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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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Strong T-Storms Arriving Amid Historic May Heat

Strong T-Storms Arriving Amid Historic May Heat

Hot and muggy weather on Tuesday pushed May into the record books, and the steamy heat is expected to continue into the weekend, along with the chance of strong thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday, Storm...

Auto Mechanic Shot Dead in Jersey City: Police

Auto Mechanic Shot Dead in Jersey City: Police

An auto mechanic was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon as he worked on a car in Jersey City, police said.

Copper Thieves Caused A Train Suspension: MTA

Copper Thieves Caused A Train Suspension: MTA

The MTA says copper thieves were to blame for power problems that brought down the A line in part of Queens for hours and caused headaches for as many as 100,000 commuters throughout the city during the peak of...

Baby Dies After Losing Consciousness in Queens Park: Police

Baby Dies After Losing Consciousness in Queens Park: Police

A 10-week-old baby girl who lost consciousness while at a Queens park with her mother was pronounced dead at a hospital Wednesday, police said.

Police Kill Man Holding 17-Month-Old Son Hostage: Authorities

Police Kill Man Holding 17-Month-Old Son Hostage: Authorities

A SWAT team member shot and killed a 39-year-old man allegedly holding his 17-month-old son hostage at a home in central New Jersey overnight, authorities say.

9 Students Injured After School Bus Overturns in New York

9 Students Injured After School Bus Overturns in New York

Authorities say 11 people, including nine students, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a school bus crashed and overturned on a Hudson Valley road.