| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:02 AM
In 1990, Becker's Fine Jeweler had just opened its downtown Hartford store when a recession hit — and one that hit New England harder than anywhere else.
"I had to lay off 40 percent of my staff," said Paul Becker, who founded the West Hartford...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 1:34 PM
It's the end of an era: Harry Reid, the senator famously from the dusty, desert mining town of Searchlight, Nev., is relocating to Las Vegas.
The Democratic leader's office announced Monday that Reid and his wife, Landra, his high school sweetheart of...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Fourth-graders Sam West and Dani Thomas-Nathan sat behind a booth Friday morning selling copies of the Golden Gazette newspaper for $1 each.
It was 1849 at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, the peak of the California Gold Rush, and Gold Town was...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Obamacare premiums in Los Angeles will rise less than 1% next year for the most widely sold coverage, a new study shows.
Across the country, rates for a benchmark silver plan will actually go down slightly in 2015, according to an analysis of health...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 4:50 PM
A supervisor in the California government office that regulates mines is under investigation for alleged conflicts of interest, including co-ownership of a Northern California gold-mining company within his jurisdiction, ethics officials confirmed on...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Firefighters were making progress early Monday against a wind-driven wildfire in Northern California that has scorched 650 acres near a Gold Rush-era town and forced evacuations of 200 homes.
The blaze, dubbed the Oregon fire, started about 4:36 p.m....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Weaker winds and cooler temperatures allowed firefighters to make significant progress on a large wildfire sparked by an unhitched boat trailer near one of California's historic Gold Rush-era towns.
In addition to strengthening their containment line on...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Gold Rush Days festivities in Old Sacramento have been canceled because of the state's continued drought, officials said Monday.
The event, which traditionally takes place over Labor Day weekend, requires too much water, said Steve Hammond, president...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 7:10 AM
Luis Ruiz Diaz, of Coconut Creek, claimed a $500,000 prize in the Gold Rush Tripler Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. Ruiz Diaz purchased his ticket at M & S Food Store, located at 4400 W Sample Road in Coconut Creek....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The Sundance Institute has announced the selected films for the U.S. and World Cinema dramatic and documentary competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. This year's festival will be held Jan. 16-26 in...
| Nov 27, 2013
For many of us, lying in a lounge chair at poolside or on a towel in the sand gets boring after a while. We'd like to put some pizazz in our vacations but don't want to take out special insurance policies to cover, say, sky diving. But even the biggest...