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Could century-old theft explain mystery of gold coins?

Chief Clerk Walter Dimmick was convicted of stealing six bags of gold coins -- worth $30,000 -- from the U.S. Mint in San Francisco in 1901.<p>More than 100 years later, a California couple unearthed a secret stash of coins, with a combined face value of about $28,000. Most were minted in San …

Does California Rain Mean the Drought Is Over?

Recent storms bring respite to the parched state, but real relief may be a year away.<p>For the first time in over a year, a deep trough of low pressure is sweeping across California's skies, bringing soaking rainfall all the way from San Diego to the Oregon border. Finally, western hills show a tinge …

Clinton keeps pressure on Putin after comparing Crimea strategy to Hitler

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is "a tough guy with a thin skin," a day after she drew a parallel between his recent actions on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler in the late 1930s.<p>Clinton sought to clarify her …

March 'critical month' for Syria disarmament

March will be a "critical" month for Syria if it is to maintain its timetable for dismantling its chemical weapons arsenal, according to the United Nations official entrusted with overseeing the mission.<p>The remarks by Sigrid Kaag, special coordinator for a joint mission by the UN and the …