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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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Tractor Trailer Rolls Over on I-91 South in Wethersfield

Tractor Trailer Rolls Over on I-91 South in Wethersfield

Police are urging drivers to avoid Interstate 91 southbound in Wethersfield, where several lanes are closed and traffic is delayed after a tractor trailer overturned on the highway.

Community Remembers Waterbury Man Shot and Killed

Community Remembers Waterbury Man Shot and Killed

Community members gathered at Wood and Walnut streets in Waterbury Tuesday evening to remember the 49-year-old man shot and killed while riding his bicycle there less than 24 hours prior.

New "Hope" For Abandoned Chihuahua

New "Hope" For Abandoned Chihuahua

She's become a bit of a mascot for Waterford-East Lyme Animal Control, but just a couple weeks ago, the future seemed grim for Hope the Chihuahua.

East Haven Police Cracking Down on ATV Riders

East Haven Police Cracking Down on ATV Riders

Police in East Haven are cracking down on ATVs riding recklessly.

Water Company Worker Attacked After Crash: MDC

Water Company Worker Attacked After Crash: MDC

Police are searching for the people who attacked a Metropolitan District Commission worker following a minor crash with a water company truck in Hartford on Tuesday, according to the agency.

Man Seriously Injured After Jumping Out of Car: Police

Man Seriously Injured After Jumping Out of Car: Police

A 24-year-old Farmington man has been seriously injured after jumping out of the backseat of a car on Route 71/Hartford Road in New Britain early Tuesday afternoon, according to police.