Posted 2:48 AM 12/11/2013 by Associated Press
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - A Dutch couple is finally heading home after months as captives in Yemen but they're not talking about who was behind the abduction or the circumstances surrounding the kidnapping. Dutch journalist Judith Spiegel and her partner Boudewijn Berendsen (BOW'-duh-wihn (More)
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Posted 2:46 AM 12/11/2013 by Associated Press
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The body of Nelson Mandela is lying in state at the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years ago as South Africa's first black president. Motorcycle-riding police officers escorted the hearse carrying Mandela's flag-draped casket from a military (More)
Posted 2:45 AM 12/11/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new poll finds Americans hold Congress in strikingly low regard as a midterm election year nears. Nearly two-thirds say they would like to see their House member replaced. The Associated Press-GfK poll finds that elected officials in Washington are not benefiting (More)
Posted 2:44 AM 12/11/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Republicans and President Barack Obama are lining up behind a modest but hard-won bipartisan budget agreement that seeks to replace a portion of tough spending cuts facing the Pentagon and domestic agencies. The deal to ease those cuts for two years is aimed less (More)
Posted 2:43 AM 12/11/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are ready to propel another one of President Barack Obama's court picks through the Senate, now that outnumbered Republicans have less power to block the president's nominees than they used to. The Senate planned Wednesday to consider Obama's choice of (More)
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Posted 2:42 AM 12/11/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - About 75 percent of young women believe the U.S. needs to do more to bring about equality in the workplace. A new study finds women feel that way despite a narrowing pay gap and steady employment gains for women at higher levels of business and government. Those (More)
Posted 2:41 AM 12/11/2013 by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a hearing Wednesday to try to learn why so many things went wrong when an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport in July, leaving three people dead and more than 150 injured. (More)
Posted 2:39 AM 12/11/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
The judge for the Timothy McNally murder trial might rule on the defense team's motion for a new trial Wednesday.
In October, a jury found the former Lompoc prison guard guilty of second degree murder.
He was accused of shooting and killing Gary Bent, another prison guard, in a (More)
Posted 2:35 AM 12/11/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
The Santa Barbara Zoo has three new Toyota 4runners.
Conservationists and zookeepers who study endangered species will use the cars for field work.
The zoo will be able to transport staff and volunteers to Ventura County to monitor California Condor nesting.
The Santa Barbara (More)
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Posted 2:31 AM 12/11/2013 by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is having a public meeting for the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge Wednesday night.
They will talk about future management of the refuge.
The meeting goes from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Ramona Garden Park Center, which is (More)
Posted 11:14 PM 12/10/2013 by Ed Zuchelli, KSBY News
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding the man who robbed a Santa Maria liquor store at gunpoint.
It happened around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Far Western Liquor Store in the 3400 block of Orcutt Road.
Posted 10:43 PM 12/10/2013 by ASSOCIATED PRESS
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The casket of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, draped in the multi-colored South African flag, has arrived at the seat of power in the country's capital for public viewing. Motorcycle-riding police officers escorted the casket Wednesday morning from 1 (More)
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