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Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 at 07:59 AM PST

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Obama Battles Fake Interpreter, Selfies on "SNL"

Barack Obama's actions at Nelson Mandela's memorial service garnered worldwide headlines this week, from his selfie with the Danish Prime Minister's wife Helle Thorning-Schmidt to his handshake with Cuban...

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.

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Hundreds of Thousands Flood SF for Pride Parade

Hundreds of Thousands Flood SF for Pride Parade

Though the annual theme of the SF Pride Parade centered on racial and economic equality, Sunday's event added a clear anti-violence message in the wake of the Orlando shooting.

Two Critically Hurt in Stabbings at State Capitol

Two Critically Hurt in Stabbings at State Capitol

Two people were suffering from life-threatening stab wounds after a violent protest broke out Sunday in Sacramento. The fight involved a white supremacist group clashing with counter-protesters at the state...

OPD Officer Hurt in Fiery Crash With Fellow Officer: Report

OPD Officer Hurt in Fiery Crash With Fellow Officer: Report

An Oakland police officer was injured Sunday after a pair of police patrol cars were involved in a fiery crash during the pursuit of a suspect, police told the Mercury News. It was the second Oakland police...

Firefighters Rush to Put Out Big-Rig Fire on I-580

Firefighters Rush to Put Out Big-Rig Fire on I-580

Firefighters were working to limit the risk of a wildfire starting Sunday evening in unincorporated Alameda County as they finished extinguishing a big-rig fire, an Alameda County fire official said.

Dump Trump Movement Planning for Convention Floor Fight

Dump Trump Movement Planning for Convention Floor Fight

The grassroots movement aimed at ousting Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention is planning for a convention floor fight, hiring staff, establishing a command center in Cleveland and rolling out ads...

Poll: Clinton Leads Trump by 5 Points Nationwide

Poll: Clinton Leads Trump by 5 Points Nationwide

Democrat Hillary Clinton holds a five-point advantage over Republican Donald Trump after becoming her party's presumptive presidential nominee, according to the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal...