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 Thursday.

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SUV Crashes Into Gas Pump, Sparks Fire

SUV Crashes Into Gas Pump, Sparks Fire

Pumps are roped off at the Phillips 66 gas station on Main Street in East Hartford after someone crashed into a gas pump on Thursday afternoon.

Man Kidnaps Person He Thought Was Homeless: Cops

Man Kidnaps Person He Thought Was Homeless: Cops

A Danbury man is accused of kidnapping a man he thought was homeless, then feeding him in his home.

Man Kidnapped, Forced Women Into Prostitution in Milford: Cops

Man Kidnapped, Forced Women Into Prostitution in Milford: Cops

A Massachusetts man is accused of picking up two women and kidnapping a third, then giving them heroin and cocaine and driving them to Connecticut to act as prostitutes.

Ramp Remains Closed After Truck Pinned Bridge Inspector

Ramp Remains Closed After Truck Pinned Bridge Inspector

A worker performing a routine bridge inspection for the state Department of Transportation was killed when his truck tipped over and crushed him on a West Hartford entrance ramp on Wednesday and efforts continue...

Boyfriend Remembers Slain Reporter, Station Pays Tribute

Boyfriend Remembers Slain Reporter, Station Pays Tribute

The boyfriend of a reporter killed in an on-air shooting appeared at the Virginia station where both worked on Thursday, telling his co-workers and viewers that he wants to tell his girlfriend's story even as he...

Milford Man Found Guilty in Murder-for-Hire Plot

Milford Man Found Guilty in Murder-for-Hire Plot

A Milford businessman has been found guilty in a 2012 plot to hire someone to kill his ex-wife and assault his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend.