Serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman released from Chicago jail

The homeless woman who gained international notoriety for sneaking into airports and onto planes in the Bay Area -- most notably at San Francisco International Airport and at Mineta San Jose International Airport -- was ordered to be released from jail Thursday night by a Cook County judge for "time served," according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.  
San Diego's mayor says a deal has been reached with Comic-Con organizers to keep the comic book and pop culture convention in town through 2018.  
A woman was shot several times early Thursday morning at the Motel 6 in Rohnert Park during what appears to be an encounter involving prostitution, the Department of Public Safety said.  
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Admission rates for the University of California plummeted to their lowest levels this year, with figures released Thursday certain to fuel more criticism that the state's premier public university has become increasingly inaccessible to qualified applicants. Systemwide, the percentage of California resident freshmen applicants offered admission fell 2.9 percentage points to 60 percent.  
Police are continuing to investigate why a motorcycle collided into and injured several people Wednesday night on Market Street in San Francisco.  
(Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)
Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast. 
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.