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Porsche rents Sistine Chapel for Pope's charity

For its fans, getting into a Porsche can be like a religious experience, but it's probably no substitute for getting into the Sistine Chapel.

For the first time ever, the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican -- one of the world's most celebrated example o...

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From Audi

Audi driverless car hits 140 mph

An Audi RS7 performance car reached 140 miles per hour on a racetrack Sunday -- with no one behind the wheel.

The RS7 Piloted Driving Concept successfully lapped the Hockenheimring racetrack in Germany at high speeds using only computers and sensors ...

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From Chrysler

One in every five U.S. cars recalled this year

There have been 52 million car and truck recalls in the United States so far this year.

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Toyota recalls another 1.75 million cars

Toyota has issued three new recalls covering more than 1.75 million vehicles, the latest in a string of safety setbacks for the automaker.

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From Honda

Honda CR-V named SUV of the Year

Motor Trend magazine has named the revamped 2015 Honda CR-V its SUV of the year, beating out 18 other all-new or redesigned SUVs.

The CR-V wasn't completely redesigned for 2015. But Honda made significant improvements that put it over the top, Motor T...

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

From Chrysler

Chrysler recalls 184,000 SUVs with airbag problem

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 184,000 SUVs for a problem that could prevent the airbags from deploying.

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Chrysler finally returns to US stock market

Columbus Day seems like a fitting debut for Fiat Chrysler on the New York Stock Exchange, don't you think? This is an Italian-American success story after all.

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Tesla reveals the D: Two motors and all-wheel-drive

"The D" touted by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is here, and it's a dual motor, all-wheel-drive sedan with mind-bending performance numbers.

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GM victim accepts payout, but wants vindication

Candice Anderson says she will accept a payout from GM, but she doesn't think the score is settled.

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$547,000 for a parking space in Hong Kong

Forget a sea view mansion. In Hong Kong, parking spaces are some of the hottest properties on the market.

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Car shopping tips for the modern world

Car shopping isn't what is used to be. You can almost buy a car entirely online these days. But even with so much info at your fingertips there are some tips to keep in mind according to the experts:

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Reuters

GM recalls reach 30 million for year

If you own a General Motors vehicle, it's worth the few seconds it takes to go on the company's website to check if your car has been recalled.

Gas Prices

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Gas prices dip below $3

Gas for less than $3 a gallon is coming to a station near you, if it's not there…

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Oil prices plunging despite ISIS

Oil prices have fallen sharply over the past few months -- even though the…

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Kia Soul now plugs in

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version…

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Nevada driver charged $975 for gas

Imagine you put $10 worth of gas in your car using your debit card and got billed…

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Glitch leads to 1-cent gas at Illinois station

An Illinois gas station caused traffic jams over the weekend when it accidentally…

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Company creates robotic gas pumps

If you don`t like getting out of your car to pump gas, then the future looks bright…

Local Headlines

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Edwards’ Death Remains A Mystery

Medical examiners in Las Vegas couldn't determine what killed a 27-year-old…

Local Teachers Take Orders For McTeacher's Night

If you go to McDonald's this week - a familiar face may be taking your order. The…

Woman Arrested For Second DUI After Crashing Into Stopped Car

A woman is behind bars this morning after police say she rear-ended another vehicle…

Man Arrested For Exposing Private Parts To Motel Housekeeper

A San Luis Obispo man was charged with indecent exposure over the weekend after…

Whooping Cough Spreads At Local Private School

Whooping Cough Spreads At Local Private School

Five students at the Waldorf School have pertussis

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Cuesta College’s Bond Measure L

On Nov. 4 San Luis Obispo County and parts of Monterey county voters are expected…

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Father of Los Osos Woman Found Dead in Nevada Speaks Out

"Margay touched so many lives, and was so outgoing and gregarious", says Jeff…

Plea for Help from Family of Murdered Santa Maria Man

As Javier Limon Jr. stares at a collection of photographs of his late father Javier…

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

In this Tipline story, we help a man battered by life. A series of tragic events…

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

NewsChannel 3 has a nice surprise for a woman who battled the City of Santa Barbara…

Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark #49, also known as the Irene and Frances…

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Tipline Warning: Bill Collectors Accused of Using Illegal Threats

An out of state bill collector may be going to far to get people to pay a past debt…

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Variety United Raises Money For Casa Esperanza

'Variety United' Show Benefits Casa Esperanza

The Variety United show hit the stage at the Marjorie Luke Theater in Santa Barbara…

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Goleta-Based Nonprofit Sends Ebola Supplies to Guinea

Direct Relief, a Goleta-based humanitarian nonprofit organization, sent out its 19th…

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Hearts Therapeutic Needs New Donations for Horse Riding Program to Help Children and Adults

The Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center is expanding its facility and services…

Another Child s Wish Granted Through Make-A-Wish

Preteen Gets "Wish" Granted to Go to Big Apple

There are many things in life we take for granted but for some children, it's their…

Jack Johnson Surprises UC Santa Barbara Community

Students Come Together to Remember Isla Vista Tragedy

Thousands of U.C. Santa Barbara students gathered at Storke Plaza in Isla Vista for…

Local Priest Blesses Santa Barbara Zoo Animals

Local Priest Blesses Santa Barbara Zoo Animals

The annual Blessing of the Animals celebrates the life of patron Saint Francis of…

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