...

Former Senior at Prep School Acquitted of Felony Rape

Former Senior at Prep School Acquitted of Felony Rape

A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition...