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Southwest diverts flight; 6 passengers detained

A Southwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago was diverted to Amarillo, Texas, after pilots reported that six passengers started swearing at flight attendants and making obscene gestures at passengers who tried to calm them down, authorities said.

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Can AirBnB take on the Hilton?

With over a million listings in 190 countries, Airbnb already offers up more rooms than Hilton. The home rental service isn't done expanding, however.

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Airline passenger chugs bottle of cognac at security gate

An air traveler in China chugged an entire bottle of pricey cognac before attempting to board her flight in Beijing because security wouldn't allow the bottle of booze on board.

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

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

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The airport spiking food with 'happy hormones'

Checking in at the airport can be a a dispiriting experience, especially when you factor in delays and long lines to get through security.

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Delta plane struck by lightning

Lightning struck a Delta Air Lines plane in line for takeoff at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this week, and it was all captured on amateur video.

The recording shows rain drenching the airfield crowded with aircraft, waiting to tak...

Dismaland

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Dismaland: Banksy's grim new art theme park

The seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare in south-west England is chilled and gloomy when we arrive.

"Welcome to Dismaland," a dead-eyed girl in Mickey Mouse ears greets at the gates of the old public pool.

We're hassled by testy security guards at metal...

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Elon Musk's Hyperloop dream gains speed

It started as a fanciful idea straight out of science fiction, but the Hyperloop is starting to pick up real speed.

The Hyperloop is Elon Musk's vision for a train that can move passengers and cargo between cities at speeds of more than 700 miles per...

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Rude TSA agent? Review them on Yelp

If a TSA agent treats you rudely in an airport security line, you don't have to just seethe silently.

You can fire back -- on Yelp.

That's right: No longer must you limit your scathing, one-star reviews to that overpriced Italian restaurant with the lo...

Plane

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Rough landing: 'This is it,' feared passenger

For a minute, Christine Malloy was very worried. As a frequent flier, she was used to rough landings once in a while. But Malloy could tell this landing was different.

ANA Star Wars

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New ANA 'Star Wars' planes feature R2-D2, BB-8

It's no Millennium Falcon, but soon there will be more ways than ever to experience air travel "Star Wars" style.

Machu Picchu

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Lonely Planet reveals 'ultimate' destinations

Four decades after it began as a penniless backpacker's bible to traveling on the cheap, Lonely Planet is publishing what it says is the definitive guide to the world's top tourism attractions.

Automotive Headlines

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August auto sales up

U.S. auto makers saw August sales that beat expectations despite a lost Labor Day…

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Take that Donald Trump? People love Ford cars

Have you driven a Ford lately? Well, there's a good chance you may have bought a new…

Technology aims to end hot car deaths

Study: child car seats not compatible more than 40% of the time

According to a new study, child seats are not compatible more than 40% of the time.

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Army picks new vehicle to replace Humvee

The Army this week selected the company to build its much-anticipated new vehicle to…

2017 Ford GT

$400k 2017 Ford GT purchase requires applications

Consumers who would like to buy a $400k 2017 Ford GT must fill out an application…

Tesla Model S P85D

New Tesla breaks Consumer Reports scoring system

Tesla's new Model S P85D is so good it broke Consumer Reports' scoring…

Gas Price Headlines

Falling oil prices

Oil prices fall after climbing to near $50

Oil prices continued on their wild roller coaster ride Tuesday, as weak Chinese…

Falling oil prices

Oil sinks below $40 for 1st time since 2009

Welcome back to a world of sub-$40 oil.

Crude crumbled below $40 a barrel on Friday…

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Why oil prices could sink to $15 a barrel

American drivers could soon be partying like it's 1999.

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Gas prices poised for a steep drop

Gas prices are down, and they are about to fall even further -- perhaps to less than…

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U.S. takes $35 billion hit from falling oil

With gas prices plunging, you're probably happier every time you pull up to a pump…

2015 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul now plugs in

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version…

Traffic Headlines

Eastside traffic concerns

Traffic on Santa Barbara's Eastside has One Resident Making 'Slow Down' Signs

One Santa  Barbara neighborhood is feeling the impacts where the Riviera, Eastside,…

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Breakfast is Served at Santa Barbara City College if You Get There in a Sustainable Way

When if comes to "food for thought" Santa Barbara City College was dishing it out…

Hwy 101 LOVR Interchange Reaches End Stages

New, widened LOVR bridge partially re-opens to traffic.

Sinkhole Blamed On Heavy Equipment Vibration

A resurfacing project on South Harbor Boulevard in Oxnard hit a roadblock on…

Castillo Street Undercrossing Undergoes Repairs

The Castillo Street undercrossing in Santa Barbara is undergoing repairs, and is…

Sinkhole Shuts Down Several Streets in Santa Barbara

A medium-sized sinkhole at the intersection of Mission and State streets had Santa…

Weather Headlines

Hurricane Fred

Hurricane Fred lashes Cape Verde Islands

The Cape Verde Islands were under a hurricane warning Monday night as Hurricane Fred…

Hurricane Ignacio Category 3 Sunday 6pm ET KITV

Pacific storm Hurricane Ignacio downgraded to Category 3

KITV is reporting that Pacific storm Hurricane Ignacio has been downgraded to a…

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Erika could still cause flooding in Florida

Erika is no longer a tropical storm, but could still bring heavy rains and flooding…

Hurricane Ignacio threatens Hawaii

Hurricane Ignacio churns toward Hawaii

Don't get complacent. That was the message from Hawaii's top emergency management…

Dominica trees in the wind

Tropical Storm Erika hits island of Dominica hard

The physical damage to Dominica is worse than first thought and the emotional toll…

Tropical Storm Erika update Thursday pm

Tropical Storm Erika swamps Dominica; 3 die

Tropical Storm Erika doesn't have strong winds, but heavy rains were wreaking havoc…

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