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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 first...

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Officers ID'd in Fatal Shooting of Mentally Ill Man

Officers ID'd in Fatal Shooting of Mentally Ill Man

The officers involved in the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man have been identified, Los Angeles police said Thursday.

Crackdown Targets Bogus Flood Insurance Agents

Crackdown Targets Bogus Flood Insurance Agents

Flooding has damaged dozens of homes in the Seal Beach area over the past few days. And while there was little that could be done to combat the surf, state officials are working to prevent any man-made disasters...

No Charges in Ex-Napster Exec Death

No Charges in Ex-Napster Exec Death

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was not negligent when he crossed into a bike lane and fatally struck a prominent entertainment lawyer who was riding his bicycle in Calabasas in December, prosecutors said...

Waves Destroy Building, Damage Pier in Malibu

Waves Destroy Building, Damage Pier in Malibu

High surf continued to damage the pier in Malibu and even destroyed a lifeguard building in Point Mugu that some considered historic Wednesday.

I-Team Report Prompts DMV Sting Operation

I-Team Report Prompts DMV Sting Operation

In a gesture intended to put parking cheaters on notice, DMV agents ticketed dozens of drivers accused of using disabled placards to snag prime parking spaces, even though the placards were not issued to them or...

USC Running Back Quits, Calls Coach "Racist Man"

USC Running Back Quits, Calls Coach "Racist Man"

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian said Thursday that running back Anthony Brown has quit the team, just hours after Brown apparently took to his social media accounts to accuse Sarkisian of being racist.