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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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Attempted Child Assault at San Francisco Park: Police

Attempted Child Assault at San Francisco Park: Police

San Francisco police are investigating an attempted assault on a 7-year-old child, possibly inside a park bathroom.

NBC Bay Area's Holiday Food Drive Nets 17,000 Bags

NBC Bay Area's Holiday Food Drive Nets 17,000 Bags

Saturday marked the start of NBC Bay Area's and Safeway's big holiday food drive, where anchors, reporters, and volunteers spent the day collecting food donations.

Farmers Spray Pesticides Near Schools

Farmers Spray Pesticides Near Schools

Many parents across the Bay Area have no idea what's happening near their children's schools, and often times schools don't know either. NBC Bay Area's Jenna Susko reports in a story that aired November...

Fire Destroys Campbell Spa, No Injuries Reported

Fire Destroys Campbell Spa, No Injuries Reported

A spa employee and a customer were forced to flee Saturday morning after a fire broke out at a South Bay spa.

D.C. Political Icon Marion Barry Dies at 78

D.C. Political Icon Marion Barry Dies at 78

Marion Barry, an icon of D.C. politics for more than 40 years, has died at age 78, his spokeswoman confirmed. Barry had been hospitalized Thursday after complaining of a urinary tract infection and died at about...

Elderly Man Killed in Fire at San Ramon Home; No Alarm

Elderly Man Killed in Fire at San Ramon Home; No Alarm

An elderly man was killed in a two-alarm house fire in San Ramon Saturday morning, a San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District spokeswoman said.