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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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Livermore PD Releases New Pics of Suspect in Fatal Shooting
Livermore PD Releases New Pics of Suspect in Fatal Shooting

Police on Thursday released new photos in their search for a 21-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of a teen outside a Livermore Taco Bell.

BART Taking Regulators to Court Over Track Worker Deaths
BART Taking Regulators to Court Over Track Worker Deaths

BART is spending hundreds of thousands of rider dollars on an extraordinary legal challenge of the state Public Utilities Commission’s authority to punish the transit agency for breaking its own safety rules in...

Body Found by River in SJ Investigated as Suspicious Death
Body Found by River in SJ Investigated as Suspicious Death

Officers found a woman's body along Guadalupe River near downtown San Jose Thursday, and it's being investigated as a suspicious death, according to the police department.

The Dos and Don'ts of Good Sleep
The Dos and Don'ts of Good Sleep

Tips on building healthy sleep habits so you can get the rest you need.

Iran Denies US Destroyed an Iranian Drone Near Persian Gulf
Iran Denies US Destroyed an Iranian Drone Near Persian Gulf

Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump's statement that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf after it threatened the ship — an incident that marked a new escalation of tensions...

Pedestrian Killed, Driver Arrested in SF Hit-and-Run
Pedestrian Killed, Driver Arrested in SF Hit-and-Run

A pedestrian struck by a tractor-trailer in a hit-and-run in downtown San Francisco early Thursday morning succumbed to their injuries, police said, and the driver has been arrested.