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2015 set to be warmest on record; cities consider going car-free

Oslo is the first major city to announce ambitions to go car-free by 2019, pledging a comprehensive and permanent ban in the Norwegian capital -- but it's not the only urban hub trying to reduce its reliance on cars.

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Volkswagen is giving workers a very long holiday

Volkswagen is giving its German workers nearly a month off over Christmas and the New Year in the wake of an emissions scandal that has hurt sales and staff morale.

A spokesman for the automaker confirmed that production at all Volkswagen's plants in ...

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Fiat Chrysler will put workers' kids through college

How's this for a job perk? Fiat Chrysler is giving dealership workers and their family members a free ride to college. The new benefit is supposed to woo the best workers.

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Marines to spend $225M on amphibious vehicles

The U.S. Marine Corps is spending $225 million as it takes another stab at replacing its aging fleet of amphibious assault vehicles.

The Marine Corps on Tuesday awarded two contractors -- BAE Systems and SAIC -- contracts to develop 13 prototypes of ...

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Volkswagen emissions scandal: German officials open tax probe

German prosecutors have launched another investigation into Volkswagen -- this one about possible tax issues stemming from the emissions scandal.

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Ford recalls half a million vehicles over fuel tank issue

Ford is recalling nearly half a million vehicles over a potential fuel tank issue.

The 451,865 affected vehicles include 2010 and 2011 models of Ford Fusions and Mercury Milans made and sold in North America, according to a company statement.

Some of ...

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Ford recalls 450k cars

Ford is recalling nearly a half million cars because of possible fuel leaks.

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UAW ratifies contract with Ford

Nearly 150,000 autoworkers are getting a raise.

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Hyundai recalls Sonatas over brake light issue

More than 300,000 Hyundai Sonata cars have been recalled because of a brake light problem

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UAW approves GM contract

The United Auto Workers union has given the final OK to a new four-year contract with General Motors.

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Tesla recalling Model S Sedans

The entire fleet of Tesla Model S sedans have been recalled

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VW cuts costs to deal with emissions scandal

Volkswagen is cutting back on its investment plans next year as it continues to grapple with the cost of its emissions scandal.

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Airlines saved $11B on fuel last year

The nation's four top airlines have saved a combined $11.1 billion in fuel costs in…

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Epic oil glut sparks super tanker 'traffic jams' at sea

Here's a traffic jam that will actually make drivers smile. It's no secret that a…

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Oil sinks back below $40

Crude oil tumbled below $40 a barrel on Wednesday for the first time since…

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$2 gas coming soon for most of the US

Driving over the river and through the woods will be quite a bit cheaper this…

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AAA: Gas prices have leveled off

The average price per gallon of gasoline nationwide has leveled off at $2.29

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Much like the information coming from our First Alert weather center, people along…

Concerns Grow As Guadalupe Designates Location for Adult Shop

In the tight-knit town of Guadalupe, residents are talking about a plan that would…


Local Planned Parenthood Center Remains Open Despite Violence In Colorado

The doors at the Planned Parenthood opened as usual Monday, just days after a…

Authorities Search For Inmate Who Walked Away From SLO Camp

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to…

Class Action Complaint Filed Against Sansum Clinic

A Santa Barbara-based law firm has filed a wage and hour class action lawsuit…

Cyber Monday Shopping Tips

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and on Monday Americans are turning…

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Tipline Investigation Wild Uber Ride

Tipline Investigation: Wild Uber Ride

Had too much to drink? Call Uber and get home safe. But, what if the Uber driver is…

Tipline Investigation What s Really Inside

Tipline Investigation: What's Really Inside?

If you've ever bought a brand new iPhone, you know how exciting it is to unwrap the…

Tipline Investigation: Nipomo Berry Farmer Battles UPS

Randy Pudwill admits he lost faith in humanity for about six months. It all started…

Tipline Investigation Bogus Car Deal Shatters Friendship

Tipline Investigation: A Bad Car Deal Shatters a Friendship

It all started with two best friends and a used car. Let's just say the friendship…

NewsChannel 3 Investigation Helps Santa Maria Couple Get The

NewsChannel 3 Investigation Helps Santa Maria Couple Get Their Home Back

Two years of court ordered frustration forced a Santa Maria couple to call our…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, has been the law since 1990. But,…

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Warming Shelters Open in Santa Barbara County

Several Santa Barbara County warming centers have opened their doors due to the…


Water Saving Mobile Car Wash Helps During Drought

A mobile car wash in Santa Barbara is cleaning up during the drought.  The service…

Adopting a Senior for the Holiday Season

A Buellton man and his family found a way to make the giving of gift cards make a…

Four churches unite for Thanksgiving food drive

Big Turkey and Chicken Drive by Four Churches Gives Meals for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Four Montecito churches have united to have a large one day Thanksgiving turkey and…

Goleta Barbers Gives Free Hair Cuts To Kids

Kids Get Free Haircuts In Goleta

Kids filled the chairs at Goleta Barbers on Saturday.


SEE International Art Show Restores Sight With Locally Produced Abstract Work

The SEE International art show at the Santa Barbara Library will help to restore…

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