UPDATE: Reported Suspect with Gun at Skofield Park Taken Into Custody

Santa Barbara police located a man reported to be waving a rifle at Skofield Park near the Mission Canyon area in Santa Barbara Tuesday afternoon.


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D.C. considers US' most generous paid leave policy

For many American workers, taking time off to have a child or care for a sick family member means not getting paid.


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Oregon farmers boast 1,997-pound pumpkin

Farmers broke Oregon records over the weekend at the Bauman Harvest Festival with the unveiling of a 1,997-pound pumpkin.

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County seeks grace from God over gay marriage

They say it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission. Tonight, a Tennessee county wants to do just that.

The Blount County Commission has a full agenda planned at its meeting tonight: Deal with budget issues. Restructure committees. Approve a ...

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Lack of sugar kept ancient Pompeiians' teeth healthy

The ancient Romans may not have had access to modern dentistry, but they did boast strong, healthy teeth thanks to the absence of one key ingredient from their diet: sugar.


Santa Barbara Program Feeds Those In Need

Local grocery stores have paired up with Santa Barbara homeless centers. Their mission is to provide fresh and organic food to those in need.


Those In Need, The Boy Scouts Will Feed

Hunger is a daily reality for many in our community.


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'Butt dials' straining 911 emergency systems

The emergency dispatchers who handle calls to 911 must grapple with urgent situations, frantic callers and garbled messages.

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Why South Korea's men are buying tons of cosmetics

Ladies, step aside. In South Korea, cosmetics companies are now targeting men.

It's a trend that clashes with Western ideas about masculinity and gender, but Korean men are spending a ton of money on cosmetics products in order to improve their skin a...

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Clinton pledges action for LGBT Americans

Hillary Clinton hasn't always been in favor of same-sex marriage, but she pledged Saturday to push a sweeping platform on LGBT rights as president in a speech to the Human Rights Campaign in Washington.

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Sweden flirts with six-hour work day

The world has come to love Swedish massage, Swedish meatballs, even IKEA. The world may love the next big thing coming out of Sweden -- the six-hour work day.

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For millennials, keeping off weight is harder

It's a never-ending battle: You diet and exercise, but can't shed the pounds. You can at least take comfort in a new study that suggests many other factors, including stress and pollution, could be conspiring to make weight loss harder today than a few decades ago.

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No-show wedding guests billed for missed meal

Not showing up to a wedding you've said you'll attend is bad form, but billing wedding guests for missed meals is probably not the best way to handle no-shows.

That's the sticky situation that recently unfolded for Jessica Baker of Andover, Minnesota....

Entertainment Headlines

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Leno on why he didn't appear on Letterman's final shows

One of the biggest questions leading up to David Letterman's final run as "Late…

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Aaron Sorkin: Steve Jobs would have liked this film

Set to be released just days after the fourth anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, a…

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Pepsi goes 'Back to the Future' with collectible bottle

Pepsi is releasing a new limited edition "Pepsi Perfect" bottle on Oct. 21 to pay…

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'Buffy' star accused of choking girlfriend

Actor Nicholas Brendon, known for roles in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Criminal…

Tupac Shakur in Poetic Justice

Tupac Shakur prison letter goes up for sale

A Tupac Shakur letter that appears to renounce the "thug life" he embodied is up for…

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Hillary Clinton does Trump impression on 'SNL'

Hillary Clinton met her "SNL" counterpart and won laughs Saturday night with her…

Travel Headlines

American Airlines flight diverted

Woman using breast pump scolded on plane, she says

A Phoenix woman said she was reprimanded by a flight attendant on an American…

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Flight diverts after co-pilot passes out

A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing in New Mexico on Tuesday morning…

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines loses its CEO's bags

Alaska Airlines has a good record when it comes to handling bags. But recently it…


Headed out of town for holidays? Better book now

Need to go cross country to see family? Dreaming of the beach for a long holiday…

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Pilot dies during American Airlines flight

Medical emergencies are rare, but hardly unprecedented in commercial flights.


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Amtrak passenger train derails; 6 riders injured

An Amtrak passenger train derailed Monday near Northfield, Vermont, injuring six…

Technology Headlines

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Microsoft unveils its first ever laptop

Microsoft stunned the world on Tuesday by launching its first ever laptop, the…

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Europe's big data bombshell: What you need to know

Europe's top court has delivered a bombshell ruling that will force thousands of U.S…

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Slain woman followed Waze app to wrong street

The couple followed their Waze GPS app, thinking it would lead them to a touristy…

Automotive Headlines

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Volkswagen CEO warns of huge cuts over scandal

Volkswagen will have to make massive savings to cope with the huge cost of its…

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Hyundai and Kia lose $28M patent lawsuit

Automakers Hyundai and Kia lost a $28.9M patent infringement case

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Volkswagen scandal may cost up to $87 billion

Volkswagen's emissions scandal could be far more painful for investors than BP's…

Pet Headlines

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20-pound pup ferociously chases off bears

Jules may weigh only 20 pounds, but that didn’t stop her from defending her family…

Good N Stuff Beefhide Chicken Strips

Dog treats recalled over salmonella concern

Salix Animal Health has voluntarily recalled “Good ‘N’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks”…

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Why your cat needs an iPad

The old ball of yarn isn't cutting it anymore when it comes to cat toys.

House and Home Headlines

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IKEA stops selling window blinds with cords

IKEA said it will no longer sell window blinds with cords because of the risk of…

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Home prices make solid gains

U.S. home prices went up in July according to a new report

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US home sales fall in August

U.S. home sales dropped in August because of smaller supplies and increasing prices,…

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