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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'Daddy's Mad at Me': Couple Charged in Child Abuse Case

'Daddy's Mad at Me': Couple Charged in Child Abuse Case

A Plainville couple is facing charges after the man abused their 3-year-old daughter and the woman did nothing to stop it, according to police.

Bear That Confronted Hiker Has History of Aggression

Bear That Confronted Hiker Has History of Aggression

The black bear that prompted state officials to block off hiking trails in Burlington last week after it was caught on camera circling a hiker has a history of aggression, according to the state Department...

Drunken Dad Leaves Kids Alone, Bangs on Neighbor's Door: Cops

Drunken Dad Leaves Kids Alone, Bangs on Neighbor's Door: Cops

A father is facing charges after police said he drunkenly was banging on a neighbor's door while he left his young children home unattended.

Redding Native Missing in South Africa Presumed Dead: Rescuers

Redding Native Missing in South Africa Presumed Dead: Rescuers

A 19-year-old Redding resident and junior at George Washington University is believed to have drowned in South Africa, where he disappeared while studying abroad, according to the National Sea Rescue Institute.

Clerk's Petition to Withhold Gay Marriage Licenses Denied

Clerk's Petition to Withhold Gay Marriage Licenses Denied

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Kentucky county clerk who says her Christian faith should exempt her from having to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Supreme Court on Monday denied...

Man Admits to Windsor, East Windsor, Glastonbury Bank Robberies

Man Admits to Windsor, East Windsor, Glastonbury Bank Robberies

An Enfield man accused of robbing banks in Windsor, East Windsor and Glastonbury pleaded guilty to armed robbery in federal court Monday.