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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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Man in Zorro Costume Detained Ahead of LAX Chaos

Man in Zorro Costume Detained Ahead of LAX Chaos

A man dressed as the character Zorro and carrying what turned out to be a plastic sword was briefly detained before a night of evacuations, flight delays and chaos at Los Angeles International Airport.

Drones Meet Drought in Skies of Storied California Farmland

Drones Meet Drought in Skies of Storied California Farmland

In the drought-prone West, where every drop of water counts, California farmers are in a constant search for ways to efficiently use the increasingly scarce resource.

Kaepernick Condemns Police Brutality, Backs Racial Justice

Kaepernick Condemns Police Brutality, Backs Racial Justice

Two days removed from choosing to sit down during the national anthem, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was adamant that he will continue to take a seat during future renditions of "The...

LAX Terminals Cleared After False Report of Gunfire

LAX Terminals Cleared After False Report of Gunfire

The terminal area reopened after a chaotic night at LAX that included evacuations after reports of shots fired and a police encounter with a man wearing a Zorro costume.

Huma Abedin Announces Separation From Anthony Weiner

Huma Abedin Announces Separation From Anthony Weiner

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin announced Monday that she was separating from her husband, former congressman and onetime New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. "After long and painful consideration...

Iconic Mexican Singer Juan Gabriel Dies at 66

Iconic Mexican Singer Juan Gabriel Dies at 66

Iconic Mexican singer Juan Gabriel, known as "El Divo de Juarez," has died at the age of 66, the Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed Sunday.