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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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15 Hurt When Fire Truck Crashes Into Restaurant

15 Hurt When Fire Truck Crashes Into Restaurant

Witnesses described a scene of chaos in Monterey Park on Wednesday as 15 people were hurt in a crash involving two fire trucks, including one that plowed into a restaurant.

Explosives Scare in Solvang

Explosives Scare in Solvang

The discovery of a potentially explosive military device forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes and businesses in a Southern California tourist town, authorities said.

Call For Change After Hit-And-Run Paralyzes Skateboarder

Call For Change After Hit-And-Run Paralyzes Skateboarder

After a slew of tragic hit-and-run collisions this year, including one involving a popular skateboarder left paralyzed in Santa Monica, a recent bill has garnered fame for its stringent cause to hunt down and...

"Coward" Torched Elks Lodge, Official Says

"Coward" Torched Elks Lodge, Official Says

Authorities were set to release new information Wednesday about a fire that ripped through a Southern California Elks Lodge.

Debate Heats Up Over Gray Wolf's Status

Debate Heats Up Over Gray Wolf's Status

The California Fish and Game Commission postponed a decision Wednesday to decide if the gray wolf should be listed as a threatened or endangered species.

Sidewalk Repairs Begin in South LA

Sidewalk Repairs Begin in South LA

Councilman Bernard Parks and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative have teamed up to repair 130 of the worst sidewalks in his district.