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Volkswagen to compensate US dealers over emissions scandal

The cost of Volkswagen's emissions scandal keeps climbing. The company has now agreed on compensation for the dealerships that had diesel VW cars on their lots that turned out to be rigged to cheat on emissions tests.


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Singapore residents can now ride in a self-driving taxi

The race to offer self-driving vehicles is in full swing around the world.

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Uber tests $2 flat rate fares to take on public transit

It costs $2.25 to ride a city bus in San Francisco. Uber thinks you can do better.

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Don't trust automatic braking to prevent a crash, says AAA

Automatic braking is a great safety feature which will soon be standard on virtually all new cars in the United States. But don't trust it to keep you out of an accident, AAA says.

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Tesla's new model as fast as Ferrari, Porsche

Tesla's cars are now among the fastest on Earth.

The company said Tuesday that a new battery will allow its Model S to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds -- making it the fastest production car in the world.

To be fair, the Porsche 918 Spyder and ...

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Volkswagen cuts Golf output in dispute with suppliers

Volkswagen is being forced to cut production of cars in Germany.

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Is Uber's push for self-driving cars a job killer?

Uber has generated thousands of jobs since launching in 2009. But that trend could be shifting.

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Surprise! More $450K Ford GT supercars are on the way!

If you were one of the 6,000 people who missed the chance to buy the $450,000 Ford GT supercar, we have good news!

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Judge rejects $100 million settlement between Uber and drivers

A federal judge has rejected a proposed $100 million settlement between Uber and its drivers.

The deal between Uber and drivers in California and Massachusetts did not compensate drivers enough, the judge ruled.

The April settlement was three years in ...

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Uber will offer free rides in self-driving Volvos

The newest Uber driver in Pittsburgh isn't a person -- but a Volvo XC90.

Uber is launching public trials of fully self-driving cars in Pittsburgh this month. This is the first time Americans will get a chance to ride in a self-driving car.

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Jaguar, Shelby Cobra set world records at auction

Two world records were set Friday night for the most expensive British- and American-made cars ever sold at auction.

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Self-driving buses are roaming the streets of Helsinki

The bus stops, and then moves forward, but the driver's nowhere to be seen.

Two self-driving minibuses began plying the roads of Helsinki this week -- in real traffic.

The small electric buses were developed by a French company EasyMile and can transpo...

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Cheap gas helps fuel surge in traffic deaths for 2nd year

Cheap gas and an improving economy have been blamed for a soaring number of traffic…

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Gas prices begin to rise again

According to AAA, gas prices have increased for six days straight and 12 of the…

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Venezuela chaos: The biggest threat to cheap oil

Venezuela's deepening chaos could soon create tremors in the global oil markets.…


Bank of America: It's time to buy oil stocks

It's no secret that when oil prices rise, energy stocks tag along for the ride.

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OPEC keeps pumping oil at full bore, output up again

Despite low oil prices, the growth in crude production is continuing unabated.

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Kuwait is hiking gas prices by up to 83%

Drivers in Kuwait may be in for a serious case of 'sticker shock' as gas prices soar…

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Chumash helping with water for Rey fire fight

Chumash Tribe Helping with Fire Fight by Providing Water

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has offered its wastewater supply to help…

Suspects in Santa Maria String of Car Burglaries Arrested

Two Santa Maria men alleged to be responsible for numerous "window smash" car…

Chimney Fire in SLO County Burns 45,008 Acres, 51% Containment

Follow this thread for continued updates on the Chimney Fire.

Slideshow: Chimney…

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Watch Friday Football Focus - Week One

We're back for the 2016-2017 season! Did you miss the clip of your favorite player…

Police Investigating Atascadero Walgreens Armed Robbery

Atascadero police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred just before…

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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…

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Chimney Fire Firefighters Get Boost From Caring Canines

SLODOG licensed therapy dogs providing welcome comfort, distraction.

Sprouts Farmers Market Opens In Goleta

A new grocery store just opened up in Goleta. Sprouts Farmers Market opened its…

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Free Glasses Offered from The Eyeglass Factory for Students in Need

As the school year gets underway, the Eyeglass Factory is offering free glasses for…

Central Coast Kids Receive Free Dental Care

Hundreds of kids are receiving free dental care this Thursday. The free dental care…

Local Real Estate Agent to Donate Entire Commission to Cottage Children's Medical Center

A Santa Barbara real estate agent promises to donate 100% of his commission to…

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