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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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CTU Says Mayor 'Dashed Hopes' For Quick Settlement
CTU Says Mayor 'Dashed Hopes' For Quick Settlement

It appeared the Chicago Teachers Union strike wouldn't end anytime soon on Monday night, hours after Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot sent the union a letter which CTU President Jesse Sharkey said dashed his...

Woman Stabbed While Walking With Boy on Trail, 1 in Custody
Woman Stabbed While Walking With Boy on Trail, 1 in Custody

One person was in custody on Monday evening after a woman was stabbed while walking with her young child at a suburban forest preserve, police said.

Postal Worker Finds 3-Year-Old Alone on Chicago's South Side
Postal Worker Finds 3-Year-Old Alone on Chicago's South Side

A postal worker found a 3-year-old boy on a street alone Monday afternoon on Chicago's South Side, police said.

The Race to Save WWII Treasures of Lake Michigan
The Race to Save WWII Treasures of Lake Michigan

A team of recovery experts is on a race against time to save World War II era aircraft resting off the shore of Chicago in Lake Michigan.

Police Investigate Alleged 'Hazing Incident' at Plainfield Central High School
Police Investigate Alleged 'Hazing Incident' at Plainfield Central High School

Four juveniles in suburban Plainfield could face misdemeanor battery charges after an alleged "hazing incident" last week at Plainfield Central High School, Plainfield Police said Monday.

Matteson Village Board Approves Plans For Casino
Matteson Village Board Approves Plans For Casino

The village board in south suburban Matteson approved plans to develop a new casino on Monday night.