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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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Caught on Cam: SF Tour Guide Goes On Racist Rant

Caught on Cam: SF Tour Guide Goes On Racist Rant

A San Francisco tour guide was caught on video as she went off on a racist rant about Chinatown as the sightseeing bus drove through the neighborhood, prompting an apology from the sightseeing company.

 Ex-SJPD Officer Says Mayor Reed Aide Told Him to "Lie"

Ex-SJPD Officer Says Mayor Reed Aide Told Him to "Lie"

More serious fallout from the allegations by a former San Jose police recruit: Now a former San Jose police officer tells NBC Bay Area he received a phone call over the weekend from Victor Ajlouny, a political...

CHP Officer Suspected of Forwarding Nude Photos: Report

CHP Officer Suspected of Forwarding Nude Photos: Report

Court documents show a California Highway Patrol officer is suspected of secretly sending nude photos of a DUI suspect from her cellphone to his own phone.

Woman Named Isis Faces Backlash Over Name

Woman Named Isis Faces Backlash Over Name

As the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, otherwise known as ISIS, continues to terrorize the Middle East, a California woman says she is facing backlash of their ruthless actions. That's because her name...

Armed Couple Robs Jeweler, Steals 25 Luxury Watches

Armed Couple Robs Jeweler, Steals 25 Luxury Watches

Palo Alto police are looking for a man and woman who robbed a jewelry store at Stanford Shopping Center at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon, escaping with 25 high-end wristwatches.

"Bay Lights" Supporters Seek to Keep Bay Bridge Light Display

"Bay Lights" Supporters Seek to Keep Bay Bridge Light Display

It's going to take $4 million to keep a constantly changing light display on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge made up of 25,000 LED lights from ending its two-year run early next year.