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PolitiCalGov. 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....
World NowThe 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....
World NowIn 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....
The spot price of gold lurched up Thursday as anticipation of new stimulus measures worldwide grew. The precious metal was up 1.9% to $1,669.10 an ounce, propelled in part by an unexpected rise in jobless claims that highlighted the job market's...
L.A. NOWFour 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-...
NEW YORK — Anton Chekhov is always with us in the theater. But this summer his work has been especially prevalent, serving as an inspirational model for such contemporary playwrights as Tracy Letts, Andrew Upton and Annie Baker. Having recently...
François Bon knows about the hidden cemetery just behind the Grande Arche, a minimalist monument to modernity that looms over France's version of Wall Street, or La Défense. The decision to surround the office buildings in one of Europe's largest...
My brother, John, tried to sleep during the boring part of the three-hour trip from Los Angeles to Convict Lake in the Eastern Sierra. Fortunately, I was driving. Besides, I don't think there's a boring part, especially once you get on U.S. 395 in the...
World NowPeru's president declares state of emergency as protests against proposed mine continue...
World NowPeru's President Ollanta Humala will swear in one new minster late Sunday and possibly reshuffle other positions....
Money & CompanyFrankincense production could plunge in 15 years, a problem for Magi at Christmas....
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