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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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7 Firefighters Exposed to Hazardous Fumes During Blaze: FDNY

7 Firefighters Exposed to Hazardous Fumes During Blaze: FDNY

Fire officials say that seven firefighters were taken to the hospital in serious condition after being exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals during a blaze at an abandoned factory in Brooklyn early...

Power Outages on Long Island as Nor'easter Churns Through

Power Outages on Long Island as Nor'easter Churns Through

Power was knocked out to thousands of customers on Long Island as heavy wind and rain from a slow-moving nor'easter knocked down power lines Wednesday night, officials say.

Cuomo, Astorino Debate Economy, Leadership

Cuomo, Astorino Debate Economy, Leadership

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy and corruption during the only scheduled debate of the governor's race.

NYC Restaurant Owner Thinks "Nighthawks" Painting Was Set There

NYC Restaurant Owner Thinks "Nighthawks" Painting Was Set There

Artist Edward Hopper's famous "Nighthawks" painting has had admirers speculating for years whether the diner depicted was inspired by a real-life eatery, and one Greenwich Village restaurant owner is...

Homeowners Approached by Robbers in Driveways: Police

Homeowners Approached by Robbers in Driveways: Police

Police on Long Island say they’re investigating after a pair of homeowners said they were accosted by robbers in their own driveways.

Man Who Ran Into Brooklyn Street on Fire Dies: NYPD

Man Who Ran Into Brooklyn Street on Fire Dies: NYPD

A man who witnesses say they saw run into a Brooklyn street on fire during a small blaze Tuesday has died, according to the NYPD.