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Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 02:24 PM PST

Leno Talks 2016 Election, Olympics With McCains on "Tonight Show"

Leno Talks 2016 Election, Olympics With McCains on "Tonight Show"

Jay Leno kicked off the final month of “The Tonight Show” before he hands the reins to Jimmy Fallon by having on Sen. John McCain and his daughter, columnist Meghan McCain.

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...

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 at 01:08 PM PST

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.

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Bad Gas at Newark Shell Station Causes Pricey Damages
Bad Gas at Newark Shell Station Causes Pricey Damages

One island of gas pumps was closed Saturday night at the Shell station on the corner of Newark Boulevard and Jarvis Avenue after several drivers say they filled up and then broke down just minutes after...

Antioch House Fire Caused by Fireworks: Firefighters
Antioch House Fire Caused by Fireworks: Firefighters

A fire Saturday afternoon in eastern Antioch firefighters believe was caused by illegal fireworks damaged one house and threatened others before firefighters contained the flames, two area agencies said on...

Raptors Exec Accused of Pushing, Hitting Deputy at NBA Final
Raptors Exec Accused of Pushing, Hitting Deputy at NBA Final

A sheriff's deputy was allegedly pushed and struck in the face by Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri who was trying to make his way to the court after Game 6 of the NBA Finals at...

Democrats Favor More Access to Capital for Black Businesses
Democrats Favor More Access to Capital for Black Businesses

Four Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major...

2-Year-Old Boy Drowns in Swimming Pool in Antioch
2-Year-Old Boy Drowns in Swimming Pool in Antioch

A 2-year-old boy drowned Friday night in a swimming pool at an Antioch home, according to police.

Vacaville Police Seek Help With Brazen Clothing Theft
Vacaville Police Seek Help With Brazen Clothing Theft

Police are searching for a group of four people who went into a clothing store in the Vacaville Premium Outlets center on June 9 and casually walked out each holding armfuls of clothes, Vacaville police said.