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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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Megyn Kelly Apologizes for Suggesting Blackface OK
Megyn Kelly Apologizes for Suggesting Blackface OK

Megyn Kelly is apologizing to her NBC News colleagues for questioning why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong.

Residents Fear Dogs Being Poisoned in West Hollywood
Residents Fear Dogs Being Poisoned in West Hollywood

Animal control officers are investigating after several dogs got sick in recent weeks in a West Hollywood neighborhood.

Turkish President: Saudis Must Name Masterminds of Killing
Turkish President: Saudis Must Name Masterminds of Killing

Saudi Arabia must identify those who ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and turn over the suspects for trial, the Turkish president said Tuesday in remarks that carefully ratcheted up pressure on a...

Counties May Switch to Vote Centers in 2020
Counties May Switch to Vote Centers in 2020

Fourteen counties in California were authorized to replace polling places with vote centers this year. The rest, including Los Angeles County, will be able to opt in and make the switch in 2020.

Delusion's Popular 'Blue Blade' Extends
Delusion's Popular 'Blue Blade' Extends

The you're-in-the-story adventure keeps selling out, so a fresh run of tickets have been added.

Firefighters Rescue Window Washer Dangling From Rope
Firefighters Rescue Window Washer Dangling From Rope

A crowd watching from the ground cheered Tuesday morning when Orange County firefighters rescued a window washer who was stranded on a rope after his scaffolding collapsed outside a nine-story building...