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Launch brings new technology to space

A spacecraft that launched early Sunday is transporting a 3-D printer that could change life on the International Space Station.

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'Dead Beat' page exposes 'absentee parents'

Private parental disputes in Kenya are going online -- and viral.

Single parents in the East African nation are turning to a new Facebook page to share their outrage against people they claim abandoned their offspring.

The page, dubbed Dead Beat Kenya...

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Emerging clues may point to dark matter

Take a look around you, and in your mind's eye, randomly wipe out all but a small fraction of what you can see. Pretend the vast rest of reality is there but invisible.

You'd probably like a device that helps you see much more of it.

Scientists workin...

Alibaba IPO

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Hot startups not following Alibaba to Wall Street

Bankers advising Alibaba on its IPO aren't charging top dollar, but they are thrilled for whatever fees they can get. That's because high-profile startups are shunning IPOs, turning to private investors for cash.

Take just two high-profile startups: U...

Joan Rivers looking glamorous

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Joan Rivers' Facebook page plugs iPhone 6

Something tells us Joan Rivers would laugh about this.

On Friday, the famed comedian, who died September 4 at age 81, appeared to post to her Facebook account, praising the new iPhone 6 and announcing her plans to buy one.

"This badass is being replace...

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

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Larry Ellison: The billionaire with the shiniest toys

Larry Ellison, the top-paid CEO and fifth-richest person in the world, now has a bit more time to live his extraordinarily glamorous life.

It's not exactly a retirement for the 70-year old Oracle founder. He stepped down as Oracle's CEO but became the...

Dipjar

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Digital tip jar coming to a coffee shop near you

The tip jar at coffee shops is often an embarrassment for the kind of people who pay for everything with their credit cards and rarely have small change on hand.

The electronic DipJar, a device that accepts credit and debit cards for $1 tips, is here...

iPhone 6

From Apple

Man Camps for 12 Hours to Get New iPhone

Mike Dyatt was all smiles when he walked out of the Apple Store in downtown San Luis Obispo.

iPhone 6 goes on sale, Tokyo

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Apple's iPhone 6 goes on sale, and the lines are insane

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit stores Friday, with Apple fans around the world camping out in line to become some of the first owners of the new devices.

Buyer drops iPhone 6

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First iPhone 6 buyer in Australia drops it on live TV

Homer Simpson would give this a double "Doh!"

iPhone 6

From Apple

Man tries to rent girlfriend to buy an iPhone 6

A Shanghai man goes to extremes in his attempts to buy an iPhone 6.

Facebook on laptop

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What counts as a 'real name' on Facebook?

A Facebook policy that asks users to provide real names on profiles has people from all walks of life worrying their accounts might be in jeopardy.

Environmental Headlines

Meteor streaks through sky

Meteorite makes big crater in Nicaragua

A meteorite crashed down in Managua, Nicaragua, late Saturday night, causing a loud…

Great white shark

How researchers track great white sharks

Mary Lee has logged more than 16,000 miles in the past two years. She's been to…

BP oil spill, Deepwater Horizon fire

BP found 'grossly negligent' for Gulf spill

A single word change means BP could be on the hook for billions more for the worst…

BP oil spill, Gulf of Mexico, oil rig, smoke, ships

Halliburton in $1.1 billion oil spill settlement

Halliburton will pay $1.1 billion to settle lawsuits stemming from the worst oil…

NASA global selfie

NASA unveils 'global selfie' made on Earth Day

If you thought Ellen's Oscars selfie packed in a lot of people, check out NASA's…

Zion National Park, Utah

Drones harass wildlife, bother visitors at Zion National Park

Volunteers at Zion National Park saw a remote-controlled drone flying close to a…

Local Headlines

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Arroyo Grande City Council To Investigate Alleged Sex Scandal

City Council decided to move forward with a private investigation from an unbiased…

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Fire Out At Vandenberg Air Force Base

A fire broke out at Vandenberg Air Force Base around 12:30 p.m. Saturday on Santa…

Santa Barbara Couple Airlifted Out of Cabo San Lucas

Santa Barbara Couple Airlifted Out of Hurricane Stricken Cabo San Lucas

The couple was stranded for days along with thousands of other U.S. tourists

One in Seven Californians Living in Poverty

The poverty rate in California declined in 2013, but according to a recent…

Watch Friday Football Focus - Week Four

Did you miss the clip of your favorite player or just want to watch the highlights…

NFL scandal inspires survivor to speak out

NFL Scandal Inspires Survivors to Speak Out

The NFL has created a new audience for domestic violence education.

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'Glow In The Park' Lights Up Santa Barbara Sky

The night sky was filled with hot-air balloons at Elings Park in Santa Barbara…

Pismo Beach Surfers Honor 911 Victims

Pismo Surfers Honor 9/11 Victims

Local surfers chose to honor those who died in the September 11th attacks with a…

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Avocado Festival Donation will Help Future Farmers of America

A month before the California Avocado Festival, organizers have donated $3000. to…

War Veterans Horse Therapy

Veterans Start To Heal With 'Horse Whisperer's' Help

A group of veterans from different generations are starting to heal from emotional…

Father Daughter Team Raising Money Leukemia Awareness

Fundraising Goal Met for Blood Cancer Research

A father/daughter team from Goleta met their fundraising goal raising awareness for…

Paralyzed Extreme Water Sports Enthusiasts Selling Calendars to Raise Money for Rehabilitation

A photographer and former extreme water sports junkie, once strangers have now…

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Meredith s Weekend Picks 8-15-14

Fun Things for You This Weekend!

Lot of fun events are going on in your neighborhoods this weekend.  First Alert…

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Walmart Mexico investigated for in-store cockfight

Walmart Mexico, the country's biggest retailer, is under investigation after…

Anaconda pulled from water

Man catches 17-foot anaconda with bare hands

A math teacher in French Guiana catches a 17-foot anaconda with his bare hands and…

iPhone 6

Man tries to rent girlfriend to buy an iPhone 6

A Shanghai man goes to extremes in his attempts to buy an iPhone 6.

Police lights file

Burned armpit hair causes Idaho car crash

An SUV full of teens crashes in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's…

Banana robbery

Caught on tape: Man uses banana to rob store

Police in Philadelphia are searching for a man accused of robbing a convenience…

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