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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 Lawyers, Professors Remember Justice Scalia

Bay Area Lawyers, Professors Remember Justice Scalia

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia sent shockwaves rippling throughout the nation Saturday, with President Obama and other political figures in Washington making statements honoring the divisive...

3-Alarm Fire in San Francisco Scorches Homes, Injures 1

3-Alarm Fire in San Francisco Scorches Homes, Injures 1

Firefighters in San Francisco are working to extinguish a three-alarm fire tonight in the North Panhandle neighborhood.

Thousands Attend SF Giants FanFest

Thousands Attend SF Giants FanFest

Thousands of people flocked to AT&T Park Sunday lured by the opportunity to meet some of their favorite baseball players.

Families Honor Fallen Veterans With Love Letters

Families Honor Fallen Veterans With Love Letters

Loss and healing were both themes of a ceremony Saturday to honor the lives of fallen veterans.

Dems, GOP Battle Over Next SCOTUS Pick

Dems, GOP Battle Over Next SCOTUS Pick

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia has set up an important, controversial question: Should President Obama, in his last 10 months in office, be allowed to appoint a justice who would likely create a liberal...

Victim, Suspect ID'd in Stabbing That Killed Pastor

Victim, Suspect ID'd in Stabbing That Killed Pastor

Police this afternoon released the names of a victim and a suspect in a stabbing Friday morning in San Leandro that killed a church pastor.