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

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 01:39 PM PDT

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...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 05:46 AM PDT

Alcatraz, Yosemite, Muir Woods Open After Shutdown

Alcatraz, Yosemite, Muir Woods Open After Shutdown

For the first time in more than two weeks, Bay Area residents and tourists will be able to return to Alcatraz, Muir Woods and parts of the Golden Gate Park Recreation area that were closed due to the...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:12 AM PDT

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

After the 16-day government shutdown, parks and museums closed during the government shutdown will reopen. All national parks -- from Yosemite to Shenandoah National Park -- will reopen

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 04:33 AM PDT

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

The world breathed a collective sigh of relief at the end of the shutdown and debt limit crisis, with Asian stock markets rising following the deal. The debt impasse had rattled global markets and threatened the...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:31 AM PDT

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

None of the politicians in Washington really came out of the government shutdown stalemate looking particularly good, but here's how the now-resolved standoff is likely to affect key players moving forward.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:21 AM PDT

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

President Barack Obama signed a bill early Thursday ending the 16-day partial government shutdown and raising the nation's debt limit after Congress passed a last-minute bipartisan deal just hours...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 05:52 AM PDT

Next for Federal Workers: "Not Buying a Damn Thing"

Next for Federal Workers: "Not Buying a Damn Thing"

Now that the government shutdown has ended, thousands of furloughed workers returned to their jobs – and their paychecks. Many say they're looking to save more money in case the Senate's proposal, which...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 09:10 AM PDT

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

The nation is just hours away from a crucial default deadline, and Washington remains muddled in a risky legislative process that has the world holding its collective breath. Watch here for live updates, photos...

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 01:42 PM PDT

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

The Marine Corps Marathon is in jeopardy of cancellation if the government shutdown is not resolved this week, marathon director Rick Nealis confirmed. MCM targeted Saturday as the date to notify runners of the...

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 07:04 AM PDT

6,000 Livermore Lab Workers Face Possible Furlough

6,000 Livermore Lab Workers Face Possible Furlough

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other Bay Area-based national research institutions face a nearly total closure this week if the partial federal government shutdown continues.

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Body Found in Water After Boat Crash Near Brentwood

Body Found in Water After Boat Crash Near Brentwood

Crews who were searching for a missing man near Brentwood following a boat crash during a fishing tournament said they have found a body in the water, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office said.

Warm, Dry Winter Puts San Jose Man's Grand Floral Dreams On Hold

Warm, Dry Winter Puts San Jose Man's Grand Floral Dreams On Hold

Rich Santoro, aka The Bulb Guy, planted close to two thousand bulbs in a Milpitas hillside as part of his plan to turn bulb gardening into a fad. The warm weather may have killed almost every one of the flowers,...

CHP Seeks Witnesses In Hit-And-Run Collision Involving Officer

CHP Seeks Witnesses In Hit-And-Run Collision Involving Officer

A California Highway Patrol officer is recovering Saturday after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose on Friday night.

Officer Injured in Richmond District Released From Hospital

Officer Injured in Richmond District Released From Hospital

A police officer has been released from the hospital after suffering injuries in a crash with a vehicle driven by armed robbery suspects in San Francisco's Richmond district Saturday, a police spokeswoman said.

Bay Area Woman Dies From Overdose at Coachella Festival

Bay Area Woman Dies From Overdose at Coachella Festival

A 24-year-old Bay Area woman hospitalized after attending the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last weekend died of an apparent overdose of illicit drugs and alcohol, according to the Riverside...

Officer Injured In Crash With Suspect Car Linked To Armed Robbery

Officer Injured In Crash With Suspect Car Linked To Armed Robbery

A police officer is in the hospital after being injured in a crash in San Francisco's Richmond district involving a car driven by armed robbery suspects, a police spokeswoman said.