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Sign up for 'Wasting time on the Internet' 101

You can now get college credit for watching all those cat videos. The University of Pennsylvania is offering a class next semester titled "Wasting time on the Internet," in which students will "focus on the alchemical recuperation of aimless surfing into substantial works of literature."

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UC Berkeley overturns vote to disinvite Maher

The controversy over having TV host Bill Maher speak at the University of California Berkeley has taken another turn. Well, make that two.

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Taylor Swift's new single to benefit NYC schools

Taylor Swift bought a $20 million townhouse in Manhattan this year, and it seems like she really wants her new home town to like her. So the pop star has pledged to donate all the money she makes from her new song "Welcome to New York" to the city's school system.

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History Channel to teach college history

Many college kids spend hours watching The History Channel. Now, students at the University of Oklahoma will be able to get college credit for it.

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Dirty tricks of the student loan industry

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put student loan servicers on notice this week with a report detailing industry practices it found suspect.

These companies help collect on the $1.2 trillion in student debt, but the report didn't name names of...

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Student drains half-court shot to win $10,000

A soccer player who had never played basketball before sinks a layup, free throw, 3-pointer and a half-court shot to win $10,000.

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Suit seeks minimum wage for student athletes

Should college athletes at least be paid the same minimum wage as the students who usher at their games or sell refreshments to fans?

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50 Santa Maria-Bonita Teachers Receive $300 Grant

Fifty teachers in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District are splitting a $15,000 grant.

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China catches 2,440 high-tech exam cheats

Full marks for ingenuity.

Some 2,440 Chinese students taking a national exam have been caught using high-tech cheating gear that wouldn't be out of place in a spy film.

According to state media, invigilators detected abnormal radio signals that were be...

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Maryland to coaches: No bonus if athletes failing

Coaches at state universities in Maryland have a new financial incentive to make sure their players perform in the classroom as well as on the field

Kids successfully petition to extend trick-or-treat hours

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Kids successfully petition to extend trick-or-treat hours

Big Creek Elementary students can be pretty persuasive. Last week, 53 first graders from the school in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, marched to city hall to ask Mayor Gary Starr to extend the hours for trick or treating this Halloween.

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Santa Maria Valley Students Party to Spread a Message

Thousands of junior high students around the Santa Maria area are spreading a message to their community to be drug and alcohol free.

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Rescue Mission Needs 800 Turkeys for Holiday Season

Thanksgiving may be five weeks away, but the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission is in…

Goleta Woman Raises Thousands For Friend

Goleta Woman Raises Over $22,000 For Friend With Stage 4 Breast Cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a Goleta woman decided to raise…

Students Learn About Agriculture In Kinderpatch

Students Learn About Agriculture in ‘Kinderpatch’

In the spirit of the fall season, hundreds of kids from Orcutt and Santa Maria…

Media Center Ribbon Cutting At Bishop Diego High School

Media Center Now Open at Bishop Diego High School

Bishop Diego High School unveiled a brand new media center Thursday night. The…

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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Danny Duffy in the World Series

Danny Duffy Fans Gather to Watch World Series Finale

Game 7 of the World Series did not go the way Danny Duffy fans had wanted, but they…

DP Wins First Place Showdown in Channel League

DP H20 Takes Over First Place in Channel League From Royals

The Chargers beat San Marcos 13-9 in boys high school water polo.

Danny Duffy in the World Series

The Lompoc Valley native and current Kansas City Royals pitcher is appearing in his…

Danny Duffy s Parents Talk About Him Pitching in W Series

Duffy's Parents Talk About Son Pitching in World Series in a Live Report from SF

Dave Alley caught up with Danny Duffy's parents in San Francisco before game four of…

Saturday Roundup

Saturday Football: Bishop Diego, Cate & SBCC All Win

Bishop Diego beat Fillmore, Cate outlasted Laguna Blanca while Santa Barbara City…

Watch Friday Football Focus - Week Nine

Time for High School Football, and Friday Football Focus has you covered!

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Military Plane Crashes Near Point Mugu

The civilian pilot of a privately owned Hawker Hunter aircraft died when his plane…

Ventura DA Files Murder Changes For Suspect Kevin Hogrefe

Murder Charge Filed In Ventura Deputy Hit-and-Run Death

Prosecutors have filed a murder charge against a driver accused of running down a…

Santa Maria Police Report Stolen Car Inside Garage

Santa Maria Police are investigating what they are calling a suspicious house fire…

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Father of Los Osos Woman Found Dead in Nevada Speaks Out

"Margay touched so many lives, and was so outgoing and gregarious", says Jeff…

Plea for Help from Family of Murdered Santa Maria Man

As Javier Limon Jr. stares at a collection of photographs of his late father Javier…

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

In this Tipline story, we help a man battered by life. A series of tragic events…

Technology Headlines

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Microsoft: New Band gizmo can make you a 'better human'

Microsoft has launched a new smartwatch, and it makes some majorly lofty promises.

Antares rocket explodes, NASA rocket explodes

Antares operator blew up rocket

After it became apparent there was a problem with the launch of the NASA-contracted…

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Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, acknowledging publicly for the first time…

Health Headlines

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Maine: No deal with nurse in Ebola dispute

In the tense standoff between a Maine nurse and state officials, it was a surreal…

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Chronic fatigue syndrome is real, study says

People with chronic fatigue syndrome are exhausted, no matter how much rest they…

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Clif Bar pays workers to exercise 2.5 hours a week

Would you work out more if your company paid you to do it? One firm in California…

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