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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13 Metro-North Workers Indicted in Cheating Scandal

13 Metro-North Workers Indicted in Cheating Scandal

More than a dozen current and former MTA staffers were indicted Monday in connection with a sweeping 2014 scandal at the Metro-North Railroad that involved cheating on exams, authorities say.

23 Charged in Massive Willimantic Drug Roundup

23 Charged in Massive Willimantic Drug Roundup

Police in Willimantic have arrested 23 people as part of a months-long drug roundup.

Former Trooper to Serve Time for Sex Assault of Elderly Woman

Former Trooper to Serve Time for Sex Assault of Elderly Woman

The former Connecticut state trooper convicted of sexually assaulting an 81-year-old woman will serve two years in prison, according to the court clerk's office.

Elizabeth Warren Rallies CT Democrats at Annual Dinner

Elizabeth Warren Rallies CT Democrats at Annual Dinner

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren fired up the crowd of more than 1,300 Connecticut Democrats at the annual Jefferson Jackson Bailey Dinner, the largest fundraising event for the party each year.

Obama Proposes to Expand Overtime For Millions

Obama Proposes to Expand Overtime For Millions

Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours...

Father and Son Charged in Vernon Armed Bank Robbery

Father and Son Charged in Vernon Armed Bank Robbery

Vernon police have arrested a son accused of robbing a bank on Friday and his father, who’s accused of driving the getaway car.