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...

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...

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... 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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Snow to Make Travel Messy on Wednesday

Snow to Make Travel Messy on Wednesday

A storm moving this way could bring six inches of snow or more to parts of the state on the busiest travel day of the year.

Police ID Man Struck and Killed in Cheshire

Police ID Man Struck and Killed in Cheshire

Police have identified the 67-year-old man who was struck while trying to cross Route 10 in Cheshire on Thursday evening as Ji Zheng Cai, 67, of Brooklyn, New York.

Missing Southington Man Considered Endangered

Missing Southington Man Considered Endangered

Police have issued a Silver Alert for 48-year-old Charles "Chuck" Bridda, who was last seen leaving a home in Southington on Sunday and is considered endangered.

Torrington Teen Charged in Mom's Murder to Face Judge Tuesday

Torrington Teen Charged in Mom's Murder to Face Judge Tuesday

The Torrington teen accused of killing his mother at their home on Forest Street earlier this month has been extradited to Connecticut following his arrest in New York and will face a judge on murder charges...

Monroe Man Stole Landscaping Equipment, Rolex Watch: Cops

Monroe Man Stole Landscaping Equipment, Rolex Watch: Cops

Police have arrested the man accused of stealing landscaping equipment and scrap metal from one home in Monroe and a Rolex watch worth thousands from another.

Badly Neglected Dog Abandoned in Waterford

Badly Neglected Dog Abandoned in Waterford

A neglected Cocker Spaniel badly in need of care was abandoned outside the Connecticut Humane Society sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning officials are trying to determine who is responsible...