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Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 10:59 AM EST

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Barack Obama's actions at Nelson Mandela's memorial service garnered worldwide headlines this week, from his selfie with the Danish Prime Minister's wife Helle Thorning-Schmidt to his handshake with Cuban...

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.

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Search Continues for Convicted Killer Who Escaped NJ Prison

Search Continues for Convicted Killer Who Escaped NJ Prison

New Jersey schools that were locked down Wednesday as authorities searched for an inmate who escaped from a minimum security prison will reopen Thursday, authorities said..

L Train Could Be Shut Down for 18 Months: MTA

L Train Could Be Shut Down for 18 Months: MTA

The MTA will present two options for work on the L train's East River tunnel when it holds its first public hearing on the project Thursday. One of the plans will shut down the tunnel entirely for 18 months and...

Jail Inmate Mistakenly Released from Brooklyn Courthouse: NYPD

Jail Inmate Mistakenly Released from Brooklyn Courthouse: NYPD

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a city jail inmate who was allowed to walk out of the Brooklyn courthouse after giving guards a false name.

NYC Lawmakers Set to Impose 5-Cent Charge For Disposable Bags

NYC Lawmakers Set to Impose 5-Cent Charge For Disposable Bags

New York City merchants will start charging customers 5 cents for plastic and paper bags under a bill that the City Council is expected to pass.

FDA Brings E-Cigarettes Under Federal Authority

FDA Brings E-Cigarettes Under Federal Authority

Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to position itself as...

Attacking Dog Shot, Killed by NYPD Cops: Sources

Attacking Dog Shot, Killed by NYPD Cops: Sources

Two NYPD officers shot and killed a dog when they came across it attacking a small dog in upper Manhattan Wednesday evening, law enforcement sources say.