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

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 03:20 PM PDT

Alcatraz Cruises Loses $3M, Thanks to Gov't Shutdown

Alcatraz Cruises Loses $3M, Thanks to Gov't Shutdown

During the nearly 17 days Alcatraz Island was closed to the public, $3 million in tickets had to be refunded or rescheduled.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 04:14 AM PDT

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 08:55 PM PDT

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 05:23 AM PDT

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 08:40 PM PDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:43 PM PDT

Oldest U.S. Park Ranger "Delighted" Furlough Over

Oldest U.S. Park Ranger "Delighted" Furlough Over

The nation's oldest U.S. park ranger said she was "absolutely delighted" to return to work after being furloughed during the government shutdown.

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Rallies for Racial Justice, Police Accountability

Rallies for Racial Justice, Police Accountability

There will be a lot of marching and rallying for racial justice and police accountability in the Bay Area on Thursday, from public defenders showing their support for "Black Lives Matter" to activists in...

Storms Provide "Foothold for Drought Recovery" in California

Storms Provide "Foothold for Drought Recovery" in California

A string of storms that marched across California this month provided enough rain to boost reservoir levels and slightly improve drought conditions after three consecutive dry years. The state still likely needs

4 NorCal Counties Proclaim " Local Emergencies"

4 NorCal Counties Proclaim " Local Emergencies"

Four counties in California, all in the northern part of the state, have proclaimed "local emergencies" because of the storms.

Community Pitches in for Belmont Flood Victims

Community Pitches in for Belmont Flood Victims

Flood victims on the Peninsula, battered by the last two storms, are returning home to assess the damage — and there's a lot of it.

Boston Bombing Suspect Appears in Court for 1st Time Since 2013

Boston Bombing Suspect Appears in Court for 1st Time Since 2013

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013. Tsarnaev, 21, was led into the courtroom by U.S.

San Francisco 49ers Release Ray McDonald

San Francisco 49ers Release Ray McDonald

The San Francisco 49ers announced the release of Ray McDonald following the announcement by San Jose police the defensive end is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault.