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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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Fiery Crash Causes Chase Bank Roof to Collapse
Fiery Crash Causes Chase Bank Roof to Collapse

A speeding driver crashed into a Chase bank near the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, catching on fire and causing the bank building to catch on fire early Saturday morning.

Los Angeles Homeless Illegally Use Fire Hydrants to Fill Water Balloons, Bathe, Shave
Los Angeles Homeless Illegally Use Fire Hydrants to Fill Water Balloons, Bathe, Shave

Homeless people across Los Angeles are illegally using fire hydrants as a source of water to bathe, shave, even fill water balloons, leaving the hydrants damaged and often useless to firefighters during the...

Former Federal Police Officer Sentenced to 27 Years to Life
Former Federal Police Officer Sentenced to 27 Years to Life

A former federal police officer convicted of murdering a young man in Hollywood after DNA linked him to the crime more than three decades ago was sentenced Friday to 27 years to life in state prison....

Galaxy-LAFC Rivalry Captures Los Angeles' Passion for Soccer
Galaxy-LAFC Rivalry Captures Los Angeles' Passion for Soccer

Although the wordless billboards went up quietly this week on the streets around Los Angeles FC's Banc of California Stadium, their message to the city is loud and clear.

At Global Summit, Trump Facing Limits of Go-It-Alone Stance
At Global Summit, Trump Facing Limits of Go-It-Alone Stance

President Donald Trump arrived Saturday in France for an international summit with the leaders of the globe's economic powers as he confronts the consequences of his preference for going it alone, both in a...

LA Man to Plead Guilty in Bitcoin Money Laundering Scheme
LA Man to Plead Guilty in Bitcoin Money Laundering Scheme

A Los Angeles man has agreed to plead guilty to running a $25 million money laundering operation whose clients included darknet drug dealers.