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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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Average LA County Gas Price Drops For 10th Time in 11 Days
Average LA County Gas Price Drops For 10th Time in 11 Days

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped Friday for the 10th time in 11 days, falling 1.2 cents to $4.204.

New Female Masai Giraffe Born at Los Angeles Zoo
New Female Masai Giraffe Born at Los Angeles Zoo

The Los Angeles Zoo announced this week that a female Masai giraffe was born on Oct. 5, the fifth baby for the mother, Hasina and the sixth for the father, Phillip.

Jurors Reach a Verdict in the 'Hollywood Ripper' Killings
Jurors Reach a Verdict in the 'Hollywood Ripper' Killings

Jurors reached a verdict Friday in the penalty phase of a man who killed two Southern California women and attacked a third in what became known as the "Hollywood Ripper" slayings. The jury's verdict is expected...

Syria Cease-Fire Off to Rocky Start Amid Reports of Fighting
Syria Cease-Fire Off to Rocky Start Amid Reports of Fighting

The cease-fire in northern Syria got off to a rocky start Friday, as Kurdish leaders accused Turkey of violating the accord with continued fighting at a key border town while casting doubt on provisions in...

Hold On, Another Punch of Powerful Fire-Fanning Wind Is on the Way
Hold On, Another Punch of Powerful Fire-Fanning Wind Is on the Way

Strong howling gusts that tore branches off trees and left debris scattered in streets overnight marked the start of a series of windy days in Southern California.

California Unemployment Rate Falls to Record Low of 4%
California Unemployment Rate Falls to Record Low of 4%

Officials say California's unemployment rate fell to a new record low of 4% in September.