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

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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Grab the Umbrella for Memorial Day!

Grab the Umbrella for Memorial Day!

Tropical moisture surges into Connecticut raining on Memorial Day parades.

Weather Washing Out Memorial Day Events

Weather Washing Out Memorial Day Events

Several towns and cities have cancelled or postponed Memorial Day events due to a rainy forecast.

Two People, Dog Rescued From Burning Home in Hartford

Two People, Dog Rescued From Burning Home in Hartford

Two people were rescued from a burning home in Hartford early Sunday morning.

Vernon Teen Credited For Saving Drowning Girl

Vernon Teen Credited For Saving Drowning Girl

A Vernon teenager is being credited with saving the life of a drowning child Saturday afternoon.

Flooding in Texas, Kansas as Wild Weather Hits Carolinas

Flooding in Texas, Kansas as Wild Weather Hits Carolinas

Five people were killed and at least three others were reported missing after heavy rain hammered the Plains states, triggering flooding over the holiday weekend, NBC News reported. Four bodies were discovered

2 Dead, 6 Wounded in Houston Shooting

2 Dead, 6 Wounded in Houston Shooting

A man came into a Houston auto detail shop and began "randomly shooting," killing a man known to be a customer and putting a neighborhood on lockdown Sunday before being killed by a SWAT officer, police...