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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...

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Criminal Charges Filed in Tree Trimming Death

Criminal Charges Filed in Tree Trimming Death

Three men face criminal charges in a fatal tree trimming investigation.

Man, 22, Arrested for Girlfriend’s Murder

Man, 22, Arrested for Girlfriend’s Murder

A man has been arrested for the murder of a woman found dead inside her apartment in Bay Terraces earlier this week, the San Diego Police Department confirmed. That man is the victim’s longtime boyfriend.

Screams Erupt as Guilty Verdict Is Read in Murder Trial

Screams Erupt as Guilty Verdict Is Read in Murder Trial

A broken family’s screams erupted in a San Diego courtroom after a guilty verdict was announced in the trial of an Iraqi immigrant who killed his wife.

Suspect Goes Unconscious in Police Custody

Suspect Goes Unconscious in Police Custody

A man suspected of drug possession lost consciousness while being arrested by police, and he has yet to regain consciousness.

BP: Man Swung 45-Inch Stake at Agent

BP: Man Swung 45-Inch Stake at Agent

Two illegal immigrants were arrested in south San Diego after one of the men allegedly used a 45-inch stake as a weapon against a U.S. Border Patrol agent, officials said.

4th Naval Officer Charged in Navy Bribery Scandal

4th Naval Officer Charged in Navy Bribery Scandal

A fourth U.S. Navy official has been implicated in connection with a far-reaching bribery scandal.