• How to April 27, 2021 7:50 am

    Explained: How to Save Airline Credit

    One year ago, after COVID-19 hit, millions of families canceled millions of airline tickets and got credit. Twelve months later, it’s likely a good time to book especially if you’re not actually ready to fly. Consumer Investigator Chris Chmura explains how that works.

  • coronavirus March 16, 2020 3:27 am

    How and When to Cancel Airline Tickets During Coronavirus Pandemic

    Wondering how and when you should reconsider travel plans during the coronavirus pandemic? NBC Bay Area consumer investigator Chris Chmura takes a look at how nonrefundable tickets may be exchangeable and what you can do.

  • Duncan Hunter December 3, 2019 9:00 pm

    ‘I've Made Mistakes': Rep. Hunter Pleads Guilty

    Rep. Duncan Hunter speaks to media after pleading guilty in his corruption case.

  • California December 4, 2019 1:38 am

    US Rep. Duncan Hunter Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charge

    California Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy to misuse campaign funds and could face up to five years in prison when he is sentenced in March.

  • California December 3, 2019 7:17 pm

    US Rep. Hunter to Plead Guilty to Corruption Charge, Leave Seat

    California Rep. Duncan Hunter said he plans to plead guilty to misusing campaign funds and is prepared to go to jail. It’s a stunning turn of events for the six-term Republican who had steadfastly denied wrongdoing and claimed he was the victim of a political witch hunt by federal prosecutors. Hunter had pleaded not guilty, but in an interview that...

  • Virginia March 29, 2019 10:06 pm

    Virginia Woman Accused of Embezzling $93K From Company for Wedding

    A Virginia woman is accused of embezzling more than $93,000, which she allegedly funneled toward her wedding and buttocks lift, among other expenses.

  • NBC November 25, 2019 12:12 pm

    Man Books 4 Airline Tickets, Gets 96 + $58K Bill

    A man looks to book a simple roundtrip flight for his family of four, but mistakenly winds up with enough airline seats to occupy one third of a jumbo jet. He hit turbulence trying to get a refund. NBC Bay Area’s Consumer Reporter Chris Chmura reports.

  • NBC January 26, 2019 3:45 pm

    Man Books 4 Airline Tickets, Gets 96 + $58K Bill

    A man looks to book a simple roundtrip flight for his family of four, but mistakenly winds up with enough airline seats to occupy one third of a jumbo jet. He hit turbulence trying to get a refund.

  • United States January 23, 2019 5:39 am

    3 From Michigan Charged With Planning to Aid Islamic State

    Federal prosecutors say three Michigan residents have been charged with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group. They say FBI agents arrested Muse Abdikadir Muse, Mohamud Abdikadir Muse and Mohamed Salat Haji on Monday, and prosecutors charged the Lansing residents in a complaint filed Tuesday.

  • New York January 13, 2019 5:30 am

    To Ovations, Hamilton's Star Reprises Role in Puerto Rico

    Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical “Hamilton” to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise millions of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

  • New York January 12, 2019 1:30 am

    Hamilton's Star Reprising Role in Puerto Rico to Raise Funds

    Lin-Manuel Miranda is reprising his lead role in the hit musical “Hamilton” on Friday night to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

  • JUDGE September 17, 2018 5:34 pm

    WikiLeaks Docs Show Assange Bid for Russian Visa

    Julian Assange had just pulled off one of the biggest scoops in journalistic history, splaying the innards of American diplomacy across the web. But technology firms were cutting ties to his website, WikiLeaks, cable news pundits were calling for his head and a Swedish sex crime case was threatening to put him behind bars. Caught in a vise, the silver-haired...

  • Baltimore September 8, 2018 12:44 am

    Sen. Kamala Harris Given LAPD Protection, Even When She Wasn't in LA

    Armed, plain-clothes LAPD officers were dispatched to California cities outside of Los Angeles at least a dozen times to provide security for US Senator Kamala Harris at public events, media appearances, and a party.

  • NBC June 6, 2018 8:46 pm

    Puerto Rican Families Set to Lose FEMA Housing Assistance

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Transitional Shelter Assistance Program, which is providing short-term housing assistance to Puerto Rican families that are still displaced by Hurricane Maria and living in hotels, is set to end on June 30, NBC News reported. About 2,300 families are still in TSA-participating hotels in 28 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, according to FEMA. “Those families...

  • San Francisco April 12, 2018 6:48 pm

    Fly Now, Pay Later: Are Travel Loans a Good Deal?

    hand? A search for airline tickets can bring your dream down to earth, if the steep fares charged by many airlines outstrip your savings. What if you could book your trip today and pay for it later — without maxing out your credit cards? Major airlines including American Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines integrate buy-now-pay-later concepts into their...

  • Deputy District Attorney April 11, 2018 5:58 pm

    SJ School Board Member to Serve Time for Theft of Funds, Perjury

    The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office announced today that jail time has been handed down to a longtime San Jose school board member for spending money raised for a bond measure on himself and hiding it.

  • Donald Trump April 10, 2018 12:23 am

    Trump Stands by EPA Chief as Probes Into His Conduct Expand

    Scott Pruitt is facing new and expanded ethics investigations for his handling of taxpayer dollars and possible perks he’s gotten as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Staff for the Republican-led House Oversight committee confirmed Monday that it has expanded its review of Pruitt’s travel spending to now include ethical questions surrounding his bargain $50-a-night rental of a Capitol Hill...

  • Donald Trump April 4, 2018 1:32 am

    EPA Chief Draws Trump Praise, and Ire

    President Donald Trump offered a measured gesture of support for the embattled head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, but those words of encouragement for Scott Pruitt also came with a White House warning about the ethical questions surrounding his travel spending and ties to Washington lobbyists. “I hope he’s going to be great,” Trump told reporters, declining to...

  • attorney general July 11, 2018 12:12 am

    EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns Amid Ethics Probes

    Scott Pruitt, the embattled head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has resigned, becoming the latest official to leave the Trump administration. “I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,” President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday. Trump tweeted that as of Monday, Pruitt will be replaced by deputy EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler, who will...

  • Donald Trump February 15, 2018 4:57 am

    EPA Chief Says He Flies First Class Due to Security Concerns

    The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer expense, saying he needs to fly first class because of unpleasant interactions with other travelers. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt spoke about his flight costs on Tuesday in a pair of interviews in New Hampshire, following a first-class flight to meet with...

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