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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Farmington Man Stabbed to Death in Florida

Farmington Man Stabbed to Death in Florida

A Farmington family is coming to grips with the death of their 28-year-old son, who was stabbed to death just days before finishing a bicycle trip down the East Coast, family members said.

 Bank Robbery Suspect Kills Himself: Cops

Bank Robbery Suspect Kills Himself: Cops

The 28-year-old suspect in a Southington bank robbery and crash on Tuesday morning has taken his life, and police said he robbed the same bank two years ago.

Man Sexually Assaulted Sacred Heart University Student: Police

Man Sexually Assaulted Sacred Heart University Student: Police

A Sacred Heart University Student was sexually assaulted in Fairfield early on Monday morning and police have released a sketch of the attacker in hopes that someone can identify him.

Hartford Selects Ballpark Developer

Hartford Selects Ballpark Developer

The city of Hartford has selected one of three finalists to develop the Downtown North section and build a minor-league baseball stadium.

U.S. Doctor Cured of Ebola: "I Felt Like I Was About to Die"

U.S. Doctor Cured of Ebola: "I Felt Like I Was About to Die"

Dr. Kent Brantly, the American doctor who contracted Ebola while working with relief organization Samaritan's Purse in Liberia, told NBC in an exclusive interview that he felt like he was about to die when...

Milford School Closed Again Over AC Problems

Milford School Closed Again Over AC Problems

Joseph A. Foran High School in Milford is closed Wednesday while workers continue to repair an air conditioning malfunction that sent students home early Tuesday.