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Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 02:45 PM EDT

Late-Night Hosts Use Shutdown for Laughs

Late-Night Hosts Use Shutdown for Laughs

For hosts of late night TV, there is one positive aspect to the current government shutdown over past couple of nights: the jokes. Hosts turned the situation that has left 800,000 U.S. government employees...

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 04:47 AM EDT

"SNL" Premiere Breaks Bad With Obamacare

"SNL" Premiere Breaks Bad With Obamacare

If you've been confused about how the Affordable Care Act works, the presidential press conference that opened the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" at least attempted to quell those concerns.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 07:33 AM EDT

Bill Clinton on Letterman: No Idea About Hillary's 2016 Run

Bill Clinton on Letterman: No Idea About Hillary's 2016 Run

Former President Bill Clinton admitted to David Letterman Monday night that he doesn't know whether his wife, Hilary Clinton, is planning a run for the White House in 2016. Instead, the former president said he...

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 06:56 AM EDT

Jon Stewart Makes Return to "The Daily Show"

Jon Stewart Makes Return to "The Daily Show"

Jon Stewart returned as host of "The Daily Show" after a three-month break to shoot and direct the independent film "Rosewater" in Jordan.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 07:14 AM EDT

Rand Paul Defends Disapproval of Health Care Law

Rand Paul Defends Disapproval of Health Care Law

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was Monday night's guest on "The Daily Show" where he continued his attacks on the Affordable Care Act.

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 at 06:06 AM EDT

Fake Obama Calls Fallon

Fake Obama Calls Fallon

Just after President Barack Obama appeared on "The Tonight Show" and had a candid conversation with Jay Leno on a range of topics, "Late Night" with Jimmy Fallon began with a sketch of a conversation between the...

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 at 10:10 AM EDT

Obama on Leno: Don't Overreact to Terror Threat

Obama on Leno: Don't Overreact to Terror Threat

President Barack Obama gave an unexpectedly serious and wide-ranging interview to Jay Leno on Tuesday night, weighing in on a terror threat, U.S. tensions with Russia and even his recent lunch with Hillary...

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 10:10 AM EDT

Late-Night Comics Rib Democrats More Than Republicans: Study

Late-Night Comics Rib Democrats More Than Republicans: Study

President Barack Obama, the joke's on you.

Friday, Aug 2, 2013 at 07:30 AM EDT

"The Daily Show" Says No to 2016 Presidential Buzz

"The Daily Show" Says No to 2016 Presidential Buzz

Just as "The Daily Show" thought things were quiet on the election front, reports began to surface about potential 2016 presidential contenders. And "The Daily Show" wasn't happy about it as it aired clips of...

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 03:00 PM EDT

"Daily Show": Filner Scandal Broke the "Eww-o-Meter"

"Daily Show": Filner Scandal Broke the "Eww-o-Meter"

Interim "Daily Show" host John Oliver said San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's sexual harassment scandal is so "disgusting" it breaks the "Eww-o-Meter."

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16-Year-Old Boy on Crutches Shot in Face on Street Corner

16-Year-Old Boy on Crutches Shot in Face on Street Corner

A 16-year-old boy on crutches was shot in the face on a street corner in Yonkers early Friday, according to police.

Car Plates, DNA Scrutinized in White Flags Probe

Car Plates, DNA Scrutinized in White Flags Probe

Investigators are running license plate numbers, scouring social media, examining cellphone transmissions and collecting DNA as part of their investigation into who climbed the Brooklyn Bridge in the middle...

SUV Slams Boy on Bike Through Bronx Storefront

SUV Slams Boy on Bike Through Bronx Storefront

Surveillance video capturing a horrifying crash that sent a boy on his bicycle flying through a Bronx storefront has bolstered neighbors' calls for increased traffic safety measures in the area, and the city is...

Mom of 4 Stabbed, Decapitated After Fight With Neighbor: DA

Mom of 4 Stabbed, Decapitated After Fight With Neighbor: DA

A Brooklyn woman repeatedly stabbed a neighbor following a dispute over unpaid rent and then dismembered her body, depositing the victim's head and arms in one Long Island community, and her torso and legs in...

Child, Firefighters Hurt in 5-Alarm Blaze at Supermarket

Child, Firefighters Hurt in 5-Alarm Blaze at Supermarket

Crews battled a five-alarm blaze that tore through a supermarket and injured three people in the Bronx early Friday, fire officials say.

Family of Man in Chokehold Arrest Death Meets With Feds

Family of Man in Chokehold Arrest Death Meets With Feds

The wife and the mother of a 43-year-old man who died while being The wife and the mother of a 43-year-old man who died while being arrested have met with federal prosecutors in Brooklyn.