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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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27K Without Power Across Tri-State on 3rd Day of Heatwave
27K Without Power Across Tri-State on 3rd Day of Heatwave

As an oppressive heatwave reached into a third day on Sunday, the heat index rose above 100 degrees across the tri-state, Con Edison set a record for electricity demand and the threat of thunderstorms delayed...

11-Year-Old Child Shot in East Harlem: NYPD
11-Year-Old Child Shot in East Harlem: NYPD

An 11-year-old child was shot in the leg in East Harlem on Sunday afternoon, police said.

Mom and 7-Year-Old Daughter Die, Teens Injured in Fire: FDNY
Mom and 7-Year-Old Daughter Die, Teens Injured in Fire: FDNY

A mother and her 7-year-old daughter died and two teens were injured — one critically — after a fire tore through a home in Queens on Sunday morning, officials said.

Puerto Rico Gov. Not Seeking Re-Election, Will Not Resign
Puerto Rico Gov. Not Seeking Re-Election, Will Not Resign

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló on Sunday announced that he will not seek re-election to his office and is stepping down from his party — but will still not resign just hours after he summoned members of...

Heat and Humidity Grip East Coast as Midwest Gets Reprieve
Heat and Humidity Grip East Coast as Midwest Gets Reprieve

The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department...

Missing Swimmer Found Dead on New Jersey Beach: Police
Missing Swimmer Found Dead on New Jersey Beach: Police

A 37-year-old woman was found dead on a New Jersey beach after she went missing while swimming late Saturday, police said.