The 16-day government shutdown cost the economy jobs, delayed mortgages and lost retail sales - at least $12 billion worth, and maybe as much as $24 billion.
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The male Senate leaders may have tied the bow on a
deal aimed at ending the government shutdown, but credit for shaping
the package is being given to a group of women, led by Sen. Susan
Collins of Maine.
Don't feel too reassured: The congressional leaders who
managed to strike a deal Wednesday apparently avoided a disastrous
default but still live in the District of Dysfunction.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, acknowledged Wednesday that he
would allow a vote in the House on a newly-minted Senate deal on debt
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Wednesday that the budget standoff in
Washington and partisan bickering have eroded the confidence of the
American people and damaged the credibility of the U.S. Congress.
Senate leaders on Wednesday announced a deal to end the partial
government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default, and House Speaker
John Boehner urged fellow Republicans to support it while a key GOP
conservative said he wouldn't try to block it in the Senate.
As congressional leaders raced to seal a deal that would reopen the
government, lawmakers from both parties jabbed at one another Wednesday
over who was to blame for the most high-profile casualties of the 16-day
shutdown: the national parks.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says he won't delay a vote on a bipartisan
budget deal that will reopen the government and avoid a financial
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A Clay County girl was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder which left her without almost half the bones in her face. Now, there's a new bright spot in this girl's life.
A five-year-old girl was killed early Thursday morning when the car she was in hit a tree on I-295.
It's been more than three years since Michelle O'Connell was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head. But the passage of time has not made her death any less painful for her family or any less controversial in the world of law enforcement.
Dyle Mobile TV is now available in Jacksonville. The gadget allows you to catch free live television at home or on-the-go on your mobile device. Now, watching the news, sports and entertainment is more convenient than ever.
By Kyle Meenan
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The man convicted of killing a Jacksonville Beach waitress six years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
By Deanna Fene
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- A gorilla and a chimpanzee get into a fight at the Jacksonville Zoo.
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- A St. Johns County murder trial which drew national attention has been reopened.
The Flagler County Sheriff's Office announced an arrest in the February shooting death of a Flagler County store clerk.
A Palm Coast woman, who worked as a gas station clerk, was shot and killed Thursday night while on the job.
Leave it to America, land of the Big Gulp, Monster Burger and McMansions, to supersize yet one more thing: the rose.
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