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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State Police Investigate High School Soccer Coach

State Police Investigate High School Soccer Coach

State police said they started investigating Jeff Sirois after officials from E.O. Smith High School contacted them about an issue concerning the coach.

Enfield Elementary School Student Diagnosed With Enterovirus

Enfield Elementary School Student Diagnosed With Enterovirus

A student at Nathan Hale Elementary School in Enfield has been diagnosed with Enterovirus-D68, according to the school principal.

Woman, Toddler Hide While Intruder Ransacks Home

Woman, Toddler Hide While Intruder Ransacks Home

Police are investigating after someone broke into a Plainfield home and ransacked the residence Tuesday night while a woman and her 2-year-old child were hiding inside.

Police Identify Body Washed Ashore in Westbrook

Police Identify Body Washed Ashore in Westbrook

The state police major crime squad is investigating after the body of a 72-year-old woman washed ashore at Grove Beach in Westbrook this morning.

Secret Service Chief Quits After White House Break-In

Secret Service Chief Quits After White House Break-In

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid growing criticism of her agency, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday afternoon. High-ranking lawmakers from...

No Anthem Coverage at 5 Local Hospitals as Talks Break Down

No Anthem Coverage at 5 Local Hospitals as Talks Break Down

Failed negotiations between Hartford HealthCare and Anthem have left five Connecticut hospitals out of network for patients insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield.