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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Sketch of  Gunman Who Shot Meteorologist

Sketch of Gunman Who Shot Meteorologist

The search continues for the gunman who shot a Waco-area television meteorologist following an altercation in the station's parking lot Wednesday morning.

Manhunt Continues for Suspected Killer

Manhunt Continues for Suspected Killer

Authorities say nearly 100 officers are searching for a man suspected of murder who is believed to be hiding in a Crowley neighborhood.

Arrest Made in Arlington Bar Shooting

Arrest Made in Arlington Bar Shooting

Arlington police have made an arrest in a bar shooting that left three people hospitalized early Monday morning.

Police Give Gift Cards for Safe Prosper Drivers

Police Give Gift Cards for Safe Prosper Drivers

This week, police in Prosper are passing out small tokens of thanks to safe drivers. Officers are spotting people showing off safe habits, like wearing a seat belt, and rewarding them with $10 gift cards.

Chris Christie Traveling to Texas to Root for Cowboys

Chris Christie Traveling to Texas to Root for Cowboys

The flak New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faced last Sunday night apparently wasn't enough.

Texas A&M Won't Rename Iconic Building After Perry

Texas A&M Won't Rename Iconic Building After Perry

Gov. Rick Perry still wants his name out there for 2016, but not etched into a certain building.