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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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4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes the Bay Area
4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes the Bay Area

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Walnut Creek late Monday night, according to the USGS.

PG&E  'Welcomes' Review of Public Safety Power Shutoff Plan
PG&E 'Welcomes' Review of Public Safety Power Shutoff Plan

After last week's Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E that left more than 700,000 customers without power, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday called on the utility to give a credit or rebate to affected residents...

SJ District Set to Close or Consolidate at Least Two Schools
SJ District Set to Close or Consolidate at Least Two Schools

Two schools in the Evergreen Valley area of San Jose are slated to close or consolidate by next year, victims of dropping enrollment, officials say.

Not Getting Enough Sleep? What’s Your Excuse?
Not Getting Enough Sleep? What’s Your Excuse?

Whatever the reason, nothing should stand between you and a better night's sleep. Here's how to catch better zzz's.

How to Get Credit Monitoring or Cash From the Yahoo Data Breach Settlement
How to Get Credit Monitoring or Cash From the Yahoo Data Breach Settlement

If you had a Yahoo account at any point from 2012 through the end of 2016, you can now apply for credit monitoring services or cash as part of a proposed $117.5 million data breach settlement.

PG&E Ordered to Fix Power Shutoff Plan
PG&E Ordered to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

The head of the state’s Public Utilities Commission on Monday ordered PG&E to revamp its power shutdown program to avoid the kind of chaos and breakdowns that were evident in last week’s planned blackouts.