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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Man Shot in SUV With Child Inside, Drives for Help

Man Shot in SUV With Child Inside, Drives for Help

Dallas police say a man drove to a fire station for help after being shot in his SUV with his child inside following an argument with a person in a nearby vehicle.

Man, 24, Found Fatally Shot at Crowley Home: Police

Man, 24, Found Fatally Shot at Crowley Home: Police

Crowley police say they are searching for a person of interest connected to the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man at a home.

600 New Texas Laws Go Into Effect Tuesday

600 New Texas Laws Go Into Effect Tuesday

More than 600 bills become law on Sept. 1, including those ranging from drones and guns at airports to Advanced Placement scores and money for police body cameras.

Fort Worth Boy Sentenced for Beating Dog to Death

Fort Worth Boy Sentenced for Beating Dog to Death

The 11-year-old Fort Worth boy who pleaded guilty to beating his neighbor's dog to death was sentenced in a Tarrant County court Monday.

Clerk's Petition to Withhold Gay Marriage Licenses Denied

Clerk's Petition to Withhold Gay Marriage Licenses Denied

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Kentucky county clerk who says her Christian faith should exempt her from having to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Supreme Court on Monday denied...

Teens Accused of Killing Man, Shooting Schoolmate in Face

Teens Accused of Killing Man, Shooting Schoolmate in Face

One person is dead and another is injured after a double shooting Saturday afternoon in southwest Irving.