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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Missing 2-Year-Old May Be Bound for Bronx: Police

Missing 2-Year-Old May Be Bound for Bronx: Police

Police are looking for a 2-year-old girl who they believe was taken Thursday from a home on Webb Street in Hamden and may be bound for the Bronx with her mother, against whom the child has an active restraining...

2 Hurt in Serious Crash on Route 10 in Granby

2 Hurt in Serious Crash on Route 10 in Granby

Two people were injured late Friday afternoon in a serious crash on Route 10/Salmon Brook Street in Granby, according to police.

Hamden Calls on Quinnipiac to Help Prevent Party Problems

Hamden Calls on Quinnipiac to Help Prevent Party Problems

Town officials in Hamden are calling on Quinnipiac University leadership to take responsibility for an off-campus party problem that has been an issue for years.

Boaters Urged to Look Out for Belugas in Long Island Sound

Boaters Urged to Look Out for Belugas in Long Island Sound

Mystic Aquarium is keeping tabs on a trio of Beluga whales spotted several times in Long Island Sound and asking residents to respect them and help keep them safe.

Mom Found Pushing Dead 3-Year-Old Son in Swing

Mom Found Pushing Dead 3-Year-Old Son in Swing

A woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son in a park swing Friday, and authorities say she may have been there for hours, or even since the day before.

Newington Police Warn Residents of Car Break-In Spree

Newington Police Warn Residents of Car Break-In Spree

Normally quiet and safe Newington neighborhoods have found themselves the target of thieves. Police say recently they've received several reports of vehicle break-ins occurring during the evening and midnight...