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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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Autopsy Results Released in Suburban Father's Death

Autopsy Results Released in Suburban Father's Death

The death of a husband and father of two whose body was found in a suburban forest preserve Wednesday, two days after he disappeared, has been ruled a suicide, according to autopsy results.

Chicago to Host NHL Draft for First Time in 2017

Chicago to Host NHL Draft for First Time in 2017

The 2017 NHL draft is coming to Chicago.

16-Year-Old Girl Shot While Walking to School in Chicago

16-Year-Old Girl Shot While Walking to School in Chicago

A 16-year-old girl was shot Thursday morning half a block from her home while she walked to school in Chicago, police said.

7 Things to Look for at 2016 Chicago Auto Show

7 Things to Look for at 2016 Chicago Auto Show

For the next several days, McCormick Place will be filled with nearly 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, and concept vehicles. But the 108th edition of the Chicago Auto Show promises to bring so much more, that...

Clinton: Sanders Making Promises That 'Cannot Be Kept'

Clinton: Sanders Making Promises That 'Cannot Be Kept'

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled over the price tag and practicality of his plans for expanded government programs in Thursday night's Democratic debate, with Clinton accusing her rival of making...

Quenneville Says NHL Sides With Him on Goal Reversal

Quenneville Says NHL Sides With Him on Goal Reversal

The Chicago Blackhawks are still steaming about a goal that was overturned in their Tuesday loss, but head coach Joel Quenneville shared how the league viewed the decision.