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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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Pearl-Covered Oscar Gown Believed Found

Pearl-Covered Oscar Gown Believed Found

The missing pearl-covered $150,000 gown worn by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Academy Awards has been returned to the West Hollywood hotel from which it was taken, apparently by the thief...

AEG: Inglewood NFL Stadium "Terrorism Threat"

AEG: Inglewood NFL Stadium "Terrorism Threat"

A study commissioned by the group proposing to build an NFL stadium in Los Angeles recommended against locating a stadium in Inglewood because it could be exposed to a terrorist attack.

"Thin" Pit Bull Mix Missing During Investigation

"Thin" Pit Bull Mix Missing During Investigation

A "thin, but very energetic" dog part that is of a suspected animal cruelty investigation is now missing from her owner's home, and authorities are trying to figure out if she's been stolen, officials said...

Conference Aims to Promote More Women in Science

Conference Aims to Promote More Women in Science

Hoping to inspire more women to male-dominated fields of science, math and tech, "Wonder Women Tech" kicks off a first-of-its-kind conference in Los Angeles this weekend.

Brokaw Confident in Nightly News After Controversy

Brokaw Confident in Nightly News After Controversy

Tom Brokaw, who anchored the NBC Nightly News for more than two decades, expressed confidence in the program and counseled restraint in speculating over the Brian Williams controversy.

Man Killed in Santa Ana Shooting Involving Police

Man Killed in Santa Ana Shooting Involving Police

A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting near the headquarters of the Santa Ana police department Friday morning, authorities said.