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

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 04:14 AM PDT

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 08:55 PM PDT

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 05:23 AM PDT

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 08:40 PM PDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 01:39 PM PDT

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 10:12 AM PDT

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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Former Undersheriff Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Former Undersheriff Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka on Monday received a five-year sentence for his conviction in April of felony charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice.

Former Gang Member Creates Charity

Former Gang Member Creates Charity

After spending his entire young life in and out of jail, former Rolling 20s gang member Skip Townsend decided he had enough and decided to turn his life around, and to help others do the same.

Driver Arrested in Fatal Taco Stand Crash

Driver Arrested in Fatal Taco Stand Crash

A 34-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after she plowed her car into a Boyle Heights taco stand Sunday night, killing one person and injuring nine others, authorities said.

Fatal Crash Shuts Down 5 Fwy in Boyle Heights

Fatal Crash Shuts Down 5 Fwy in Boyle Heights

One person was killed when a car collided with a semi truck, shutting down all lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights during the Monday morning rush hour.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Rules

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Rules

In a decisive victory for supporters of abortion rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down tough restrictions on abortions in Texas that have more than halved the number of clinics in the state that provide the...

Blaze Erupts at Flower Shop in Pico-Robertson Area

Blaze Erupts at Flower Shop in Pico-Robertson Area

A fire ripped through a flower shop in the Pico-Robertson area of Los Angeles early Monday morning, officials said.