Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 07:33 AM EDT

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

The world breathed a collective sigh of relief at the end of the shutdown and debt limit crisis, with Asian stock markets rising following the deal. The debt impasse had rattled global markets and threatened the...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 09:31 AM EDT

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

None of the politicians in Washington really came out of the government shutdown stalemate looking particularly good, but here's how the now-resolved standoff is likely to affect key players moving forward.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 09:21 AM EDT

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

President Barack Obama signed a bill early Thursday ending the 16-day partial government shutdown and raising the nation's debt limit after Congress passed a last-minute bipartisan deal just hours...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 08:52 AM EDT

Next for Federal Workers: "Not Buying a Damn Thing"

Next for Federal Workers: "Not Buying a Damn Thing"

Now that the government shutdown has ended, thousands of furloughed workers returned to their jobs – and their paychecks. Many say they're looking to save more money in case the Senate's proposal, which...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 12:10 PM EDT

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

The nation is just hours away from a crucial default deadline, and Washington remains muddled in a risky legislative process that has the world holding its collective breath. Watch here for live updates, photos...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 03:04 PM EDT

Connecticut Working on Contingency Plan for Federal Shutdown

Connecticut Working on Contingency Plan for Federal Shutdown

The partial federal government shutdown is now in its third week and the state will have to enact a contingency plan if the gridlock is not soon resolved, Gov. Dannel Malloy said on Wednesday.

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 05:37 PM EDT

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

The Marine Corps Marathon is in jeopardy of cancellation if the government shutdown is not resolved this week, marathon director Rick Nealis confirmed. MCM targeted Saturday as the date to notify runners of the...

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 11:07 AM EDT

State Funding Allows ABCD to Reopen

State Funding Allows ABCD to Reopen

Action for Bridgeport Community Development has reopened after receiving $800,000 in funding from the state.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 07:23 AM EDT

Senate Leaders: "Tremendous Progress" on Shutdown Deal

Senate Leaders: "Tremendous Progress" on Shutdown Deal

Senate leaders said Monday evening that they are closing in on a deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit, as key lawmakers met o hammer out the details.

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 12:07 PM EDT

Debt Limit Deadline Looms as Shutdown Hits Day 14

Debt Limit Deadline Looms as Shutdown Hits Day 14

It's now day 14 of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed 350,000 federal workers and slowed economic growth. The U.S. is also just days away from losing its ability to borrow money and defaulting on...

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Double Shooting in Hartford Ruled a Homicide

Double Shooting in Hartford Ruled a Homicide

Hartford police are investigating a homicide after two men were shot early Saturday.

Demonstrators Protest Police Brutality, Racial Profiling

Demonstrators Protest Police Brutality, Racial Profiling

Protesters marched through Hartford Saturday in response to a national movement to stomp out police brutality and racial profiling following the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Wesleyan Donates $10K to Middletown After Protest

Wesleyan Donates $10K to Middletown After Protest

While Wesleyan University's president said he doesn't agree with being billed after the early December die-in protest that shut down a major intersection in Middletown and required extra police, the university...

Budget Cuts Won't Affect UConn Classes, Tuition: Herbst

Budget Cuts Won't Affect UConn Classes, Tuition: Herbst

UConn President Susan Herbst says tuition and classes won't be affected by Governor Dannel P. Malloy's recent budget rescissions.

Raul Castro: U.S. Talks Won't Change Cuban System

Raul Castro: U.S. Talks Won't Change Cuban System

Three men who served long U.S. prison terms for spying received a standing ovation in Cuba's parliament Saturday, shaking their fists in victory as President Raul Castro declared that detente with Washington...

Crash Closes Main Street in Somers

Crash Closes Main Street in Somers

Main Street is closed in Somers due to a crash.