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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Police Search for Body of 7-Month-Old in River

Police Search for Body of 7-Month-Old in River

A 22-year-old suicidal father who jumped into the Connecticut River in Middletown late Sunday night may have taken his 7-month-old son with him, and police are now searching for the little boy's body.

Man Suspected of Sexually Assaulting Woman on Avon Trail Arrested

Man Suspected of Sexually Assaulting Woman on Avon Trail Arrested

A man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman on a running trail in Avon last week was taken into custody on Monday after showing up at a Massachusetts police station to ask why authorities were at his...

Silver Alert Issued for Infant Missing From Hartford Since July 4

Silver Alert Issued for Infant Missing From Hartford Since July 4

Police have issued a Silver Alert for a baby girl who has been missing from Hartford since the Fourth of July.

Man Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Former Congressional Intern

Man Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Former Congressional Intern

Metropolitan Police in Washington, D.C. have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old man – who had interned for U.S. Rep. Jim Himes – aboard a Metro train at the NoMa-Gallaudet station Saturday...

Cosby Said He Got Drugs to Give to Women for Sex: Docs

Cosby Said He Got Drugs to Give to Women for Sex: Docs

Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

Police Probe Death of Man Found at State Park in Hamden

Police Probe Death of Man Found at State Park in Hamden

State police are trying to piece together what happened to a 39-year-old West Haven man found shot to death at West Rock State Park in Hamden on the Fourth of July.