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Facebook wants to bring back the chatroom

Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet? You'd strike up conversations with strangers about subjects you were all interested in, say "The X-Files," container gardening or The Fugees.

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I caught a plane by accident: Inventive sick day excuses

The challenge for playing hooky is always coming up with a credible excuse. But according to a survey for the online career site Careerbuilder.com, while honesty may be lacking, inventiveness is not.

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Classic 'Endless Summer' Movie Celebration Taking Place in Santa Barbara

An iconic surfing movie will be celebrated with a special event at the Santa Barbara Harbor tomorrow night.

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Air bag Recall Impacts Many Automakers

Air bags made by Takada are being recalled in 7.8 million cars made by nearly a dozen automakers including Honda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW and Chrysler.

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$134,700 trip of a lifetime for fashionistas

Trendy power couples can now get their fashion fix with a 30-day tour of the 12 most in-vogue global cities. But deep pockets better be in style: The trip costs $134,700.

50 states, 50 jobs, one honeymoon

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50 states, 50 jobs, one honeymoon

Newlyweds from Texas were looking for a "grand adventure" when they set out on June 1 for a seven-month, 50-state road trip -- and an extended honeymoon.

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Deep-fried candy corn, anyone?

Halloween's most iconic candy is getting a deep-fried makeover.

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Report: Majority of men using flex time

I have long thought millennials, who expect flexibility in the workplace, would be the group that would bring an end to the stigma that is too-often associated with flex time -- the belief that wanting a flexible work arrangement means you aren't willing to work as hard. But now I'm thinking it's going to be men who will get us there.

Homeless Vet Wants Service Dog Back

Service Dog for Military Homeless Veteran Quarantined

A homeless military veteran says her service dog was protecting her from an attack.

Community Walk in the Eastside

Community Walk in the Eastside

The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation, hosted a community walk on the eastside of Santa Barbara.

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Women's Honor Farm Quilt Donation

Inmates at the Women's Honor Farm in collaboration with Restorative Partners presented fifty handmade lap quilts and afghans to Bella Vista Transition Care Tuesday.

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Why Bill Murray is the greatest movie star

He doesn't have an agent. He doesn't have a publicist. He doesn't even seem to have…

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'SNL' interns reach $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal

Former interns from "Saturday Night Live" who filed a class action lawsuit over…

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Report: TLC cancels 'Honey Boo Boo'

TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is reportedly ending its run.

TMZ says TLC has…

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Filmmaker flies headlong into unique territory with Keaton, 'Birdman'

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu talks about the complex nature…

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'Sleeping Beauty' still beautiful to Disney producer Don Hahn

Longtime Walt Disney Animation Studios filmmaker Don Hahn talks about the Diamond…

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Queen joins social media age with 1st tweet

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II dipped a toe into 21st-century communications Friday…

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Web seeks National Parks vandal

The National Park Service is investigating reports of graffiti and other vandalism…

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Ebola fears prompt N. Korea to halt tourism

North Korea is closing its borders to international tourists because of concerns…

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Rwanda reverses plan to screen US visitors

Rwanda will not be screening U.S. visitors for Ebola after all.

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China one of top 3 destinations for expats

Many Chinese want to swap Beijing pollution for greener foreign shores, but it…

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Airline issues new 'Hobbit' safety video

Here's an airline safety video passengers might actually watch. Air New Zealand has…

Technology Headlines

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Facebook wants to bring back the chatroom

Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post…

Queen Elizabeth's first tweet

Queen joins social media age with 1st tweet

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II dipped a toe into 21st-century communications Friday…

Partial solar eclipse

Partial solar eclipse happened Thursday

Maybe your mother told you it's not polite to stare.

It wasn't safe either, NASA…

Automotive Headlines

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Air bag Recall Impacts Many Automakers

Air bags made by Takada are being recalled in 7.8 million cars made by nearly a…

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After 6 months of recall costs, GM making money again

General Motors is back making money again, after six months in which recall costs…

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Obese dummies key to preventing road deaths?

Car safety testing has come a long way since the days of dropping cadavers down…

Pet Headlines

FDA proposes pet food rules

China spends $1.5 billion pampering pets

It's the latest growth industry in China: pet lovers are spending billions pimping…

Kitten saves couple from house fire

Kitten saves couple from house fire

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, but a couple in Dixon, Illinois, says an…

Homeless Vet Wants Service Dog Back

Service Dog for Military Homeless Veteran Quarantined

A homeless military veteran says her service dog was protecting her from an attack.

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Community Walk in the Eastside

Community Walk in the Eastside

The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation, hosted a community walk on the…

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Women's Honor Farm Quilt Donation

Inmates at the Women's Honor Farm in collaboration with Restorative Partners…

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1 property insurance claim can hike your premiums by hundreds

File just one property claim to your insurer and you can expect to see your premiums…

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