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New Horizons completed fly-by of Pluto

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Pluto probe gets new assignment

Where do you go after Pluto? To PT1 of course!

NASA has picked the next target for New Horizons, the piano-sized spacecraft that took those amazing photos of Pluto in July when it became the first probe to fly by.

Mission scientists want New Horizons...

Google Chrome

Google to kill single most annoying thing about browsing the Web

You know that panicked feeling when you've got a zillion browser tabs open, and one of them starts blaring music?

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Instagram breaks out of the square

After five years of square-shaped tyranny, Instagram will finally allow users to post portrait and landscape photos and videos.

The Facebook-owned photo-sharing tool announced the change Thursday morning. To start posting photos in their original sha...

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Facebook hits 1 billion users in a single day

Facebook hit an unprecedented benchmark: 1 billion users in a single day.

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Apple to make (iPhone 6S?) announcement on September 9

The invitations have arrived. Apple's will hold a press event in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 9, at which it is widely expected to debut its new generation of iPhones.

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Microsoft

Windows 10 downloaded 75 million times

Windows 10 is now running on an astounding 75 million PCs.

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Facebook and Twitter suspend suspected shooter's accounts

Facebook and Twitter suspended the accounts of the shooter in Wednesday's deaths of two Virginia TV journalists.

A user by the name of Bryce Williams filmed himself shooting reporter Allison Parker and photographer Adam Ward in Moneta, Virginia.

Will...

Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants

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Madden 16 releases to favorable reviews

Perhaps the most iconic sports video game franchise ever released its latest installment Tuesday to mostly glowing reviews.

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Comcast's super-fast cable Internet is coming

Comcast is working on a way to make cable Internet speeds as fast as Google Fiber -- and maybe even faster.

The company is testing new technology that will connect people to the web at more than 1 Gigabit per second. That's at least 50 times faster th...

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Suicides may be linked to Ashley Madison hack

Toronto Police are investigating two suicides they say may be linked to the massive Ashley Madison hack.

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Ashley Madison

What happened? Ashley Madison hack explained

Hackers have made public the private information of millions of users of Ashley Madison, which promotes itself as the go-to website for infidelity. Its motto: "Life is short. Have an affair."

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Apple recalls iPhone 6 Plus batch for taking blurry photos

Apple is recalling a batch of iPhone 6 Plus smartphones that are taking blurry photos.

The company's website says the recall applies mostly to phones sold between September 2014, when they were released for sale, and January 2015. Apple said these pho...

Environmental Headlines

Gray wolf

California may see return of wolf population

California's lone wolf might not be so lonely anymore.

Cameras recorded the existence…

Expert: Expect sea levels to rise 3 feet

It was less than two years ago that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…

Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng Murdoch

Murdoch: Climate change "alarmist nonsense"

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter Wednesday night to weigh in on the recent…

Freedom Industries chemical spill

Ex-chemical company leader pleads guilty in 2014 spill

The former president of the chemical company responsible for contaminating the water…

Hillry Clinton July 2015

Clinton breaks with Obama on arctic drilling

Add Arctic drilling to the list of issues Hillary Clinton now disagrees with…

Northridge earthquake

143 million live in an earthquake-prone zone

You don't have to live in California to be at risk of experiencing an earthquake,…

Local Headlines

Veteran Fire Battalion Chief Escapes Major Injury After Vehicle Rollover

A veteran Santa Barbara City firefighter walked away from a vehicle crash and…

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25 Residents Graduate From Sheriff Department's Citizen Academy

The free program took them behind the scenes of a day in the life of a deputy.

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Shark Takes Chunk Out Of Surfers Board At Morro Strand State Beach

State Parks officials say that the attack happened just after 10:00 a.m. at the…

Watch Friday Football Focus - Week One

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

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Carpinteria Schools Welcomes 2300 Students for 2015 Year

Carpinteria students have finished their first week of the new school year.

Friday Football Focus takes teamwork on and off the field

It Takes Teamwork To Cover High School Football

Friday Football Focus videographers fanned out to cover 15 games from as far away as…

What's Right

Carpinteria Teens Paint Mural of City's 50th Anniversary Logo

Carpinteria teens have created a mural to celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary.

St Vincent s Santa Barbara Golf Tournament A Success

Annual Golf Fundraiser Brings in $125,000

Golfers teed off for a worthy cause Monday.

The 'Odyssey Project' Helps Youth From Los Prietos Boys Camp

UC Santa Barbara Theater Arts Department and the Los Prietos Boys Camp are teaming…

SURF AND SUDS

Surf 'N Suds in Carpinteria Also Helps Student Scholarship Fund

Some of the proceeds from last weekends Trek Bikes of Ventura Surf 'N Suds craft…

Wish Granted For Santa Barbara Teen

Local Teen's Make-a-Wish Dream Comes True

A Santa Barbara teen living with Leukemia was granted a very special wish Wednesday…

Dancing With Our Community Stars at Oxnard Salsa Festival

Local Stars Dance for Charities At Oxnard Salsa Festival

The Oxnard Salsa Festival's Dancing With Our Community Stars including one of our…

Irresistible Headlines

House and keys

Couple's new home burns as they sign deed

A Pennsylvania couple feared the vacant next-door house would burn down, and they…

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Teacher says breakfast made him late to school 111 times

An elementary school teacher says eating breakfast caused him to be late for work…

Friday Classes Canceled at Santa Ynez High School

Santa Ynez Valley Union High School has canceled classes due to a power outage.

Eye See Santa Barbara

Get to See Santa Barbara From a Different View

Have you ever wanted to "see" Santa Barbara in a whole new light?

Nitama, Kishi Station's new cat stationmaster

Meet Nitama, Japan's new cat stationmaster

It's one of the most closely guarded succession plans outside of North Korea: Who…

Empty airport security line, Hurricane Sandy

Airline passenger chugs bottle of cognac at security gate

An air traveler in China chugged an entire bottle of pricey cognac before attempting…

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