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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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Ex-Knick Anthony Mason Dies at 48

Ex-Knick Anthony Mason Dies at 48

Anthony Mason, one of the Knicks’ most popular players of the 1990s who had one All-Star season during a 13-year pro career, has died following a massive heart attack, the team said Saturday. He was 48.

Knicks Fans Lose All-Time Favorite With Anthony Mason's Death

Knicks Fans Lose All-Time Favorite With Anthony Mason's Death

Former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy knew why "Mase'' was so popular with New Yorkers during his playing days. They loved the Queens native's perseverance and the fact that he always gave 100% effort, whether in...

Swedish Teenager With Asperger's Missing in NYC

Swedish Teenager With Asperger's Missing in NYC

A Swedish teenager with Asperger's syndrome has gone missing while vacationing with his father in New York, police said Saturday.

1 Hurt in Bronx Barbershop Shooting

1 Hurt in Bronx Barbershop Shooting

A Bronx man was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday after being shot inside a barber shop, police said.

Coldest February in 80 Years Likely for NYC After Weekend Freeze

Coldest February in 80 Years Likely for NYC After Weekend Freeze

New York City is closing out what is likely to be the third-coldest February on record on a frigid note, with temperatures struggling to reach the freezing mark.

Boy Fatally Beaten Because He Didn't Finish Homework: DA

Boy Fatally Beaten Because He Didn't Finish Homework: DA

Prosecutors say the aunt of a 3-year-old Brooklyn boy fatally beat the toddler with a belt after he refused to complete a spelling assignment.