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Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 05:24 PM EST

Leno Talks 2016 Election, Olympics With McCains on "Tonight Show"

Leno Talks 2016 Election, Olympics With McCains on "Tonight Show"

Jay Leno kicked off the final month of “The Tonight Show” before he hands the reins to Jimmy Fallon by having on Sen. John McCain and his daughter, columnist Meghan McCain.

Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 10:59 AM EST

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Barack Obama's actions at Nelson Mandela's memorial service garnered worldwide headlines this week, from his selfie with the Danish Prime Minister's wife Helle Thorning-Schmidt to his handshake with Cuban...

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...

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 at 04:08 PM EST

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.

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'Bomb Cyclone' Leaves Thousands Without Power Across Connecticut
'Bomb Cyclone' Leaves Thousands Without Power Across Connecticut

Thousands were without power overnight as an intense storm move through Connecticut with heavy rain and high winds.

UConn Investigating Use of Hate Speech on Campus
UConn Investigating Use of Hate Speech on Campus

Investigations are underway after a video posted online captured hate speech at the University of Connecticut.

Mail Stolen From Mailbox at Monroe Post Office
Mail Stolen From Mailbox at Monroe Post Office

Monroe Police and the U.S. Postal Service are investigating after mail was stolen from a mailbox at the town's post office.

Destructive Spotted Lanternfly Spotted in Connecticut
Destructive Spotted Lanternfly Spotted in Connecticut

A spotted lanternfly, a species that is causing nightmares in parts of Pennsylvania, has been found in Connecticut. A single living adult spotted lanternfly was found in Southbury, according to the Connecticut...

Elijah Cummings, House Oversight Committee Chair, Dies at 68
Elijah Cummings, House Oversight Committee Chair, Dies at 68

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. He was 68. A sharecropper's son, Cummings became the powerful...

What Is a Bomb Cyclone?
What Is a Bomb Cyclone?

The NBC Connecticut meteorologist have issued a First Alert for strong winds and heavy rain. The storm will rapidly intensify and will reach the critieria of a "bomb cyclone."