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

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"Windsor Purge" Rumors Circulate on Halloween

"Windsor Purge" Rumors Circulate on Halloween

Police are tightening security in Windsor tonight in response to rumors of a "Windsor Purge" alluding to the 2013 horror flick in which all crime is legal for 12 hours.

Fire Breaks Out at Stratford Restaurant

Fire Breaks Out at Stratford Restaurant

Police and firefighters are responding to a fire at Jalapeno's Restaurant on Success Avenue in Stratford.

No Extra Hour at the Bar This Weekend

No Extra Hour at the Bar This Weekend

As we turn back our clocks this weekend, many will enjoy an extra hour of sleep. But it doesn't mean you'll get to stay at the bar an hour later too.

Police Stop Traffic for Bear on Berlin Turnpike

Police Stop Traffic for Bear on Berlin Turnpike

A black bear is back in the wild after a stroll through Newington today.

79-Year-Old Woman With Alzheimer's Rescued From Ravine

79-Year-Old Woman With Alzheimer's Rescued From Ravine

Police rescued a 79-year-old woman with Alzheimer's who walked away from her South Windsor home Friday afternoon and later found stuck in a nearby ravine.

Truck Scrapes Railroad Bridge, Gets Stuck

Truck Scrapes Railroad Bridge, Gets Stuck

Route 138/Newent Road is closed in Lisbon after a tractor-trailer scraped the bottom of a railroad bridge while trying to pass underneath, according to witnesses at the scene.