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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Man Arrested in Meth Lab Bust

Man Arrested in Meth Lab Bust

Authorities are investigating after a meth lab was discovered Saturday night in East Windsor, according to police sources.

New London Police Request Riot Gear

New London Police Request Riot Gear

The acting police chief in New London wants to buy riot gear.

McDonald's Burgers Under $1 for National Burger Day

McDonald's Burgers Under $1 for National Burger Day

The Hamburglar might say it's a steal even cheaper than the dollar menu.

8-Year-Old Surprised by Firefighters Who Saved Her

8-Year-Old Surprised by Firefighters Who Saved Her

Firefighters pulled an 8-year-old girl from a burning building in Hartford last month, and today she got to thank them in person.

Hartford Peace Activist Speaks Out Against Murder of NYPD Officers

Hartford Peace Activist Speaks Out Against Murder of NYPD Officers

The leader of a local group associated with some of the recent protests against the use of deadly force in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown is publicly condemning Ismaaiyl Brinsley's actions killing...

Eight Connecticut Schools Receive Art Grants

Eight Connecticut Schools Receive Art Grants

Eight Connecticut schools are the first to receive grant funding under a new state program designed to strengthen arts instruction by encouraging partnership between schools, artists and arts organizations.