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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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Cooler Temps On Tap Ahead of More Rain

Cooler Temps On Tap Ahead of More Rain

Heat and humidity will envelop the Chicago area before a rainy, stormy system moves through Monday night.

McCarthy: Bullet That Hit 7-Year-Old Meant for Father

McCarthy: Bullet That Hit 7-Year-Old Meant for Father

The bullet that struck 7-year-old Amari Brown on the Fourth of July while he was watching fireworks was meant for the boy's father, according to Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy.

9 Dead, 46 Wounded in Fourth of July Weekend Violence

9 Dead, 46 Wounded in Fourth of July Weekend Violence

Nine people have died and 46 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago this Fourth of July weekend, including a 7-year-old boy who was shot to death while watching fireworks with his father.

Police Supt. McCarthy: 'We Will Not Relent'

Police Supt. McCarthy: 'We Will Not Relent'

Nearing the end of a particularly violent Fourth of July weekend, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said his department "will not relent."

Streets Closed, 15 Aurora Homes Evacuated After Gas Leak

Streets Closed, 15 Aurora Homes Evacuated After Gas Leak

Fifteen suburban homes were evacuated Monday afternoon after a gas main ruptured in Aurora, city officials said.

Cosby Said He Got Drugs to Give to Women for Sex: Docs

Cosby Said He Got Drugs to Give to Women for Sex: Docs

Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.