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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 first...

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Forest Fire Contained, New Blazes Crop Up

Forest Fire Contained, New Blazes Crop Up

Firefighters in New Jersey have contained a forest fire in Ocean County that consumed 300 acres as it burned most of the day Thursday, but are now struggling to put out another fire nearby that's ravaged over...

Man Arrested in Molotov Cocktail Attack on Store Clerk

Man Arrested in Molotov Cocktail Attack on Store Clerk

The man who police say tossed a flaming bottle into a Brooklyn mini-mart early Wednesday, setting the clerk inside on fire, has been arrested on multiple charges including arson and attempted murder.

Dead Cats Found Hanging From Tree Branches: Police

Dead Cats Found Hanging From Tree Branches: Police

Dozens of dead cats were found inside bags and hanging from tree branches in Yonkers Thursday morning, police say.

NYPD Cop Accused of DWI After Partner Shot

NYPD Cop Accused of DWI After Partner Shot

An NYPD detective was arrested early Thursday and accused of drunk driving after his partner was shot in the wrist.

Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar

Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended 10 games for using a foreign substance during Wednesday's game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Boy, 9, Found Dead on Scaffolding Near High-Rise

Boy, 9, Found Dead on Scaffolding Near High-Rise

Police are investigating the death of a young boy found on top of scaffolding outside a 46-story Bronx building Wednesday afternoon.