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

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 04:33 AM PDT

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

The world breathed a collective sigh of relief at the end of the shutdown and debt limit crisis, with Asian stock markets rising following the deal. The debt impasse had rattled global markets and threatened the...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:31 AM PDT

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

None of the politicians in Washington really came out of the government shutdown stalemate looking particularly good, but here's how the now-resolved standoff is likely to affect key players moving forward.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:21 AM PDT

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

President Barack Obama signed a bill early Thursday ending the 16-day partial government shutdown and raising the nation's debt limit after Congress passed a last-minute bipartisan deal just hours...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 05:52 AM PDT

Next for Federal Workers: "Not Buying a Damn Thing"

Next for Federal Workers: "Not Buying a Damn Thing"

Now that the government shutdown has ended, thousands of furloughed workers returned to their jobs – and their paychecks. Many say they're looking to save more money in case the Senate's proposal, which...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 09:10 AM PDT

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

The nation is just hours away from a crucial default deadline, and Washington remains muddled in a risky legislative process that has the world holding its collective breath. Watch here for live updates, photos...

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 02:37 PM PDT

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

The Marine Corps Marathon is in jeopardy of cancellation if the government shutdown is not resolved this week, marathon director Rick Nealis confirmed. MCM targeted Saturday as the date to notify runners of the...

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 04:23 AM PDT

Senate Leaders: "Tremendous Progress" on Shutdown Deal

Senate Leaders: "Tremendous Progress" on Shutdown Deal

Senate leaders said Monday evening that they are closing in on a deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit, as key lawmakers met o hammer out the details.

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 09:07 AM PDT

Debt Limit Deadline Looms as Shutdown Hits Day 14

Debt Limit Deadline Looms as Shutdown Hits Day 14

It's now day 14 of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed 350,000 federal workers and slowed economic growth. The U.S. is also just days away from losing its ability to borrow money and defaulting on...

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 06:52 AM PDT

All Eyes on Senate to End Shutdown

All Eyes on Senate to End Shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were in talks Saturday to broker a deal to end the government shutdown and avert default on the nation's debts after talks between the White...

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 12:55 AM PDT

D.C. Lotto Winners Can't Cash in Due to Shutdown

D.C. Lotto Winners Can't Cash in Due to Shutdown

Anyone hoping that winning the Washington, D.C. Lottery could make up for income lost in the government shutdown is officially out of luck. D.C. Lottery officials announced Friday afternoon that they would...

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Police ID Mother of Toddlers Found in Long Beach

Police ID Mother of Toddlers Found in Long Beach

Authorities investigating the discovery of two toddlers found alone Thursday at a Long Beach intersection have asked for help in locating the boy's mother, who was identified Friday with help from relatives.

Person Dressed as Grim Reaper Stabs Woman in Her Home

Person Dressed as Grim Reaper Stabs Woman in Her Home

A woman was stabbed multiple times early Halloween morning by someone dressed as the Grim Reaper, San Diego County officials said. It was just before 2 a.m. Friday in a home on Thibido Road in Vista...

Brother of Water Main Crash Victim: "He Couldn't Move"

Brother of Water Main Crash Victim: "He Couldn't Move"

The brother of a man in a critical condition after he crashed into an above ground mains said his sibling could not move as water filled his car.

Rain, Snow, Wind in Halloween Forecast

Rain, Snow, Wind in Halloween Forecast

Umbrellas and rain gear might be part of some trick-or-treaters' Halloween costumes.

Accused Pa. Trooper Killer Appears in Court

Accused Pa. Trooper Killer Appears in Court

Eric Frein, the survivalist accused of killing a Pennsylvania State Trooper, wounding another and then leading authorities on a seven-week manhunt through the woods surrounding the Pocono Mountains, was formally...

TSA Officer Who Survived LAX Attack Pursues "The Voice" Dream

TSA Officer Who Survived LAX Attack Pursues "The Voice" Dream

One year ago, Damien Lawson was among the TSA officers stationed inside LAX Terminal Three when a disturbed gunman opened fire, killing Gerardo Hernandez, and wounding two other TSA officers and a traveler.