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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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3-Alarm Fire Prompts Evacuations in Sacramento County

3-Alarm Fire Prompts Evacuations in Sacramento County

A three-alarm grass fire has prompted evacuations at a mobile-home park in Sacramento County.

Family, Friends, Colleagues Remember Sgt. Scott Lunger

Family, Friends, Colleagues Remember Sgt. Scott Lunger

Family members and fellow officers spoke at an emotional funeral ceremony this morning for Hayward police Sgt. Scott Lunger, who was slain during a traffic stop last week.

Teen in Court for 1st Time in Maddy Middleton Case

Teen in Court for 1st Time in Maddy Middleton Case

The Santa Cruz 15-year-old charged with murdering, kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl made his first court appearance on Thursday in a brief hearing, where he did not enter a plea.

Plane Fragment Confirmed to Be From a Boeing 777

Plane Fragment Confirmed to Be From a Boeing 777

The airplane fragment found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is from a Boeing 777 — the same as missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 — sources told NBC News on Thursday. The barnacle-covered plane piece...

San Jose Burglary Victims Lost Nearly $80M in 2014: DOJ

San Jose Burglary Victims Lost Nearly $80M in 2014: DOJ

Burglars and thieves stole nearly $80 million in cash and goods from people in San Jose last year, according to data NBC Bay Area has obtained from the California Department of Justice.

SFPD: Suspect Dead, 2 Officers Injured After Altercation

SFPD: Suspect Dead, 2 Officers Injured After Altercation

A man died in police handcuffs after allegedly fleeing a crash in San Francisco's Marina District and then getting into an altercation with officers, injuring two, early Thursday morning, authorities said.