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Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 04:24 PM CST

Leno Talks 2016 Election, Olympics With McCains on "Tonight Show"

Leno Talks 2016 Election, Olympics With McCains on "Tonight Show"

Jay Leno kicked off the final month of “The Tonight Show” before he hands the reins to Jimmy Fallon by having on Sen. John McCain and his daughter, columnist Meghan McCain.

Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 09:59 AM CST

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Barack Obama's actions at Nelson Mandela's memorial service garnered worldwide headlines this week, from his selfie with the Danish Prime Minister's wife Helle Thorning-Schmidt to his handshake with Cuban...

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.

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5 Killed, 14 Wounded in Overnight Shootings Across Chicago

5 Killed, 14 Wounded in Overnight Shootings Across Chicago

Five people were killed and at least 14 others wounded in shootings across the city between late Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, according to Chicago Police.

Watch Stephen Colbert's Stint as a Wrigley Hot Dog Vendor

Watch Stephen Colbert's Stint as a Wrigley Hot Dog Vendor

When Stephen Colbert threw out the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game earlier this month, he was hardly recognizable - but he still turned quite a few heads.

Police Investigate Possible Shooting on Dan Ryan Expressway

Police Investigate Possible Shooting on Dan Ryan Expressway

Authorities were investigating a possible shooting that left one person wounded on the Dan Ryan Expressway early Saturday morning.

Chicago Blackhawks Host Training Camp Festival

Chicago Blackhawks Host Training Camp Festival

Chicago Blackhawks fans will get their first look at the team on Saturday morning when the squad takes the ice at the annual Training Camp Festival at the United Center.

Charlotte Police to Release Scott Shooting Footage

Charlotte Police to Release Scott Shooting Footage

Charlotte police will release officers body camera and dashboard camera footage showing Keith Lamont Scott's fatal encounter with police Tuesday, the city's police chief said Saturday. The reversal comes a day...

Record Number of Illinois Youths Killed While in DCFS Care

Record Number of Illinois Youths Killed While in DCFS Care

A record number of youth have been killed while in the care of Illinois' Department of Children and Family Services, many of them victims of Chicago's gang violence.