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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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3 Women, 2 Children Trapped in Elevator: Officials

3 Women, 2 Children Trapped in Elevator: Officials

Three women and two children were trapped in a stuck elevator at a light rail station in northeastern New Jersey Tuesday, a spokeswoman for NJ Transit said.

Manhole Fire Rages in Midtown, Sends Black Smoke Into Air

Manhole Fire Rages in Midtown, Sends Black Smoke Into Air

A raging manhole fire sent thick black smoke billowing into the air in midtown Tuesday and caused several buildings to lose power, authorities said.

Teens Mowed Down Geese With SUV, Posted Video to Snapchat: SPCA

Teens Mowed Down Geese With SUV, Posted Video to Snapchat: SPCA

Two New Jersey teens were arrested on animal cruelty charges after one allegedly lured a family of geese onto a road, then posted video of the other apparently mowing down the fowl with an SUV to the social...

Child Beaten for Taking Birthday Cake Dies: Police

Child Beaten for Taking Birthday Cake Dies: Police

A 9-year-old boy who police say was beaten by his mother's boyfriend for taking a piece of birthday cake has died. Officials said Jack Kirby Garcia had been handcuffed and then beaten by Robert Wilson,...

Man Wearing Plastic Bag Steals 55-Inch TV From New LGBT Center: Cops

Man Wearing Plastic Bag Steals 55-Inch TV From New LGBT Center: Cops

A man wearing a black plastic bag over his head and gloves broke into a new LGBT health and wellness center in the Bronx and stole a 55-inch television before running off, authorities say.

Man Throws Firework Into Cop Car, Torching Cruiser: NYPD

Man Throws Firework Into Cop Car, Torching Cruiser: NYPD

Police are looking for a man they say threw a firework into a marked police car early Sunday in Brooklyn, igniting the inside of the cruiser and causing extensive damage.