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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WATCH LIVE: Adjusted Snow Totals for Parts of CT

WATCH LIVE: Adjusted Snow Totals for Parts of CT

The snow will be light in intensity for much of the day, as opposed to heavy for hours on end like Friday. This is far from the event that occurred on Friday.

More Than 1,500 Power Outages As Storm Brings Snow, Wind

More Than 1,500 Power Outages As Storm Brings Snow, Wind

Power is out for more than 1,600 houses and businesses as wind gusts that have already reached 35 miles an hour in eastern Connecticut knocked down trees and wires on Monday morning.

Acela Express Train Strikes and Kills Man on Tracks in Old Lyme

Acela Express Train Strikes and Kills Man on Tracks in Old Lyme

An Acela express train heading from New York to Boston struck and killed a person on the train tracks in Old Lyme Monday morning.

5 Things to Watch on the Eve of N.H. Primary

5 Things to Watch on the Eve of N.H. Primary

One day away from Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, there are five storylines worth watching, particularly after an eventful weekend on the ground in the Granite State, according to NBC's First Read team...

Snow and Wind Cause Crashes and Road Closures

Snow and Wind Cause Crashes and Road Closures

Snow and wind gusts of 35 miles an hour have caused several problems on the roads, including several spinouts.

Somers House Fire Closes Route 83

Somers House Fire Closes Route 83

Route 83 is closed in Somers due to a house fire.