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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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Yolo Co. Resident Tests Positive for Zika Virus: CDC

Yolo Co. Resident Tests Positive for Zika Virus: CDC

A person in Yolo County has tested positive for the Zika virus, health officials said Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the person recently traveled out of the country and had...

More Santa Clara Co. Jail Deputies Accused of Beating Inmate

More Santa Clara Co. Jail Deputies Accused of Beating Inmate

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is investigating more allegations of correctional deputies beating an inmate.

Thumb Tacks Founds Strewn Throughout Bay Area Dog Park

Thumb Tacks Founds Strewn Throughout Bay Area Dog Park

Who would try and harm animals at a popular East Bay dog park? That's what police are trying to find out after someone intentionally placed thousands of thumb tacks at a dog park in Hercules. The tacks...

Suspect Strikes 'Several Dozen' Cars, Pregnant Woman

Suspect Strikes 'Several Dozen' Cars, Pregnant Woman

Police arrested a man Wednesday morning in Berkeley, after they say the driver of a car seemed to intentionally hit a pregnant woman, other citizens and "several dozen" cars, perhaps as many as 30, in Oakland...

Ex-49ers Wide Receiver Accidentally Shoots Himself

Ex-49ers Wide Receiver Accidentally Shoots Himself

Ex-San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Josh Morgan accidentally shot himself with his own gun and has been charged.

Senate Votes to Block North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions

Senate Votes to Block North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions

Senators backed a bill Wednesday to derail North Korea’s quest for a nuclear weapon, NBC News reported. The bill would mandate sanctions against those involved in North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile...