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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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States Turning to Driver's Licenses to Help Immigrants
States Turning to Driver's Licenses to Help Immigrants

Jorge was driving a friend’s car in December 2017 when a police officer in Long Island stopped him. Because the car’s registration had expired, and because Jorge was driving without a license, the officer...

Father Survives Being Shot in Santa Ana Carjacking
Father Survives Being Shot in Santa Ana Carjacking

A Costa Mesa man was hospitalized Tuesday with gunshot wounds he suffered in the course of a carjacking in Santa Ana, but his assailant remains at large.

California Governor Seeks Explanation for High Gas Prices
California Governor Seeks Explanation for High Gas Prices

California's governor wants to know why gas prices are higher than in the rest of the country, blaming potential "inappropriate industry practices" Tuesday rather than the state's higher taxes and tougher...

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,...

Grandmother Sentenced in Cover-Up of 3-Year-Old's Slaying
Grandmother Sentenced in Cover-Up of 3-Year-Old's Slaying

An Oxnard woman was sentenced Tuesday to 180 days in jail in the cover-up of the killing of her 3-year-old granddaughter whose remains have never been found.

'I Was Scared': Reporter Accuses Luke Walton of Sex Assault
'I Was Scared': Reporter Accuses Luke Walton of Sex Assault

A former sports reporter said she was breaking her silence for the first time Tuesday after filing a lawsuit against former Lakers coach Luke Walton for an alleged sexual assault that took place in a Santa...