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Santa Barbara Apple Store iPhone Line

Apple Fans Waiting For New iPhone

Apple fans are starting to form a line in front of the Apple Store in Santa Barbara.

iOS 8 on iPhone

From Apple

Apple says iOS 8 will shield your data from police

Apple says its new mobile operating system puts text messages, emails, photos and other data out of the reach of police -- even if authorities present the company with a search warrant.

iOS 8

From Apple

Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit launch derailed by bug

Apple's HealthKit needs a doctor.

New Osteoprobe Bone Density Invention Could Change Lives

Measuring Bone Strength At University of California Santa Barbara

Revolutionary work in measuring bone strength is happening in Santa Barbara. A new invention with roots at the University of California Santa Barbara could help change lives in the not-so-distant future.

iOS 8 on iPhone

From Apple

IOS 8: How to get it -- and whether you should

IPhone and iPad owners rejoice! iOS 8 is here.

Apple's new operating system isn't the radical upgrade that iOS 7 was, but it has a handful of new features that look promising.

IOS 8 lets apps display useful information in the "Today" screen, includin...

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Stolen phone racks up $500,000 bill in a day

Think your vacation cellphone bill is high? Then spare a thought for the Australian hit with more than $500,000 in charges for calls made when his device was stolen in Europe.

Audi self-driving car

From Audi

California OKs first tests of self-driving cars

California, a state synonymous for cars, has issued its first approvals to test self-driving cars. Audi and Google have both received an autonomous driving permit from California.

iOS 8 on iPhone

From Apple

Five iOS 8 features you'll love

You can't get a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus until Friday, but iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, goes live on Wednesday. The free download will be available to anyone with an iPhone 4S, 5, 5C or 5S.

PlayStation 4

Courtesy Sony

Sony expects to lose more than $2 billion

Things are going from bad to worse for Sony -- the Japanese company expects to lose billions of dollars this year as its smartphone business bleeds.

NASA astronaut with Boeing capsule

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Boeing, Space X to launch NASA back into space

Boeing and SpaceX have been awarded contracts to become NASA's space taxis, shuttling astronauts to and from the International Space Station, the agency announced Tuesday.

UCSB Solar Project Nears Completion

Solar Project at UCSB Nearing Completion

The 2.6 million dollar project is being funded completely by students

Facebook on phone

Ariana McLaughlin/CNN

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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Man Dies Crossing Oxnard Intersection After Being Hit By Car

A fatal collision between a car and a pedestrian happened just after 7 a.m. between…

New Bridge Planned at Goleta Beach Park

New Bridge Planned at Goleta Beach Park

A new bridge will be built at the entrance to Goleta Beach Park.

Organic Soup Kitchen Offers Free Samples

Santa Barbara Organic Soup Kitchen Offers Free Samples

The Organic Soup Kitchen in Santa Barbara is planning to prepare soup "to go" for…

Santa Barbara Apple Store iPhone Line

Apple Fans Waiting For New iPhone

Apple fans are starting to form a line in front of the Apple Store in Santa Barbara.

Forever Neverland Organizer Speaks Out

For the first time, the organizer in the middle of a firestorm of controversy went…

Birkholm Bakery

Birkholm's Bakery In Solvang Continues With Third Generation Ownership

 One Solvang bakery has been serving up tasty treats in the small Danish town from…

What's Right

'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…

Irresistible Headlines

Skunk with beer can on head

Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued near frat house

A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house.

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…

Skydiving dog

Daredevil dachshund 'loves' first skydive

A daredevil dachshund is gaining international fame for his recent skydive.

Open refrigerator

Man calls 911 to complain about not having a fridge

A 60-year-old man has been charged with misuse of emergency services because he…

Looking for girlfriend fliers

Man posts 15,000 fliers looking for love in NYC

A New York artist is posting thousands fliers across the city calling for a…

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