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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 04:09 PM EST

Bush Shows His Paintings on "Leno"

Bush Shows His Paintings on "Leno"

Since his departure from the White House, George W. Bush has made few public appearances, but decided to appear on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno Tuesday night. In a mostly tongue-in-cheek interview, Leno and...

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 11:32 AM EDT

SNL: Shutdown Fails "Gravity" Astronauts

SNL: Shutdown Fails "Gravity" Astronauts

As the government shutdown enters its third week, "Saturday Night Live" joked federal furloughs would have left the "Gravity" astronauts reliant on janitors in Houston to keep them alive.

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 04:47 AM EDT

Jon Stewart Grills Kathleen Sebelius on Obamacare

Jon Stewart Grills Kathleen Sebelius on Obamacare

Jon Stewart grilled Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius over the new health care law Monday. But first, he joked about the online health exchange's glitches and delays.

Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 at 10:27 AM EDT

SNL: Miley Causes the End of America

SNL: Miley Causes the End of America

"Saturday Night Live's" opening sketch this week predicted a dark future for America.

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 11:02 AM EDT

Colbert Saves Couple's Wedding After Shutdown

Colbert Saves Couple's Wedding After Shutdown

Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le were supposed to get married this Saturday at the Jefferson Memorial, but the government shutdown put those plans in jeopardy.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 11:45 AM EDT

Newt Gingrich on "Leno": Shutdown "Not a Crisis"

Newt Gingrich on "Leno": Shutdown "Not a Crisis"

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich appeared on the "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno Wednesday and the topic of discussion was of course the government shutdown. Gingrich said the nation's...

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Chain-Reaction Lincoln Tunnel Crash Hurts 7: PA

Chain-Reaction Lincoln Tunnel Crash Hurts 7: PA

Seven people were injured, one of them critically, in a multi-vehicle accident in the Lincoln Tunnel that brought traffic to a near standstill at the peak of Tuesday's morning rush, authorities say.

Joan Rivers Remains on Life Support "at this time": Kin

Joan Rivers Remains on Life Support "at this time": Kin

In a statement released Tuesday, Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa said that her mother is on life support "at this time," and thanked the public for their ongoing support.

Tractor-Trailer Eviscerated in NJ Turnpike Fire

Tractor-Trailer Eviscerated in NJ Turnpike Fire

The driver of a tractor-trailer suffered a laceration to the arm when the truck became engulfed in flames on the New Jersey Turnpike Tuesday afternoon, causing traffic delays, authorities said.

Angelina Jolie's Wedding Dress Revealed

Angelina Jolie's Wedding Dress Revealed

The latest issue of People features the first official photos of Angelina Jolie's stunning wedding gown that incorporates her children's original artwork.

Teen Collapses, Dies During Football Practice

Teen Collapses, Dies During Football Practice

A Staten Island teenager died after collapsing during varsity football practice Monday morning, officials say.

Car Jumps Curb, Hits Woman on Brooklyn Sidewalk: FDNY

Car Jumps Curb, Hits Woman on Brooklyn Sidewalk: FDNY

A car jumped the curb and hit a woman on a Brooklyn sidewalk Tuesday afternoon, authorities say.