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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Snow to Start Up Tomorrow Morning

Snow to Start Up Tomorrow Morning

Winter weather is making a comeback Saturday.

Middletown City Worker Charged With Animal Cruelty

Middletown City Worker Charged With Animal Cruelty

A Middletown city employee is facing animal cruelty charges after allegedly neglecting her dog, a pit bull who was found severely malnourished, according to the mayor.

Police Officer, Suspect Shot in Boston

Police Officer, Suspect Shot in Boston

A Boston Police officer has been shot in an apparent shootout that wounded five people in the city's Roxbury neighborhood, authorities confirmed Friday night. The officer, whose condition is not known at...

Southington Woman Sues Town After Crash on Icy Road

Southington Woman Sues Town After Crash on Icy Road

A Southington resident is suing the town over allegations that an icy, untreated road prompted a head-on collision that left her with multiple injuries and “severe emotional distress.”

Man Caught "Behaving Inappropriately" in CCSU Bathrooms

Man Caught "Behaving Inappropriately" in CCSU Bathrooms

Police at Central Connecticut State University are alerting students after a 27-year-old man who has previously been banned from campus was spotted "behaving inappropriately" in women's bathrooms on multiple...

Elderly Driver Hits ECSU Student Crossing Street in Willimantic

Elderly Driver Hits ECSU Student Crossing Street in Willimantic

A 19-year-old student at Eastern Connecticut State University was taken to the hospital Friday morning after an elderly driver struck her while she was crossing the street in Willimantic, according to police.