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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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Ben Carlson: Newport Beach's Lost Lifeguard Still Saving Lives
Ben Carlson: Newport Beach's Lost Lifeguard Still Saving Lives

Ben Carlson was a lifeguard who died doing what he loved more than anything else: protecting people at the beach. And Carlson's sacrifice has united a community.

Woman Found Dead in Laguna Beach Home, Son Arrested as Prime Suspect
Woman Found Dead in Laguna Beach Home, Son Arrested as Prime Suspect

A woman was found dead inside a Laguna Beach home Sunday and a family member was arrested, according to authorities.

24-Year-Old Middle School Teacher With 5-Year-Old Son Killed in San Bernardino Shooting
24-Year-Old Middle School Teacher With 5-Year-Old Son Killed in San Bernardino Shooting

A 24-year-old middle school teacher was shot and killed while sitting in a vehicle with her 5-year-old son in San Bernardino Saturday.

7-Year-Old Girl in Grave Condition After Falling Out of Window While Playing on Sofa
7-Year-Old Girl in Grave Condition After Falling Out of Window While Playing on Sofa

A 7-year-old girl remains in grave condition Sunday in an area hospital after falling through the window of an upstairs apartment in Koreatown while bouncing on a sofa.

Trump Dismisses Worries of Recession, Says Economy Is Strong
Trump Dismisses Worries of Recession, Says Economy Is Strong

President Donald Trump dismissed concerns of recession on Sunday and offered an optimistic outlook for the economy after last week's steep drop in the financial markets. "I don't think we're having a recession...

Car Slams Through Front of Restaurant, Worker Injured
Car Slams Through Front of Restaurant, Worker Injured

The driver of the car said she accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brakes when trying to get out of her parking spot.