10/17/2013 1:02amHere's a little secret about the bill Congress has approved ending the partial government shutdown and preventing a possible federal default: It's got goodies for some states and federal agencies too.
10/17/2013 7:49amCongressional budget negotiators aren't guaranteeing success as they begin talks aimed at solving the nation's budget problems.
10/17/2013 1:33pmFlorida's longest-serving member of Congress is gravely ill.
10/17/2013 2:11pmA Republican congressman has retracted a statement claiming that Congress' budget agreement gives money to African warlord Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army.
10/17/2013 3:21pmSen. Kelly Ayotte has ended her hold on President Barack Obama's nominee for Air Force secretary, clearing the way for Senate confirmation of Deborah Lee James.
10/17/2013 3:35pmA group of House Republicans planning Senate campaigns next year took different bets on a bill in Congress ending a government shutdown and avoiding a default. For some, a general election loomed large while for others, the vote was a matter of competing for conservative primary voters.
10/17/2013 4:17pmDisruptions to some services for elderly American Indians and other needy residents of reservations could linger despite the end of the government shutdown, tribal officials said Thursday.
10/17/2013 5:46pmIn withering day-after criticism, President Barack Obama declared Thursday that the 16-day partial government shutdown was a Republican-provoked spectacle that "encouraged our enemies" around the world.