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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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Giants Fans Turn Out in Droves for Victory Parade

Giants Fans Turn Out in Droves for Victory Parade

The San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade kicked off officially a little after noon with cheers, marching bands and the Giants themselves, sending tens of thousands of fans lined up on Market Street...

Tracking Technology Alerts Dispatchers When Cop Draws Gun

Tracking Technology Alerts Dispatchers When Cop Draws Gun

Seconds matter for law enforcement. In a situation, seconds could be the difference between life and death. It’s those seconds the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office is concerned

Unused Flu Vaccines Cost CA Millions

Unused Flu Vaccines Cost CA Millions

Some California Counties waste thousands of flu vaccine. Weak state oversight lets it continue.

CHP Officer Charged With Stealing Pics

CHP Officer Charged With Stealing Pics

A California Highway Patrol officer is facing felony charges for allegedly stealing explicit photos from the phones of women he arrested.

Charges Dropped For Arson Suspect in Alameda Fires

Charges Dropped For Arson Suspect in Alameda Fires

Prosecutors dropped three felony charges of arson Friday against one of the two men accused of setting off a string of fires in Alameda in September.

"Incredible Explosion": 2 Injured in Apartment Blast, Fire

"Incredible Explosion": 2 Injured in Apartment Blast, Fire

An explosion, fire and "multiple injuries" were reported at a 6-unit apartment building in Walnut Creek Friday morning, sending crews to battle flames and two people to the hospital in critical condition.