2,200 pillaged ancient artifacts are seized in Europe

Jan 29, 2015

2,200 pillaged ancient artifacts are seized in Europe

Over 2,200 looted artifacts, many from ancient Egypt, were seized as part of a European crackdown that also snared 35 suspected traffickers, Europol announced Wednesday. Among the most valuable of the recovered cultural items was a majestic bust of the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet worth ...

Jan 24, 2015

$300,000 in fine wine stolen from famed restaurant is recovered

More than $300,000 in world-class wine stolen from a famed Napa Valley restaurant has been recovered from a private cellar on the other side of America. But the mystery of who broke into the unmarked wine room at the world-renowned French Laundry eatery and ...

Jan 16, 2015

Needles, toothpicks found in food packages; YouTube teen sought

The Metropolitan Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for a 19-year-old boy seen in YouTube videos shoplifting and poking toothpicks into food packages at supermarkets and convenience stores. Needles have also been found in food. Police said Thursday the unemployed Tokyo resident is ...

Doorless Indian village sure thieves won't come knocking

Jan 6, 2015

Doorless Indian village sure thieves won't come knocking

Members of the Gade family proudly show off a stash of rupees kept in an unlocked tin barrel in their bedroom, despite their home not having a front door. In Shani Shingnapur village in western India, residents see little need for such security, thanks ...

Dec 24, 2014

Ceiling collapse leaves Chinese panty thief exposed

A Chinese man who stole hundreds of pieces of ladies’ underwear had his secret exposed after an emergency exit ceiling where he had been storing his hoard collapsed, state media reported. The man, surnamed Tang and in his 30s, admitted to having mental problems ...

Dec 18, 2014

$10 million in stolen Los Angeles art recovered

Authorities have recovered $10 million worth of art — including paintings by Chagall and Diego Rivera — that were stolen in one of Los Angeles’ largest art heists. The FBI and Los Angeles recovered nine pieces of art at a Los Angeles hotel in ...

Dec 3, 2014

About 100 brains missing from University of Texas

The University of Texas at Austin is missing about 100 brains — about half of the specimens the university had in a collection of brains preserved in jars of formaldehyde. One of the missing brains is believed to have belonged to clock tower sniper ...

Nov 18, 2014

Former jockey held in theft of four horses

A former jockey who once captured a victory at a national athletic meet has been arrested in Tochigi Prefecture for allegedlly stealing and selling four horses that had been raised for food, police said. Kazuki Tsuruta, 26, is being held on suspicion of selling ...