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Two men in a kayak, looking to make history

Two men have set out in a kayak, eager to become the first travelers in centuries to reach Scotland from the Arctic Circle.

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Man breaches airport security, hits plane

A man who breached a security gate at a Nebraska airport, stole a truck near the taxiways and rammed it into a parked Southwest Airlines plane was detained and taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation, police said Friday.

The plane was loading for...

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Biden announces $2.45 billion federal loan to Amtrak

Vice President Joe Biden announced Friday a $2.45 billion loan to Amtrak from the Department of Transportation, the largest loan in the department's history.

Biden announced the new loan at his namesake Joseph R. Biden Jr., Train Station in Wilmington...

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Delta pilots, seeking 37% raise, picket headquarters

Delta Air Lines pilots are due to picket company headquarters early Friday in their push for 37% raises through 2019.

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3 reasons the French economy is slumping

More bad news for France: Economic growth ground to a halt in the three months through June.

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7 roadside curiosities worth the stop

Lower your expectations enough and any roadside attraction is a good excuse to stretch your legs, lose a couple bucks and see a genuine slice of Americana you'll likely never visit again.

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Airline employees are getting huge pay raises

Wages have been stagnant for years -- but that's not so in the airline industry.

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Is this the world's most innovative restaurant?

Hidden away in an old Shanghai neighborhood is arguably one of the most innovative restaurants in the world.

Serving only 10 diners at a time, Ultraviolet offers high-concept Western cuisine in a high-tech private dining room.

It's the brainchild of ch...

Southwest Airlines

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Southwest Airline pilots take to picket lines

Airline pilots are taking their demands for higher wages straight to airline passengers.

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Flight delayed over bizarre crew member tiff

A disagreement between two crew members baffled a plane full of easyJet passengers and caused the entire flight to be delayed for more than an hour. You may now unfasten your seatbelts, the level of petty has reached 30,000 feet.

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Obama names Maine's Katahdin Woods as newest national park site

On the eve of the National Park Service's centennial, President Barack Obama named Maine's Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday as the newest national park site.

People can already visit the 87,000-acre national monument, which ha...

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National Park Service

Highest, tallest, hottest: National park record-setters

Yellowstone, Yosemite and the entire country of Switzerland would fit inside the United States' largest national park, a 13.2 million-acre expanse in Alaska.

And it would take about 2,400 of the smallest of the 59 headliner national parks to fill the ...

Automotive Headlines

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Volkswagen to compensate US dealers over emissions scandal

The cost of Volkswagen's emissions scandal keeps climbing. The company has now…

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Singapore residents can now ride in a self-driving taxi

The race to offer self-driving vehicles is in full swing around the world.

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Uber tests $2 flat rate fares to take on public transit

It costs $2.25 to ride a city bus in San Francisco. Uber thinks you can do better.

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Don't trust automatic braking to prevent a crash, says AAA

Automatic braking is a great safety feature which will soon be standard on virtually…

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Tesla's new model as fast as Ferrari, Porsche

Tesla's cars are now among the fastest on Earth.

The company said Tuesday that a new…

Volkswagen produces Golf VI

Volkswagen cuts Golf output in dispute with suppliers

Volkswagen is being forced to cut production of cars in Germany.

Gas Price Headlines

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Cheap gas helps fuel surge in traffic deaths for 2nd year

Cheap gas and an improving economy have been blamed for a soaring number of traffic…

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Gas prices begin to rise again

According to AAA, gas prices have increased for six days straight and 12 of the…

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Venezuela chaos: The biggest threat to cheap oil

Venezuela's deepening chaos could soon create tremors in the global oil markets.…

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Bank of America: It's time to buy oil stocks

It's no secret that when oil prices rise, energy stocks tag along for the ride.

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OPEC keeps pumping oil at full bore, output up again

Despite low oil prices, the growth in crude production is continuing unabated.

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Kuwait is hiking gas prices by up to 83%

Drivers in Kuwait may be in for a serious case of 'sticker shock' as gas prices soar…

Traffic Headlines

Traffic safety issues on Cliff Drive on the Mesa

Mesa Residents Asking Santa Barbara City Leaders for More Traffic Safety Solutions

A rally Saturday at noon on the Santa Barbara Mesa will draw attention to what some…

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Police Enforcement Increases by Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara Police have visible patrols around Santa Barbara City College with the…

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Wrong-way Driver Hits Cars On S101

A Wrong-way driver hit up to four cars on Sunday night.

12-Year-Old Airlifted to Hospital After Truck Crash Near Los Alamos

A boy is recovering in the hospital after a car crash near Los Alamos. Santa…

New reports show more highway debris leads to accidents

Highway Debris Leads to More Accidents and Deaths

A new report says more accidents on the highways are caused by flying debris and…

UPDATE: Crane Brought in to Upright Overturned Semi

 Traffic slow on U.S. Highway southbound near the Las Positas exit.

Weather Headlines

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Kokomo tornado spawns damage

Three tornadoes touched down Wednesday afternoon in Indiana, damaging numerous…

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Gaston becomes a harmless hurricane

Tropical activity in the Atlantic peaks between mid-August and mid-October. Right…

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Bill Nye: Louisiana floods due to climate change

As Louisiana tries to dry out and start rebuilding after last week's catastrophic…

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Next problem for flood-ravaged La.: Population loss

The next blow to hit Louisiana after the flood waters recede could be residents…

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Why are hurricanes the only storms that get a name?

In the United States, hurricanes are the only kinds of storms that get a name.

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California's Blue Cut fire now 85% contained

While the Blue Cut Fire that has been ravaging thousands of acres near Los Angeles…

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