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Fans out in force for new Star Wars toys

The force of global commerce was strong Friday. But good luck finding any Captain Phasma toys!

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Pregnant woman plans to use dolphin as midwife

A pregnant woman in Hawaii is planning to use a dolphin to assist in the birth of her child.

Stay Green and Save Money During Labor Day Weekend

Get creative this LDW by staying green and saving energy. Santa Barbara County’s emPower program collected five innovative tips to conserve resources and save energy costs this holiday.

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Bike injuries increasing among adults

Riding a bike as an adult, it's just like ... well, riding a bike, right? But for all its fitness benefits and trendiness among commuters, older cyclists are part of a big increase in injuries while biking.

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Japan's worst day for teen suicides

Nanae Munemasa was at elementary school when the bullying started.

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What 'Guardians of the Galaxy' taught a child

Last year, at the age of 3, Sawyer Dunlap could say only a few words. He was diagnosed with dyspraxia, a neurological disorder that often affects speech and can impair motor skills, memory and other cognitive abilities for life.

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Planned Parenthood files federal lawsuit against Alabama

Planned Parenthood has filed a federal lawsuit to block Governor Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics.

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Ashley Madison says 87,596 women joined last week

Ashley Madison wants cheaters to know that everything is fine, despite the recent hack that revealed the identities of 32 million users and the claim that women hardly ever use it.

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Wayne Dyer, self-help guru, dies at 75

Wayne Dyer, the prolific self-help guru and motivational speaker, has died, Dyer's family has announced on Facebook.

"Wayne has left his body, passing away through the night," read the post, shared more than 50,000 times Sunday evening.

"He always sa...

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Students dress like Superman to honor teen

Jonathan Fluker's best friend started calling him Superman after he was diagnosed with cancer in 2009.

Fluker was just 11 years old when doctors discovered a peripheral nerve sheath tumor. But the Tennessee teen never let it be his kryptonite, eventua...

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Teen drops 165 pounds -- this is how he lost it

Adam Park considers himself lucky. He weighed 315 pounds at 15, and knew he had to make a change.

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Martinez Speaks About WDBJ Shootings

News Channel 3’s Beth Farnsworth sat down with Richard Martinez to talk about the loss of the two young journalists in the WDBJ shootings. Martinez lost his only son, Christopher, during the Isla Vista Massacre in May 2014.

Entertainment Headlines

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Colbert pokes Bush for surprise fundraising

In a fundraising email, Jeb Bush announced last month that he'd be appearing as a…

Donald Trump, Aug. 25, 2015

Not losers: Trump praises Tom Brady, Kanye

Despite all of the loser-calling coming from GOP front-runner Donald Trump, it…

Empire auditions

'Empire' fans vie for spot in season 2

It takes a special breed of fan to wait five hours outside a tour bus under the…

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Fans out in force for new Star Wars toys

The force of global commerce was strong Friday. But good luck finding any Captain…

'Force' awakens interest in new 'Star Wars' toys

"The Force" will work its mystical powers on consumers Friday as several companies…

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Amanda Peterson died of accidental overdose

"Can't Buy Me Love" star Amanda Peterson died of an accidental morphine overdose,…

Travel Headlines

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Labor Day traffic expected to be worst since 2008

Buckle up, allow extra time and stay safe out there, because the amount of Labor Day…

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Reunion debris is from MH370, France says

Even French investigators are now convinced: The airplane debris found on Reunion…

Boeing 777-9X

Dreams, wings unfold with 777X airliner

Big rumblings are going on at America's airplane capital -- the Boeing Co. aircraft…

Stay Green and Save Money During Labor Day Weekend

Get creative this LDW by staying green and saving energy. Santa Barbara County’s…

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Southwest diverts flight; 6 passengers detained

A Southwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago was diverted to Amarillo,…

Airbnb

Can AirBnB take on the Hilton?

With over a million listings in 190 countries, Airbnb already offers up more rooms…

Technology Headlines

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Google: New Chrome is faster and will save your battery

Google has released a new version of Chrome that it claims will make your browser…

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Samsung Gear S2 is a smartwatch for watch lovers

The Samsung Gear S2 will probably make both gadget lovers and watch lovers happy.

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Netflix CEO: No big deal if Apple makes TV

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings doesn't appear to be too worried about Apple muscling into…

Automotive Headlines

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Nissan recalls nearly 300,000 vehicles

Nissan is recalling nearly 300,000 of its Versa and Versa Note cars.

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Labor Day gas prices lowest since 2004

Average Labor Day gas prices are expected to be the lowest since 2004

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Iconic Corvette restored after sinkhole

Nearly 19 months after it was crushed at the bottom of a giant sinkhole, the 1…

Pet Headlines

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King cobra on the lam in Orlando

A word of advice to the people of Orlando: Before you step outside Thursday or send…

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Trappers try to lure king cobra with dead snakes

It takes a snake to catch a snake. At least to catch a king cobra.

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Yellowstone grizzly cubs arrive at new home

Two orphaned grizzly cubs have found a new home at the Toledo Zoo.

The twin females…

House and Home Headlines

Stay Green and Save Money During Labor Day Weekend

Get creative this LDW by staying green and saving energy. Santa Barbara County’s…

Home sales, housing

The median home price here is $980,000

Home prices are soaring across the country, increasing in 93% of markets in the U.S.…

Goleta Short Term Rentals In Effect

The city of Goleta is asking for help from short-term rental owners to register…

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