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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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Power Out, Trees Down as Storms Roar Across Chicago Area
Power Out, Trees Down as Storms Roar Across Chicago Area

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Watches were issued for several counties in the Chicago area Tuesday night but were canceled shortly before 9 p.m.

Couple's Social Experiment Leads to Criminal Charges
Couple's Social Experiment Leads to Criminal Charges

A couple’s attempt to highlight public reaction to child endangerment backfired, their hidden camera social experiment instead led to criminal charges, an investigation and their 3-year-old being taken away from...

Markham Mayor Sworn in 17 Months After Winning Election
Markham Mayor Sworn in 17 Months After Winning Election

More than a year and a half after he won election — the mayor of Markham was finally sworn in Tuesday. A previous felony conviction prevented him from taking office, so last week Gov. Bruce Rauner stepped in.

Trump Hits 'Con Job' on Kavanaugh Before Showdown Hearing
Trump Hits 'Con Job' on Kavanaugh Before Showdown Hearing

President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical "con job" on Tuesday and launched a dismissive attack on a second woman accusing the nominee...

2 Dead in 5-Car Crash in Bartlett
2 Dead in 5-Car Crash in Bartlett

A horrific crash in the northwest suburbs occurred Tuesday morning, leaving one person dead.