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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

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

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Death Toll in Oakland Warehouse Fire Rises to 33

Death Toll in Oakland Warehouse Fire Rises to 33

Thirty-three people were confirmed dead Sunday after a horrific Oakland warehouse blaze that has since been deemed one of the country’s deadliest structure fires, sheriff's officials said.

Seven Victims Identified in Deadly Oakland Warehouse Fire

Seven Victims Identified in Deadly Oakland Warehouse Fire

Seven of the 33 victims who died in the Oakland warehouse fire late Friday night were identified Sunday evening by Oakland officials.

Operator of Ill-Fated Warehouse is Convicted Felon: Records

Operator of Ill-Fated Warehouse is Convicted Felon: Records

The man who founded and ran the artists collective at the Ghost Ship warehouse where dozens of people died in a massive fire is a convicted felon and on probation, according to Alameda County court records.

Survivors Describe Living Conditions in Burned Warehouse

Survivors Describe Living Conditions in Burned Warehouse

Two artists say they lived in the “24 hour art studio” among 15-20 other residents; they say landlord knew people lived there and failed to fix electrical problems in the building.

Federal Government Blocks Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Route

Federal Government Blocks Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Route

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters,...

Family of Woman Who Owns Oakland Warehouse Sends Condolences

Family of Woman Who Owns Oakland Warehouse Sends Condolences

The family of Chor Ng, the property owner of Oakland’s Ghost Ship, sounded tired and overwhelmed Saturday afternoon after learning early that morning about the fatal fire that killed at least 24 people.