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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6-Year-Old Brought Bullets to School: Police

6-Year-Old Brought Bullets to School: Police

North Haven Police responded to the Mill Road School at 295 Mill Road this morning after a school bus driver found bullets in a student's backpack.

Foran High School Evacuated Due to Bathroom Fire

Foran High School Evacuated Due to Bathroom Fire

Foran High School in Milford has been evacuated due to a bathroom fire, according to fire officials.

Family of DOT Worker Killed by Tractor-Trailer Awarded $7.3M

Family of DOT Worker Killed by Tractor-Trailer Awarded $7.3M

The family of a state Department of Transportation supervisor struck and killed on Route 8 near the Waterbury-Naugatuck line in 2012 has been awarded nearly $7.3 million in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Hernandez Lawyers Due in Court in Double Slaying Case

Hernandez Lawyers Due in Court in Double Slaying Case

Prosecutors and lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are expected in court for a status conference in his Boston double homicide case.

U.S. Limits Entry From Ebola Countries to 5 Airports

U.S. Limits Entry From Ebola Countries to 5 Airports

The Homeland Security Department is requiring that anyone coming to the United States from one of three West African countries reporting an Ebola outbreak must enter the country through one of five...

School Officials Accused of Not Reporting Student-Teacher Sex Face Judge

School Officials Accused of Not Reporting Student-Teacher Sex Face Judge

A Stamford High School principal and assistant principal are accused of failing to contact authorities about a sexual relationship between a student and teacher that first came to light last December, according...