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Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 06:45 AM PDT

Timberlake Sings "Candle in the Wind" for Chavez

Timberlake Sings "Candle in the Wind" for Chavez

If Saturday Night Live's musical guest and host this week Justin TImberlake doesn't enjoy his time on the show, he's an even better actor than everyone thinks. Timberlake and his mega-watt smile reprised...

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 10:37 PM PST

Stewart Talks Voting Rights Act, Supreme Court

Stewart Talks Voting Rights Act, Supreme Court

Jon Stewart’s guest on last night’s “Daily Show” was Sandra Day O’Connor, so it makes sense that prior to talking to the retired Supreme Court justice Stewart did a segment on an important case now in front...

Sunday, Mar 3, 2013 at 05:00 AM PST

"SNL" Addresses the Sequester

"SNL" Addresses the Sequester

To say President Barack Obama had a rough week on Capital Hill would be an understatement. This week’s episode of Saturday Night Live poked fun at the Commander-In-Chief every chance it could.

Friday, Mar 8, 2013 at 09:56 AM PST

Colbert on “The Artist Formerly Known as Pope”

Colbert on “The Artist Formerly Known as Pope”

“As of 8 p.m. Central Vatican Time, we are officially popeless,” Steven Colbert declared at the beginning of his segment on the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI.

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 03:51 AM PST

Stewart Talks Sequester and “Bucket Lists”

Stewart Talks Sequester and “Bucket Lists”

Jon Stewart and “The Daily Show” team are covering the sequester in a segment they call “Sequester 2013: Prelude to the Return of the Barter System.”

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 03:39 AM PST

Stewart Helps Viewers Digest “Hagel with a Smear”

Stewart Helps Viewers Digest “Hagel with a Smear”

After saying the name “Chuck Hagel” in a funny nasal voice a few times, Jon Stewart got to the point: The nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense.

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 09:32 AM PST

Thirsty "Rubio" Has Another Drink on "SNL"

Thirsty "Rubio" Has Another Drink on "SNL"

With a nightmare cruise, a papal resignation, President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's thirsty rebuttal, the crew at "Saturday Night Live" had plenty of material...

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 05:58 PM PST

N.J. Gov. Christie, Letterman Laugh About Fat Jokes

N.J. Gov. Christie, Letterman Laugh About Fat Jokes

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and David Letterman have shared some laughs about the many fat jokes the comedian has made about the lawmaker's ample girth.

Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 at 07:20 AM PST

WATCH: MLK's Ghost Visits Obama on "SNL"

WATCH: MLK's Ghost Visits Obama on "SNL"

Fresh off this week’s inauguration, Barack Obama got the Saturday Night Live treatment in a politically charged episode filled with superstar cameos.

Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 10:05 AM PST

"SNL" Tackles Te'o and Armstrong

"SNL" Tackles Te'o and Armstrong

The crew at Saturday Night Live had fun at the expense of Notre Dame Linebacker Manti Te'o and disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong this week, sparing no expense to the confused football player and former American...

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Bay Area Woman Dies From Overdose at Coachella Festival

Bay Area Woman Dies From Overdose at Coachella Festival

A 24-year-old Bay Area woman hospitalized after attending the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last weekend died of an apparent overdose of illicit drugs and alcohol, according to the Riverside...

Drivers Complain About Lights Out on 280

Drivers Complain About Lights Out on 280

Drivers near Interstate 280 and the 87 split in San Jose have been noticing the lights at some sections never come on at night. Now they’re wondering what’s taking Caltrans so long to fix the issue.

Danger on Mt. Tam: 2 Hikers Found Dead Just Days Apart

Danger on Mt. Tam: 2 Hikers Found Dead Just Days Apart

Mount Tam hikers said while visitors can and should enjoy the beauty of Mount Tam, they should never forget to respect it.

Pit Bull Stabbed to Death in San Francisco Street Fight

Pit Bull Stabbed to Death in San Francisco Street Fight

A man walking his dog in San Francisco’s Mission district early Friday morning was threatened by two men with a knife, who police said ended up stabbing his pet to death. A man walking his dog in San Francisco’s...

Car Crashes Into See's Candies Shop

Car Crashes Into See's Candies Shop

A car crashed into the See’s Candies store on Contra Costa Boulevard near Taylor Boulevard in Pleasant Hill Friday afternoon.

San Francisco Leaders: City Better Prepared for Next "Big One"

San Francisco Leaders: City Better Prepared for Next "Big One"

San Francisco’s first responders were honored Friday for their help with the city’s most recent major fire on March 13, which consumed a condominium complex under construction in Mission Bay.