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'Star Wars' Day is a force with brands on Twitter

Welcome to Star Wars Day.

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Google wants to inject cyborg lenses into your eyeballs

Google has patented a new technology that would let the company inject a computerized lens directly into your eyeball.

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Steve Jobs' favorite project from 1996 is officially dead

One of Steve Jobs' favorite projects from two decades ago has officially been abandoned by the company he founded.

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Video game could help spot dementia

A new mobile game, Sea Hero Quest, could help spot dementia by gaining insight into spatial navigational abilities.


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Boy wins $10,000 reward for finding Instagram bug

A 10-year old boy has just become the youngest person ever to receive a reward from Facebook after he uncovered a bug on its Instagram platform.


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Sprint unveils 'The Last Emoji,' to fight texting while driving

Sprint has unveiled the ultimate emoji as a statement against texting while driving.


Hulu closes in on 12 million subscribers

Hulu expects to pass the 12 million subscriber mark sometime this month.

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4 U.S. governors on jobs: Not enough workers

America's governors -- one a former presidential candidate -- share at least one major concern: lack of skilled workers to do the job.



Brazil blocks WhatsApp

A judge has ordered WhatsApp service be reinstated across Brazil, granting an appeal by the messaging app's parent company, Facebook.

It unclear when the WhatsApp service will be available for users in Brazil. It's expected to be restored once operat...


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Terrorists prefer to chat on Telegram and email with Gmail

A new report shows which technology tools are being used by jihadists when they plot attacks against the West.


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Disturbing Wi-Fi hot spot name delays flight

Airliners and anything referencing "detonation devices" don't mix.


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Twitter shares hit lowest level ever

Twitter just can't win on Wall Street.

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Brazil sues miners for $44 billion after dam collapse

The fallout from a deadly Brazilian dam collapse is far from over for two of the…

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Flint employee reaches plea agreement in water crisis

Michael Glasgow, a former Flint city employee charged in connection with the city's…

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The faces of the Flint water crisis

When President Barack Obama visits Flint today, he will find a community that has…

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Celebs posing with apes criticized by UN body

Celebrities posing with dressed-up monkeys and other primates in private zoos are…

Kenya Ivory Burn

Kenya to torch record amounts of ivory

Twelve ivory towers burned in Kenya on Saturday, sending thick plumes of ash and…

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Lead found in school water 1 year ago, ignored

High levels of lead were discovered in the water at two Tacoma elementary schools in…

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Smoking age going from 18 to 21 in California

Legal Smoking Age Going Up In California

Buying smokes will soon be like buying alcohol.

Flames Engulf Trees and Brush on Santa Barbara's Westside

The fire is out and firefighters are putting our hot spots. No structures were…

Oxnard Police Remember Fallen Officers

The Oxnard Police Department held a ceremony beneath a large flag to honor the…

Woman Found Dead in Oxnard Alley

Oxnard Police officers are investigating a suspicious death discovered on Wednesday…

Water Main Break Closes Part of State Street

Water gushed out of the asphalt in the 2300 block of state street about 11 a.m. due…

Hit and Run Driver Sought After Teen is Hurt in Goleta

The public has been asked to help the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office find a…

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Free Shoes For Group Of Underprivileged Kids In Santa Barbara

A large group of  underprivileged kids in Santa Barbara received a special treat. A…

Tree Guild of Arroyo Grande Plants New Foliage Around Town

A non-profit organization in Arroyo Grande is helping to dig up the old and plant…

Making Prom Dreams Come True

Making Prom Dreams Come True

The cost of a dream prom for some girls can be quite out of reach.  But one local…

Act of Kindness by Angels Lifts Spirits of Ventura Family

Heavenly Gesture: Angels Host Ventura Family in Mourning for Batting Practice & Game

Angels fan Jason Rutkowski died from an aggressive form of MS at the age of 32.

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Fork & Cork Classic Helps Foodbank with Funding in 2016

Using local restaurants, wineries and breweries, the 3rd annual Fork & Cork Classic…

Santa Barbara County Shelter Cats, Dogs Fly to Washington to Find Permanent Home

Several cats and dogs from Santa Barbara County Animal Services are heading to…

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Mark Zuckerberg holds 'Star Wars' 'team meeting'

Mark Zuckerberg didn't want to miss out on any "Star Wars" Day celebrations, so the…

Santa Barbara City College Finds Its Next President

Santa Barbara City College has named Dr. Anthony Beebe, current president of San…


Local Moms Club Offers Support

There's a group in Orcutt that's giving mom's out there like Jenny Miller an outlet.

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'Box of blood' found in Wisconsin street

A box of human blood found on a Wisconsin street turned out to be blood donated to…

Making Prom Dreams Come True

Making Prom Dreams Come True

The cost of a dream prom for some girls can be quite out of reach.  But one local…


Disturbing Wi-Fi hot spot name delays flight

Airliners and anything referencing "detonation devices" don't mix.

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