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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 03:09 PM CST

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 10:32 AM CDT

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 03:47 AM CDT

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 09:27 AM CDT

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 10:02 AM CDT

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 10:45 AM CDT

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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TX AG Paxton Surrenders at Collin Co. Jail

TX AG Paxton Surrenders at Collin Co. Jail

The state's top lawyer, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, surrendered to law enforcement at the Collin County Jail Monday morning after being indicted last week on three felonies.

City Volunteer Charged With Child Sex Assault

City Volunteer Charged With Child Sex Assault

A volunteer with the Lake Worth planning and zoning commission is in jail Monday charged with sexual assault of a child.

TX Tourist Took Loaded Guns to 9/11 Memorial: Police

TX Tourist Took Loaded Guns to 9/11 Memorial: Police

A tourist from Texas was arrested over the weekend on charges she was packing two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, authorities said Monday.

Mesquite Police Investigates Shooting Near School, Park

Mesquite Police Investigates Shooting Near School, Park

One person was shot outside a Mesquite apartment complex Sunday night.

'This Is the Right Thing to Do': Obama Details Climate Change Plan

'This Is the Right Thing to Do': Obama Details Climate Change Plan

Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future...

Woman Formerly on Death Row for Baby Death Dies

Woman Formerly on Death Row for Baby Death Dies

A baby sitter who spent years on death row for an Austin-area infant's death dies less than two months after pleading guilty to murder.