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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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Authorities Search for Escaped Sex Offender

Authorities Search for Escaped Sex Offender

DPS officials say they're looking for a 48-year-old registered sex offender that left a Fort Worth halfway house Tuesday night.

Trenton Teen's Body Found 2 Days After Deadly Crash

Trenton Teen's Body Found 2 Days After Deadly Crash

A Fannin County teenager who had been missing since Sunday morning was pronounced deceased Tuesday after authorities say they found wreckage from a car that crashed into a tree line.

Proposed Muslim-Owned Cemetery Draws Opposition

Proposed Muslim-Owned Cemetery Draws Opposition

A standing-room only crowd filled the Farmersville High School auditorium Tuesday for a town hall meeting about a proposed Muslim-owned cemetery outside of town.

Summer Heat Causing Tire Danger on Texas Roads

Summer Heat Causing Tire Danger on Texas Roads

Drivers are dodging more tires and tire parts scattered by the side of North Texas roads and highways as the summer heat rolls on.

GOP Candidates React to Being Excluded From Primetime Debate

GOP Candidates React to Being Excluded From Primetime Debate

With the final lineup set for the first Republican presidential debate, the lowest polling candidates are reacting, some angrily, to being left out of the main event. "The idea that they have left out...

Judge Explains Why He Ordered Paxton Mugshot With No Towel

Judge Explains Why He Ordered Paxton Mugshot With No Towel

The judge presiding over the case of Attorney General Ken Paxton says he ordered the Collin County Sheriff’s office to take Paxton’s mugshot without a white towel around his neck to ensure his right to a...