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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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Couple's Home Destroyed By Fire Hours Before Wedding

Couple's Home Destroyed By Fire Hours Before Wedding

A few hours before Dayleen Marrero and Andrew Taylor were set to say their “I do’s,” the couple’s apartment building caught fire and the blaze destroyed almost everything they owned.

78 Animals Found Living in "Deplorable" Conditions

78 Animals Found Living in "Deplorable" Conditions

Nearly 80 animals, including several dogs, were found living in their own feces inside a home in suburban Steger, where a squatter had allegedly been living for several years.

Wife: Ernie Banks Had Dementia When Signing Will

Wife: Ernie Banks Had Dementia When Signing Will

A court filing by the estranged wife of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks contends the Hall of Famer was diagnosed with dementia days before he signed a will benefiting his caretaker.

Rauner Asks Retirees to Work in Case of Strike

Rauner Asks Retirees to Work in Case of Strike

Retired state employees and members of the National Guard may be called upon by Gov. Bruce Rauner to step up in case of a workers' strike.

Boy Scouts of America Votes to Allow Gay Scout Leaders

Boy Scouts of America Votes to Allow Gay Scout Leaders

The governing body of the Boy Scouts of America voted Monday to end its decades-long ban on gay scout leaders, NBC News reported. The organization's national executive board, meeting in Texas, concluded...

City Council to Vote on Ban on Gun-Shaped Phone Cases

City Council to Vote on Ban on Gun-Shaped Phone Cases

Chicago's Finance Committee passed a proposal Monday to outlaw the sale and possession of gun-shaped cellphone cases in Chicago, bringing the vote to City Council on Wednesday.