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Woman pleads no contest to sneaking onto Southwest flight from San Jose to Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO—A woman who made it through airport security without a boarding pass and took a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanour trespassing charge. Marilyn Jean Hartman entered her plea to wilfully and unlawfully entering Los Angeles as a stowaway on an aircraft, a misdemeanour, …

Officials: Woman tried 3 times to get past airport security before sneaking onto plane

SAN FRANCISCO—A woman who took a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket tried at least three times that day to breach airport security before she managed to board the plane, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday. It was the San Jose airport’s second security breach in recent months, after …

Man wanted in FBI explosives case arrested

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco social media maven and former political consultant wanted on suspicion of possessing explosives is in FBI custody after a three-day manhunt. The San Francisco police caught Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II, 42, on Monday afternoon in his car near Crissy Field, just south of the Golden Gate Bridge. Though Chamberlain …

Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide, the company said Friday. The world’s largest mobile-phone maker said users will be able to activate for free its “Find My Mobile” and “Reactivation Lock” anti-theft features to …

Investigators looking into whether welding to blame for huge San Francisco fire

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco fire investigators on Wednesday were looking into whether welding work was to blame for a huge blaze that tore through an apartment building construction site, threatening nearby buildings, prompting evacuations and forcing officials to call in about half the city’s on-duty firefighters to prevent its spread. As fire crews doused hotspots in …