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China launches next-generation carrier rocket

China's next-generation carrier rocket blasted off from the country's new Wenchang space port Saturday, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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How to catch drones smuggling drugs into prison

It was your usual stockpile of prison contraband: six tightly wrapped packages filled with drugs, tobacco, rolling papers and porn.

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Facebook will require political bias training for employees

It's easy to forget that people are ultimately responsible for the way technologies work.

After anonymous sources accused Facebook workers of promoting liberal leaning stories online, the company is under pressure to prove that it's as politically neutral.

Auto driver, driverless cars

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Driverless cars create a safety 'dilemma'

You're riding in a driverless car with a loved one. It's cruising down a one-way, single-lane road with a barricade to the left and a wall to the right.

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China can't buy enough industrial robots

China's hunger for robots is huge and growing fast.

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Solar Impulse 2 completes Atlantic crossing

Experimental solar plane Solar Impulse 2 has made history by crossing the Atlantic without a single drop of fuel.

Flying into the southern Spanish city of Seville as the sun rose behind him, pilot Betrand Piccard was flanked by an honor guard from th...


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Should robots have to pay taxes?

If robots are going to steal human jobs and otherwise disrupt society, they should at the very least pay taxes.


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Twitter's new app is all about you

Do you ever go to Twitter and think, "This is neat, but I wish it was more focused on me"? The company released a new app on Tuesday called Engage that flips the experience upside down so you only see things that happen to your account.

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New drone rules could curtail cell tower deaths

The summer of drones is here. The Federal Aviation Administration released rules for the commercial use of drones on Tuesday, which will allow the nascent industry to fully emerge in August.

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Taylor Swift takes on YouTube

Taylor Swift took on Spotify two years ago and now she's taking on media giant, YouTube.

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Group wants to build robot that does housework

After bringing electric cars to the masses and taking people to Mars, Elon Musk's next goal is to design a robot to do your chores.


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Tencent snaps up 'Clash of Clans' maker for $8.6 billion

The popular mobile video game "Clash of Clans" is coming under Chinese ownership.

Environmental Headlines


President Obama tours Yosemite, says climate change happening now

President Barack Obama spoke in front of one of Yosemite National Park's picturesque…

Rio 6 months to Olympics

Experts say Zika isn't a worry for Olympics

So it's final: the World Health Organization has confirmed that the 2016 Olympics…

Forest, mountains, lake

Norway is first in world to ban deforestation

Norway has become the first country to stop clear-cutting of trees, a huge step…

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E-bikes: A clean getaway in a polluted world

If you're looking for a clean getaway this summer then an e-bike could be right up…

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Lion charges toddler, hits zoo glass

A 2-year-old boy, and the lion racing to him, each got quite a scare at a Japanese…

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Leopard escapes from Salt Lake City zoo exhibit

A 4-year-old leopard escaped from an exhibit at Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo on…

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Guiseppes Fire Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach Restaurant Gutted by Fire

An Italian restaurant in Pismo Beach was badly damaged in an early morning 2-alarm…

Refugio State Beach Reopens More Than A Week After Scherpa Fire Breaks Out

Campers streamed into Refugio State Beach early Saturday morning.

Scherpa "Sherpa" Fire Full Containment Expected Monday with Acreage Remaining at 7,474

Scherpa "Sherpa" Fire acreage remains at 7,474 acres with 93% containment as of…

Santa Maria Mayor Patino Announces Re-Election Bid

City's first female mayor says she wants to continue to help reshape, redefine city.


Santa Barbara Financial Expert Weighs in on UK Exit

On June 23, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The controversial…

Shake Up in Arroyo Grande as City Manager Placed on Paid Leave

There's been another shake up in Arroyo Grande's city government.

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Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade Preparations Underway

The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade will be taking over the city tomorrow, but…

Red Cross Opens Shelter For Scherpa "Sherpa" Fire Evacuees

14 Santa Barbara County residents are staying at the Santa Barbara City College's…

Students Awarded Bikes From Oxnard Police Officers

The Oxnard Police Department presented bicycles to students with perfect attendance…

Diana Basehart Foundation helping the needy and their pets

Pet Owners with Financial Issues Find Support from Diana Basehart Foundation

Pet owners with financial issues are finding a helping hand, or philanthropic paw,…

Dancing Under the Stars

Local Celebrities Hit Dance Floor Tonight!

Six local celebrities will put on their dancing shoes tonight and perform in a local…

Carpinteria Boys Girls Club Fundraiser

Lively Auction and Hefty Donations Boost Carpinteria Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser

The annual Carpinteria Boys and Girls Club fundraiser brought out about 500 people…

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Shake Up in Arroyo Grande as City Manager Placed on Paid Leave

There's been another shake up in Arroyo Grande's city government.

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Tony Robbins 'fire walk' over hot coals injures 30

At least 30 people were treated for minor burns after walking on hot coals during…

Police find heroin mill hidden in candy store

The owners of a New York City candy shop had a bad day when police discovered they…


Man brags about robbery on Facebook, is arrested

Two Florida men are behind bars after one of them posted about a jewelry heist on…

Summer solstice preparations underway

Summer Solstice Parade and Festival Weekend Preview

One of the most unusual and artistic parades in America will be in the spotlight as…


Dad takes out full newspaper ad to find son a wife

A concerned father took out a full newspaper ad seeking a wife for Idaho resident…

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