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  • Report: Congo rebels smuggling out $500 million a year in gold

    Report: Congo rebels smuggling out $500 million a year in gold
    M23 rebels in the lawless eastern reaches of the Democratic Republic of Congo have built alliances with local gangs to gain control of lucrative gold mines and smuggle out $500 million a year of the precious metal to finance their brutal attacks, a...
  • Hasn't the U.S. defaulted before?

    That's the question raised by James Grant in a Washington Post op-ed, and his answer -- as anyone who knows Grant might expect -- is yes. His real point is that it happens all the time, in a way, and will inevitably happen in the future. "On the...
  • 'Klondike' trailer: Richard Madden back in the pelt

    'Klondike' trailer: Richard Madden back in the pelt
    Have you been missing Robb Stark since his Red Wedding? Richard Madden won't be back on "Game of Thrones," but you only have a few more months to wait before the Scottish actor, bearded and in a different pelt, headlines the Discovery miniseries...
  • Mercury from Gold Rush mining still washing downstream in floods

    Mercury from Gold Rush mining still washing downstream in floods
    The destructive environmental legacy of Gold Rush mining in the Sierra Nevada could last for thousands of years in the form of ongoing erosion of mercury-laced sediments, according to new research. Mercury, a toxic heavy metal, was used in copious...
  • $12,000 reward for Gold Rush-era jewel box stolen from museum

     
    The Oakland Museum of California is offering a $12,000 reward for the safe recovery of a Gold Rush-era quartz- and gold-encrusted jewel box stolen from its permanent collection during a Monday burglary. The burglary was the second in as many......
  • Huell Howser memorial, sunset salute to be held at Griffith Observatory

     
    Admirers of Huell Howser will gather at Griffith Observatory next Tuesday for a sunset memorial organized by City Councilman Tom LaBonge....
  • 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...
  • Pictures in the News | April 16, 2013

     
    Pictures in the News | April 16, 2013...
  • “Making the Motherlode” special goes behind the scenes of Discovery’s “Gold Rush” Season 3

     
    Last Friday's airing of Gold Rush Live on Discovery Channel was the No. 1 series in all of television among Men 25-54/18-49 that night, with over 10 million people watching, according to Nielsen. So it's no surprise that Discovery would try to pan for...
  • Gold Rush Season 4 begins Oct. 25 on Discovery

     
    Discovery Channel announced that its highest-rated series, Gold Rush, will be back for Season 4 with a two-hour premiere Oct. 25 at 9pm ET/PT. The Gold Rush pre-show, The Dirt, will also be back, again hosted by series executive producer Christo Doyle,...