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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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Raiders' Police Escort Irks Napa County Sheriff

Raiders' Police Escort Irks Napa County Sheriff

Napa County officials are not happy with the “reckless” manner in which the Oakland Police Department led a motorcade of Raiders buses out of town last week – and they're letting them know about it.

Crash Knocks Down Power Lines on Highway 101

Crash Knocks Down Power Lines on Highway 101

U.S. Highway 101 was blocked in both directions in Burlingame Friday night after a tractor-trailer struck a power pole, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Bail Bondsmen Arrested in Bay Area Sweep

Bail Bondsmen Arrested in Bay Area Sweep

Law enforcement is calling it a historic raid on the bail bonds industry in the Bay Area. So far, 18 bail bondsmen have been arrested and more arrests are expected. The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit was first...

Jail Guards Placed on Leave After Inmate's Death

Jail Guards Placed on Leave After Inmate's Death

Three Santa Clara County correctional deputies have been placed on administrative while investigators look into the death of an inmate inside the county’s main jail.

Texas Sheriff's Deputy Gunned Down at Gas Station

Texas Sheriff's Deputy Gunned Down at Gas Station

A Texas Sheriff's deputy was fatally shot from behind Friday night, while pumping gas into his police vehicle at a Houston-area Chevron station, police said. The Harris County Sheriff's office identified...

$300M Medical Facility Behind Schedule, Over Budget

$300M Medical Facility Behind Schedule, Over Budget

Santa Clara County is on the verge of firing one of the world’s biggest construction companies from a major hospital project.