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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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Bail Bond Agent Charged With Murder

Bail Bond Agent Charged With Murder

Police are investigating a fatal shooting and car accident on Prospect Avenue near the Hartford/West Hartford line. The road is closed.

Crews Battle Brush Fire, Danger Alert Issued

Crews Battle Brush Fire, Danger Alert Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for fire danger today, with winds expected to gust up to 40 miles per hour through this evening, a very dry atmosphere and low humidity.

Dolson's Big Day with Jimmy Fallon

Dolson's Big Day with Jimmy Fallon

UConn basketball star Stefanie Dolson took a trip to New York City on Wednesday to meet Jimmy Fallon and appear on the "Tonight Show."

UConn Spring Weekend Begins Today

UConn Spring Weekend Begins Today

Burning couches and knocked over vehicles were once the scene at UConn’s annual spring celebration.

NY Man Arrested on 302 Counts of Fraud

NY Man Arrested on 302 Counts of Fraud

Wallingford Police have arrested a New York man on 302 counts of fraud.

Waterbury Native, NASA Astronaut Takes Out-of-This-World Selfie

Waterbury Native, NASA Astronaut Takes Out-of-This-World Selfie

Waterbury native Rick Mastracchio took time out to take an impressive space selfie on Wednesday after he replaced a failed backup computer box on the International Space Station.