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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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'Boyz n the Hood' Director John Singleton Suffers Stroke
'Boyz n the Hood' Director John Singleton Suffers Stroke

John Singleton, the Academy Award-nominated director of iconic films like "Boyz n the Hood," has suffered a stroke, according to his family, NBC News reported. "On Wednesday, April 17th our beloved son/father...

Man Shot With Nipsey Hussle Released From Jail
Man Shot With Nipsey Hussle Released From Jail

A 56-year-old parolee, shot alongside slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, was released Saturday morning from the Men's Central Jail and free from any charges he may have been facing.

Help Us Fund the Shelters From April 9 to May 9
Help Us Fund the Shelters From April 9 to May 9

NBC4 and Telemundo 52 with nonprofit organization Michelson Found Animals are kicking off the inaugural “Fund the Shelters Challenge" to help local animal shelters and rescue groups raise for supplies,...

Trump's Legal Team Breathes a Sigh, Takes a Victory Lap
Trump's Legal Team Breathes a Sigh, Takes a Victory Lap

First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable. But President Donald Trump's legal team, through a combination of...

Arrest Made in Slaying of Arcadia Grandmother
Arrest Made in Slaying of Arcadia Grandmother

Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the death of a 76-year-old woman in Arcadia whose body was found by a construction crew in the backyard of her home April 9, sheriff's officials said...