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Zuckerberg and wife have dealt with miscarriages

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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan welcome new daughter

There's one more baby filling up news feeds on Facebook. Meet Maxima Chan Zuckerberg.

Mark Zuckerberg's wife Dr. Priscilla Chan gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter, early last week.

"Max, we love you and feel a great responsibility to le...

Cyber Monday

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Cyber Monday hits $3 billion sales record

Cyber Monday was America's biggest e-commerce sales day ever.

Data collected by Adobe found U.S. online orders totaled $3.07 billion. The previous record was set last week on Black Friday, when $2.74 billion worth of merchandise was sold.

The sales tot...

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Report: Holiday lights and gadgets are killing your Wi-Fi

If you want super-fast Wi-Fi in your home, you may want to turn off your Christmas lights.

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Kids' info is exposed in toymaker hack

Now hackers are going after kids.

Educational toymaker VTech, which sells tablets, baby monitors and educational software, said Monday that the personal information of millions of customers and their kids has been exposed.

VTech said the accounts of mo...

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Can the headphone jack survive a thinner iPhone?

If you believe the rumors, your next iPhone might come without a headphone jack.

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Pakistan to kick BlackBerry out of country

BlackBerry said it will be booted from Pakistan after refusing to comply with the government's demands to access customers' private messages.

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Target site overwhelmed with traffic on Cyber Monday

Target's website was intermittently unavailable on Cyber Monday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

The mega-retailer is offering 15% off every online order on Monday, along with 30% off select clothing, shoes and toys. Target also featured...

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This $5 computer sold out in a day

Raspberry Pi has raised the bar on low-cost computing again.

The UK-based educational nonprofit released a new, tiny computer on Thursday for $5, the Raspberry Pi Zero, and sold out of it online within a day.

That's $30 cheaper than its original Raspb...

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Debris from SpaceX launch found near UK island

A large chunk of debris from a SpaceX rocket has been found floating off a remote British island, more than 4,000 miles (6,500 kilometers) from where it took off.

The barnacle-encrusted debris -- which measures about 33 feet by 13 feet (10 meters by 4...

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NASA says space anomaly caused by comets

An anomaly in deep space that has been the focus of speculation and observation for weeks over possible extraterrestrial life may have just been solved.


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SpaceLiner concept jet could fly at Mach 25

London to Melbourne in 90 minutes? Paris to San Francisco in under an hour?

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Here's what network TV ratings would look like without the NFL

What would happen if you took the NFL away from CBS, NBC and Fox?

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Obama leaves Paris, climate legacy in mind

President Barack Obama has long made clear he wants action on climate change to be…

COP21 climate conference starts Monday in Paris

Leaders arrive in Paris for climate conference

World leaders arrived in Paris on Sunday for potentially historic climate talks that…

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Obama seeks to seal climate legacy in terror-addled Paris

With a major piece of his White House legacy at stake, President Barack Obama flies…

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2015 set to be warmest on record; cities consider going car-free

Oslo is the first major city to announce ambitions to go car-free by 2019, pledging…

Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg: Climate 'crazies' will accept reality

The realities of climate change will force American deniers -- or "crazies" -- to…

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China defends coal use ahead of Paris summit

China's special envoy on climate change, Xie Zhenhua, has defended the country's…

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Dog Living in Shelter For Over Two Thousand Days

A Santa Barbara Humane Society shelter dog needs a new home. Meet eight-year-old…

UPDATE: Two Critically Injured In Head On Collision Just Outside Guadalupe

Two people are in critical condition after a head-on collision outside of Guadalupe.

Newly Appointed Police Beat Coordinator Tackles Santa Maria Problems

Santa Maria police officer Jason Zickuhr is the newly appointed Beat Two Coordinator…

Santa Maria Salvation Army Looking For Volunteers

The Santa Maria Salvation Army is running short of volunteers to ring bells and…


Winter Shelter Opens Up For Homeless In Santa Barbara

Path Santa Barbara can house 200 homeless people during the cold winter months.

Ventura-Based Cars 4 Causes Sued For Allegedly Defrauding Donors

A Ventura-based vehicle donation organization with commercials and other…

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Festival of Trees Offers Thousands in Gifts for a Dollar Ticket

The Carpinteria Lions has the Festival of Trees  underway until Dec. 12th.  Winners…

Warming Shelters Open in Santa Barbara County

Several Santa Barbara County warming centers have opened their doors due to the…


Water Saving Mobile Car Wash Helps During Drought

A mobile car wash in Santa Barbara is cleaning up during the drought.  The service…

Adopting a Senior for the Holiday Season

A Buellton man and his family found a way to make the giving of gift cards make a…

Four churches unite for Thanksgiving food drive

Big Turkey and Chicken Drive by Four Churches Gives Meals for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Four Montecito churches have united to have a large one day Thanksgiving turkey and…

Goleta Barbers Gives Free Hair Cuts To Kids

Kids Get Free Haircuts In Goleta

Kids filled the chairs at Goleta Barbers on Saturday.

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Dog Living in Shelter For Over Two Thousand Days

A Santa Barbara Humane Society shelter dog needs a new home. Meet eight-year-old…

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For $250,000, you can buy this South Dakota ghost town

Talk about a bargain. You can buy an entire town in South Dakota for just a bit…

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Christmas tree-shaped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups criticized

People are taking to social media to dis Christmas tree-shaped Reese's Peanut Butter…

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Fight with spider ends with police being called

A report of a potential violent domestic disturbance turned out to instead be one…

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Man pleads guilty to stealing brain samples, other tissue

A man who admitted to stealing human brain samples has been sentenced.

Darth Vader robs Florida store

An armed would-be robber dressed as Darth Vader was arrested shortly after an…

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