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Afghanistan, US sign security deal

The United States and Afghanistan signed a long-delayed security agreement Tuesday that will allow U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the previous December deadline to withdraw.

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Secret Service director faces hearing over WH breach

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is expected to face sharp questioning Tuesday over security at the White House.

Indian PM Narendra Modi


Three courses for Obama; warm water for Modi

Diners who attended President Barack Obama's evening meal Monday were treated to a three-course menu of fusion fare with hints of the subcontinent. Not partaking: the guest of honor, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is midway through a strict religious fast.

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Poll: Big swing nationally for Dems

Five weeks before the November midterm elections, voters give Democrats an edge over Republicans, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday.


California Becomes First in the Nation to Define When ‘Yes Means Yes’

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law on Sunday, that makes California the first in the nation to have a clear definition of when people agree to engage in sex.

Increase in Water Tankers Raises Concern Over Misuse During the Drought

Big sprawling green lawns in the middle of an exceptional drought, along with the increase in water tankers in Montecito and Carpinteria have led to complaints lately.

Veteran's Tax Bill Signed by Governor at the Urging of Carpinteria's 'Hot Dog Man'

Carpinteria's Hot Dog Man, Bill Connell knows more about tax laws than most people selling a $3.00 item from a small cart on an out-of-the-way street corner.

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Officials: Fence jumper made it far into W.H.

The man who jumped the White House fence earlier this month and breached the mansion's doors actually made it farther than originally thought, officials said Monday.

James Foley in bushes

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James Foley's family gets transit ad pulled

A transit advertisement depicting deceased American journalist James Foley moments before he was beheaded by ISIS was pulled from circulation in New York and San Francisco.

Navy conducts strikes against ISIS targets

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Next step: Keeping anti-ISIS coalition

As military operations against ISIS continue, there is a less visible, but no less important, diplomatic front, as the United States seeks to recruit new international members and keep Arab nations committed and willing to help strike both within Iraq and Syria.

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Ex-top Washington Post editor in hospice care

Ben Bradlee, the former top editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal, is in hospice care as his health has declined over the past six weeks, his wife said in a C-SPAN interview.

Bradlee, 93, began end-of-...

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Poll: Is US hawkish or dovish?

With the United States now launching airstrikes in Syria -- the seventh country bombed under the Obama administration---debate over foreign policy has once again ballooned, pitting the interventionist hawks against non-interventionist doves.

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California First in Nation to Define When ‘Yes Means Yes'

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on Sunday, that makes California the first…

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Hong Kong protests

What’s driving Hong Kong protests?

Ivan Watson explains the grievances and goals driving Hong Kong's pro-democracy…

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White House intruder got farther than first reported

The White House fence-jumper swept past a secret service officer and ran around the…

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Obama: US 'underestimated' ISIS

President Barack Obama admits the United States "underestimated" ISIS in a televised…

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ISIS defector speaks out

One man who recently left the ranks of ISIS says the militants took precautions…

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5 fun facts about Barack Obama

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

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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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LUSD Gets New Central Kitchen

The Orfalea Foundation School Food Initiative brings healthier food alternatives to…

Santa Maria Police Looking For Hit Run-Driver

Santa Maria police are looking for a driver who took off after hitting a young woman…


New Students Urged to Improve Isla Vista Community

UCSB alumni, faculty and student representatives offered words of advice to members…

Newsroom Tipline

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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Breakfast Of Champions Draws Big Crowd In Santa Paula

'Breakfast Of Champions' Draws Big Crowd in Santa Paula

Hundreds of supporters for the Santa Clara Valley Boys and Girls Club woke up early…

Thriller Fundraiser Set for October 25

Thriller Flashmob and Fundraiser Set For October 25

It may not be Halloween, but some people are already in the dancing mood for next…

She.Is.Beautiful Run Benefits Girls Inc.

More than two thousand women and girls compete in the She.is.Beautiful run in Santa…

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Wildlife population decline

World has lost half its wildlife in 40 years

The world's animal population has halved in 40 years as humans put unsustainable…

Earthships built from scraps

Earthships, new homes made from old junk

The ability to live completely off the grid is now a reality courtesy of solar homes…

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A Swedish way to stay green

Sun, wind and water now rule an area that was once polluted and derelict.

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