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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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Commuters Urged to Leave Early or Work From Home

Commuters Urged to Leave Early or Work From Home

A paralyzing blizzard with white-out conditions is expected to dump more than two feet of snow on the Tri-State region, and Gov. Cuomo is urging commuters to stay home or leave work early on Monday.

Silver to Temporarily Cede Power as He Fights Charges

Silver to Temporarily Cede Power as He Fights Charges

The speaker of the New York state Assembly plans to temporarily cede power to a small group of top lawmakers as he fights federal corruption charges.

Christie Launches Political Action Committee

Christie Launches Political Action Committee

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign.

Home Depot Worker Fatally Shoots Co-Worker, Self

Home Depot Worker Fatally Shoots Co-Worker, Self

An employee at a Manhattan Home Depot argued with a co-worker and fatally shot him before killing himself Sunday afternoon, police said.

NJ College Freshman Shot in Drive-by at Off-Campus Party

NJ College Freshman Shot in Drive-by at Off-Campus Party

A gunman hanging out the passenger side of a car shot a teenager outside of an off-campus party at a South Jersey apartment complex overnight.

Armed Men Make Off With Thousands in Bronx Robbery: NYPD

Armed Men Make Off With Thousands in Bronx Robbery: NYPD

Two armed men made off with thousands of dollars in an early morning robbery of two women inside the lobby of a Bronx apartment building, police said.