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

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 06:14 AM CDT

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 10:55 PM CDT

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 07:23 AM CDT

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 10:40 PM CDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:27 PM CDT

Cheers as Shutdown Ends; Fears for the Next One

Cheers as Shutdown Ends; Fears for the Next One

Several Downtown Dallas business say they're happy to see federal workers return to work after the government shutdown ended.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 03:39 PM CDT

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...

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Condition Worsens for DFW Doctor Fighting Ebola

Condition Worsens for DFW Doctor Fighting Ebola

The condition of a North Texas doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus while working for a relief organization in Africa is worsening, colleagues with Samaritan's Purse say.

Man Intentionally Slams Car Into Home, Pins Wife Inside

Man Intentionally Slams Car Into Home, Pins Wife Inside

A woman has been hospitalized after her husband intentionally drove his car into their house early Tuesday morning, trapping her in the rubble inside, police say.

Jury Awards Ventura $1.8M in Defamation Case

Jury Awards Ventura $1.8M in Defamation Case

A jury has awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

Gay-Marriage Ban in State's Interest: AG Abbott

Gay-Marriage Ban in State's Interest: AG Abbott

Attorney General Greg Abbott's office is arguing that the U.S. Constitution allows Texas to ban same-sex marriage to promote the birth of children in "stable, lasting relationships."

More Than a Third of Americans Facing Debt Collectors: Study

More Than a Third of Americans Facing Debt Collectors: Study

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

Controversial Uptown Sam's Club Gets Boost Forward

Controversial Uptown Sam's Club Gets Boost Forward

The controversial development of a new Sam's Club in the uptown neighborhood of Dallas got a big push forward. On Monday, a judge denied a neighborhood association request to temporarily block the project in the...