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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'I Fell in Love': Veteran Reunites With Service Dog

'I Fell in Love': Veteran Reunites With Service Dog

“I always told myself I would not get attached,” the 32-year-old said of the Czech German Shepherd. “Boy was that a lie.”

'I Defeated Him': Victim of Willowbrook Attack Speaks Out

'I Defeated Him': Victim of Willowbrook Attack Speaks Out

The victim of a brutal attack in a Chicago suburb last weekend left the hospital Friday and said in an emotional statement about the arrest of her alleged attacker that she "won."

Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Expected This Month

Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Expected This Month

Turn your eyes to night sky later this month because you could see a rare lunar event that hasn’t been seen in more than 30 years and likely won’t happen again for nearly 20 more.

"Important" Evidence Found in Search for Fox Lake Suspects

"Important" Evidence Found in Search for Fox Lake Suspects

Investigators have recovered another significant piece of evidence after reexamining the scene of the Fox Lake officer's deadly shooting.

Austria, Germany Pave Way For Refugees and Migrants

Austria, Germany Pave Way For Refugees and Migrants

Migrants and refugees stranded in Hungary will be allowed into Austria and Germany, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said in a Facebook post early Saturday. "Because of today's emergency situation on...

Reward, Tip Line Set Up in Search for Fox Lake Suspects

Reward, Tip Line Set Up in Search for Fox Lake Suspects

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of three suspects believed to have killed a Fox Lake lieutenant on-duty earlier this week.