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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Schools Delayed as More Snow Falls

Schools Delayed as More Snow Falls

Residents across Connecticut are still digging out from the Blizzard of 2015, but already more snow is falling, which is causing school delays and a tricky Friday morning commute.

Hartford House Explodes After Gas Leak

Hartford House Explodes After Gas Leak

A house in Hartford exploded after a suspected gas leak early Friday morning.

ATM Skimmer Accessed Hundreds of Bank Accounts: Police

ATM Skimmer Accessed Hundreds of Bank Accounts: Police

Authorities are investigating after someone attached skimming devices to two ATMs in East Haven earlier this month and used them to access hundreds of bank accounts, according to police.

2nd Sex Assault Suit Filed Against Lakeville Boarding School

2nd Sex Assault Suit Filed Against Lakeville Boarding School

A lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday claims two teachers and the headmaster at the Indian Mountain School in Lakeville sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy between 1982 and 1984, and school officials...

State to Pay $6M to Wrongfully Incarcerated Man

State to Pay $6M to Wrongfully Incarcerated Man

A Wallingford man cleared of rape and murder charges after 21 years behind bars will receive $6 million from the state, according to a memorandum of decision from the Office of the Claims Commissioner.

As Deficit Dips, All Sides Seek More Spending

As Deficit Dips, All Sides Seek More Spending

The government deficit is dropping and the voices in Washington calling for austerity are barely audible. Republicans want more defense spending. Democrats want more domestic spending. And President Barack Obama