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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Bereaved Parents Will Get Honorary Shelton Diploma: Mother

Bereaved Parents Will Get Honorary Shelton Diploma: Mother

The parents of the Shelton High School senior who was killed in a crash in February, will get their son's honorary degree after a long battle with school officials, the teen's mother said.

Man Accused of Raping, Killing Woman, Setting Fire Found Guilty

Man Accused of Raping, Killing Woman, Setting Fire Found Guilty

The 21-year-old Manchester man accused of setting a Park Street apartment on fire after raping and fatally beating a woman who lived there was found guilty.

Man Wields Chainsaw During Road Rage Incident: Police

Man Wields Chainsaw During Road Rage Incident: Police

A Newington man turned himself in last Friday after allegedly shouting racial slurs and running his chain saw during a road rage incident, police said.

Dispatcher Suffers Stroke, Needs Home Chair Lift Installed

Dispatcher Suffers Stroke, Needs Home Chair Lift Installed

A Connecticut state police dispatcher who suffered from a stroke needs help raising funds for a home chair lift.

Should Trump Worry About a Third-Party Candidate?

Should Trump Worry About a Third-Party Candidate?

Just as Donald Trump is starting to make up ground in polls against Hillary Clinton, he faces a new problem: third parties. Over the holiday weekend, the threat advanced on two fronts.

Meriden Retirement Community Fire Displaces 8 People

Meriden Retirement Community Fire Displaces 8 People

A fire at a Meriden retirement community displaced eight people on Tuesday night, officials said.