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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...

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Tree Comes Crashing Down at Norwich Kennel

Tree Comes Crashing Down at Norwich Kennel

A tree came crashing down on the Norwich Animal Control kennel during high winds and rain on Tuesday.

Time Takes Toll on 1907 Meriden Clock Tower

Time Takes Toll on 1907 Meriden Clock Tower

The 107-year-old clock tower atop Meriden's City Hall could be removed as city officials grapple with a $350,000 renovation cost.

State Police Commissioner Reviews Dispatch Consolidation

State Police Commissioner Reviews Dispatch Consolidation

Two years after the start of state police dispatch consolidation, Commissioner Dora B. Schriro has finished a preliminary review of the process and plans to make some changes.

April Snow Led to Crashes, School Delays

April Snow Led to Crashes, School Delays

It feels more like winter than mid-April today, and it looked like it on the roads as well.

Hartford Community Invited to Take Part in Superintendent Search

Hartford Community Invited to Take Part in Superintendent Search

The search is on for a new superintendent of schools in Hartford and Mayor Pedro Segarra is encouraging people to attend a search committee forum today.

UConn Students to Speak With Astronaut Aboard ISS

UConn Students to Speak With Astronaut Aboard ISS

UConn students will be speaking directly with an astronaut on the International Space Station Friday.