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Local Spotlight: Dr. Ballard at UCSB Sunday

The man who found the most famous shipwreck of all will stop by his alma mater in Santa Barbara on Sunday. Robert Ballard is a geophysicist, marine geologist, oceanographer, and explorer, whose discoveries include the wrecks of the Titanic, the Bismarck, John F. Kennedy's PT boat and scores of other ancient shipwrecks, some dating back 750 years before the...

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Local Spotlight: Dr. Ballard at UCSB Sunday

The man who found the most famous shipwreck of all will stop by his alma mater in Santa Barbara on Sunday. Robert Ballard is a geophysicist, marine geologist, oceanographer, and explorer, whose discoveries include the wrecks of the Titanic, the Bismarck, John F. Kennedy's PT boat and scores of... Read Story

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1 hour 46 minutes ago

Arrest made in medical building shooting

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) - Police have arrested an 84-year-old man in connection with a shooting at a San Francisco Bay Area medical building. Daly City police Lt. David Mackriss tells the San Francisco Chronicle Raymond Iwase was taken into custody around 10 p.m. Wednesday at his home and booked... Read Story

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1 hour 49 minutes ago

Survey: Americans plan bigger vacations this year

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The frugality of the Great Recession may be history. Orbitz senior editor Jeanenne Tornatore (jeh-NEEN' TOR'-nah-tor) says the travel website's survey finds 88 percent of Americans plan real vacations this year. She says "people don't talk staycation anymore," as was popular a few years ago. This... Read Story

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Applications for US unemployment aid jump to 329K

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 last week, though the gain likely reflected temporary layoffs in the week before Easter. The Labor Department says the four-week average of applications, a less volatile number, rose 4,750 to 316,750. The... Read Story

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Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon commission has ordered a waste-to-power facility to stop accepting boxed medical waste after learning it might be using the remains of aborted fetuses from British Columbia to generate electricity. Sam Brentano, chairman of the Marion County board of commissioners, said late Wednesday the board... Read Story

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