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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...

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13-Year-Old Boy Killed, 6 More Shot on Chicago's West Side

13-Year-Old Boy Killed, 6 More Shot on Chicago's West Side

At least six people were wounded, and a 13-year-old boy was killed, in a shooting on Chicago's West Side Friday, police said.

Suspect in Custody in Orange Line Train Robbery

Suspect in Custody in Orange Line Train Robbery

A possible offender is in custody in connection to the rush hour robbery of multiple Orange Line passengers last week, according to police.

Teen Charged in Sleepover Shooting Held Without Bail

Teen Charged in Sleepover Shooting Held Without Bail

Tevin Lee's god father said the teen was headed on the right track and volunteered with an anti-violence program.

Lightning, Heavy Rain Likely in Latest Round of Storms

Lightning, Heavy Rain Likely in Latest Round of Storms

Below-average temperatures give way to a weekend of on-and-off thunderstorms, beginning Friday evening.

Suburban Teen Returns to Stage After Undergoing Brain Surgery

Suburban Teen Returns to Stage After Undergoing Brain Surgery

A week before she was set to perform in a lead role in her school's musical, high school senior Monica Tipperreiter discovered she had a benign brain tumor and needed emergency surgery.

Jerry Reinsdorf Hospitalized in New York

Jerry Reinsdorf Hospitalized in New York

Chicago Bulls and White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf was hospitalized Friday night after an "episode of light-headedness," the Chicago White Sox said in a statement.