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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...

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 08:32 AM PDT

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.

Sunday, Oct 6, 2013 at 07:27 AM PDT

SNL: Miley Causes the End of America

SNL: Miley Causes the End of America

"Saturday Night Live's" opening sketch this week predicted a dark future for America.

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 08:02 AM PDT

Colbert Saves Couple's Wedding After Shutdown

Colbert Saves Couple's Wedding After Shutdown

Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le were supposed to get married this Saturday at the Jefferson Memorial, but the government shutdown put those plans in jeopardy.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2013 at 08:45 AM PDT

Newt Gingrich on "Leno": Shutdown "Not a Crisis"

Newt Gingrich on "Leno": Shutdown "Not a Crisis"

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich appeared on the "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno Wednesday and the topic of discussion was of course the government shutdown. Gingrich said the nation's first...

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Married SDPD Officers Sentenced in Drug Sales, Burglary Case

Married SDPD Officers Sentenced in Drug Sales, Burglary Case

Two married San Diego Police officers convicted of drug sales and burglary charges were sentenced to three years in a downtown courtroom Friday.

Fire at Two Story Apartment Complex in Santee

Fire at Two Story Apartment Complex in Santee

Chopper 7 footage shows smoke billowing from the building.

Hot Air Balloon Wedding Ends in High-Flying Drama

Hot Air Balloon Wedding Ends in High-Flying Drama

A hot air balloon landed in the street in Sorrento Valley.

2 Caught Trying to Cash Stolen Lotto Tickets

2 Caught Trying to Cash Stolen Lotto Tickets

Two men were arrested in Oceanside after trying to cash in stolen lottery tickets.

Judge: Jury Can Watch Super Bowl Unless Aaron Hernandez Is Mentioned

Judge: Jury Can Watch Super Bowl Unless Aaron Hernandez Is Mentioned

The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday's Super Bowl, but the judge overseeing the case...

Mayor Announces Chargers Stadium Task Force

Mayor Announces Chargers Stadium Task Force

The mayor said the city has had plans before, but never anything tangible until this task force.