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French gas shortages fuel interest in electric cars

When's the best time to advertise electric cars? The middle of a gas shortage.

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French workers step up protests, hit fuel supply

Burning tires, tear gas and clashes with riot police -- the ugly scenes that come with workers' strikes are all too familiar in France, a country constantly trying to balance its culture of workers' rights with a more efficient economy.

Such scenes ar...

Google self-driving car

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Google is taking its self-driving cars to Detroit

Google has tested its self-driving cars in states like Nevada, Washington and Arizona. Locals near its home base in Mountain View, California, have become accustomed to seeing teeny cars that look like a koala at stoplights.

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1 in 3 gas stations in France is running dry

Gas stations across France are running out of fuel.

Workers protesting against new labor laws imposed by the French government have gone on strike at all eight of the country's oil refineries.

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Volkswagen invests $300 million in Uber competitor Gett

You may not have heard of Gett, but don't discount it. The Uber and Lyft competitor just got a major boost from Volkswagen.

Gett, an Uber-like service that's popular in Europe, announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with the Volkswagen ...

Cameron to discuss trade issues with Chris Christie

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UK PM buys used car for wife

When used car dealer Iain Harris took a call saying the prime minister was on his way to buy a modestly-priced motor, he assumed it was one of his friends playing a prank on him.

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Toyota adds 1.6 million cars to airbag recall

Toyota is recalling 1.6 million additional vehicles over concerns with airbag inflaters from the Japanese parts manufacturer Takata.

According to several news services, the announcement came Monday after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

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This self-driving car company is on fire

One of the hottest tech stocks of the past year and a half is helping to make driverless cars a reality.

Uber Car

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For Uber, Lagos is bigger than London

Uber launched in Lagos less than two years ago, but executives say business in the Nigerian city is booming despite fuel shortages and an economic slump.

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Want a Tesla? Get a job at this company

Forget about on-site massages and free dry cleaning. This tech company is giving its employees Teslas.

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Scandal-plagued VW gives 120,000 workers a 5% pay hike

Volkswagen is in big trouble over its emissions cheating scandal, but that's not stopping its workers from getting a healthy raise and bonus.

Uber is testing its first self-driving car

If you live in Pittsburgh, keep an eye out for a self-driving Uber.

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Gas station in Paris

French workers step up protests, hit fuel supply

Burning tires, tear gas and clashes with riot police -- the ugly scenes that come…

Gas station in France

1 in 3 gas stations in France is running dry

Gas stations across France are running out of fuel.

Workers protesting against new…

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Oil prices hit highest level in 7 months

In case you haven't noticed, oil prices are staging a strong recovery and inching…

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Goldman Sachs calls end to cheap oil

So that's it for cheap oil.

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Man who foresaw oil crash bets against Saudi Arabia

Two years ago, Zach Schreiber correctly predicted the epic oil crash. Now he's…

Oil barrels

7 crazy numbers about the world's biggest oil company

It's time to start paying attention to Saudi Aramco.

Local Headlines

Weekend Picks 5-27

Weekend Picks 05-27-16

Check out some of the fun things going on up and down the Coast.

Vegetation Fire Erupts at a Downtown Santa Barbara Bridge

Santa Barbara County and City fire crews put out a vegetation fire on the 4200 Block…

Bernie Sanders Campaigns For Votes in Ventura

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Campaigns For Votes in Ventura County

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday became the first presidential candidate to put on a…

Starbucks Opens Military Family Store in Port Hueneme

Starbucks is designating its Port Hueneme Starbucks in the Mandalay Village…

More Suspects Arrested in Murder of Santa Maria Teen Marcos Ramos

Santa Maria police arrested three more suspects in connection with the murder of…

Solano County Amber Alert Suspect Dies in Solvang Police Shootout

The latest on the pursuit and shooting of an Amber Alert suspect killed in…

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Plains All American Pipeline Stock Plunges After Refugio Oil Spill

NewsChannel 3 continues our special series of reports into the Refugio oil spill…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: SLO Porsche Crash Leads to Bogus Story

You've probably heard the saying that 'honesty is the best policy." What you're…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Fire Chief Fights to Fix Fatal Flaws in the 911 System

Who has a better system for identifying and processing mobile phone calls? The 9-1-…

Tipline Investigation: U.S. Senate Candidate Accused of Making Threats

We have a follow up to a Tipline Investigation that we broke two weeks ago. It…

Tipline Investigation Tracking Bad Bank Transfers

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Pismo Beach Man Battles Bank of America to Recover $1,900

Sometimes the smallest errors can turn into the biggest headaches. A viewer in…

Tipline Felon Seeks U S Senate Seat

Tipline Investigation: Felon Seeks U.S. Senate Seat

Our Tipline investigation puts the spotlight on a felon who wants to represent you…

What's Right

Sheriff's Deputies Serve up Food for Special Olympics

The Tip a Cop dinner at Petrini's Italian Restaurant in Goleta raised money for the…

Brianna Hammond Runs with a Purpose

Westmont College Alum Running Ultramarathon to Benefit Kids in DR Congo

Brianna Hammond is getting kids sponsored as she trains for 56 mile run

Happy Body Shop invites apprentices to work this summer

Auto Shop Partners With Santa Barbara High School

A local body shop is taking on high school apprentices.

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CanoeMobile Makes a Splash in Local Waters

The CanoeMobile has made a splash in local waters where it was used in four outings…

Wacky Solstice Servers

Dine Out for Solstice at Pascucci Raises Money for Upcoming Celebration

Wacky servers were at every turn Thursday night for the annual Dine Out for Solstice…

Cinco de Mayo Continues at Harding School

Continue Cinco de Mayo Celebrations Friday Evening

You can continue Cinco de Mayo celebrations tonight and help raise money to benefit…

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