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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 vs. Royals in World Series "Dynasty vs. Destiny"

Giants vs. Royals in World Series "Dynasty vs. Destiny"

The San Francisco Giants play the Kansas City Royals Tuesday in the first game of the World Series.

"We Are Broken in Sorrow": Chaplain at Pilot Funeral

"We Are Broken in Sorrow": Chaplain at Pilot Funeral

Almost 700 mourners came to say goodbye to a longtime pilot who died this month fighting the Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite when his air tanker crashed into a mountainside.

U.S. Limits Entry From Ebola Countries to 5 Airports

U.S. Limits Entry From Ebola Countries to 5 Airports

The Homeland Security Department is requiring that anyone coming to the United States from one of three West African countries reporting an Ebola outbreak must enter the country through one of five...

Golden Gate Bridge Leaders Float Pedestrian Toll

Golden Gate Bridge Leaders Float Pedestrian Toll

It could soon cost even more to cross the Golden Gate Bridge, whether on foot, in a car or on the bus.

Silicon Valley Company Develops Hoverboard

Silicon Valley Company Develops Hoverboard

NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman got to to for a ride on a real hoverboard.