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

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 09:52 AM EDT

All Eyes on Senate to End Shutdown

All Eyes on Senate to End Shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were in talks Saturday to broker a deal to end the government shutdown and avert default on the nation's debts after talks between the White...

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 03:55 AM EDT

D.C. Lotto Winners Can't Cash in Due to Shutdown

D.C. Lotto Winners Can't Cash in Due to Shutdown

Anyone hoping that winning the Washington, D.C. Lottery could make up for income lost in the government shutdown is officially out of luck. D.C. Lottery officials announced Friday afternoon that they would no...

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 01:52 PM EDT

Statue of Liberty Reopens Amid Federal Shutdown

Statue of Liberty Reopens Amid Federal Shutdown

The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public Sunday after the state agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the federal government shutdown. Ferry trips from Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty...

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 10:59 AM EDT

Voices of the Shutdown: What It Means to Workers

Voices of the Shutdown: What It Means to Workers

As many federal workers around the nation watch the shutdown creep toward a third week, they shared their experiences of abrupt pay cuts, worries about bills and rent and what they're doing now that the lives...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 08:09 AM EDT
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By Vishal Persaud

Government Shutdown's Unexpected Effects

While there were plenty of serious effects on Americans from the government shut... See Full Gallery

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 07:58 AM EDT

"Constitution" Rally Truckers Slow Beltway Traffic

 "Constitution" Rally Truckers Slow Beltway Traffic

Dozens of drivers of tractor-trailers and pickup trucks expressed their frustration over trucking industry regulations and the government shutdown Friday in a way that was guaranteed to get attention: They...

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 09:59 PM EDT

Talks Continue on Capitol Hill as Shutdown Drags On

Talks Continue on Capitol Hill as Shutdown Drags On

Senate Republicans met with President Barack Obama at the White House Friday amid optimism that an end to the partial government shutdown -- now on day 11 --- might be in sight.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 11:49 PM EDT

GOP Suffers As It Takes Rap for Shutdown: Poll

GOP Suffers As It Takes Rap for Shutdown: Poll

Yes, most Americans might want to vote out the whole of Congress, but in the same NBC News poll, they made no bones about which party they blame for the shutdown mess the U.S. now faces.

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013 at 08:11 AM EDT

Last of Pre-Shutdown Pay Arriving for Fed Workers

Last of Pre-Shutdown Pay Arriving for Fed Workers

On Friday, many federal employees will receive their last paychecks for the foreseeable future, and those paychecks will be for less than half the usual amount. Due to the government shutdown, the pay period...

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 08:31 PM EDT

Shutdown Means No New Craft Beer

Shutdown Means No New Craft Beer

Another casualty of the government shutdown: New beers from craft breweries. The shutdown has shuttered an obscure government agencies that approves new breweries, beer recipes and labels — and for craft...

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WATCH: Hernandez's Fiancee: "I Asked Him If He Did It, He Said No"

WATCH: Hernandez's Fiancee: "I Asked Him If He Did It, He Said No"

The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due to be called to testify by prosecutors in his murder trial, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press. Shayanna...

Snow Showers Possible Saturday

Snow Showers Possible Saturday

Some snow has been falling in Litchfield County this morning, rain is falling across the rest of the state and wintry weather is hanging in there for Saturday.

Man Accused of Killing Worker After Asking for Job Hospitalized

Man Accused of Killing Worker After Asking for Job Hospitalized

A man accused of shooting and killing a worker at a Bridgeport construction site was scheduled to be arraigned on Friday, but he has been taken to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and his court has been...

Classes Canceled at SAND School in Hartford

Classes Canceled at SAND School in Hartford

All classes at S.A.N.D. school in Hartford are canceled for the day on Friday because of an electrical fire.

Co-Pilot Hid Illness From Germanwings: Prosecutors

Co-Pilot Hid Illness From Germanwings: Prosecutors

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain,...

Blighted Naugatuck Building Coming Down

Blighted Naugatuck Building Coming Down

A blighted building in Naugatuck that has long been an eyesore for many will be demolished today.