Politics Dianne Feinstein

  • Carter Page, an adviser to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speaks at the graduation ceremony for the New Economic School in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 8, 2016. Page is a former investment banker who previously worked in Russia.

    Officials are concerned that Carter Page has spoken with the Kremlin about lifting economic sanctions on Russia, Yahoo said.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Top Democrats in U.S legislative intelligence committees accused Russia of trying to influence the Nov. 8 U.S. election via computer hacking.

  • The seal of the F.B.I.

    U.S. intelligence officials told top congressional leaders a year ago that Russian hackers were attacking the Democratic Party, three sources said.

  • NEW YORK/ ST. LOUIS, AUGUST 10- In 2011, amid a crackdown on international money laundering, the U.S. Treasury Department tried to close a loophole that authorities said allows drug cartels to move bulk cash across borders on gift and other prepaid cards. The U.S. Department of Justice estimated in 2009 that up to $24 billion in cash is smuggled into Mexico each year,...

  • Online poker in California

    A classic moral debate — regulation versus prohibition — has rekindled in California as regulators consider legalizing online poker.

  • A potential customer browses guns on display.

    Led by Civil Rights veteran Rep. John Lewis, House Democrats are trying to force a vote on gun control, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- Seven Democratic senators urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to block two mergers of major health insurance companies, saying that the proposed deals would mean higher premiums and lower-quality healthcare for consumers. "We urge the DOJ to challenge these mergers from proceeding and to prevent the damage they would cause to...

  • NEW YORK, June 14- Bioenergy produced from crops does not threaten food supplies, researchers funded by the U.S. government, World Bank and others said in a report on Tuesday, dealing a potential blow to critics of the country's biofuels program. Environmentalists and others have long argued that the increased use of ethanol, produced from corn in the United...

  • WASHINGTON, June 13- Leading U.S. Senate Democrats on Monday urged quick passage of legislation defeated last year to impose additional gun controls in the wake of the weekend mass shooting in Florida. Four Democratic senators, led by Chuck Schumer of New York, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, called for immediate passage of a bill preventing people on "terror watch lists"...

  • A protestor holds up an iPhone that reads, 'No Entry' outside of the the Apple store on 5th Avenue on February 23, 2016 in New York City.

    Apple refused to give its source code to the Chinese government, according to Apple's general counsel. NBCNews reports.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- Security researchers and civil liberties advocates on Friday condemned draft legislation leaked from the U.S. Senate that would let judges order technology companies to assist law enforcement agencies in breaking into encrypted data. The long-awaited bill is emerging just as the U.S. Justice Department redoubles its efforts to use the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 6- The White House is declining to offer public support for long-awaited legislation that would give federal judges clearer authority to order technology companies like Apple to help law enforcement crack encrypted data, according to sources familiar with the discussions. Though the White House has reviewed the text and offered feedback,...

  • An Apple Inc. iPhone is covered with chains

    The fiery debate over cybersecurity hits a boiling point as the Feds press Apple to provide access to a terrorist's iPhone.

  • Hillary Clinton (C) raises her arms while joining 13 female senators for a "Women for Hillary" endorsement event and fundraiser in Washington November 30, 2015. With her are (from left): Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Patty Murray (D-WA).

    A notable no-show provokes a question has nipped at Clinton's heels throughout her campaign. NBC News reports.

  • Cyber security data privacy

    The Paris terror attacks have led many government officials to demand access to electronic communications. But the tech industry so far isn't budging.

  • Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division go over last minute details before going out on the U.S. military's last combat patrol in the country, at Camp Adder on December 16, 2011 near Nasiriyah, Iraq.

    The U.S. has dispatched similar teams around the world and they have been unable to affect outcomes. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10- Record-high retail prices for gasoline in California began to ease on Wednesday, receding from an unprecedented jump to $5 a gallon in some areas, even as further refinery disruptions threatened to slow the decline.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 9- California's record-high gas prices held steady on Tuesday and were expected to begin dropping later in the week, but a rise in wholesale prices suggested the decline could be more moderate than market analysts had previously anticipated.

  • SAN FRANCISCO-- The rise in California gasoline prices has slowed after recent jarring increases, but nonetheless the cost of a gallon inched up to another record high, even as officials hope their emergency action will help ease the sticker shock.

  • SAN FRANCISCO-- California has set a state record for gasoline prices _ but the hikes may be slowing. The highest average price in the state, at $4.75, is in the San Luis Obispo, Atascadero and Paso Robles area.