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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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Mystery Solved: Amnesia Patient ID'd by Family

Mystery Solved: Amnesia Patient ID'd by Family

Nearly five months after showing up in a San Diego-area emergency room without any recollection of her name, age, family, or friends, a woman who called herself “Sam” finally has an identity.

Parents Accused of Leaving Baby in Hot Car Sob in Court

Parents Accused of Leaving Baby in Hot Car Sob in Court

An El Cajon couple, accused of leaving their infant in a hot car sobbed in court.

F-18 Makes Emergency Landing in Chicago

F-18 Makes Emergency Landing in Chicago

A military jet made an emergency landing at Chicago's Midway Airport Wednesday afternoon, according to officials. The U.S. Navy F-18 was headed to Virginia from an airshow in Wisconsin when the plane’s...

Murder Suspect’s DNA Found in McStay Car: Docs

Murder Suspect’s DNA Found in McStay Car: Docs

Search warrants in the mysterious McStay family murders case were unsealed Wednesday and, among new revelations, the documents said the DNA of the man accused of killing the Fallbrook family four was found...

U.S. Probes Possible Airline Collusion to Raise Fares

U.S. Probes Possible Airline Collusion to Raise Fares

The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust...

LA Mayor Talks NFL Franchises With Chargers, Raiders

LA Mayor Talks NFL Franchises With Chargers, Raiders

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti met with officials from the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders on Tuesday to discuss the possible return of one or more NFL franchises to the LA area.