Jan 28, 2016

Chinese man stole protected seeds major U.S. firms

A Chinese man pleaded guilty in a U.S. court Wednesday to stealing patent-protected corn seed from agribusiness giants Monsanto and DuPont to take back to China for commercial use. Robert Mo Hailong, 46, participated in a plot to steal inbred corn seeds from the ...

Jan 21, 2016

Underwear-clad car owner foils theft in frigid Norway

A car thief in Norway got more than he bargained with when the owner of a vehicle he was taking, dressed only in his underwear, clung heroically to its roof in temperatures of minus 17 (about 1 F) to foil the theft. In a ...

'Grandpa gang' guilty of London's biggest burglary

Jan 15, 2016

'Grandpa gang' guilty of London's biggest burglary

Three men were found guilty on Thursday in the largest burglary in English legal history, a daring multimillion pound raid on a safe-deposit business in London’s jewelry district led by pensioners who had spent a life in crime. In a plot three years in ...

Dec 29, 2015

German dies after blowing up condom machine

Police in Germany say a man has died after he and two others blew up a condom machine and he was hit in the head by a flying piece of metal. Officers were alerted to the explosion Friday in Schoeppingen, near the Dutch border, ...

Nov 29, 2015

Brazilian police hunt copter-stealing Santa Claus

Brazilian police are hunting for a Sao Paulo Santa Claus who kicked off the Christmas shopping season by stealing a helicopter. The thief rented the aircraft late Friday from an air taxi service at the Campo Marte airport in Sao Paulo for a Black ...

Nov 27, 2015

Argentine police recover 2.5 tons of meteorite pieces

Argentine police seized 2.5 tons of bagged meteorite pieces from a house, police said Thursday, suspecting the potentially hugely lucrative consignment was bound for Europe. The meteorite pieces, which are protected by Argentine law, were arranged in bags throughout the house in the northern ...

Nov 26, 2015

Man pleads guilty to stealing human brains from Indiana medical museum

A 23-year-old Indiana man pleaded guilty Wednesday to breaking into a medical museum and stealing preserved human brains and other tissue that he then sold online, authorities said. David Charles, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty to six charges, including receiving stolen property, and burglary in ...