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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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Police Call in Additional Help for Third Night of Protests

Police Call in Additional Help for Third Night of Protests

Oakland police have called in additional help from outside agencies to respond to continuing protests including more California Highway Patrol officers assigned to protecting freeway access, officials said.

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Hiker Fatally Shot at Oakland Hills Park Identified

Hiker Fatally Shot at Oakland Hills Park Identified

A man who was fatally shot at a park in the Oakland hills on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as David Ruenzel of Oakland, East Bay Regional Park District police said Wednesday.

Major Motor Carrier Crashes Went Unreported

Major Motor Carrier Crashes Went Unreported

Law enforcement agencies across the nation did not report 15 major accidents involving FedEx Ground to federal officials in the past two and a half years, as required by law. Investigative reporter Elyce...

Congressman Joins Call to End Mandatory Retail Shifts on Holidays

Congressman Joins Call to End Mandatory Retail Shifts on Holidays

Congressman Eric Swalwell and 10 other House Democrats are calling on the Department of Labor to end mandatory retail shifts on holidays, or provide mandatory overtime pay. Peggy Bunker reports.

Bus Drivers Say Tech Company Shuttles Create Safety Hazards

Bus Drivers Say Tech Company Shuttles Create Safety Hazards

Public bus drivers in the South Bay are issuing a warning to corporate employee shuttles for high tech companies, saying they are creating a safety hazard by parking in the public bus stops -- and they...