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
It's usually trouble that gets police dashboard cameras rolling. They
look in on an often depressing landscape of busts, brawls and tempers
LAKE CITY, Fla. -- An 18-year-old man said he tried to rape a 13-year-old girl because "the devil tried to rape her in my body," according to the Lake City Police Department.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The man convicted of murdering two people within five hours has been sentenced to death according to the State Attorney's Office.
CHARDON, OH -- We know relaxation can help ease stress, but in people with dementia, it has an even greater effect.
Foot golf, a mixture of soccer and golf, has come to Jacksonville and is growing in popularity.
Rapper Gucci Mane was charged in federal court Tuesday with two counts
of possessing a firearm as a felon after two September incidents during
which he showed a gun and threatened police, according to the U.S.
Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- On any given day, you will find
customers making their way to a St. Augustine Discount Grocery store
where the products have expired or outdated labels. Don't raise your
eyebrows -- not yet.
By Lindy Thackston
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Sheriff John Rutherford says many of Jacksonville's most dangerous drug traffickers are behind bars. It's a story of homicide and drugs, and that's just the beginning.
SARASOTA, FL (AP) -- Scrapes, marks and bruises on Carlie Brucia's body indicate the 11-year-old girl was bound, dragged on her side and strangled from behind with a cord or string, a medical examiner testified Monday on the fifth day of the trial of her accused killer.
A local teenager faces allegations of having sex with a child and recording the whole thing.
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