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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Lifeguards Rescue 3 Dozen Swimmers at Misquamicut

Lifeguards Rescue 3 Dozen Swimmers at Misquamicut

Officials at Misquamicut State Beach say lifeguards rescued more than three dozen swimmers on Thursday from dangerous rip currents brought on by Hurricane Cristobal far off the New England coast.

Navy Sailor Accused of Abusing 2-Month-Old Son

Navy Sailor Accused of Abusing 2-Month-Old Son

A 24-year-old father from Groton has been arrested, accused of abusing his 2-month-old son and causing life-threatening injuries.

Wilton Preschool Aide Touched Child: Attorney

Wilton Preschool Aide Touched Child: Attorney

In the days following the arrest of a Wilton preschool aide on child pornography charges, school officials have reassured parents that students were never harmed or in danger, but an attorney representing...

Elderly School Aide Kissed 8-Year-Old on Lips: Police

Elderly School Aide Kissed 8-Year-Old on Lips: Police

A 77-year-old daycare worker and school aide in Plymouth is facing charges after kissing an 8-year-old girl on the lips on at least five occasions, according to police.

New London School Board Rescinds Contract of Superintendent

New London School Board Rescinds Contract of Superintendent

In executive session Thursday night, the New London Board of Education voted unanimously to rescind the job offer to embattled superintendent candidate Terrence Carter, who was days away from signing a contract...

Air National Guard Pilot Killed in Va. Crash: Officials

Air National Guard Pilot Killed in Va. Crash: Officials

The Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot flying a military F-15 jet to New Orleans was killed in Wednesday's crash in the remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Virginia, authorities confirmed