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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"Windsor Purge" Rumors Circulate on Halloween

"Windsor Purge" Rumors Circulate on Halloween

Authorities are ramping up security in Windsor on Halloween in response to rumors of a "Windsor Purge," which alludes to the 2013 movie in which crime is legal for a span of 12 hours.

15-Year-Old Brings BB Gun to Hamden High School

15-Year-Old Brings BB Gun to Hamden High School

A 15-year-old freshman at Hamden High School is facing charges after bring a BB gun to school Friday morning, according to police.

3 Brothers Charged in Bridgeport Murder

3 Brothers Charged in Bridgeport Murder

Bridgeport police have arrested three brothers in connection with a fatal stabbing earlier this month.

Human Skulls, Witchcraft Books Found at Stamford Dump

Human Skulls, Witchcraft Books Found at Stamford Dump

Two human skulls, a jawbone and several books on Satan and witchcraft were found at the Stamford Refuge Transfer Station on Thursday and police are investigating.

WATCH: 1 Dead, 1 Hurt After SpaceShipTwo Crashes in SoCal Desert

WATCH: 1 Dead, 1 Hurt After SpaceShipTwo Crashes in SoCal Desert

Officials will provide updates on the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, which left one person dead and another with a "major injury." The plane crashed in the Mojave Desert in...

Police Stop Traffic for Bear on Berlin Turnpike

Police Stop Traffic for Bear on Berlin Turnpike

A black bear is back in the wild after a stroll through Newington today.