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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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UConn Professor Under Fire for Rant Caught on Tape

UConn Professor Under Fire for Rant Caught on Tape

A UConn Professor is under fire for a confrontation he had with religious group on campus and it was all caught on camera.

ClearEdge Power in South Windsor Closing

ClearEdge Power in South Windsor Closing

ClearEdge Power in South Windsor is closing down and filing for bankruptcy, according to union workers who just left a meeting.

Burning Mulch Causes Problems Near I-95 in Orange

Burning Mulch Causes Problems Near I-95 in Orange

Firefighters responded to a brush fire along I-95 near Marsh Hill Road on the Orange-West Haven town line.

Driver Killed in I-91 Garbage Truck Rollover

Driver Killed in I-91 Garbage Truck Rollover

A garbage truck rolled over on Interstate 91 North in Wallingford this afternoon, killing the driver.

Police Look for Bank Robbery Suspect in West Haven

Police Look for Bank Robbery Suspect in West Haven

Authorities are on the hunt for a man behind a bank robbery in West Haven.

Animals in North Stonington Attacks Not Wolf-Dogs: State

Animals in North Stonington Attacks Not Wolf-Dogs: State

Connecticut environmental officials say DNA tests on samples from seven animals in North Stonington show they are domestic dogs with no recent wolf ancestors