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Arroyo Grande City Council To Investigate Alleged Sex Scandal

City Council decided to move forward with a private investigation from an unbiased outside investigator to find out what really happened between two city employees.

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New Zealand's National Party takes election

New Zealand's center-right National Party, led by Prime Minister John Key, won Saturday's general election with 48% of the vote, according to a complete preliminary count.

It was followed by the Labour Party, which took 25% of the vote, the Green Part...

One in Seven Californians Living in Poverty

The poverty rate in California declined in 2013, but according to a recent statewide study, one in seven Californians live below the poverty line and over a third of these people are children.

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Ron Paul blasts war with ISIS

Sen. Rand Paul said this week that he would vote in favor of going to war with ISIS, but his father, former Rep. Ron Paul, made it clear Friday night that he sharply opposes further U.S. involvement in the Mideast region.

Opponents try to oust GOP senator without Dem. candidate

The Democratic candidate running for Senate in Kansas took his case to the state Supreme Court this week to get his name off the ballot. And he won.

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Biden lauds infamous senator

At a women's leadership event, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday briefly praised a senator notoriously known for resigning amid sexual harassment allegations.

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Democrats making hard sell to women

Democrats were making an election-year pitch to women on Friday, mindful of their past advantage among the voting bloc and hoping to convince enough women to cast ballots for their candidates in November's mid-term contests.

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Efforts underway to change GOP on gay marriage

Gay conservatives are undertaking the most coordinated effort yet to change the Republican Party's position on same-sex marriage. Their approach: one state and one Republican activist at a time.

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Man jumps White House fence, gets into building

A man jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors into the building before he was captured, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told CNN.

Part of the White House was evacuated after a disturbance was init...

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Congress dodges ISIS bill on its way out

The smell of exhaust from idling cars fills up the Capitol parking lot. Congressional aides have their engines revved -- ready to whisk their bosses to train stations and airports as soon as they cast their last vote.

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Chelsea Clinton baby watch: What we know

Here's what we do know about next week: Bill and Hillary Clinton will kick off the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on September 21.

Here's what we don't know: will they be grandparents yet?

Why are we asking right now?

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Obama sets new plan against college assaults

The Obama administration is launching a big new offensive: Combating sexual assault on college campuses.

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On camera: White House fence jumper runs across lawn

A man jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North…

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Scotland rejects independence

Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom -- along with England, Wales and…

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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…

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

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Arroyo Grande City Council To Investigate Alleged Sex Scandal

City Council decided to move forward with a private investigation from an unbiased…

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Fire Out At Vandenberg Air Force Base

A fire broke out at Vandenberg Air Force Base around 12:30 p.m. Saturday on Santa…

Santa Barbara Couple Airlifted Out of Cabo San Lucas

Santa Barbara Couple Airlifted Out of Hurricane Stricken Cabo San Lucas

The couple was stranded for days along with thousands of other U.S. tourists

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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…

Environmental News

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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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