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...

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... 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:...

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...

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...

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Police Investigate Suspicious Death in Manchester

Police Investigate Suspicious Death in Manchester

Authorities are investigating after a 54-year-old man was found dead in a Manchester apartment.

Former Trooper Who Torched Brother's Home Felt Duped: Court

Former Trooper Who Torched Brother's Home Felt Duped: Court

The former Connecticut State Trooper accused of burning down his brother's home in the Higganum village of Haddam believed his brother had cheated him out of a large inheritance and wanted revenge, according to...

New Haven FBI Agent Sues Bosses

New Haven FBI Agent Sues Bosses

An FBI agent has filed a lawsuit alleging his bosses in New Haven retaliated against him for complaining about personnel decisions and were so dysfunctional that the bureau's director apologized to...

Hamden Native Heads to Knockout Round on "The Voice"

Hamden Native Heads to Knockout Round on "The Voice"

Blessing Offor, the soulful Hamden High graduate crooning his way through NBC's "The Voice," got a second lease on life in Monday's episode when coach Adam Levine saved him from elimination.

"Heartbroken": Families Mourn 7 Victims Tied to Suspected Serial Killer

"Heartbroken": Families Mourn 7 Victims Tied to Suspected Serial Killer

One of seven women whose bodies were discovered in Indiana over the weekend was remembered as a "fighter" Monday, as authorities continued to investigate a killing they now believe uncovered a string of slayings...

Bagel Store Owner Wards Off Would-Be Robbers

Bagel Store Owner Wards Off Would-Be Robbers

Police are searching for the two men who broke into a Norwalk bagel shop early Saturday morning and tried to pry open the cash register before the store owner hit one of the suspects with a tool used to...