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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...

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Woman Gives Birth to 11-Pound Baby on Side of 91 Freeway

Woman Gives Birth to 11-Pound Baby on Side of 91 Freeway

A woman gave birth to an 11-pound, 6-ounce baby girl in a car on the side of the 91 Freeway in Anaheim on Sunday with the help of her husband.

Shooting on 15 Freeway Shuts Down Lanes

Shooting on 15 Freeway Shuts Down Lanes

A shooting on the 15 Freeway in Corona on Saturday night forced the closure of all southbound lanes near El Cerrito Road, the California Highway Patrol said.

Son Sought in Father's Stabbing Death in Pico Rivera

Son Sought in Father's Stabbing Death in Pico Rivera

A 50-year-old man was fatally stabbed during a robbery call at a Pico Rivera home early Saturday.

1,600 Pot Plants Found Inside Corona Home

1,600 Pot Plants Found Inside Corona Home

Corona police detectives arrested a 51-year-old man Thursday, after they found more than $2 million worth of marijuana plants in his home.

Gov. Brown Orders Help for Dry Wells

Gov. Brown Orders Help for Dry Wells

Residents in drought-stricken California whose wells have gone dry will soon get help from key state agencies under an order Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday.

"Throw Away" Puppy Rescued from Recycling Plant "Very Happy"

"Throw Away" Puppy Rescued from Recycling Plant "Very Happy"

The fluffy white blur tore across the hardwood floors of a Potrero Hill apartment, skidding and tossing a red rubber bone with a mischievous glee. Patricia Aleman watched the romp with a bemused grin, extending...