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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 01:09 PM PST

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 08:32 AM PDT

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 01:47 AM PDT

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 07:27 AM PDT

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 08:02 AM PDT

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 08:45 AM PDT

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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Parents Grieve Slain USC Grad Student

Parents Grieve Slain USC Grad Student

The parents of the 24-year-old USC graduate student who was beaten to death on July 24 are expected to speak Thursday outside the Chung Wah Funeral home in Alhambra.

Age Difficult to Hide in LA Water Supply System

Age Difficult to Hide in LA Water Supply System

Many methods to conceal age have been tried in Los Angeles. But when it comes to the city's water line system, the effects of aging are more difficult to hide.

Report Slams LA's Bureau of Street Services

Report Slams LA's Bureau of Street Services

A scathing new audit highlights concerns with under-collection, operational failures and poor reporting at the agency responsible for maintaining Los Angeles’ thousands of miles of public streets.

Dangerous Stretch of Eaton Canyon Closing

Dangerous Stretch of Eaton Canyon Closing

A popular hiking spot in the Angeles National Forest will close to visitors Friday after officials deemed the trails too dangerous for visitors.

"Exceptional" Drought Covers More Than Half of California

"Exceptional" Drought Covers More Than Half of California

Exceptional drought conditions expanded this week to include more than half of California.

Knife-Wielding Attacker Grabs UCLA Student

Knife-Wielding Attacker Grabs UCLA Student

Police issued a campus warning Thursday after a knife-wielding attacker grabbed a UCLA student as she was jogging on campus one night earlier, officials said.