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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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Riverside County Declares Local Emergency Due to Wildfires
Riverside County Declares Local Emergency Due to Wildfires

Riverside County supervisors approved a local emergency proclamation Thursday connected to last week's deadly blaze in Calimesa, as well as three other wind-driven brush fires, enabling the county and victims to...

The LA Restaurants Named in 'Best for a Date Night' List
The LA Restaurants Named in 'Best for a Date Night' List

Three Los Angeles County restaurants were featured on a recent list of the “50 Best Restaurants for A Date in America for 2019,” a collection compiled by restaurant reservation service OpenTable.

Talk Show Host Wendy Williams Receives Walk of Fame Star
Talk Show Host Wendy Williams Receives Walk of Fame Star

Emmy nominee Wendy Williams received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday in celebration of the 11th season of her syndicated television talk show.

Mulvaney: Ukraine Aid Held Up in Part Over Election Probe
Mulvaney: Ukraine Aid Held Up in Part Over Election Probe

The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S....

Wrong-Way Chase Driver Ditches Car and Dashes Into Apartment Complex
Wrong-Way Chase Driver Ditches Car and Dashes Into Apartment Complex

A driver who was speeding the wrong way on streets Thursday afternoon in the west San Fernando Valley got out of a car and fled into an apartment complex.

Judge Overturns Award to Beverly Hills Police Lieutenant
Judge Overturns Award to Beverly Hills Police Lieutenant

A judge overturned a portion of a jury verdict which awarded damages to three Beverly Hills police lieutenants and a civilian employee who sued the city, finding that the one of the lieutenants was not subjected...