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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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Woman Dead in Simsbury Was Insurance Executive, Mom

Woman Dead in Simsbury Was Insurance Executive, Mom

Police are investigating the untimely death of an insurance company executive and active member of the community who was found injured on the side of the road in Simsbury on Thursday night.

Casino Worker Took Up-Skirt Videos, Had Child Porn: Cops

Casino Worker Took Up-Skirt Videos, Had Child Porn: Cops

A former Mohegan Sun Casino employee is facing charges after downloading child pornography and recording videos up the skirts of women in the casino cafeteria, according to state police.

Salmonella Outbreak Affecting Connecticut

Salmonella Outbreak Affecting Connecticut

Federal officials are warning residents of 10 states on the East Coast of a salmonella outbreak that appears to be related to bean sprouts.

Yale Students Warned About Unruly Teens

Yale Students Warned About Unruly Teens

Yale University is sending a warning to its students after groups of unruly teens on bicycles harassed people walking in the area.

2 Hurt in Tolland Crash, 1 Airlifted

2 Hurt in Tolland Crash, 1 Airlifted

One person was airlifted and a second was taken the hospital by ambulance Friday night following a serious crash on Plains Road in Tolland near the Willington line, according to emergency dispatchers.

Police Make Arrest in Death of Woman Unresponsive in Car

Police Make Arrest in Death of Woman Unresponsive in Car

A 30-year-old man is facing manslaughter charges in connection with the death of a woman found unrsponsive in a car on an entrance ramp to Interstate 95 in Fairfield last April.