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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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No Trick: Snow Kicks Off Halloween in Chicago

No Trick: Snow Kicks Off Halloween in Chicago

Looks like Mother Nature still has a trick up her sleeve for Halloween.

3 Die When Train Strikes SUV in Southern Illinois

3 Die When Train Strikes SUV in Southern Illinois

Officials say three members of a family were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing in southern Illinois.

Wallenda Says Biggest Challenge is Overcoming Fear

Wallenda Says Biggest Challenge is Overcoming Fear

Nik Wallenda spent time in Chicago Thursday, 600 feet below his precarious position set for Sunday.

Family: Latest MRI Shows "Dainty Warrior" Cancer-Free

Family: Latest MRI Shows "Dainty Warrior" Cancer-Free

The mother of a 4-year-old Chicago girl known as the “Dainty Warrior” says her daughter's latest MRI results indicate she is free of cancer.

Accused Trooper Killer, Nabbed After 48-Day Manhunt, Due in Court

Accused Trooper Killer, Nabbed After 48-Day Manhunt, Due in Court

Eric Frein, the survivalist accused of killing a Pennsylvania State Trooper, wounding another and then leading authorities on a seven-week manhunt through the woods surrounding the Pocono Mountains, will be...

Waukegan Teachers Approve New Contract

Waukegan Teachers Approve New Contract

Waukegan teachers voted "overwhelmingly" to approve a three-year deal with the school district Thursday, ending a month-long strike in the north suburban community and sending students back to the classroom...