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 ...

Swimmer Tomita denies stealing camera in South Korea

Nov 7, 2014

Swimmer Tomita denies stealing camera in South Korea

Swimmer Naoya Tomita has denied stealing a camera from a member of a South Korean media organization at a competition venue during the Asian Games in the city of Incheon on Sept. 25. “I didn’t steal the camera,” Tomita, 25, told a news conference ...

Oct 30, 2014

Swimmer Tomita plans to deny stealing camera

Swimmer Naoya Tomita, who was summarily indicted for stealing a camera at last month’s Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, plans to deny committing the theft, according to an informed source. Tomita, 25, intends to give an explanation of what happened at a news ...

Sep 25, 2014

Medical records are worth more to hackers than credit cards

A person’s medical information can be worth 10 times more than a credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned health care providers to guard against cyberattacks after one of the largest U.S. hospital operators, Community Health Systems Inc., said ...