Hwy 101 Re-Opens at El Capitan State Beach

The California Highway Patrol has re-opened Highway 101 after an RV overturned, shutting down northbound lanes Friday afternoon.

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15 amazing spots to find natural bridges

Don't try to drive over these bridges.

These rocky natural spans were formed over millennia by the flowing waters of a stream or other water source, which slowly eroded away the rock to create the shape of a bridge.

But are they arches or bridges?

Th...

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Tourists flock to Colorado to smoke legal weed

Tourists from around the world are going to Colorado to get stoned legally.

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On the trail of Slovakia's 'Blood Countess'

With a ruined centuries-old castle looming up on the hill above, the Slovakian village of Cachtice could easily take a starring role in a Gothic horror film.

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World's most fun theme parks

What makes a truly fun theme park?

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Airline profits up in first half of 2014

The top U.S. airlines earned a net profit of $3.8 billion during the first half of this year -- up from $1.6 billion during the same period last year, according to an industry group.

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Will another Iceland volcano eruption hit air travel?

In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune. Now another Icelandic volcano is rumbling.

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9 great new US beach hotels

Few travel pleasures match checking into a room few others have stayed in. From Rhode Island to Santa Barbara, South Beach to Kauai, new hotels just steps from the beach are marking their first summer -- it's not over yet! -- in business.

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No charges for accused airport security scammer

A passenger accused of posing as an airport security agent and taking women into a private screening room will not be prosecuted.

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World's best cycling cities

If you're taking a strict view on the world's most bike-friendly cities, the eventual list would mainly take in a smallish patch of northwest Europe.

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Ebola fears lead to bans in Kenya

Kenya Airways will suspend flight operations to Liberia and Sierra Leone, the latest airline to curb flights because of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The suspension is temporary, and the airline will continue operating flights to Nigeria...

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Pilot's false arm falls off as he lands plane

It's probably one of the more unusual incidents air traffic investigators have looked into, but the good news is that when a pilot's prosthetic arm fell off during landing, no one got hurt.

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11 reasons to visit Panama

Aug. 15, 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of the first use of the Panama Canal: one of the greatest feats of engineering the world has ever seen.

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Honda changes Fit bumpers after crash tests

Honda is going to change the front bumpers on 12,000 Honda Fit subcompact cars so…

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New Corvette lets you spy on garage valets

When you hand over your Chevrolet Corvette keys to a parking garage valet, you…

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Ford recalls 83,000 vehicles

Ford is recalling 83,250 vehicles for potential problems with the halfshaft and…

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Most expensive car ever - Ferrari GTO sells for $38 million

A 1962-63 Ferrari GTO Berlinetta was sold in California on Thursday for $38,000,000…

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Consumer Reports puts some dings in Tesla's reputation

Consumer Reports has called the Tesla Model S the best car it ever tested. But…

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Most expensive state to own a car: Wyoming

Why does it cost so much to own a car in Wyoming? Because residents there love the…

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Lowest August gas prices in four years

Drivers, rejoice! Gas prices are the lowest they've been at the start of August in…

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Iraq crisis: Why aren't gas prices spiking?

The drums of war are beating in Iraq, but you wouldn't know it from looking at oil…

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Kia Soul now plugs in

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

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Nevada driver charged $975 for gas

Imagine you put $10 worth of gas in your car using your debit card and got billed…

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Glitch leads to 1-cent gas at Illinois station

An Illinois gas station caused traffic jams over the weekend when it accidentally…

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Company creates robotic gas pumps

If you don`t like getting out of your car to pump gas, then the future looks bright…

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San Jose Man Hospitalized With Major Injuries After Rollover Crash

A rollover crash along southbound Highway 101 near Buellton, brought traffic to a…

Skateboarders Beware Of Ticketing

Santa Barbara police are cracking down on skateboarders again.

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Man Charged With DUI After Sideswiping Patrol Car

A Santa Barbara man is behind bars, accused of side-swiping a parked patrol car…

Cyclist Killed Remembered as Randonneur

"He was irreplaceable, we all have a Matthew-sized hole in our hearts that can never…

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Lompoc Teen Killed in Highway 246 Crash

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a fatal car crash that…

Recumbent Cyclist Killed Was UCSB Grad Student

Mark Lafaille is on his daily 20-to-30 mile bike ride in the Santa Maria Valley.

Weather Headlines

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Heavy rains, landslides kill 39 in Japan

Residents combed through mud and debris looking for bodies of their loved ones after…

Bardarbunga volcano

Will another Iceland volcano eruption hit air travel?

In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into…

Oklahoma earthquake

4.2-magnitude quake shakes central Oklahoma

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Guthrie, Oklahoma, at 7:41 a.m. CT (8:41 a.m…

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Rescue crews respond to Phoenix flash floods

As many as four inches of rain fell near Phoenix on Tuesday, sending flash…

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Strong earthquake hits Iran near Iraqi border

A powerful earthquake struck early Monday in western Iran, injuring at least 250…

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Hundreds dead as monsoon hits India, Nepal

Dozens of people have been killed in flooding in northern and eastern India, while…

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