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Jimmy Carter builds homes


Jimmy Carter's 32-year passion project to build homes

Former President Jimmy Carter is almost 92 years old, but he still swings a mighty hammer.

Alexa, GE appliances

GE Appliances via CNN

Amazon Echo can now control GE appliances

The dream of telling appliances in your home what to do without ever lifting a finger just became closer to reality.

GE Appliances announced on Tuesday it will be adding Amazon Echo's voice-assistant Alexa into its products, so you can tell them to d...



Why won't 541,000 young Japanese leave the house?

When Hideto Iwai was 16 he shut himself away in his room and refused to come out for four years.


Gary Leonard/Wilshire Grand via CNN

Construction workers pose on top of huge skyscraper

Construction workers took a death-defying photo from atop a spire 1,099 feet above the ground in Los Angeles earlier this week.

Sprouts Farmers Market Opens In Goleta

A new grocery store just opened up in Goleta. Sprouts Farmers Market opened its doors at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Anthony Perkins in 'Psycho'

Universal Pictures

Building featured in 'Psycho' sold to developers

A historic building known for appearing in the movie "Psycho" has been sold to developers.

Isla Vista move out

Thousands Packing Up During Isla Vista Move Out

With the end of the school year students who are Isla Vista residents are picking up their belongings and leaving their apartments for the summer.

welcome doormat at front door of house

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Mass. town evicts tiny house owner

A tiny house owner in Massachusetts is asked to leave her home after the town of Hadley votes against an amendment to the town's bylaws that would have allowed her to stay.

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Pasi Pitkanen/

Study: More Americans renovating their homes

Projections indicate that an increasing number of Americans are renovating or will renovate their homes in 2016, according to Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Dahmer house for sale

Courtesy of Chris Butler

Serial killer's home open to rent during RNC

An Ohio home available for rent during the Republican National Convention touts an unusual association: It's the childhood home of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

CNN/Jake Carpenter

San Francisco man lives in wooden box

A San Francisco man is combating that city's exorbitant rental costs by living in a small wooden crate.

Hand holding key

Peter Galbraith/

Average 30-year mortgage rate dips

Average 30-year U.S. mortgage rates have fallen after three weeks of increases.

Real Estate Headlines

Harry Potter house for sale

Harry Potter's old house is for sale

Fancy living like young Harry Potter?

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The chatbot that will force your landlord to fix a leaky tap

To anyone struggling with landlord repair problems: Help is on the way in the form…

Rolls Royce hood ornament

A $350,000 luxury condo ... for your car

There's a luxury condo building planned for Miami that will offer 24-hour security,…


Does London have a skyscraper addiction?

"I don't know what London's coming to," said the English actor, singer and…

Woman counting money

Study: Women better at paying off mortgages than men

A new study says that single women are statistically better at paying their…

Spain, flag

This country has no government and 3% growth

The summer is coming to an end, but the Spanish economy is still basking in the sun.

Latest Recalls

Wells Pharmacy products

Wells Pharmacy Network recalls hundreds of products

A major recall has been issued for all sterile products recently produced by the…

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Blue Bell recalls cookie dough ice cream over listeria concerns

Blue Bell ice cream is back in hot water.


Baby carriers recalled due to fall hazard

Lenny Lamb, a child-carrier company based in Poland, has issued a recall for buckle…

Eggo Waffles

Eggo waffles recalled amid listeria fears

About 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles are being voluntarily…

2010 Chrysler Sebring

Chrysler recalls 1.9 million vehicles over defects

Chrysler is recalling 1.9 million cars and SUVs over airbag and seat belt defects…

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Nissan recall: Park away from buildings if this happens

Nissan is recalling 120,000 cars because of fire risk — and warning drivers to park…

Money Headlines

Making millions with geek power

Making millions with geek power

Loot Crate is making millions by appealing to our inner geek.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo facing pressure from investor to clawback executive pay

A Wells Fargo investor is pressuring the bank to punish executives who oversaw a…

NFL referee side judge

Ratings Deflategate: Why the NFL is down this season

The NFL is the biggest ratings powerhouse on TV, but so far this season even the…

Lifestyle Headlines

World's first robot

Robots: Lifesavers or Terminators?

Machines are rapidly learning to think on their own, but will the robot revolution…

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has a plan to get people to vote

Square CEO Jack Dorsey wants to get you to the polls.


Say hello to Snap Inc.

The company synonymous with disappearing messages wants to build more than just…

Local Headlines

Community mourns philanthropist Jack Nadel

Jack Nadel Passes Away Before His 93rd Birthday

The community is mourning philanthropist Jack Nadel.

Jack Nadel's wife Julie broke…

Orcutt Community Keeping The Arts Alive

Art programs have been seeing a drastic decline in funding across the…

Rollover crash sends five people to the hospital

Five people were hurt after a single vehicle rollover crash near Highway 101 at the…

What's Right

Toy Store Donations Will Help Schools

Santa Barbara Toy Company and Game Seeker Donating to Local Schools

Buying a Monopoly game, a model rocket, or a retro bike bell will all ring up some…

Musicians Donate Money To Santa Barbara Zoo Giraffe Exhibit

Musicians Donate Money To Santa Barbara Zoo Giraffe Exhibit

Nine-time Grammy Award winning artist Pepe Aguilar will perform at the Arlington…

Sonos donates proceeds from yard sale

SONOS Donates Parking Lot Sale to Notes for Notes Youth Music Non Profit

The SONOS home sound system company is having a yard sale to clear out a building…

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