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Brazil blocks WhatsApp

A regional judge on Monday ordered all telephone operators in Brazil to block WhatsApp, the popular messaging app owned by Facebook, for failing to turn over data as part of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation.

Starting about 2 p.m., the app ce...

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Why Periscope hired an editor in chief

Periscope, the live video app owned by Twitter, is hiring an editor in chief.

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Three Earth-like planets discovered orbiting dwarf star

For the first time, researchers have discovered three potentially habitable, Earth-like worlds orbiting an ultracool dwarf star 40 light-years away in another star system, according to a study published in the journal Nature.

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Amazon is making an amazing comeback

It looks like Wall Street's love affair with Amazon has been re-Kindle-d.

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Australian computer scientist claims he created Bitcoin

Australian computer scientist Craig Steven Wright has publicly identified himself as "Satoshi Nakamoto," founder of the widely-used cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

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Delta implementing new luggage tracking system

What if tiny radio waves from your luggage could communicate its location to baggage handlers?

Airlines could use that technology to track your bags and prevent them from getting lost or misdirected.

That's the idea behind Delta Air Lines' new progra...

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Lawyers target Snapchat for potential car crash suits

Personal injury lawyers across the country have been asking people if they've been in a car accident that may have involved Snapchat.

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SpaceX releases 360-degree video of rocket landing on barge

SpaceX just released a 360-degree barge-level video showing the historic landing of its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform.

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NBC partners with Snapchat for Rio Olympics 'live stories'

Snapchat is going to the Olympics.

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The dark side of livestreaming: Periscoping a rape

The misuse of technology continues to get more disturbing, from revenge porn to cyberbullying to livestreaming rape.

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Google patent reveals screens you can rip

Digital screens can already be bent and rolled. But Google seems to want to make them tearable too.

In a patent filing published Thursday, inventors detailed a new kind of device that people can rip and then put back together. When the screen is modif...

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Weasel knocks out world's most powerful accelerator

CERN's Large Hadron Collider, the world's biggest particle accelerator located near Geneva, Switzerland, lost power Friday. Engineers discovered the charred remains of a weasel.

Environmental Headlines

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Kenya to torch record amounts of ivory

Twelve ivory towers burned in Kenya on Saturday, sending thick plumes of ash and…

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Lead found in school water 1 year ago, ignored

High levels of lead were discovered in the water at two Tacoma elementary schools in…

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Another fracking pipeline is rejected

New York State has rejected a planned 125-mile long natural gas pipeline that was…

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Massive coral reef discovered in the Amazon River

The Amazon River, known for its array of wildlife from pink dolphins to…

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San Francisco to require new small buildings to add solar panels

San Francisco will start requiring all new buildings under 10 stories to add solar…

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5 reasons to celebrate Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, a day on which more than 155 countries were signing a…

Local Headlines

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Thieves Strike Santa Barbara Pharmacy Stealing Valuable Drugs

Burglars knew what they were looking for when they broke into a local medical…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Fire Chief Fights to Fix Fatal Flaws in the 911 System

Who has a better system for identifying and processing mobile phone calls? The 9-1-…

Hit and Run Suspect Sought Near Santa Maria

Sheriff's deputies are looking for a male suspect in a hit and run accident in the…

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Local Moms Club Offers Support

There's a group in Orcutt that's giving mom's out there like Jenny Miller an outlet.

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Firefighters Urge Residents to be Ready for Serious Fire Season

Nearly two years later, it may be hard to tell that a wildfire spanning hundreds of…

Multiple Car Burglaries on the Santa Barbara Mesa

Santa Barbara Police have sent several patrol units to the Santa Barbara Mesa where…

What's Right

Act of Kindness by Angels Lifts Spirits of Ventura Family

Heavenly Gesture: Angels Host Ventura Family in Mourning for Batting Practice & Game

Angels fan Jason Rutkowski died from an aggressive form of MS at the age of 32.

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Fork & Cork Classic Helps Foodbank with Funding in 2016

Using local restaurants, wineries and breweries, the 3rd annual Fork & Cork Classic…

Santa Barbara County Shelter Cats, Dogs Fly to Washington to Find Permanent Home

Several cats and dogs from Santa Barbara County Animal Services are heading to…

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Chefs Help Cook Up Dreams In Santa Barbara County

More than $110,000 was raised to benefit kids and families across Santa Barbara…

Vieja Valley School Principal Shaves Head After Successful Fundraiser

The principle of Vieja Valley Elementary school in Hope Ranch had his head shaved in…

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Local Moms Club Offers Support

There's a group in Orcutt that's giving mom's out there like Jenny Miller an outlet.

Paso Robles Woman Dies After Rollover Crash Near Los Olivos Over the Weekend

Paso Robles resident, Katrina Sue Cummings, 53, has died as a result from the…

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19 monkeys escape from South Carolina lab

These lab monkeys apparently didn't need the help of animal rights activists to…

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Black cat appears on ice during NHL warmups

A video grabbed by Sportsnet Canada and posted to YouTube shows a mysterious black…

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Dog can't get enough of owner's banjo

YouTube user jn sember posted a video to the site of his dog bouncing up and down to…

Woman returns library book borrowed in 1948

A New Zealand library was stunned to receive a book that was due back in 1948 from a…

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