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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...

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 at 03:08 PM CST

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.

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Photo of Suspect in Shooting Death of Couple Released
Photo of Suspect in Shooting Death of Couple Released

Police in suburban Buffalo Grove have released a photo of the suspect in the fatal shooting of a couple in a parking garage late Sunday night.

Woman Charged With Death of Marlen Ochoa Gives Birth
Woman Charged With Death of Marlen Ochoa Gives Birth

A Chicago woman, who along with her mother were charged with killing pregnant Chicago teen Marlen Ochoa-Lopez and cutting her unborn baby from her womb, gave birth to a baby in early November, according to...

Suspects Sought in Frankfort Carjacking, Armed Robberies
Suspects Sought in Frankfort Carjacking, Armed Robberies

Police in south suburban Frankfort have released photos of two men who are suspected in a crime spree along LaGrange Road early Saturday morning, including kidnapping a woman and forcing her to make purchases...

Some Illinois Towns Say No To Pot
Some Illinois Towns Say No To Pot

“There is a huge pro-marijuana culture,” said Town Clerk Miranda Fisher. “And I would say not a lot of people have come out publicly to oppose it.”

White House Officials to Kick Off Big Trump Impeachment Week
White House Officials to Kick Off Big Trump Impeachment Week

Two top national security aides who listened to President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine are preparing to testify in the impeachment hearings, launching a week of back-to-back sessions as Americans hear...

Gary Councilman Pleads Not Guilty in Kidnapping Case
Gary Councilman Pleads Not Guilty in Kidnapping Case

A Gary, Indiana councilman has pleaded innocent to charges he kidnapped, confined and intimidated a teenager he believed was involved in the theft of his automobile.