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Santa Barbara Cruise Ships

Cruise Ships Return and Santa Barbara Economy Gets a Fall Boost

The arrival of the Crown Princess cruise ship off Stearns Wharf has been a welcome sign for Santa Barbara.  It will give the local economy a boost going into the fall months.

JetBlue side of plane

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JetBlue flight makes scary emergency landing

Many wept. Some prayed. But after their smoke-filled plane rattled to an emergency landing, passengers had a new lease on life, as they exited a JetBlue flight Thursday via inflatable chutes.

"I'm just happy to be alive," said passenger Jarrod West, w...

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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And the world's busiest airport is ...

It's probably no surprise to anyone who has flown through Atlanta that the city's airport is still the busiest passenger airport in the world.

Tourists stranded, Hurricane Odile

Alaska Airlines

Hurricane strands tourists in Mexico

Authorities in Mexico say thousands of tourists were trapped after Hurricane Odile left airports unable to reopen.

Hurricane Odile, Cabo San Lucas damage

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Ventura Friends Stranded By Hurricane Trying to Get Home

Craig Mason of Los Osos hadn't heard from his brother for days when he finally received a text Wednesday. He thought his brother was fishing with friends in Baja California when he learned that Hurricane Odile had wreaked havoc in the Mexican resort.

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz at 2010 Cannes

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Are these the world's sexiest accents?

It's estimated that there are nearly 7,000 languages on earth. That's nearly 7,000 different ways to traipse clumsily through the English language -- or to sex it up like an old Justin Timberlake song.

Luxurious jets

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The ultimate first-class perks

We've broken down the top first-class perks to see which carriers offer the best value.

Texting, using cellphone, smartphone

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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.

United Airlines

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United attendants can get up to $100K to leave job

United Airlines is about to make some of its flight attendants very happy on their way out the door.

The airline and the flight attendants' union have agreed to voluntary buyout packages worth up to $100,000 for the more senior flight attendants.

The o...

Goleta Drainage Project Creates Traffic Delays

Goleta Drainage Project Creates Traffic Delays

A Goleta construction project is causing some traffic delays on Calle Real.

The Envelope Please initiative

From Marriott International

Marriott: Tip your housekeeper!

When you're staying at a hotel, tip your housekeeper!

That's the message from Marriott International. It is placing envelopes in more than 160,000 rooms in the United States and Canada to encourage tipping the people who clean guest rooms.

Marriott is ...

Four Seasons Orlando

From Four Seasons Orlando

Disney World splurges that are worth it

Walt Disney World is expensive. No two ways about it.

Thirty years ago, when I was a kid, you could get into the Magic Kingdom for just $18. Now, tickets cost $99 and up. But if you want to take the plunge, you might find that a few splurges are wort...

Automotive Headlines

2015 Ford Mustang

2015 Mustang: Ford's pony has new tricks

The 2015 Ford Mustang has just stolen my heart.

Audi self-driving car

California OKs first tests of self-driving cars

California, a state synonymous for cars, has issued its first approvals to test…

GM, General Motors

Safety regulators share blame for GM recall failure

Federal safety regulators should have known that General Motors cars with a flawed…

3-D printed car

World's first 3-D printed car takes test drive

In a matter of two days, history was made at Chicago's McCormick Place, as the…

Uber

Uber drivers in New York City protest fares

Uber drivers in New York are protesting for the second time in a month, fuming over…

GM dealership

At least 19 deaths tied to flawed GM cars

Ken Feinberg, the attorney overseeing a compensation fund for victims of GM cars,…

Gas Price Headlines

Pumping gas

America's cheapest gas is in this town

You think the gas near you is getting cheaper? Try filling up in the South Carolina…

2015 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul now plugs in

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

Gas pump

Nevada driver charged $975 for gas

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

Pumping gas

Glitch leads to 1-cent gas at Illinois station

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

Robotic gas pumps

Company creates robotic gas pumps

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

zipcar

Sharing cars can save money, earth

If you don't drive often, the expense of owning a car seems silly. In some cities,…

Traffic 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…

Black Bear Killed on San Marcos Pass

A California Black Bear was hit and killed by a vehicle on San Marcos Pass Tuesday…

California Three Feet for Safety Act Enforced

Cyclists are on the front lines when it comes to sharing the road.

Risky Intersection

Near Collisions as Drivers Make Risky 'Nightclub Zone' Intersection Worse

A power outage knocked signal lights out at a busy Santa Barbara intersection on…

Goleta Drainage Project Creates Traffic Delays

Goleta Drainage Project Creates Traffic Delays

A Goleta construction project is causing some traffic delays on Calle Real.

One Person Airlifted to Hospital After Early Morning Car Accident

A driver was airlifted to Cottage Hospital after they lost control of their car…

Weather Headlines

California fires night firefighters

Arson arrest as 10 wildfires scorch CA

As 10 wildfires raged across California, authorities accused one man Thursday of…

Tourists stranded, Hurricane Odile

Hurricane strands tourists in Mexico

Authorities in Mexico say thousands of tourists were trapped after Hurricane Odile…

Hurricane Odile, Cabo San Lucas damage

Ventura Friends Stranded By Hurricane Trying to Get Home

Craig Mason of Los Osos hadn't heard from his brother for days when he finally…

Hurricane Odile damage, Cabo San Lucas damage

Tropical Storm Odile drenches Baja

The once-powerful Hurricane Odile weakened to a tropical storm as it worked its way…

Elephants Use Mud To Keep Cool At The Zoo

Elephants Use Mud to Keep Cool at the Zoo

Here is one way to keep cool...how about a mud bath! Little Mac and Sujatha both…

Wind Forecast Prompts Added Firefighting Staff

The extension of a "Red Flag Warning" for the mountains of Santa Barbara County has…

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