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To be a black cat on Halloween

This time of year especially, black cats can get a bad rap.

Local Comedian Rebuilds Home

Comedian Using Jokes in Fundraising Effort after Tenants Split Without Paying

It was not a joking matter for comedian Andrey Belikov who found his rental home trashed, soaked with water and a mess recently. His tenants left, owing him thousands of dollars.

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6 rules for a better Halloween

Trick-or-treating and dressing in costume have been Halloween traditions for a good long time now, but it seems we're still struggling to get it right.

$1,200 sneakers

Alejandro Ingelmo

Men are buying up these $1,200 sneakers

They can be colorful, shiny, blinged out and even fuzzy. And they're showing up on men's feet around the world.

Woman using computer, laptop

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Sign up for 'Wasting time on the Internet' 101

You can now get college credit for watching all those cat videos. The University of Pennsylvania is offering a class next semester titled "Wasting time on the Internet," in which students will "focus on the alchemical recuperation of aimless surfing into substantial works of literature."

Woman harassed in NYC

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Woman in catcall video gets death threats

What started as an expose of the harassment women face in public has turned into fodder for death and rape threats against the woman in the viral video.

Alla Shubina

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Mind-boggling photos that defy perspective

It all started when she kissed the Great Sphinx of Giza. Bored with taking the same, tired poses at monuments on their trip to Egypt in 2010, Alla Shubina and her husband began tinkering with perspective to create clever, funny photos.

Street harassment video

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What 10 hours of street harassment looks like

"God bless you, mami." "Hey baby." "DAMN." "You don't wanna talk?" This is just a sampling of what one woman in jeans and a T-shirt experienced in 10 hours of walking through the streets of New York City.

Pumpkinsteins

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'Pumpkinsteins' are not your average pumpkin

There are heads growing on Tony Dighera's farm, and they're not made of lettuce. They're called "pumpkinsteins," and they look a lot like the Frankenstein creature that actor Boris Karloff made famous more than 80 years ago.

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R.L. Stine live tweets creepy Halloween tale

'Tis the season for spooky stories and Twitter's no exception.

Author R.L. Stine who has kept kids squealing with fear and delight for decades took to the social media site on Tuesday to regale his followers with a creepy tale.

Electic Outlet Electrical Power

Sneak Energy Use Raises Your Electric Bill

Your electric bill could be less by following some simple steps, without any change in your current use of electrical devices.

State Street Christmas Tree Tradition in Jeopardy

The Downtown Organization which puts together the annual holiday parade said Southern California Edison will not provide the tree that sits in front of the Arlington Theater during the holidays.

Entertainment Headlines

Roman Polanski

Polish authorities decline to arrest Polanski

Famed film director Roman Polanski, wanted in the United States for having sex with…

Local Comedian Rebuilds Home

Comedian Using Jokes in Fundraising Effort after Tenants Split Without Paying

It was not a joking matter for comedian Andrey Belikov who found his rental home…

Santa Barbara Bowl Hosts Dia De Los Muertos Event

Santa Barbara Bowl Hosts Dia De Los Muertos Event and Open House

The Santa Barbara Bowl has a big Dia de Los Muertos event this weekend with a…

Jennifer Lopez, 2012 Oscars 2

Jennifer Lopez: I've felt abused in the past

Not all abuse leaves physical scars, and that's a reality Jennifer Lopez is…

Bill Maher

UC Berkeley overturns vote to disinvite Maher

The controversy over having TV host Bill Maher speak at the University of California…

Classroom, school, education, desks

History Channel to teach college history

Many college kids spend hours watching The History Channel. Now, students at the…

Travel Headlines

Sistine chapel

Sistine Chapel gets AC, lights makeover

High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's masterpiece…

Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park

Suspect ID'd in national park vandalism

It's a bad idea to deface national parks. It's even dumber to tag your vandalism…

Alla Shubina

Mind-boggling photos that defy perspective

It all started when she kissed the Great Sphinx of Giza. Bored with taking the same,…

Statue of Liberty

Lady Liberty is hipper than you think

Happy birthday, Lady Liberty!

Chronicles of Narnia

Vacations that look like a Hollywood movie

Ever watched a movie and wished that was your life -- or at least your vacation? Now…

Johnsonville CT

Buy your own ghost town. Starting bid: $800,000

Ever dream of owning your own ghost town?

On Tuesday, October 28 -- just in time…

Technology Headlines

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Microsoft: New Band gizmo can make you a 'better human'

Microsoft has launched a new smartwatch, and it makes some majorly lofty promises.

Antares rocket explodes, NASA rocket explodes

Antares operator blew up rocket

After it became apparent there was a problem with the launch of the NASA-contracted…

Tim Cook at Apple event

Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, acknowledging publicly for the first time…

Automotive Headlines

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Ferrari to split with parent company, Fiat Chrysler

Ferrari will split with its parent company, Fiat Chrysler, and investors will soon…

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566,000 Dodges and Jeeps recalled

Potential for a fuel leak and fire, as well as a separate issue impacting vehicle…

Chevy Volt

GM's new Volt to be faster, more efficient

General Motors' second-generation Volt will have more electric range, better…

Pet Headlines

Black cat

To be a black cat on Halloween

This time of year especially, black cats can get a bad rap.

Leg bone, desert

Dog returns home chewing on human bone

An Atlanta man gets a shock when his dog returns home chewing on a human bone.

Turtle pendant inside tortoise

Sick tortoise swallowed turtle pendant, vet says

How's this for ironic? X-rays show a tortoise in Florida became sick after…

House and Home Headlines

Local Comedian Rebuilds Home

Comedian Using Jokes in Fundraising Effort after Tenants Split Without Paying

It was not a joking matter for comedian Andrey Belikov who found his rental home…

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1 property insurance claim can hike your premiums by hundreds

File just one property claim to your insurer and you can expect to see your premiums…

small house in winter, home, snow

Baby Boomers aren't moving out of their homes

Instead of flocking to sunny beach havens or downsizing to a condo in the city…

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