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SpaceX launch

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SpaceX's Dragon on way to space station

Belching smoke and fire, SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Friday afternoon on a resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Samsung Galaxy S5

From Samsung

Smartphone innovation is dying, but that's OK

Here's a short message to smartphone makers before you try to wow us with a bunch of glitzy features in your next device: Don't do it.

Kepler 186f planet

NASA

NASA: Earth-sized planet may sustain life

It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet roughly the size of Earth that could be habitable.

Designated Kepler-186f, the planet is 490 light-years away. But in the search for worlds similar to ours, noth...

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Your Internet security relies on a few volunteers

Last week's Heartbleed Internet bug revealed a startling fact. The software protecting banks, email, social media and government is maintained by only a few people. They're all volunteers. And only one does it as a full-time job.

Michaels crafts

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Michaels hack hit 3 million customers

A security breach at Michaels Stores lasted eight months and affected about 3 million customers, the company said Thursday.

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Facebook

Facebook launches friend-tracking feature

Your phone always knows where you are. And now, if you want, your Facebook friends will always know where you are, too.

3-D ear

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3-D printing the human body

The 21st century has seen the growth of 3-D printing, with well-known applications in architecture, manufacturing, engineering, and now increasingly in medicine.

Google Glass touring New York

Americans wary of futuristic science, tech

Americans are generally excited about the new technology they expect to see in their lifetimes. But when confronted with some advances that already appear possible -- from skies filled with drones to meat made in a lab -- they get nervous.

Yahoo headquarters

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Ousted Yahoo exec gets $58 million golden parachute

Former chief operating officer Henrique de Castro left Yahoo with a severance package worth $58 million, according to a regulatory document filed Wednesday with the SEC.

The golden parachute is among the most generous in history, and especially notabl...

Google modular Ara phone

CNN

Google's future phone: The customizable Ara

Google is jumping into its next futuristic hardware project. This time it's a modular smartphone dubbed Project Ara that can be customized by swapping out individual pieces of hardware.

US Airways tweet

@USAirways/From Twitter

US Airways won't fire worker who sent lewd tweet

The US Airways employee responsible for sending out a pornographic tweet Monday will not be fired, the company said, because it was a mistake.

Texting, using cellphone, smartphone

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'Kill switch' coming to U.S. phones in 2015

The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players.

Environmental Headlines

Cliven Bundy

What made Nevada rancher fight the feds?

When the Bureau of Land Management retreated from a standoff with Cliven Bundy, a…

Keystone XL pipeline

Obama pushes back Keystone decision

The Obama administration announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on…

Beijing pollution

Asian air pollution linked to freak North American weather

A study finds that air pollution from Asia directly affects the storm pattern over…

Heat From California Sunset

U.N.: To slow warming, no 'business as usual'

Keeping global warming down to a level people can live with means cutting carbon…

Japan island eats another island

New volcanic island eats its neighbor

One Japanese island has swallowed another.

Chinese line up for bags of fresh mountain air

Chinese residents line up for bags of fresh air

Whatever the motive behind the event, it made for some powerful images of some…

Local Headlines

Parents of Mallory Dies Sue Congresswoman, Her Former Aide, and U.S. Government

The parents of a young Santa Barbara woman killed in a high profile, DUI case are…

71st Annual Elks Rodeo Queen Kicks Off

A longtime Central Coast Tradition returned to Santa Maria on Saturday.  The Elks…

Horseback Riding for Therapy

Horseback Riding for Therapy

Jack’s Helping Hand, a San Luis Obispo non-profit group, known for helping children…

Maximum Protection from a Pest at Cachuma Lake

The County of Santa Barbara Community Services Department Parks Division has…

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Shooting Suspects Arrested

Two men are behind bars Friday in connection with a shooting on March 11 that…

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SBFD Shave Heads To Support Firefighter With Cancer

The Santa Barbara City Fire Department came together Friday to support one of their…

What's Right

TODAY: Avoid Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

Union Bank is partnering with NewsChannel 3 to sponsor a free shred day in Solvang…

Lost Wedding Ring Found After Two Years

An Ojai couple was reunited with a wedding ring that was lost at Ellwood Beach two…

Cota Sycamore Tree Dedicated To California Television Host

A ceremony honoring the legacy of popular television host Huell Howser was held…

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse is a huge problem not just nationally but right here in Santa Barbara…

Charity Ride Across U.S. in Memory of John Dodge

Charity Ride Across U.S. to Honor Best Friend's Legacy

A tragedy inspires a Lompoc man to try something he's never done before: ride a…

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Miles Needed to Make Kids Wishes Come True

If you want to make a different in the life of a child and have some extra frequent…

Irresistible Headlines

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Nine-year-old steps on ancient mastodon tooth

Mastodons -- elephant-like beasts that lumbered across North America more than…

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SBFD Shave Heads To Support Firefighter With Cancer

The Santa Barbara City Fire Department came together Friday to support one of their…

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Edward Cocaine arrested for Xanax possession

A man named Edward Cocaine is arrested on suspicion of Xanax possession in Florida.

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Golfer jumps into pond to avoid hornet attack

When someone tells you to go jump in a lake, sometimes it's best to take their…

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8-year-old receives box of condoms in the mail

Parents are seeking answers after a package containing condoms was mailed to their 8…

Baby

Trucker ‘dispatched by God’ to deliver baby at Denny’s

A man believes he was "dispatched by the Lord" to help deliver a baby in the lobby…

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