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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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LAPD Officer Shot in Watts Area

LAPD Officer Shot in Watts Area

A Los Angeles Police Department officer was shot Monday night, authorities said.

Most Sand Fire Evacuees Allowed to Return Home

Most Sand Fire Evacuees Allowed to Return Home

Thousands of evacuees have been allowed to return home as the nearly 55-square-mile Sand Fire continues to burn in Southern California's Santa Clarita Valley.

Residents Advised to Not Drink Tap Water in Palos Verdes

Residents Advised to Not Drink Tap Water in Palos Verdes

Authorities were telling residents in Palos Verdes Estates not to drink the water Monday after a small storage tank was "compromised."

Families Devastated After Homes Lost in Sand Fire

Families Devastated After Homes Lost in Sand Fire

Though evacuations have been lifted for most of the 20,000 people displaced by the Sand Fire raging through the Santa Clarita Valley, some residents won't have homes to return to.

'I'm With Her' and Other Top DNC Moments

'I'm With Her' and Other Top DNC Moments

The Clinton campaign's call to unite to defeat Donald Trump ran headlong into angry supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders as the Democrats opened their convention in Philadelphia on Monday to protests inside...

Historic Movie Ranch Destroyed in Sand Fire

Historic Movie Ranch Destroyed in Sand Fire

Workers at a popular movie ranch mopped up embers, watched for hot spots while counting their blessings Monday after the Sand Fire destroyed movie sets but caused no injuries to people or animals on the property...