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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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Uber Driver Accused of Battery on Passenger: Report

Uber Driver Accused of Battery on Passenger: Report

San Francisco police cited an UberX driver over the weekend for allegedly pulling a female passenger out of his vehicle and throwing her phone into the street, according to reports.

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Berkeley Mulls Law Banning Landlords From Pet Restrictions

Berkeley Mulls Law Banning Landlords From Pet Restrictions

Berkeley's city council is considering a first-of-its-kind law barring landlords from restricting pets.

Death Threat Made to Daughter of Prop. 46 Co-Author

Death Threat Made to Daughter of Prop. 46 Co-Author

The co-author of a California ballot proposition says he will continue to support the initiative despite receiving a death threat against his young daughter.

Is Bloom Energy Greenwashing the Public?

Is Bloom Energy Greenwashing the Public?

Claims by critics, information from public agencies and a data analysis by the Investigative Unit show that fuel cells made by Sunnyvale-based Bloom Energy may not be performing as well as promised,...

Willow Glen Window Smasher Strikes Again

Willow Glen Window Smasher Strikes Again

Someone has been shattering windows in San Jose’s upscale Willow Glen neighborhood for the last few months.