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Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 02:24 PM PST

Leno Talks 2016 Election, Olympics With McCains on "Tonight Show"

Leno Talks 2016 Election, Olympics With McCains on "Tonight Show"

Jay Leno kicked off the final month of “The Tonight Show” before he hands the reins to Jimmy Fallon by having on Sen. John McCain and his daughter, columnist Meghan McCain.

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...

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 at 01:08 PM PST

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.

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Mother Convicted of Murder in 3-Year-Old Daughter's Slaying
Mother Convicted of Murder in 3-Year-Old Daughter's Slaying

The mother of a 3-year-old girl who disappeared years ago was convicted Monday of her murder. After deliberating 2 and a half hours, jurors in Ventura returned the guilty verdict for Mayra Chavez, 27.

Homeless Crime Jumps Nearly 50 Percent in Los Angeles
Homeless Crime Jumps Nearly 50 Percent in Los Angeles

The number of crimes in which homeless individuals were listed as suspects increased by nearly 50 percent in the city of Los Angeles in 2018.

With Marijuana Legal, Lawmakers Warn Public About DWI Dangers During Holidays
With Marijuana Legal, Lawmakers Warn Public About DWI Dangers During Holidays

With the first holiday season approaching since recreational marijuana was legalized in the state, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, District Attorney Jackie Lacey and law enforcement officials warned the...

Trump Scrambling to Find New White House Chief of Staff
Trump Scrambling to Find New White House Chief of Staff

Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment...

This Week: The Rink in Downtown Burbank Opens
This Week: The Rink in Downtown Burbank Opens

An opening day special, and more lively days to come, add nice to this ice. Plus: "It's a Wonderful Life" radio play, "Casablanca" live read, Krampus Run, Auntie Mame

Latina Nurse Alleges Race Played Role in Huntington Memorial
Latina Nurse Alleges Race Played Role in Huntington Memorial

A woman who says she rose from the rank of housekeeper to registered nurse during more than three decades of service at Huntington Memorial Hospital is suing the Pasadena medical center, alleging she was...