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

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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Actress Anne Meara, Mom of Ben Stiller, Dies

Actress Anne Meara, Mom of Ben Stiller, Dies

Actress and comedian Anne Meara, mother of Ben Stiller, has died at 85, the Associated Press reports.

Man Wounded in Hollywood Officer-Involved Shooting

Man Wounded in Hollywood Officer-Involved Shooting

A man was taken to a hospital after being wounded in an officer-involved shooting in Hollywood early Sunday, said police, who closed part of Hollywood Boulevard for their investigation.

Deputies Follow Stolen Phone From Theme Park to Drug Lab

Deputies Follow Stolen Phone From Theme Park to Drug Lab

A woman's cellphone was stolen from an Orange County theme park Friday but it kept updating its location, leading authorities to a significant drug bust and six arrests, officials said.

Oil-Soaked Sea Lion Treated in SD Dies

Oil-Soaked Sea Lion Treated in SD Dies

The sea lion sickened in the oil spill near Santa Barbara was being rescued and cared for by SeaWorld San Diego.

Explosive Fire Breaks Out at West Hills Home

Explosive Fire Breaks Out at West Hills Home

Police have detained two people hospitalized with burns after a fire broke out at a possible drug house in West Hills on Saturday night, officials said.