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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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Kidnapping, Carjacking and Police Pursuit in East LA

Kidnapping, Carjacking and Police Pursuit in East LA

A man was arrested following a police pursuit after he allegedly kidnapped a woman at gunpoint and stole her car in Boyle Heights on Thursday.

2 Shot as World Series Celebrations Take Over SF

2 Shot as World Series Celebrations Take Over SF

Two people were shot and one person stabbed in San Francisco amid raucous celebrations following the Giants’ World Series victory, police said. The rowdiness included people setting bonfires in the streets...

Bear Searches for Food at La Cañada Flintridge Home

Bear Searches for Food at La Cañada Flintridge Home

A large and hungry bear was caught on surveillance video rummaging through a La Cañada Flintridge family’s trash and eating their Halloween pumpkin on their porch.

Car in Police Pursuit Crashes Into Market

Car in Police Pursuit Crashes Into Market

A female motorist was hospitalized Wednesday when the car she was in crashed into a market after a short police pursuit in South Los Angeles, officials said.

Apple CEO Tim Cook: "I'm Proud to Be Gay"

Apple CEO Tim Cook: "I'm Proud to Be Gay"

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke out publicly about his sexuality in an op-ed for Bloomberg Businessweek, saying, "I'm proud to be gay" and that he hoped to inspire others. "While I have never denied my sexuality, I...

California's Historic Drought Takes Bite Out of Rice Harvest

California's Historic Drought Takes Bite Out of Rice Harvest

California's deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that's bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers.