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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.

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 10:02 AM CDT

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 10:45 AM CDT

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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Chicago Bulls Fire Head Coach Tom Thibodeau

Chicago Bulls Fire Head Coach Tom Thibodeau

The Chicago Bulls have parted ways with head coach Tom Thibodeau, the team announced Thursday.

Should Stoner's Controversial Goal Have Counted for Ducks?

Should Stoner's Controversial Goal Have Counted for Ducks?

The Anaheim Ducks scored a controversial goal on Wednesday night as Jakob Silfverberg interfered with Corey Crawford, but should the tally have counted?

Naperville Man Pleads Guilty in Chicago-Area FAA Fire

Naperville Man Pleads Guilty in Chicago-Area FAA Fire

The man accused of sabotaging a Federal Aviation Administration facility in Aurora last fall pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he damaged the center by fire, forcing the cancellation of thousands of flights.

Report Names Chicago "Corruption Capital of America"

Report Names Chicago "Corruption Capital of America"

Chicago has maintained its first-place status, but not for something the city should be proud of.

Chicago Man Who Drowned in Wisconsin River Identified

Chicago Man Who Drowned in Wisconsin River Identified

The 21-year-old Chicago man who drowned in the Wisconsin River during a family fishing trip over the holiday weekend has been identified.

Army Chief: Human Error Unlikely in Anthrax Mistake

Army Chief: Human Error Unlikely in Anthrax Mistake

Human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to numerous U.S. government and commercial laboratories in the U.S. and in South Korea, the Army's top general...