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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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Toews Addresses Kane Situation

Toews Addresses Kane Situation

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews appeared on a Canadian radio station Thursday afternoon, and the center chose his words carefully when asked about the Patrick Kane situation.

Wednesday Marked Chicago's Deadliest Day in 12 Years

Wednesday Marked Chicago's Deadliest Day in 12 Years

Nine people were killed and at least 12 others wounded in shootings across Chicago Wednesday, including an 11-year-old boy slain by accidental gunfire.

Officials Reveal New Updates on Fox Lake Manhunt

Officials Reveal New Updates on Fox Lake Manhunt

Three suspects in the killing of a veteran Fox Lake police officer are believed to still be in the area and authorities say they've made "significant progress" in their search.

Emanuel to Call for Major Property Tax Hike

Emanuel to Call for Major Property Tax Hike

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to call for the largest property tax increase in modern Chicago history as part of a plan to raise money for a pension payment for police and firefighters next year, according to a...

Judge Orders Clerk Blocking Gay Marriages to Jail

Judge Orders Clerk Blocking Gay Marriages to Jail

A federal judge has ordered a defiant Kentucky clerk to jail on Thursday after she defied the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling by refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, NBC News...

1 Killed Near Sacramento College Campus, Gunman Sought

1 Killed Near Sacramento College Campus, Gunman Sought

One person was killed and two others injured in a shooting late Thursday afternoon in a parking lot near a baseball field on the campus of Sacramento City College, police said.