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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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4-Year-Old Siblings Die in Far Rockaway House Fire

4-Year-Old Siblings Die in Far Rockaway House Fire

A brother and sister, both 4 years old, died Sunday after a fire erupted in a Far Rockaway home, officials said. Officials said the two siblings died of smoke inhalation. Authorities have identified the boy...

Former Cop Charged in Fatal Shooting of Wife in Queens

Former Cop Charged in Fatal Shooting of Wife in Queens

A former police officer who was once honored as a hero is facing charges after authorities say he shot and killed his wife in front of their two young children in Queens Saturday morning.

Skydiver Falls Into NJ Backyard, Dies

Skydiver Falls Into NJ Backyard, Dies

Authorities say a 49-year-old Brookyn man who landed in the backyard of a home after a skydiving accident in southern New Jersey has died.

Man Stabbed in the Eye on Queens Subway Platform: Cops

Man Stabbed in the Eye on Queens Subway Platform: Cops

A 35-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stabbing another man in the eye on a Queens subway platform Sunday, police said.

"Exceptionally Lucky" Teen Survives 5-Hour Flight in Wheel Well

"Exceptionally Lucky" Teen Survives 5-Hour Flight in Wheel Well

FBI officials say officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at...

NJ Woman Reunited With Small Dog Stolen During Date

NJ Woman Reunited With Small Dog Stolen During Date

A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her small dog and flat-screen TV that allegedly were stolen during her first date with a man she met online. The Daily Record of Parsippany reports the woman told police...