Hwy 101 Re-Opens at El Capitan State Beach

The California Highway Patrol has re-opened Highway 101 after an RV overturned, shutting down northbound lanes Friday afternoon.

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Webb: One show not enough to fully criticize Clinton's record

Democrat Jim Webb needs more than one show if you want him to critique Hillary Clinton's record as secretary of state.

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Perry's lawyers call cancer research accusation 'red herring'

Rick Perry's lawyers pushed back against a central accusation by Democrats that the Texas governor's office was being investigated about questionable funding for a cancer research project.

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State Senate Passes Bill Linked To Isla Vista Massacre

A bill that would require officers to review a gun-owners database during a welfare check unanimously passed in the California State Senate.

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Perry: It's possible ISIS has crossed southern border

It's a "very real possibility" that individuals with the extremist group ISIS may have crossed into the United States at the southern border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday, though he added he doesn't have any evidence.

Because the border is inse...

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In New Hampshire, Rick Perry says he's getting prepared

Returning to New Hampshire for the first time since his failed 2012 presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday he has learned "some really, really good humbling lessons."

Perhaps the biggest among them, he said, was preparation.

"I don't ...

Elizabeth Warren

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Warren, through lawyer, disavows Ready for Warren

Elizabeth Warren is not Ready for Warren.

In a letter to the Federal Election Commission Friday, Warren fully disavowed herself of Ready for Warren, a super PAC with the explicit goal of encouraging the liberal Massachusetts senator to run for preside...

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Romney: Clinton won't be able to distance herself from Obama

Mitt Romney feels vindicated by Hillary Clinton.

Ferguson Fallout Leads To Peaceful Local Protest

About 75 people of all ages and backgrounds turned out for a vigil and march along State Street in Santa Barbara on Thursday night.

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CNN

Reid cracks Asian jokes, apologizes

Harry Reid, who faulted his 2010 Republican opponent for making an insensitive remark to Asian-Americans, cracked two Asian-themed jokes at a Las Vegas event Thursday.

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Ryan gleefully dumps ice water on Romney

"It is cold." That's what Mitt Romney said, letting out a slight chuckle after his former running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, dumped a bucket of ice water on his head.

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Hagel: ISIS 'beyond anything we have seen'

America's top defense officials left open the possibility of targeting ISIS fighters in Syria, saying during a news briefing Thursday that it was not enough to just hit the extremist group in Iraq.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempse...

Scott Brown

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N.H. Poll: Brown, Shaheen statistically tied

Republican Scott Brown appears to be closing the gap in his U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, according to a new survey released Thursday.

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The Pentagon says it tried and failed to rescue American hostages like James Foley…

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Obama: 'No just God' would support ISIS

President Barack Obama speaks on the death of James Foley, saying "no just God"…

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Former President George W. Bush takes the ALS ice bucket challenge, then challenges…

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Cal Poly Players Charged in Fraternity Robbery

On Friday, prosecutors announced five now-suspended players from the Cal Poly…

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State Senate Passes Bill Linked To Isla Vista Massacre

A bill that would require officers to review a gun-owners database during a welfare…

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California Employers Will Soon Pick Up Some CellPhone Tabs

Workers took on their employer over the cost of using their personal cellphones at…

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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…

Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark #49, also known as the Irene and Frances…

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Father/daughter duo spend summer volunteering

Father/Daughter Pair Learn Valuable Lessons Outside Classroom

While many students took the summer break to vacation and enjoy the time off from…

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Westmont College Staffers Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

Westmont College President Gayle Beebe took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge…

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Through Tragedy The Community of Goleta Comes Together

Police continue to investigate a homicide in Goleta, following the tragedy, a group…

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Weird sea critters invade West Coast beaches

Thousands of strange sea creatures are washing ashore on California beaches,…

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Mexico puts out the welcome mat for Big Oil

Mexico's landmark energy reform -- so long in the making -- is starting to take…

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Gulf 'dead zone' is the size of Connecticut

The Gulf of Mexico has a "dead zone" the size of the state of Connecticut.

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