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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 ...

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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.

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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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Google patent would glue pedestrians to self-driving cars

Google just got a patent for a special kind of coating on self-driving cars that could help prevent pedestrian injuries.

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Tesla is selling $2 billion of its stock to accelerate its Model 3 production

Tesla is selling $2 billion of its stock to finance the increased production capacity needed to meet the demand for its new Model 3 car.

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Mitsubishi Motors president quitting amid fuel economy scandal

Top executives at Mitsubishi Motors are resigning, weeks after the company admitted it falsified fuel economy tests affecting hundreds of thousands of cars.

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Uber stops offering motorcycle taxis in Thailand

Uber's newly launched motorcycle taxi service in Bangkok, Thailand, has come to a screeching halt.

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Tesla vows to 'do right' by illegal foreign workers

Tesla admits that foreign workers employed to expand its factory should not have been hired, including one who was seriously injured on the job.

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Driver in China fined for stacking 3 trucks

In a stunt that gives new meaning to the phrase traffic pile-up, a Chinese man has been fined for driving three trucks stacked together down a freeway, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

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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…

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7 crazy numbers about the world's biggest oil company

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

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Saudi Arabia just fired its oil minister

Saudi Arabia has fired long-serving oil minister Ali al-Naimi as it seeks to limit…

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This oil stock crashed 30 percent this week

Oil prices has stopped crashing, but oilfield services company Weatherford…

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Santa Barbara High Seniors Choose Transgender Prom Queen

Santa Barbara High Seniors Choose Transgender Prom Queen

It was ditch day at Santa Barbara High Monday,giving seniors another day of rest…

May 23 Marks Voter Registration Deadline for California Residents

Today is the deadline to register to vote, or changes some aspect of your existing…

New Farmworkers Housing Project Proposed for Santa Barbara County

A proposed housing project for farmworkers near Santa Maria will be presented to the…

Attempted Santa Maria Murder Victim Subdues Suspect

Santa Maria police arrested 33-year-old Bradley Charles Teixeira for attempted…

UC Santa Barbara Honors Victims Of Isla Vista Tragedy On Two-Year Anniversary

A special performance was held in Storke Plaza to remember the six UCSB students…

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Victim in Ojai Valley Homicide Identified

The Ventura County Coroner's Office identified the victim in an Ojai Valley homicide…

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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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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…

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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…

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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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Free Shoes For Group Of Underprivileged Kids In Santa Barbara

A large group of  underprivileged kids in Santa Barbara received a special treat. A…

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