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  • After shootings, South Africa warns mines to do more for workers

     
    The mineral resources minister of South Africa warned mining companies on Monday to do more the improve workers' lives after 34 striking platinum miners protesting for higher pay were slain last month by police....
  • Jerry Brown authorizes California's first off-reservation tribal casinos

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown approved a plan for two tribes to open casinos away from their ancestral lands, a move that he said would create jobs and help local communities. But critics say the plan could lead to a massive expansion of gambling in California....
  • In South Africa, roughly 12,000 striking platinum miners fired

     
    In South Africa, the world's biggest producer of platinum has fired roughly 12,000 striking workers. Violence has erupted over other strikes in the country....
  • ‘Gold Rush’ to give away $100,000 to one viewer

     
    Discovery Channel's “Gold Rush” hopes to keep fans coming back with the Strike Gold Sweepstakes. The prize: $100,000 to a single viewer. Discovery's most popular series will start its third season later this month. The sweepstakes depends on...
  • This weekend: ‘Gold Rush’ returns; World Series continues; Ann Coulter visits Piers Morgan

     
    Sports, reality television and controversial celebrities stand out on this weekend's schedule. A few highlights: 1. ”Gold Rush,” Discovery Channel's most popular series, starts its third season in a big way Friday night. The show will offer...
  • Suspects arrested in Mariposa museum gold heist

     
    Four men suspected in the heist of more than $1 million in gold and gems from the California Mining and Minerals Museum in Mariposa have been arrested, investigators said, adding that more arrests were possible. Men dressed as ninjas and armed with pick-...
  • ‘Gold Rush’ hits ratings gold; will ‘A Gifted Man’ live?

     
    In Orlando, the top shows were "Undercover Boss" with 153,500 viewers, "Blue Bloods" with 142,800 and "A Gifted Man" with 128,100. Rounding out the top five were "Shark Tank" with 103,200 and "Primetime" with 87,400...
  • Discovery announces limited-run “Gold Rush” spinoff series

     
    The three crew leaders from Discovery Channel's Gold Rush series will be featured in a limited summer series called Gold Rush: South America, the network announced today. In Gold Rush: South America, premiering Aug. 2 at 9pm ET/PT, Gold Rush crew...
  • Interview: Scott Lomu and George Wright of “Jungle Gold”

     
    After averaging 2.65 million viewers a week during its first season on Discovery Channel last fall, Jungle Gold is back, having started Season 2 on Aug. 11 (now airing on Sundays). The series chronicles the continuing efforts of former real-estate dealers...
  • $1,000 or not, gold has been no slouch the last nine years

     
    Gold is trying to get the world's attention again. Its devotees say it shouldn't have to work this hard. The metal???s third attempt in 17 months to rise above the $1,000 mark -- and stay there -- failed last week.......
  • 'Feeding frenzy' sends precious metals surging

     
    Gold and other precious metals soared again today amid a buying stampede. Near-term gold futures in New York jumped $13.90, or 1.4%, to finish the session at $1,018.90 an ounce, a record closing high. Silver rocketed 43 cents, or 2.5%,......