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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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Brush Fire Burns Church in Glassell Park

Brush Fire Burns Church in Glassell Park

A brush fire was burning near a church in Glassell Park.

'Billionaires' Beach' Battle Ends With New Public Path

'Billionaires' Beach' Battle Ends With New Public Path

After a decades-long dispute, a path to "Billionaires' Beach" officially opened Tuesday, giving the public easy access to one of Malibu's most elusive beaches.

Right-to-Die Bill Stalls, Catholics Opposed

Right-to-Die Bill Stalls, Catholics Opposed

Legislation to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives in California has stalled amid fierce opposition from religious groups.

PGA Moving Grand Slam From Trump's LA Course

PGA Moving Grand Slam From Trump's LA Course

The mutual agreement between Donald Trump and the PGA of America comes after presidential candidate's comments on Mexican immigrants.

Subway Suspends Ties With Spokesman Jared Fogle

Subway Suspends Ties With Spokesman Jared Fogle

Subway announced Tuesday that it is suspending its relationship with spokesman Jared Fogle amid a search of his home on the same day and a child pornography investigation into the former head of his nonprofit...

World Cup Champs Kick Off Welcome Home Party

World Cup Champs Kick Off Welcome Home Party

Fans gathered outside Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday morning to celebrate with the United States women's soccer team after the team captured its third World Cup championship.