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Europe to vote on Google breakup proposal

Google controls 90 percent of all Web searches in Europe, giving it unequaled power it doesn't enjoy in the United States.

On Thursday, members of Europe's parliament will vote on a resolution that will propose ways to shrink Google's influence in Europe.

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Google

Google: You can pay as little as $1 to see fewer ads

You can pay as little as $1 to turn off ads on some of your favorite websites.

Comcast

Comcast to let customers track technicians

Comcast, a company known and reviled for its customer service horror stories, it trying out a new app that will allow customers to track and rate its technicians.

In a blog post, Comcast said it will begin trials in the suburbs of Boston that will sen...

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China lifts ban on Facebook for select few

Blink and you'll miss it: Facebook is unbanned in China for three days.

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Next Glass

App takes guessing out of wine buying

For most of us, wine remains a big mystery.

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Best Buy

Best Buy tells Amazon: Take that!

In the battle against the almighty Amazon, Best Buy just booked a win for the brick and mortar team.

The retailer reported Thursday that it nearly doubled its third quarter profit over last year as American consumers helped drive a bump in comparable...

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Texting creating 'text neck' epidemic, doctors say

Chances are you're reading this while leaning over a table or slumped back in a chair. Your head is tilted forward; your shoulders are curved.

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Billboard 200 chart will now count streaming

While Taylor Swift has given up on free streaming music, Billboard hasn't.

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Jeff Bezos links Amazon and The Washington Post with new app

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been in control of The Washington Post for one year, and now we're seeing some synergies between the two.

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Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo as search engine

Firefox and Google are breaking up.

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Gov't: China could take down US power grid

China and "probably one or two other" countries have the capacity to shut down the nation's power grid and other critical infrastructure through a cyber attack, the head of the National Security Agency told a Congressional panel Thursday.

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Widow takes hubby's ashes to T-mobile to prove he's dead

T-mobile refused to cancel the contract of a British woman's late husband. So she brought them proof he was dead.

Environmental Headlines

One man's efforts to rescue killer whales

After sprinting for more than an hour up the Puget Sound, a group of migrant killer…

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US Senate kills Keystone pipeline bill

The Senate blocked a measure Tuesday that would have authorized construction of the…

Global warming, climate change

US sending $3B to fight climate change

The United States will commit $3 billion to a fund that helps poor nations cope with…

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Top Republicans slam U.S.-China climate deal

Top Congressional Republican leaders quickly criticized the U.S.-China climate…

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US, China reach historic climate change deal

In a historic climate change deal, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President…

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Save the turtles? Your reusable bag just might.

The Texas Longhorn and the sea turtle may not seem to have much in common, but both…

Local Headlines

Stabbing Suspect Sought in Old Town Goleta

Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies are looking for a suspect responsible for a…

Friday Classes End Early at Righetti High School

Classes Cancelled Early at Righetti High School

Righetti High School students are having an early Thanksgiving break after rumors…

Travelers on the Move Early for the Holidays

Low gas prices, and more confidence in flying have combined to encourage travelers…

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Dogs Trained in Ventura County Help Those Trapped in New York Snowstorm

A group of highly trained search dogs are helping rescue crews in western New York…

Volunteers Clean Up Illegal Marijuana Farm Friday

Ten volunteers helped collect trash from the illegal pot farm located on the side of…

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UC Expands Legal Services For Immigrant Students

The University of California is planning to offer legal services at six campuses to…

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Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony for the newest affordable homes…

Kaylan Ouerbacker

Ventura 11-Year-Old Now Nation's Youngest Eagle Scout

An 11-year old Ventura boy became the youngest-ever Eagle Scout in a ceremony over…

Four Churches Donate Over 600 Turkeys and Chickens for Thanksgiving

Four Montecito churches combined their efforts over the weekend to help those in…

St Vincent s Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon

Luncheon & Fashion Show Benefits Santa Barbara County Families

It was all about food and fashion Saturday to help raise money to support families…

Cuesta College Received $20 Thousand Grant

Cuesta College Receives $20,000 Grant

Cuesta College students will benefit from a $20,000 grant recently awarded by…

Bridal Show & Gown Sale to Benefit Cancer Patients

There's a spectacular showcase of bridal gowns and accessories this weekend on sale…

Irresistible Headlines

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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Super sad bicyclist just wanted some Taco Bell

A Florida bicyclist who wanted some late-night Taco Bell ends up in jail.

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Man stung more than 100 times by swarm of bees

A 65-year-old man is recovering after he was stung more than 100 times by a bee…

Strangers lift car in China

Strangers lift car to save woman's life

Strangers in China come to the aid of a woman trapped under a car after an accident.

Tarantulas on the Move in the Santa Ynez Valley

There's a Creepy Feeling in the Santa Ynez Valley with Tarantulas on the Move

Tarantulas are crawling around the Santa Ynez Valley again this time of year, and…

Large Lobster Gets Second Chance at Life

Local resident Forrest Galante caught the Pacific Spiny lobster near Anacapa Island…

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