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Ford's darkest day in 5 years

Ford just waved a caution flag on American car sales. The No. 2 U.S. auto maker warned on Thursday of a growing list of global risks and suggested the previously-roaring American market may have peaked.

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Inside Tesla's ginormous Gigafactory

Out in the desert, just off Electric Avenue east of Sparks, Nevada, over 1,000 workers are building what will be the largest building in the world in terms of its footprint over the ground.

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Tesla's autopilot remains in the spotlight

The federal government released preliminary findings Tuesday from an investigation into the fatal Tesla crash that killed a driver using autopilot in May.

The National Transportation Safety Board report found that Joshua Brown was driving 74 mph in a...

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Transport Accident Commission via CNN

Meet Graham, a 'human' designed to survive a car crash

To up your chances of surviving a car accident, it would help if your ultra-thick ribcage were lined with sacs that served as natural airbags and if your face were flattened, your skull much larger, your skin thicker and your knees able to move in al...

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Top Volkswagen execs accused of fraud

Top Volkswagen executives engaged in a "massive fraud" to intentionally sell diesel cars that violated emissions rules, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by the New York and Massachusetts attorneys general.

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Tesla's grand plan: tiny buses, electric semis, self-driving taxis

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk isn't happy just selling cars.

In a "master plan" published Wednesday night, Musk revealed plans to sell electric buses, pick-up trucks, semis and a small SUV.

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Volkswagen profits back on track, despite scandal

Embattled German automaker Volkswagen said it will be able to post better-than-expected profits when it reports results next week, despite the costs and other problems associated with its diesel emissions scandal.

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Car-sharing helping cities with their transit issues

There's a promising fix for any city with transportation issues -- and car ownership has nothing to do with it.

A new study found that cities that turn to a flexible type of car-sharing stand to benefit from less pollution, less traffic and more parking.

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Ford teams up with .... Jose Cuervo

Tequila and cars don't seem like a good pairing at first glance.

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Takata settles case of woman who died 2 years after crash

Takata settled a lawsuit Friday with the family of an elderly woman who died two years after her airbag deployed with such force that it caused injuries that left her a quadriplegic.

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Fiat Chrysler sales numbers probed by Feds

Fiat Chrysler is under investigation for allegedly inflating its sales figures.

The automaker confirmed Monday that both the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are conducting probes.

Fiat Chrysler has been reporting some of t...

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Uber hits 2 billion rides

Uber has completed two billion rides on its platform.

At 12:16 a.m. ET on June 18, 147 new Uber rides started -- pushing the company into the land of multi-billion rides, said CEO Travis Kalanick in a Facebook post.

Gas Prices

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Oil giant Exxon profits crash 59% to 17-year lows

Even the mighty ExxonMobil has been hobbled by cheap oil.

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Oil prices fall to 3-month lows

Crude oil wasn't invited to the big party on Wall Street this month.

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America's gas glut could send prices even lower

Now's the time to plan that cross-country road trip.

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EPA lowers fuel economy expectations

Low gas prices mean more SUVs -- and that's led the EPA to lower its forecast for…

OPEC in standoff with US

OPEC oil production on the rise again

OPEC is pumping out more oil than at any time in recent history. The Organization…

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Gas prices fall for 30 days straight

Gas prices have continued to drop for 30 days straight across the country with the…

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McNish Classic yacht race won by Dennis Conner

McNish Classic Yacht Race Won By Dennis Conner

Legendary America's Cup winner Dennis Conner just won his weight in champaign by…

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16-Year-Old Cambria boy Drowns at Lake Nacimiento

Authorities located the body of 16-year-old Dante Garcia Mora of Cambria who drowned…

Dallas Cowboys Hold First Training Camp Practice In Oxnard

The Dallas Cowboys took to River Ridge Field for pre-season training for the first…

Paso Robles Man Suspected of Raping 16-Year-Old

Paso Robles Police Department arrested 18-year-old Aaron Jacob Duran of Paso Robles…

Firearms Seized from Felons in Santa Maria and Lompoc

Four firearms were seized from felons over two days in Santa Maria and Lompoc.

Sophisticated, Multi-Million Dollar Marijuana Grow Discovered In Ventura County

An 80 acre parcel off Grand Avenue outside Fillmore -- one portion registered to an…

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PLAINS INVESTIGATION

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

Hundreds of Santa Barbara County Kids Play Olympic Style Games

Over 300 kids from United Way of Santa Barbara County will be play in their own…

California Wine Festival Brings Northern And Southern California Vintners Together in Santa Barbara

Northern, Central and Southern California winemakers found themselves at the center…

Local After School Program Recognized for Helping to Keep Kids Healthy

Seven Santa Barbara Schools were recognized with Distinguished After School Health (…

Rehabilitated Elephant Seal Pups Return to the Ocean

Rehabilitated Elephant Seal Pups Return to the Ocean

Channel Island Coast Guard and California Wildlife Commission team members worked to…

Hundreds of Kids Experience Classical Music in Santa Barbara's 'Fun in the Sun' Event

More than 300 kids will visit the Music Academy of the West and watch and exclusive…

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade Preparations Underway

The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade will be taking over the city tomorrow, but…

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