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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Dallas Zoo's World-Famous Giraffe Kipenzi Dies

Dallas Zoo's World-Famous Giraffe Kipenzi Dies

The Dallas Zoo says its world-famous baby giraffe, Kipenzi, has died after running into the perimeter edge of her habitat Tuesday.

1 Dead in Crash on Texas 161: Irving Police

1 Dead in Crash on Texas 161: Irving Police

A man is dead and a woman was injured in a crash on Texas 161 early Wednesday morning, Irving police say.

Dallas Co. Sheriff's Deputy Arrested on Theft Charge

Dallas Co. Sheriff's Deputy Arrested on Theft Charge

A Dallas County sheriff's deputy surrendered Tuesday on a misdemeanor theft charge, authorities say.

Plane Passengers Stretch Rules on 'Emotional Support' Animals

Plane Passengers Stretch Rules on 'Emotional Support' Animals

Flight attendants say misuse of "emotional support" animals is a growing problem on commercial flights.

Taliban Chief Mullah Omar Dead? Afghanistan Probes Reports

Taliban Chief Mullah Omar Dead? Afghanistan Probes Reports

The Afghan government confirmed Wednesday it was looking into reports that longtime Taliban leader Mullah Omar had died. Rumors have circulated for years that the leader of the militant group that ruled...

Future Unsure for Troubled N.M. Green Chile Production

Future Unsure for Troubled N.M. Green Chile Production

Labor shortages, shrinking acreage, drought and foreign competition hurt production of green chiles in New Mexico, leaving farmers looking for solutions.