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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Dolphin Leaps Onto Boat, Breaks Woman's Ankles

Dolphin Leaps Onto Boat, Breaks Woman's Ankles

A trip out to sea for a Southern California couple celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary turned into a trip to the emergency room after a 350-pound dolphin leaped onto the boat, knocking the woman over and...

Mystery Solved: Calif. Amnesia Patient Identified by Sister

Mystery Solved: Calif. Amnesia Patient Identified by Sister

Nearly five months after showing up in a San Diego-area emergency room without any recollection of her name, age, family, or friends, a woman who called herself “Sam” has finally rediscovered her past. Ashley...

California Cities Show Biggest Water Savings Yet

California Cities Show Biggest Water Savings Yet

California water regulators say cities showed their best drought conservation yet by cutting water use 29 percent in May compared to two years ago.

Woman Rescued From Cliff-Side 2 Days After Going Missing

Woman Rescued From Cliff-Side 2 Days After Going Missing

A 40-year-old Simi Valley woman reported missing earlier this week was found dehydrated Wednesday inside her SUV, which had plummeted about 70 feet over the side of a Malibu cliff.

U.S. Probes Possible Airline Collusion to Raise Fares

U.S. Probes Possible Airline Collusion to Raise Fares

The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust...

Desert Thunderstorms, Rain in Forecast

Desert Thunderstorms, Rain in Forecast

Thunderstorms moved into the high desert Wednesday as monsoonal storms continue to user warm and humid air into Southern California ahead of the holiday weekend.