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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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California Drought Drives Up Food Prices

California Drought Drives Up Food Prices

California's severe drought is causing a drastic increase in food prices.

SFMTA Board Votes to Eliminate Sunday Meter Enforcement

SFMTA Board Votes to Eliminate Sunday Meter Enforcement

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's board of directors voted Tuesday to abolish Sunday parking meter enforcement when it approved its new two-year operating budget.

Cinco de Mayo Protests Planned Outside Morgan Hill School

Cinco de Mayo Protests Planned Outside Morgan Hill School

Live Oak High School is in the news again. The Morgan Hill Unified School District is concerned because there could be as many as three different protest groups voicing their opinions in front of Live Oak...

San Jose Man Dies from Legionnaires' Disease

San Jose Man Dies from Legionnaires' Disease

What was supposed to be a vacation to consider Palm Springs as a retirement location turned into a nightmare for one San Jose couple.

Penthouse Fire Spreads to Roof of SF Apartment

Penthouse Fire Spreads to Roof of SF Apartment

San Francisco firefighters battled a rooftop blaze at a six-story apartment building in the City’s Castro neighborhood Tuesday afternoon that fire officials said began in the penthouse unit.

Students, Lawmakers Take Stand Against Sexual Violence

Students, Lawmakers Take Stand Against Sexual Violence

Thirty-one sexual assault victims have filed a federal lawsuit against the University of California, Berkeley.