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Chrissy Teigen

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Teigen tells Twitter 'ta-ta for now'

Model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen is usually one of Twitter's more resilient members. But after getting lost in a "sea of hate and anger" on the platform, Teigen has tapped out.

The 28-year-old turned into a Twitter all-star after she joined in...

Mark Zuckerberg

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Can Facebook live up to the hype?

Speaking solely in Mandarin in front of a Chinese audience was probably really hard for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

But satisfying Wall Street's extremely high expectations for his company when Facebook reports its third quarter results on Tuesday ...

Paddypower

REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Can the web predict the future?

Ever since two men first laid a bet on two flies climbing up a cave wall, gambling has struck at the core of the human condition: the future is uncertain.

And while games of chance like dice and cards have been with us for centuries, bar room wagers o...

Signs of underground ocean found on Saturn moon

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Lunar mission to test China's space program

Up, up and away. Way away -- to the moon, in fact.

China launched an experimental spacecraft early Friday that is scheduled to orbit the moon before returning to Earth, a first for the country's ambitious space program and considered a precursor to a ...

Santa Barbara Weekend E-Waste Collection Planned

Santa Barbara's free E-Waste collection is back. If you have any old or broken electronics, bring them on October 24th and 25th to the Sears parking lot at 3845 State Street.

Media Center Ribbon Cutting At Bishop Diego High School

Media Center Now Open at Bishop Diego High School

Bishop Diego High School unveiled a brand new media center Thursday night. The ceremony opens a new learning lab for students interested in media-related careers.

Facebook

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Facebook wants to bring back the chatroom

Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet? You'd strike up conversations with strangers about subjects you were all interested in, say "The X-Files," container gardening or The Fugees.

Facebook want...

Queen Elizabeth's first tweet

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Queen joins social media age with 1st tweet

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II dipped a toe into 21st-century communications Friday when she posted her first tweet.

Partial solar eclipse

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Partial solar eclipse happened Thursday

Maybe your mother told you it's not polite to stare.

It wasn't safe either, NASA said, for those who looked at Thursday's partial solar eclipse.

"Don't stare," NASA said. "Even at maximum eclipse, a sliver of sun peeking out from behind the Moon can s...

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

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Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight Ebola

Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, has increased his commitment in the fight against Ebola to $100 million on Thursday.

Obese crash test dummy

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Obese dummies key to preventing road deaths?

Car safety testing has come a long way since the days of dropping cadavers down unused elevator shafts in the 1930s.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Communications

Zuckerberg, in Chinese Q&A, says Facebook has '11 mobile users'

To thunderous applause and astonishment from the Chinese audience, Mark Zuckerberg gave a 30-minute Q&A session at Beijing's Tsinghua University -- completely in Mandarin. So how did the Facebook CEO do? Well, he certainly gets an "A" for effort.

Environmental Headlines

Solar eclipse

Partial solar eclipse on Thursday at sundown

The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a…

Beijing Marathon smog

Beijing Marathon competitors brave smog

If running a 42 kilometer foot race was not tough enough, Sunday's Beijing…

Mountain gorilla DeCaprio

DiCaprio, Netflix team up for documentary

What do you get when you combine gorillas, Leonard DiCaprio and Netflix?

A hit, the…

Whole Foods

Whole Foods' new environmental ratings for food

Is your food environmentally sound? That's a tough one to answer in the produce…

Bottled water, BPA

Grandmother brings relief to homes in Calif. drought

California's historic drought has finally delivered its ultimate devastation:…

Shell protest, Lego

Lego ditches Shell after Arctic oil protests

Lego is set to ditch a 50-year relationship with Shell after coming under intense…

Local Headlines

Santa Maria Says Goodbye to Stinky's

A huge turnout and show of customer support to mark the end of a long run for…

Watch Friday Football Focus - Week Nine

Time for High School Football, and Friday Football Focus has you covered!

Alana Ochoa

News Anchor's Daughter Recovers from Enterovirus

The 15-year-old daughter of news anchor Paula Lopez became the first confirmed case…

Volunteers Give Their Time to Candidates

Volunteers are working long hours to help their candidates win on Nov. 4.

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Historic Santa Barbara Pine Trees to Be Cut Down

Four Italian Stone Pine trees on Anapamu St. in Santa Barbara are going to be cut…

4-Hour Standoff in Ventura Ends Peacefully

A four-hour police standoff started just after 9 Friday morning on the 200 block of…

What's Right

Students Learn About Agriculture In Kinderpatch

Students Learn About Agriculture in ‘Kinderpatch’

In the spirit of the fall season, hundreds of kids from Orcutt and Santa Maria…

Media Center Ribbon Cutting At Bishop Diego High School

Media Center Now Open at Bishop Diego High School

Bishop Diego High School unveiled a brand new media center Thursday night. The…

Community Walk in the Eastside

Community Walk in the Eastside

The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation, hosted a community walk on the…

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Women's Honor Farm Quilt Donation

Inmates at the Women's Honor Farm in collaboration with Restorative Partners…

Variety United Raises Money For Casa Esperanza

'Variety United' Show Benefits Casa Esperanza

The Variety United show hit the stage at the Marjorie Luke Theater in Santa Barbara…

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Goleta-Based Nonprofit Sends Ebola Supplies to Guinea

Direct Relief, a Goleta-based humanitarian nonprofit organization, sent out its 19th…

Irresistible Headlines

Bus driver beats would-be purse snatcher

Bus driver beats crying thief with bat while driving

A would-be thief who tried to steal a woman's handbag on a bus wasn't fast enough,…

Baby

Thief steals 160,000 diapers from charity

Police say more than 160,000 diapers donated to a children's charity have been…

Count Chocula cereal blurb

Mystery surrounding missing Count Chocula solved

The cereal killer in Fort Collins has been found.

Ebola Halloween display

Texas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola

Ebola-themed Halloween decorations? That's the approach one Dallas-area man is…

Alvin Cross Jr

Oops: Man accidentally texts probation officer for pot

File this under 'Doh! A criminal in Georgia is headed back to jail after…

Hollywood characters brawl

Characters brawl on Hollywood Boulevard

Police are investigating a brawl that broke out between Mr. Incredible, Batgirl and…

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