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The protest ended after police had entered the church several times and spoken with parishioners by cell phone.

Police Commander Keith Sulzer says six protesters were inside the church. No one was arrested.


Toyota to recall 270,000 cars

WASHINGTON — Toyota Motor Corp. announced Thursday night it will recall 270,000 vehicles worldwide to fix faulty engines in the latest setback for the world’s No. 1 automaker.

The recalled vehicles include seven luxury Lexus sedan models as well as the popular Crown, Toyota spokesman Paul Nolasco said. Of the 270,000 recalled cars, some 180,000 were sold overseas and 90,000 in Japan.

The latest quality lapse comes as the world’s largest automaker scrambles to repair its reputation after the recall of 8.5 million vehicles around the globe because of problems with sticking accelerator pedals.

Toyota was slapped with a record $16.4 million fine in the United States for acting too slowly to recall vehicles with defects.

Toyota said it received about 200 complaints in Japan about faulty engines. Some drivers told Toyota that engines made a strange noise.

Toyota has said there were no reports of accidents linked to the faulty engines.

From wire dispatches and staff reports