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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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Strangers Help Save NJ Wedding After Water Main Break

Strangers Help Save NJ Wedding After Water Main Break

A large water main break in New Jersey flooded streets and sent a geyser bubbling into a New Jersey intersection Friday, authorities say.

Family Plans to Sue in NYC Autistic Student's Choking Death

Family Plans to Sue in NYC Autistic Student's Choking Death

Relatives of an autistic student who died after choking on lunch at school are planning a lawsuit they hope will spur closer supervision of special-needs students, their lawyer said Friday.

911 Calls in NJ Festival Accident That Killed Girl, 2

911 Calls in NJ Festival Accident That Killed Girl, 2

Horrified witnesses made desperate 911 calls after watching a 2-year-old girl get hit by a vehicle at a New Jersey fall festival earlier this month, recordings released by authorities show.

NYC Help Line Worker Suspended for Robot Voice

NYC Help Line Worker Suspended for Robot Voice

A city worker on a help line was suspended from his job for 20 days after callers complained that he was answering customer-service calls in a robotic voice, according to a published report.

Man Robs, 15, at Knifepoint on Street Corner: NYPD

Man Robs, 15, at Knifepoint on Street Corner: NYPD

Police say they're looking for a suspect who robbed a teenager of his designer accessories on a Bronx street at knifepoint last Friday.

Jersey City Man Who Stabbed Wife, 4 Children Sentenced

Jersey City Man Who Stabbed Wife, 4 Children Sentenced

A northern New Jersey man who stabbed his wife and four children after the couple agreed to separate is now headed to state prison.