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Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 11:45 AM PDT

Late-Night Hosts Use Shutdown for Laughs

Late-Night Hosts Use Shutdown for Laughs

For hosts of late night TV, there is one positive aspect to the current government shutdown over past couple of nights: the jokes. Hosts turned the situation that has left 800,000 U.S.

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 01:47 AM PDT

"SNL" Premiere Breaks Bad With Obamacare

"SNL" Premiere Breaks Bad With Obamacare

If you've been confused about how the Affordable Care Act works, the presidential press conference that opened the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" at least attempted to quell those concerns.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 at 04:33 AM PDT

Bill Clinton on Letterman: No Idea About Hillary's 2016 Run

Bill Clinton on Letterman: No Idea About Hillary's 2016 Run

Former President Bill Clinton admitted to David Letterman Monday night that he doesn't know whether his wife, Hilary Clinton, is planning a run for the White House in 2016. Instead, the former president said he...

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 03:56 AM PDT

Jon Stewart Makes Return to "The Daily Show"

Jon Stewart Makes Return to "The Daily Show"

Jon Stewart returned as host of "The Daily Show" after a three-month break to shoot and direct the independent film "Rosewater" in Jordan.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 04:14 AM PDT

Rand Paul Defends Disapproval of Health Care Law

Rand Paul Defends Disapproval of Health Care Law

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was Monday night's guest on "The Daily Show" where he continued his attacks on the Affordable Care Act.

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 at 03:06 AM PDT

Fake Obama Calls Fallon

Fake Obama Calls Fallon

Just after President Barack Obama appeared on "The Tonight Show" and had a candid conversation with Jay Leno on a range of topics, "Late Night" with Jimmy Fallon began with a sketch of a conversation between the...

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 at 07:10 AM PDT

Obama on Leno: Don't Overreact to Terror Threat

Obama on Leno: Don't Overreact to Terror Threat

President Barack Obama gave an unexpectedly serious and wide-ranging interview to Jay Leno on Tuesday night, weighing in on a terror threat, U.S. tensions with Russia and even his recent lunch with Hillary...

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 07:10 AM PDT

Late-Night Comics Rib Democrats More Than Republicans: Study

Late-Night Comics Rib Democrats More Than Republicans: Study

President Barack Obama, the joke's on you.

Friday, Aug 2, 2013 at 04:30 AM PDT

"The Daily Show" Says No to 2016 Presidential Buzz

"The Daily Show" Says No to 2016 Presidential Buzz

Just as "The Daily Show" thought things were quiet on the election front, reports began to surface about potential 2016 presidential contenders. And "The Daily Show" wasn't happy about it as it aired clips...

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT

"Daily Show": Filner Scandal Broke the "Eww-o-Meter"

"Daily Show": Filner Scandal Broke the "Eww-o-Meter"

Interim "Daily Show" host John Oliver said San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's sexual harassment scandal is so "disgusting" it breaks the "Eww-o-Meter."

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Video of Cop Pulling Gun on Man Sparks Controversy

Video of Cop Pulling Gun on Man Sparks Controversy

An incident caught on video that shows a Rohnert Park police officer pulling his gun on a man who apparently did not commit a crime is under investigation, officials said.

Missing Teacher's Body Found in Wilderness

Missing Teacher's Body Found in Wilderness

The body of beloved San Francisco teacher Ed Cavanaugh, who went missing more than two weeks ago in the Eldorado National Forest, was found Tuesday.

Chow Claims Selective Prosecution; Lee, Breed Deny Allegations

Chow Claims Selective Prosecution; Lee, Breed Deny Allegations

Chinatown association leader Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow asked a federal court in San Francisco Tuesday to dismiss racketeering and organized-crime charges against him on the grounds that he was the target of...

GOP Candidates React to Being Excluded From Primetime Debate

GOP Candidates React to Being Excluded From Primetime Debate

With the final lineup set for the first Republican presidential debate, the lowest polling candidates are reacting, some angrily, to being left out of the main event. "The idea that they have left out...

Caltrans Suspends Highway 1 Paving in Pacifica

Caltrans Suspends Highway 1 Paving in Pacifica

A Caltrans paving project on a half-mile stretch on Highway 1 in Pacifica has been postponed following a traffic nightmare that caused delays until nearly 10 p.m. Monday.

Fire Chief Suspended For Drinking Then Driving City Vehicles

Fire Chief Suspended For Drinking Then Driving City Vehicles

Hayward's fire chief nearly lost his job after an investigation revealed more than one instance of drinking and then operating city equipment, according to documents released Tuesday.