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Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 07:59 AM PST

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Barack Obama's actions at Nelson Mandela's memorial service garnered worldwide headlines this week, from his selfie with the Danish Prime Minister's wife Helle Thorning-Schmidt to his handshake with Cuban...

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.

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Big Rig Crashes Into Multiple Vehicles in Long Beach

Big Rig Crashes Into Multiple Vehicles in Long Beach

A big rig crashed into multiple vehicles early Thursday morning in Long Beach after the driver fell asleep, authorities said.

Comeback: Gold Medalist Swims for Third Olympic Shot

Comeback: Gold Medalist Swims for Third Olympic Shot

A Southern California man who reached Olympic gold at the age of 19 and spiraled into drugs and alcohol has a shot at redemption 12 years later, chasing Olympic glory once more.

Boy Fighting Cancer Made K-9 Deputy for a Day

Boy Fighting Cancer Made K-9 Deputy for a Day

Alfonso Hoffman raised his right hand and swore an oath Wednesday -- to uphold the laws of the state and county and perform the duties of a K-9 deputy sheriff of the Transit Policing Division.

Woman Tied Up in Glendale Home Invasion Robbery

Woman Tied Up in Glendale Home Invasion Robbery

A series of burglaries in Glendale put residents on edge after one escalated into a home invasion robbery where robbers in ski masks tied a woman up using household cords, police said Wednesday.

Turkey Arrests 13 as Death Toll Climbs to 44: State Media

Turkey Arrests 13 as Death Toll Climbs to 44: State Media

Police in Turkey arrested 13 for a possible connection to the attack on Istanbul's airport as the death toll as the death toll climbed to 44 on Thursday and funerals continued for the victims, NBC News...

Istanbul Attackers Seized on Chaos to Cause Carnage

Istanbul Attackers Seized on Chaos to Cause Carnage

It was an attack that echoed the carnage earlier this year at the Brussels airport, down to the taxi that carried the men to their target: Inciting panic and then taking lethal advantage, three suicide attackers...