President Obama sat down with Jay Leno on Thursday for a late-night TV interview that touched on topics ranging from the economic crisis to the presidential dog. On the AIG brouhaha, Obama said he was “stunned” when he learned about the bonuses and he defended Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner who some say dropped the ball on the matter of the bonuses. Obama also made an offhand comment that raised some eyebrows when he joked that his bowling ability was suitable for the Special Olympics. Obama was the first sitting president ever to appear on “The Tonight Show” and he appeared twice as a candidate. Some have questioned whether the president’s light-hearted chat with Leno would strike a humorous tone when a serious one was merited. FOX News
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Authorities on Thursday found the body of a toddler believed to be Emma Leigh Barker, an 18-month-old girl reported missing by her mother, who said someone knocked her out while she was putting the child into her car seat. The baby was found in tall grass beside a street in the northern LA neighborhood of Sylmar, a few blocks from Interstate 5. Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said the 20-year-old mother, whose name was not released, was not in custody and was cooperating. She has not yet been named a suspect. ABC News
The owners of the Foxy Lady strip club in Providence plan to hold a job fair on Saturday. They say they’re looking to fill around 30 positions, from strippers and waitresses to disc jockeys and bartenders, at that club and two others in Massachusetts. Rhode Island’s economy is among the worst in the nation, with an unemployment rate of 10.3 percent in January. CBS News