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Congress approves plan to train, arm Syrian rebels

With approval in hand to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight the so-called Islamic State terror group, President Barack Obama said Thursday the plan keeps with "the key principle" of U.S. strategy: No American combat troops on the ground.

"The Ameri...

Petro Poroshenko addresses Congress

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Ukraine gets support, but not U.S. lethal aid

American leaders offered Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko a high-profile platform Thursday to advocate for greater support to his besieged military, though the levels of assistance ultimately offered by the United States fell short of his request...

Measure P Debate Gives Voters Chance to Hear Both Sides

Fracking Forum Put Focus on Ballot Measure 'P'

Measure 'P' is titled The Healthy Air and Water Initiative to Ban Fracking.

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CNN

Hillary Clinton's madcap media mob

If Hillary Clinton decides not to run for president -- and yes, that is still possible -- her return to the media lion's den might be a factor in her thinking..

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Biden: Use of term 'Shylocks' was bad choice

Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday his use of the term "Shylock," which some consider anti-Semitic, was "a poor choice of words."

Governor Signs Groundwater Management Laws

Governor Jerry Brown has signed a package of bills to regulate California's stressed groundwater supplies and tighten oversight of water at a time when groundwater levels are shrinking in the third year of a crippling drought.

Rob Ford

CNN

Rob Ford has cancer, to begin chemotherapy

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford soon will begin chemotherapy to treat a rare and aggressive cancer, a doctor at Mount Sinai Hospital in the city said Wednesday.

Dr. Zane Cohen said Ford has a malignant liposarcoma, and a second biopsy on his tumor done Monday ...

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Obama: US must back partners against ISIS

The U.S. is not returning combat troops to Iraq, President Barack Obama insisted again Wednesday, despite the suggestion by his top general that option is something the Pentagon could consider.

House Benghazi Select Committee hearing

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Latest Benghazi committee starts work

Two years after the terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, many Republicans still have unanswered questions about security issues related to the incident. But the first hearing of a new special congressional committee investigating the attack got underway Wednesday without the fireworks that have marked the many previous congressional inquiries.

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Hurdle removed for passing ISIS vote

For conservatives conflicted over how to vote on a major measure Wednesday that would fund the federal government and authorize the president to arm Syrian rebels, their decision might have gotten a bit easier.

Scotland independence vote

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Why is the U.S. nervous about Scottish vote?

Faced with the prospective divorce of its closest friend, the United States is following the advice column carefully: don't take sides, keep your opinions to yourself, and avoid getting dragged into the fray.

The complicating factor in this potential...

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House gives military authority to train, arm Syrian rebels

The House on Wednesday approved President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS.

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Obama pleased about Congress ISIS votes

President Barack Obama thanks lawmakers for approving aid for Syria rebels.

Measure P Debate Gives Voters Chance to Hear Both Sides

Measure P Debate Gives Voters Chance to Hear Both Sides

Voters had a chance to hear the Pros and Cons of Measure "P" at a forum sponsored by…

Governor Signs Groundwater Management Laws

Governor Jerry Brown has signed a package of bills to regulate California's stressed…

Undecided voters in Scotland

Undecided voters still wavering on Scottish independence

As Scotland's independence referendum approaches, undecided voters could decide the…

Hillary is thinking about it

Hillary: 'I am thinking about it'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells a politically charged Iowa crowd…

Matthew Todd Miller sentenced

American sentenced to hard labor in North Korea

American citizen Matthew Todd Miller has been convicted of committing "acts hostile"…

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Obama preparing for Tuesday debate

5 fun facts about Barack Obama

Happy birthday, Mr. President! President Barack Obama turned 53 on Monday. Find out…

Prince George

The British Monarchy

Prince George, who is third in line to the British throne, celebrates his first…

Slideshow: SB County Voters to Decide High-Intensity Petroleum Ban

Slideshow: Carpinteria Considers Two New Hotels

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SBCC Athletes Sporting Impact Monitor Headbands

Concussions in sports is a hot topic all across the nation. Now, a new device that…

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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…

Ramada Hotel Ducks

Update: Deadline Friday 5 p.m. - Two Ducks Need Names at Ramada Santa Barbara

Two ducklings at the Ramada Santa Barbara (Goleta) Hotel have a new home.  What…

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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…

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

NewsChannel 3 has a nice surprise for a woman who battled the City of Santa Barbara…

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'Glow In The Park' Lights Up Santa Barbara Sky

The night sky was filled with hot-air balloons at Elings Park in Santa Barbara…

Pismo Beach Surfers Honor 911 Victims

Pismo Surfers Honor 9/11 Victims

Local surfers chose to honor those who died in the September 11th attacks with a…

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Avocado Festival Donation will Help Future Farmers of America

A month before the California Avocado Festival, organizers have donated $3000. to…

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Meteorite makes big crater in Nicaragua

A meteorite crashed down in Managua, Nicaragua, late Saturday night, causing a loud…

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How researchers track great white sharks

Mary Lee has logged more than 16,000 miles in the past two years. She's been to…

BP oil spill, Deepwater Horizon fire

BP found 'grossly negligent' for Gulf spill

A single word change means BP could be on the hook for billions more for the worst…

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