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A Russian Tupolev Tu-95 long-range strategic bomber. (UK Ministry of Defence/Wikimedia Commons)

Moscow Dismisses U.S. Concerns Over Russian Military Flights Along California Coast

Russia has dismissed comments by the commander of U.S. air forces in the Pacific linking Russian military flights near the California coast and the island of Guam as a show of force over the Ukraine crisis.

05/09/2014

The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Gay Rights Group Petitions Olympic Committee To Ban Anti-LGBT Host Cities

More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

04/16/2014

A gay rights activists takes part in a rally in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Supervisor, Gay Rights Activists Call On City Employees To Divest From Russian Investments

The call has been led by Supervisor Scott Wiener, after Russia passed a law criminalizing any activity that supports gay rights.

04/10/2014

A sign at Hewlett-Packard headquarters in Palo Alto. (John G. Mabanglo/AFP/Getty Images)

Hewlett-Packard Agrees To Pay $108 Million Penalty To Settle Foreign Bribery Charges

Hewlett-Packard Co. and its Russian, Polish and Mexican subsidiaries agreed Wednesday to pay $108 million in penalties to settle criminal and civil charges of paying bribes and illegal commissions to secure foreign government contracts.

04/09/2014

Elon Musk testifies before U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on National Security Space Launch Programs, March 5, 2014. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Tesla’s Elon Musk Uses Crisis In Ukraine To Tout His SpaceX Company

At a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Musk said his rival in the world of military satellites, United Launch Alliance, has rockets made partially in Russia.

03/06/2014

Viktor Kee, a juggler with Cirque du Soleil, is traveling across the country in support of Ukraine, March 3, 2014. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

Cirque du Soleil Performer Plans Trip From Bay Area To NY To Help Ukraine

Viktor Kee, a star juggler with Cirque du Soleil, is driving across the country, starting in San Francisco, to help people in his native Ukraine.

03/03/2014

US Polina Edmunds performs in the Women's Figure Skating Short Program at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 19, 2014. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

South Bay Olympic Figure Skater Polina Edmunds Makes Debut In Sochi

15-year old South Bay figure skater Polina Edmunds takes to the ice in Sochi Russia Wednesday morning.

02/19/2014

KPIX 5 reporter Len Ramirez gets scanned with 3-D technology developed by Artec Group of Palo Alto. (CBS)

Palo Alto Firm Provides 3-D Facial Recognition Technology For Olympics In Sochi

A Silicon Valley firm is providing state-of-the-art facial recognition technology currently being used at the international airport in Sochi, Russia to identify athletes, fans, and dignitaries attending the Olympics.

02/11/2014

The United States Olympic team enters the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Security Concerns Not Enough To Shake Bay Area Olympians’ Confidence

Olympic athletes from the Bay Area have been looking forward to Friday’s opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, but while some admit to being worried about security, there are others who aren’t over thinking it.

02/07/2014

The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Olympics In Russia A Hot Spot For Hackers

As people from all over the world are gathering in Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics to watch top athletes, it is also apparently a gathering spot for hackers. There are reports that people are being hacked the second they log onto a Russian network.

02/06/2014

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