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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Casino Worker Took Up-Skirt Videos, Had Child Porn: Cops

Casino Worker Took Up-Skirt Videos, Had Child Porn: Cops

A former Mohegan Sun Casino employee is facing charges after downloading child pornography and recording videos up the skirts of women in the casino cafeteria, according to state police.

Hartford Insurance Broker Accused of Defrauding the State

Hartford Insurance Broker Accused of Defrauding the State

The president and CEO of the insurance group that began working as a broker for the city of Hartford in 2012 has been arrested on federal charges and pleaded not guilty to one count of wire fraud in court...

Car Hits House in West Haven

Car Hits House in West Haven

Authorities are investigating after a car crashed into a house at 434 Ocean Avenue in West Haven on Friday evening.

Stamford School Principals Granted Accelerated Rehabilitation

Stamford School Principals Granted Accelerated Rehabilitation

Two Stamford High School administrators accused of failing to report a sexual relationship between a teacher and student have been granted accelerated rehabilitation but will not return to work until the school...

$139M Settlement Reached in School Sex Abuse Case

$139M Settlement Reached in School Sex Abuse Case

A settlement in the long-fought Miramonte sex abuse civil case has officially been accepted by both sides, with Los Angeles Unified School District paying a record $139 million to more than 70 victims of sexual...

Newtown Shooter Was Preoccupied With Violence: Report

Newtown Shooter Was Preoccupied With Violence: Report

The man who shot and killed 20 students and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in December 2012 suffered from mental health issues that went largely untreated, appeared to have...