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NASA says space anomaly caused by comets

An anomaly in deep space that has been the focus of speculation and observation for weeks over possible extraterrestrial life may have just been solved.


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SpaceLiner concept jet could fly at Mach 25

London to Melbourne in 90 minutes? Paris to San Francisco in under an hour?

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Here's what network TV ratings would look like without the NFL

What would happen if you took the NFL away from CBS, NBC and Fox?

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Viral Facebook app panned as 'privacy nightmare'

A Facebook app downloaded by 17 million people can be a serious privacy risk, according to news outlets and users.

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Jeff Bezos' rocket lands safely after space flight

Jeff Bezos' rocket ship achieved a breakthrough Monday by traveling 329,839 feet into outer space and then landing upright upon its return to earth.

In the past, rockets were disposed of after launching space craft into outer space. Reusable rockets w...

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Google plants 'Star Wars' Easter egg

Google "a long time ago in a galaxy far far away" from a Chrome browser, and you'll see one of the better jokes that Google has hidden in its search code.

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Technology and the fight against terrorism

Preventing terrorist plots is harder than ever. And technology is both the problem and the solution.

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Mark Zuckerberg to take two months paternity leave

Mark Zuckerberg is taking two full months of paternity leave when his baby daughter is born, the Facebook CEO announced Friday.

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SpaceX gets mission to take NASA crew to space station

SpaceX is cleared for lift off. Elon Musk's SpaceX commercial space program got approval Friday from NASA to take a crew to the International Space Station -- SpaceX's first such mission.

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Facebook users ask for Safety Check in Mali

Facebook users are asking why it didn't activate its Safety Check tool after a hotel in Mali was attacked by armed gunmen.

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The iPhone 6S is not waterproof

Despite rumors to the contrary, the iPhone 6S is not waterproof.

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Facebook can now hide your exes

You just broke up with your girlfriend of a year. You've spent the last three days sulking on your sofa, too devastated to shower or eat anything but string cheese.

Environmental Headlines

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Are cars in cities a thing of the past?

Last month, Oslo became the first major city to announce ambitions to go car-free…

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China defends coal use ahead of Paris summit

China's special envoy on climate change, Xie Zhenhua, has defended the country's…

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Is Syrian conflict linked to climate change?

Could terrorism and conflict be directly linked to climate change? "Absolutely,"…

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Squirrel gets off endangered species list

Forget about gathering nuts. A rare species of squirrel has gathered new life.


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Record haze in China halts traffic, flights

The thick haze shrouding a large area of northeastern China could hang around until…

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Study: Climate change is killing our sex drive

There are so many things that can dampen your sex drive: You have a headache, you're…

Local Headlines

Early Morning Power Outage In Santa Barbara

Power Outage In Santa Barbara

A power outage made Thanksgiving a little more complicated for 149 people in Santa…

Santa Barbara Firefighters Knock Down Garage Fire

Santa Barbara Firefighters Fight Thanksgiving Day House Fire

Santa Barbara City firefighters worked to put out a garage fire in a home on the 700…

Warming Shelters Open in Santa Barbara County

Several Santa Barbara County warming centers have opened their doors due to the…

Inmate Death at Santa Barbara County Jail on Thanksgiving Day

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office released information regarding the death…

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Animals at Santa Barbara Zoo Enjoy Thanksgiving Treats

If anyone is an animal lover, get the kids out of the house on Thanksgiving and…

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State Joins Prosecution in Santa Clara Waste Water Facility Explosion Case

A local case is now of statewide significance. State Attorney General Kamala Harris…

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Warming Shelters Open in Santa Barbara County

Several Santa Barbara County warming centers have opened their doors due to the…


Water Saving Mobile Car Wash Helps During Drought

A mobile car wash in Santa Barbara is cleaning up during the drought.  The service…

Adopting a Senior for the Holiday Season

A Buellton man and his family found a way to make the giving of gift cards make a…

Four churches unite for Thanksgiving food drive

Big Turkey and Chicken Drive by Four Churches Gives Meals for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Four Montecito churches have united to have a large one day Thanksgiving turkey and…

Goleta Barbers Gives Free Hair Cuts To Kids

Kids Get Free Haircuts In Goleta

Kids filled the chairs at Goleta Barbers on Saturday.


SEE International Art Show Restores Sight With Locally Produced Abstract Work

The SEE International art show at the Santa Barbara Library will help to restore…

Irresistible Headlines

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Fight with spider ends with police being called

A report of a potential violent domestic disturbance turned out to instead be one…

Morning Team Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving From Ours to Yours!

Tony Cabrera, Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo, and our morning show team want to…

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Man pleads guilty to stealing brain samples, other tissue

A man who admitted to stealing human brain samples has been sentenced.

Darth Vader robs Florida store

An armed would-be robber dressed as Darth Vader was arrested shortly after an…

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Weather instrument falls from sky, bomb squad called in

An instrument used by the National Weather Service fell out of the sky in…

Pismo Beach Man Battles Rare Eating Disorder

Tyler Jarvis has a rare genetic disorder known as Prader-Willi syndrome that gives…

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