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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Family Gives PS4 To Generous 9-Year-Old Boy

Family Gives PS4 To Generous 9-Year-Old Boy

After Hector Montoya gave away the money he’d saved to donate smoke detectors to folks in need a brother and sister from Allen decided to give back to the 9-year-old with the game system he’d sacrificed.

Historic Pitcher & Publisher William Blair Dies

Historic Pitcher & Publisher William Blair Dies

Dallas native, former Negro League baseball pitcher and newspaper publisher William "Bill" Blair dies at the age of 92. Blair was the publisher of The Elite News newspaper, which focused coverage of...

Grieving Mother of Arlington Teen Wants Answers

Grieving Mother of Arlington Teen Wants Answers

The mother of the Arlington teenager who fell out of a friends’ SUV and died early Saturday morning says she needs more answers.

Player Takes 90 mph Fastball to the Face

Player Takes 90 mph Fastball to the Face

DeLino DeShields Jr: I will play again soon.

"Exceptionally Lucky" Teen Survives 5-Hour Flight in Wheel Well

"Exceptionally Lucky" Teen Survives 5-Hour Flight in Wheel Well

FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii survived the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and...

Two Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash: DPD

Two Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash: DPD

Dallas police say two men are in custody in connection with the fatal hit-and-run crash that left 13-year-old Ethan Vasquez dead.