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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 04:09 PM EST

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 11:32 AM EDT

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 04:47 AM EDT

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 10:27 AM EDT

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 11:02 AM EDT

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 11:45 AM EDT

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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Feds Indict Philly Congressman Fattah

Feds Indict Philly Congressman Fattah

A longtime Philadelphia congressman was indicted Wednesday in a racketeering case stemming from the alleged misappropriation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal, charitable and campaign funds...

WATCH: Man Uses Large Handgun to Rob 7-Eleven in Northeast Philly

WATCH: Man Uses Large Handgun to Rob 7-Eleven in Northeast Philly

Philadelphia Police are searching for the suspect who robbed a 7-Eleven at gunpoint in Lawndale. Surveillance video captured clear images of the suspect's face and filmed the entire robbery.

Man Who Jumped Fence to Pet Zoo Cougars Sentenced

Man Who Jumped Fence to Pet Zoo Cougars Sentenced

A man who jumped a fence to pet cougars at Columbus zoo in Ohio then posted his video on YouTube last week pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge and was found guilty. Joshua...

Pregnant Women Fear Transportation Trouble During Papal Visit

Pregnant Women Fear Transportation Trouble During Papal Visit

There is a growing concern about how people will move around inside the city during the papal visit. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says he's hearing from pregnant women about how they will get to local...

NJ Church Group to Sleep at Philly Zoo for Pope Visit

NJ Church Group to Sleep at Philly Zoo for Pope Visit

While some people are spending as much as $600 a night at hotels for Pope Francis’ highly anticipated visit to Philadelphia, a North Jersey church group is spending less money on a far less luxurious place...

Ohio Officer Faces Murder Charge in Driver's Killing

Ohio Officer Faces Murder Charge in Driver's Killing

A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges. Hamilton County's prosecutor says Wednesday that the...