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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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Hit-Run Driver Kills Cyclist, Slams Into Car Head-On, Runs Away: NYPD

Hit-Run Driver Kills Cyclist, Slams Into Car Head-On, Runs Away: NYPD

Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who allegedly killed a 42-year-old bicyclist in Harlem Wednesday night before heading the wrong way on two busy streets and slamming into a second vehicle head-on...

Food Critic Josh Ozersky Drowned During Seizure: Medical Examiner

Food Critic Josh Ozersky Drowned During Seizure: Medical Examiner

The Cook County medical examiner's office says food critic Josh Ozersky, who was found dead in a Chicago hotel room earlier this month, drowned in a shower while suffering a seizure.

Photo Shows 2 Cops Posing With Black Man Wearing Antlers

Photo Shows 2 Cops Posing With Black Man Wearing Antlers

A photo of two white Chicago police officers posing with rifles as they stand over a black man lying on his stomach with deer antlers on his head has sparked outrage. The photo, showing Officers Timothy...

Man Took Photos of Boy, 8, in Restaurant Bathroom: Cops

Man Took Photos of Boy, 8, in Restaurant Bathroom: Cops

Police are looking for a man who they say took photos of an 8-year-old boy in the bathroom of a Long Island restaurant.

3-Year-Old Girl Falls Out of Third-Floor Window: FDNY

3-Year-Old Girl Falls Out of Third-Floor Window: FDNY

A 3-year-old girl fell out the window of third-story apartment in Brooklyn Wednesday evening, authorities say, sending her mother into hysterics and shocking neighbors, according to witnesses.

George Pataki Confirms Presidential Bid in Video

George Pataki Confirms Presidential Bid in Video

Former New York Gov. George Pataki is running for president. The Republican announced his bid in a video posted to his website and YouTube Thursday morning ahead of a scheduled appearance in New Hampshire,...