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Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 04:09 AM PDT

Jon Stewart Catches Up on IRS Scandal Developments

Jon Stewart Catches Up on IRS Scandal Developments

After a weeklong break, “The Daily Show” was back Monday night, and Jon Stewart was in good spirits.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 09:48 PM PDT

Jon Stewart Takes On Peggy Noonan Over IRS Scandal

Jon Stewart Takes On Peggy Noonan Over IRS Scandal

For the past few weeks, the Obama Administration has been standing “crotch deep in the scandal swamp,” said Jon Stewart on Wednesday’s “Daily Show.”

Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 08:06 AM PDT

"SNL" Takes on IRS Scandal in Season Finale

"SNL" Takes on IRS Scandal in Season Finale

With the IRS scandal dominating the news this week, "Saturday Night Live" closed out their 38th season with a political bang.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 10:56 PM PDT

“Daily Show” Wild About Prince Harry

“Daily Show” Wild About Prince Harry

Senior “Daily Show” White House Correspondent John Oliver said, “President Obama picked the wrong Brit.”

Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 04:33 AM PDT

"SNL" Questions Arias and Castro on Benghazi

"SNL" Questions Arias and Castro on Benghazi

The Cleveland kidnapping case and trial of Jodi Arias were big news items this week, as was the ongoing Benghazi hearings. This week's episode of Saturday Night Live found an interesting way of bringing...

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 09:50 AM PDT

"SNL" Talks Gun Control, Boston Bombing Tragedy

"SNL" Talks Gun Control, Boston Bombing Tragedy

Updates in the Boston Marathon bombing case and a busy week on Capital Hill made for a politically-charged and news-driven episode of Saturday Night Live.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 08:22 AM PDT

Jon Stewart Talks Jason Collins Coming Out

Jon Stewart Talks Jason Collins Coming Out

“If you follow the world of sports and/or homosexuality, yesterday brought major news in both,” “The Daily Show” host said Tuesday night.

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 06:39 AM PDT

WATCH: "SNL" Spoofs Gun Control

WATCH: "SNL" Spoofs Gun Control

Gun control, rockets in North Korea and the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher made for plenty of material on a politically charged episode of Saturday Night Live this week.

Monday, Apr 8, 2013 at 07:50 AM PDT

"SNL" Riffs on N. Korea, Fired Rutgers Coach

"SNL" Riffs on N. Korea, Fired Rutgers Coach

After Justin Timberlake's much-heralded performance, Saturday Night Live had some big shoes to fill this week. This week' host Melissa McCarthy was aided by a slew of big headlines on Weekend Update and several...

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 04:12 AM PDT

Jon Stewart Cuts into GOP’s “Autopsy,” New Message

Jon Stewart Cuts into GOP’s “Autopsy,” New Message

“The Daily Show” is back! After a two-week break, Jon Stewart and the gang are at it again, and there is a lot to talk about. For instance, the Republican party appears to be facing an identity crisis.

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SJSU Football Player Critically Burned in Apartment Fire

SJSU Football Player Critically Burned in Apartment Fire

Eleven San Jose State University students were displaced - and one was injured - after a student lit a match while talking on his cellphone and started a fire in their apartment complex, firefighters said.

At Least 12 Hurt in SoCal School Bus Crash

At Least 12 Hurt in SoCal School Bus Crash

At least 12 people were hurt Thursday when a school bus with children on board crashed and became lodged between two trees at an Anaheim golf course, according to officials. Aerial video showed the bus appearing...

2 Arrested in Murder of 66-Year-Old Oakland Woman

2 Arrested in Murder of 66-Year-Old Oakland Woman

Two men have been arrested and charged for the murder of a pet sitter in her East Oakland neighborhood last July, authorities said Thursday.

Tech Companies Settle Workers' Lawsuit

Tech Companies Settle Workers' Lawsuit

Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.

Police: Medical Center Shooter Was Former Patient

Police: Medical Center Shooter Was Former Patient

An elderly man who was arrested in connection with a shooting at a medical center in Daly City on Wednesday was a former patient who allegedly fired at one of the doctors working there, police said Thursday.

Plaintiff Settles Civil Suit vs. 49ers’ Aldon Smith

Plaintiff Settles Civil Suit vs. 49ers’ Aldon Smith

One of two men who filed suit against San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith and former 49er Delanie Walker alleging that he was shot and permanently injured at a unruly party at Smith's home near San Jose...