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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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50-Year-Old Killed in Deputy-Involved Shooting in Stanton
50-Year-Old Killed in Deputy-Involved Shooting in Stanton

A 50-year-old person was killed tonight in an deputy-involved shooting in Stanton.

Deputy Wounded in Ambush Outside Lancaster Sheriff's Station
Deputy Wounded in Ambush Outside Lancaster Sheriff's Station

A 21-year-old sheriff's deputy was struck by gunfire Wednesday when he and other deputies were ambushed outside the Lancaster sheriff's station, prompting a lockdown of the station and a massive search for...

Muncy's Homer in 10th Lifts Dodgers Over Blue Jays, 2-1
Muncy's Homer in 10th Lifts Dodgers Over Blue Jays, 2-1

Max Muncy homered in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 Wednesday night for their 50th home victory of the season.

Long Beach Police Say Possible Mass Casualty Event Thwarted
Long Beach Police Say Possible Mass Casualty Event Thwarted

The Long Beach Police Department was holding a news conference to announce an arrest made regarding a violent threat targeting a hotel.

Planned Parenthood Sees Swift Fallout From Quitting Program
Planned Parenthood Sees Swift Fallout From Quitting Program

Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping into financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases in...

Weedmaps to Stop Advertising Unlicensed Pot Businesses
Weedmaps to Stop Advertising Unlicensed Pot Businesses

The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a decision that could boost California's...