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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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Ivy League-Bound Oakland Teen on Today's "Ellen"

Ivy League-Bound Oakland Teen on Today's "Ellen"

Akintunde Ahmad has been accepted into Yale, Brown and Columbia, has a 5.0 GPA and scored a 2100 on his SATs. Now he's on his way to meet Ellen.

1888 "City of Chester" Shipwreck Rediscovered in SF Bay

1888 "City of Chester" Shipwreck Rediscovered in SF Bay

A shipwreck that killed 16 passengers in 1888 has been rediscovered under the Golden Gate Bridge - a find that allows history to be relived and a bit of Chinese bigotry to be erased, according to the...

Oakland Paintball Shooting Seriously Injures Boy

Oakland Paintball Shooting Seriously Injures Boy

A 5-year-old boy suffered severe eye injuries when he was hit with a paintball in West Oakland on Tuesday evening, police said.

Photo May Show Stowaway's Footprints on Airplane Wheels

Photo May Show Stowaway's Footprints on Airplane Wheels

New images obtained by an NBC affiliate in Hawaii show what appear to possibly be the Santa Clara stowaway's footprints on the wheel of a plane he hid in for 5 /12 hours from San Jose to Maui.

Facebook CFO David Ebersman to Step Down

Facebook CFO David Ebersman to Step Down

Facebook's first-quarter earnings and revenue grew sharply, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.

Andy Lopez Protest Leads to Campus Lockdown

Andy Lopez Protest Leads to Campus Lockdown

A protest over the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a Northern California sheriff's deputy briefly led school officials to lockdown a high school campus.