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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...

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.

Top Stories
‘He’s Pale’: Kayaker Tries to Save Snorkeler

‘He’s Pale’: Kayaker Tries to Save Snorkeler

A soon-to-be lifeguard kayaking in San Diego’s La Jolla Cove acted swiftly when she noticed a snorkeler in distress in the water – using everything she’s learned in an effort to save the man’s life.

Istanbul Attack Death Toll Rises as Airport Reopens

Istanbul Attack Death Toll Rises as Airport Reopens

Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport reopened on Wednesday morning, hours after a coordinated terror attack left dozens dead and scores wounded in the international arrivals hall, NBC News reported.

Man, 23, Shot and Killed in East Village

Man, 23, Shot and Killed in East Village

A 23-year-old San Diego man was shot and killed by an unknown suspect in downtown San Diego’s East Village early Wednesday, homicide detectives confirmed.

DUI Suspect Loses Arm in Carlsbad Scooter Crash

DUI Suspect Loses Arm in Carlsbad Scooter Crash

A 19-year-old woman suspected of driving a scooter under the influence of alcohol suffered a severed arm after she plowed into a center divider and traffic sign in Carlsbad Wednesday morning, police said.

DUI Suspect Drives for Mile With Body Lodged in Car: PD

DUI Suspect Drives for Mile With Body Lodged in Car: PD

The woman behind the wheel kept driving for a mile with the body lodged in the car before she parked in a cul-de-sac and walked away, police said.

Voters to Decide Whether to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Voters to Decide Whether to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

A successful vote in California would mean one in every six Americans lives in a state with legal marijuana sales, including the entire West Coast.