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Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 09:59 AM CST

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 03:09 PM CST

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 10:32 AM CDT

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 03:47 AM CDT

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 09:27 AM CDT

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.

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Father of Navy SEAL Killed in Raid Refused to Meet Trump
Father of Navy SEAL Killed in Raid Refused to Meet Trump

The father of a Navy SEAL killed during an anti-terrorism raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning and criticized the Trump administration for its timing. Bill Owens told The Miami Herald in a story published Sunday that he refused to meet with President Donald Trump when both came to Dover Air Force Base to receive the casket carrying his son, Chief Special Warfare Officer William ``Ryan'' Owens. "I want an investigation,'' said Owens, a retired Fort Lauderdale police detective and veteran. "The government owes my son an investigation.''

2 Girls Killed, 4 Injured in Fire on Chicago's South Side
2 Girls Killed, 4 Injured in Fire on Chicago's South Side

Two young girls were found dead and four other people were injured in a house fire on Chicago’s South Side Saturday night.

City Prepares to Double Parking Rates Around Wrigley Field
City Prepares to Double Parking Rates Around Wrigley Field

With the World Champion Cubs scheduled to open their season in five weeks, City Hall is gearing up to implement Mayor Emanuel’s plan to double parking meter rates around Wrigley Field.

Oscars Shape up to Be Political as 'La La' Vies for Gold
Oscars Shape up to Be Political as 'La La' Vies for Gold

Will the 89th Academy Awards be a parade of political speeches or landslide for "La La Land"? Probably both. Sunday night's Oscars are shaping up to be one of the most turbulent and politically charged ceremonies in recent memory. The three-hour-plus telecast, which begins at 8:30 p.m. on ABC, is expected to resemble one very glitzy protest against President Donald Trump, whom award-winners — like Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes — have railed against throughout Hollywood's awards season. An unusually tense atmosphere has coalesced before the Dolby Theatre ceremony, with protests, rallies and boycotts swirling around this year's Oscars. Even the normally sunny California weather has been stormy, with rain drenching Los Angeles early Sunday — though only clouds are expected for red carpet arrivals.

Woman Charged After Fatal East Garfield Park Crash
Woman Charged After Fatal East Garfield Park Crash

A 25-year-old woman has been charged with driving under the influence and causing a crash that left a man dead early Thursday on Chicago's West Side.

Chance the Rapper Buys Out Theatre for Fans to See 'Get Out'
Chance the Rapper Buys Out Theatre for Fans to See 'Get Out'

Chance the Rapper loves to spoil his fans, and on Sunday he did just that, buying out multiple showings of the movie "Get Out" at a theatre in Chicago and inviting anyone and everyone to watch it for free.