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Every Chipotle will close Monday for food safety meeting

Now that Chipotle's E. coli is outbreak officially over, the company is temporarily shuttering all its restaurants in order to keep it that way.

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Clinton: 'No acceptable' level of lead for kids

Shortly before flying to Flint, Michigan, to see the damage from the lead water crisis there, Hillary Clinton told CNN Sunday that there is "no acceptable" amount of lead in water for kids.

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200 million women, girls genitally mutilated

They covered her face and laid her down.

What happened next, Agnes wishes no girl would ever experience.

"They grabbed my legs and arms," she said. "They excised me. Blood was coming out."

Her genitals had been mutilated.

Agnes, now 14, underwent the p...

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CDC issues safe-sex guidelines around Zika virus

Men exposed to the Zika virus and who have a pregnant partner should use a condom or abstain from sex until the baby is born, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Friday in guidelines aimed at preventing sexual transmission of the v...

Rio de Janeiro ready to celebrate Carnival

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Zika virus won't ruin Brazil's Carnival

The Zika virus isn't scaring away Brazil's Carnival revelers and the country's hotels are reporting higher bookings than last year. Over 1 million tourists are expected to come to Rio de Janeiro for Carnival.

Arizona woman with Asperger's killed

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Police shoot, kill Arizona woman with Asperger's

Police in Mesa, Arizona, say they didn't know a 24-year-old, knife-wielding woman had Asperger's, a high-functioning variant of autism, when they shot and killed her Thursday

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California doctor sentenced in overdose deaths

A Southern California doctor convicted of murder in connection with the overdose deaths of three of her patients was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison Friday by a judge in Los Angeles.

Zika mosquitos not for media gallery

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5 things you need to know about Zika

A mosquito-borne virus is prompting worldwide concern because of an alarming connection to a neurological birth disorder and its rapid spread across the globe.

World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan called it an "extraordinary event...

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UK asks airlines to spray insecticide to fight Zika virus

The British government has made a public request asking all airlines flying from Zika-affected areas to spray their planes with insecticide before coming back to the U.K.

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12.7 million Americans sign up for Affordable Care Act 3.0

Some 12.7 million Americans signed up for the Affordable Care Act for 2016, according to new figures released Thursday.

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5 things to know about CTE

The list of football players with a brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, continues to grow. But what exactly is CTE? Here are five things you need to know:

1. CTE isn't just about concussions

A concussion is a brain injury th...

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A text a day to keep the doctor away?

Text messages could be the latest solution to the very old problem of getting patients with chronic diseases to take their medications.

Health Features

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How to create at-home first aid kit

In case of an emergency, keep these essential first aid items in your home.

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Tips to protect your hearing

Follow these tips to protect your hearing.

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Which painkiller is right for you?

People often talk about taking aspirin to treat minor aches and pains, but other…

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Body needs food after workout; what works?

You may hit the gym to lose weight, but after a strenuous workout, your body craves…

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10 affordable ways to treat yourself

You’re thinking of everyone else this year, except the one person who matters most…

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Journals can help track your body

Keeping track of your body's statistics can help keep you healthy. But you…

Health Interactives

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Is your workspace hurting your health?

Click around this interactive to get ergonomic tips for your desk.

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United States of Personality

Are you traveling across the United States this holiday season?  Check how your…

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World AIDS Day: AIDS/HIV guide

World AIDS Day is observed on December 1st every year. It is dedicated to raising…

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Earth Day: Recycling quiz

America Recycles Day takes place every year on Nov. 15. How much do you know about…

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Must do exercises

Are you no longer getting the desired results from you workouts? It might be…

Local Headlines

Santa Maria's Super Bowl Bash

Big crowd for 7th annual event at Cool Hand Luke's Steakhouse.

Santa Maria Youth Gather Together Calling for Peace In The City

A group of teens gathered together on Sunday in Santa Maria to march for peace.

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Actors Honored For Their Standout Performances

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival presented five actors with the…

Food News

Ben and Jerrys nondairy ice cream flavors

Ben & Jerry's to sell vegan ice cream

Ben & Jerry's is scooping up vegan ice cream.

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McDonald's sued for alleged mock mozzarella in cheese sticks

A California man says the cheese in McDonald's mozzarella breaded sticks isn't "…

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What’s up, doc? National Carrot Cake Day is what’s up

In the doldrums of winter when MLB spring training is still weeks away, there’s…

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Tipline Investigation: Takata Recall Tames A Mustang

The growing scandal involving Japanese airbag maker, Takata, may cost a Santa Paula…

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Tipline Investigation: Wild Uber Ride

Had too much to drink? Call Uber and get home safe. But, what if the Uber driver is…

Tipline Investigation What s Really Inside

Tipline Investigation: What's Really Inside?

If you've ever bought a brand new iPhone, you know how exciting it is to unwrap the…

What's Right

Go Red For Women Day

Wear Red Today!

Today is Wear Red Day and join our news teams as we are wearing red to help raise…

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Volunteers Honored at Partnership Breakfast

175,000 volunteer hours have been logged across Santa Barbara County supporting…

Expert Tax Advise From Local High School Students

High School Student Tax Preparers At It Again

The dreaded tax season is here, but some Santa Barbara High School students can…

 
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