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Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 05:24 PM EST

Leno Talks 2016 Election, Olympics With McCains on "Tonight Show"

Leno Talks 2016 Election, Olympics With McCains on "Tonight Show"

Jay Leno kicked off the final month of “The Tonight Show” before he hands the reins to Jimmy Fallon by having on Sen. John McCain and his daughter, columnist Meghan McCain.

Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 10:59 AM EST

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Barack Obama's actions at Nelson Mandela's memorial service garnered worldwide headlines this week, from his selfie with the Danish Prime Minister's wife Helle Thorning-Schmidt to his handshake with Cuban...

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...

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 at 04:08 PM EST

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.

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15-Year-Old Boy Shot While Heading to Grocery Store: Family
15-Year-Old Boy Shot While Heading to Grocery Store: Family

A 15-year-old boy was shot to death in front of his home in Brooklyn, one of two people killed in separate shootings in the borough Friday, police say.

Heavy Rain Slams Tri-State, Could Cause Flooding
Heavy Rain Slams Tri-State, Could Cause Flooding

Heavy rain is expected to move through the tri-state Saturday night — and the wet weather could cause street and highway flooding Sunday morning, Storm Team 4 says.

Should NY Split Into 2 States?
Should NY Split Into 2 States?

The topic of splitting New York into two separate upstate and downstate entities has popped up again in Albany.

NYC Mayor Campaigns in Iowa as He Mulls Presidential Run
NYC Mayor Campaigns in Iowa as He Mulls Presidential Run

Mayor Bill de Blasio campaigned in Iowa on Saturday night amid speculation that he is mulling a presidential run.

Mueller Team's Sentencing Memo on Manafort Is Released
Mueller Team's Sentencing Memo on Manafort Is Released

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort committed crimes that cut to "the heart of the criminal justice system" and over the years deceived everyone from bookkeepers and banks to federal prosecutors and...

Man Looks Through Peephole, Gets Shot in Eye: Police
Man Looks Through Peephole, Gets Shot in Eye: Police

A man was shot in the eye when he looked through the peephole of a Bronx apartment on Saturday morning, police said.