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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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Police Investigating Death of 14-Month-Old Girl

Police Investigating Death of 14-Month-Old Girl

Police are investigating the death of a 14-month-old child in Queens, authorities said Saturday.

Man's Death in Midtown Ruled Homicide by Police Restraint: ME

Man's Death in Midtown Ruled Homicide by Police Restraint: ME

A man who went into cardiac arrest after being placed in a body wrap by police outside of St. Patrick's Church in midtown died of homicide caused by physical restraint, the medical examiner has found.

2 Shot in Brooklyn Liquor Store Attack

2 Shot in Brooklyn Liquor Store Attack

A shooting at a crowded liquor store in Brooklyn has left a teenager in critical condition and another young person injured, police said Saturday.

Teen Taking Lamborghini Test Drive Dies in Crash

Teen Taking Lamborghini Test Drive Dies in Crash

A teenager taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini on Long Island has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail, authorities said.

Rams Cut Sam, 1st Drafted Openly Gay Player

Rams Cut Sam, 1st Drafted Openly Gay Player

The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The 7th-round draft pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the...

Taxi Hits, Kills Woman Crossing Manhattan Street: Police

Taxi Hits, Kills Woman Crossing Manhattan Street: Police

A 58-year-old woman died after being hit by a taxi SUV as she tried to cross a Manhattan street Friday afternoon, police say.