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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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30 Saint Francis Patients Moved After Transformer Explodes

30 Saint Francis Patients Moved After Transformer Explodes

A transformer exploded near the Saint Francis Hospital emergency department Thursday night, prompting staff to transfer 30 people out of the emergency room and steer incoming patients to neighboring hospitals.

'It Was Wild': Gas Pump Explodes After Crash

'It Was Wild': Gas Pump Explodes After Crash

Police roped off a gas station in East Hartford after an SUV barreled into one of the pumps Thursday, causing a fiery explosion.

Baby Sitter Found Guilty of Manslaughter in Toddler's Death

Baby Sitter Found Guilty of Manslaughter in Toddler's Death

The baby sitter accused of causing the injuries that killed a 19-month-old New Haven boy last year has been found guilty of first-degree manslaughter, according to the judicial district.

Ansonia Raises Thousands for Families of Young Crash Victims

Ansonia Raises Thousands for Families of Young Crash Victims

Community members in Ansonia have raised thousands of dollars for the families of two 6-year-old girls who lost their lives in separate car accidents days apart.

Student Fatally Shot at Savannah State University

Student Fatally Shot at Savannah State University

A college junior died after being shot Thursday night in Savannah State University’s student union building. Christopher Starks, a junior from the Atlanta area, died at a local hospital, the college said in...

West Nile Virus Found in Hartford Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus Found in Hartford Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes trapped at Keney Park in Hartford have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to city officials.