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

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 07:14 AM EDT

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 11:55 PM EDT

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 08:23 AM EDT

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 11:40 PM EDT

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Billions in New Spending Added to Debt Bill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 04:39 PM EDT

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 01:12 PM EDT

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.

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Connecticut Deficit Has Grown to $256 Million

Connecticut Deficit Has Grown to $256 Million

Connecticut's budget problems have worsened once again.

Plainfield High Staffer Accused of Inappropriate Conduct

Plainfield High Staffer Accused of Inappropriate Conduct

A Plainfield High School faculty member has been placed on administrative leave as police investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct with a student, according to police.

1981 Ohio Homicide Victim Could Be From Connecticut

1981 Ohio Homicide Victim Could Be From Connecticut

Mystery surrounds the homicide of a teen or young woman found in Ohio 35 years ago and new tests done on pollen from her clothing reveal that she could have been from Connecticut or had some connection to...

Waterbury Honors National Teacher of the Year

Waterbury Honors National Teacher of the Year

The 2016 National Teacher of the Year is one of Connecticut’s own—Jahana Hayes of Waterbury’s Kennedy High School and the school celebrated the news of Hayes’ award on Friday with a pep rally.

Amid Chaotic Rally, Trump Makes Case to Calif. GOP

Amid Chaotic Rally, Trump Makes Case to Calif. GOP

Donald Trump, the outsider, made his case to California's Republican establishment on Friday as protesters clashed with police. Demonstrators swarmed outside the hotel near San Francisco airport, forcing Trump...

Willimantic Police Patrol for Springfest Weekend

Willimantic Police Patrol for Springfest Weekend

This weekend Willimantic police are out in force.