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

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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'I Shook Her': Dad Accused of Critically Injuring Baby

'I Shook Her': Dad Accused of Critically Injuring Baby

A 32-year-old Berlin man has been charged with assault and attempted manslaughter after shaking his infant daughter so violently she was admitted to the hospital in critical condition, according to police.

2 Killed When Car Flips on I-84 East in Southington

2 Killed When Car Flips on I-84 East in Southington

Two people suffered life-threatening injuries when their car rolled over on Interstate 84 eastbound in Southington Tuesday afternoon.

State Department of Labor to Cut Dozens of Jobs

State Department of Labor to Cut Dozens of Jobs

The state Department of Labor will lay off dozens of employees to account for "a significant budget shortfall" that "appears too great to resolve with the current staffing levels," an agency spokesperson...

Heat Wave Expected, Air Quality Concerns Arise

Heat Wave Expected, Air Quality Concerns Arise

Connecticut is on target for our first heat wave of the summer and state officials are warning of the possibility of poor air quality.

New Video of Sandra Bland in Jail Released

New Video of Sandra Bland in Jail Released

Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of video footage of Sandra Bland during her three days in jail to address rumors that she was dead before arriving there. Waller County Judge Trey Duhon...

State Approves First Phase of Mixmaster Replacement Project

State Approves First Phase of Mixmaster Replacement Project

The state has approved $24.9 million in bonds for transportation projects, including $1 million to design and engineer the replacement of the Interstate 84 Mixmaster in Waterbury.