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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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Kings Coach Luke Walton Sued for Sexual Assault, Docs Say
Kings Coach Luke Walton Sued for Sexual Assault, Docs Say

A female sports reporter has accused new Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault in a lawsuit.

Ex-Nurse Planned 'House Of Horrors' Stabbings: Prosecutor
Ex-Nurse Planned 'House Of Horrors' Stabbings: Prosecutor

Streams of blood pouring from a gouged eye that smeared a woman's face beyond recognition were the first images jurors saw Monday in the closing arguments in the trial of a former nurse, illustrating what the...

Woman Found Dead in Texas Home; Man Killed in Shootout
Woman Found Dead in Texas Home; Man Killed in Shootout

A man ordered to stay away from a Watauga, Texas home is dead after opening fire on police Monday from inside the residence. Police also found the woman who lived at the home dead, apparently of a homicide. Wa...

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,...

Dem Leaders Stress More Trump Probes, Downplay Impeachment
Dem Leaders Stress More Trump Probes, Downplay Impeachment

A House chairman on Monday subpoenaed former White House Counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of...

Non-Profit Donates $20K to Humane Society for New Program
Non-Profit Donates $20K to Humane Society for New Program

A local non-profit for domestic violence survivors donated $20,000 to the San Diego Humane Society Monday to start a program for survivors and their pets.