Suspect in killing of pregnant Lyft driver pleads not guilty

U.S. 02/07/19, 15:44

A transient has pleaded not guilty to killing a pregnant Lyft driver and her fetus in suburban Phoenix while stealing her SUV.Court officials say 20-year-old Fabian Durazo entered the pleas Thursday to two counts of first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and auto theft.Durazo was arrested near Quartzsite, nearly 150 miles ...

Belgian prosecutors probe theft at attack lawyer’s office

Europe 01/30/19, 09:03

Belgian prosecutors said Wednesday that they are investigating an apparent attempt to intimidate a lawyer in the trial of a suspect in the 2014 shooting attack at the Brussels Jewish Museum.The Brussels prosecutor's office said that a baseball bat and false Kalashnikov assault rifle were left on the lawyer's desk ...

Russian police recover painting stolen in broad daylight

Europe 01/28/19, 02:54

Police have found the painting that was stolen a day ago from Moscow's famed museum of Russian art in broad daylight.The painting of mountain ridges by Arkhip Kuindzhi, titled "Ai-Petri. Crimea," was stolen in front of confused visitors Sunday at the Tretyakov Gallery. Witnesses described a young man who removed ...

Painting stolen from Moscow gallery as witnesses watch

Europe 01/27/19, 17:05

Police say a painting by a noted Russian landscape artist has been stolen from Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery, apparently in front confused witnesses. The painting of mountain ridges by Arkhip Kuindzhi, titled "Ai-Petri. Crimea," was reported missing from the Tretyakpv, a premier museum of Russian art, on Sunday. Russian Interior Ministry spokeswoman Irina ...

Theft of church painting puzzles Belgian police

Entertainment 01/16/19, 13:55

It's probably not a long-lost painting by Michelangelo. It almost certainly wasn't stolen by a sophisticated gang of international art thieves. But the disappearance of a painting that a priest claimed resembled a work by the Renaissance master has Belgian investigators scratching their heads.The wood-mounted art piece — "The Silence ...

4 weddings and a robbery? Hugh Grant seeks script return

Entertainment 01/14/19, 07:49

British actor Hugh Grant has a plea for the thief who broke into his car: Please return the script that was inside.Grant, who shot to fame in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" in 1994, tweeted about the robbery late Sunday night.He said that in "the unlikely chance that anyone knows ...

4 on trial over theft of huge gold coin from Berlin museum

Europe 01/10/19, 05:00

Four young men have gone on trial over the brazen theft of a 100-kilogram (221-pound) Canadian gold coin from a Berlin museum.The "Big Maple Leaf" coin, worth several million dollars, was stolen from the Bode Museum in March 2017.Three men, identified only as Wissam R., Ahmed R. and Wayci R., ...

President calls on Mexicans to help in battling fuel thefts

World 01/09/19, 13:58

Mexico's new president issued an emotional appeal to his countrymen to help battle against fuel thefts on Wednesday, as long lines spread to gas stations in Mexico City.The multi-state fuel scarcity arose after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador decided to close government pipelines riddled with illegal fuel taps drilled by ...

Greek police hunt for 2 fugitives who escaped prison

Europe 01/02/19, 08:56

Greek police have launched a manhunt for two inmates who escaped from Greece's largest prison at Korydallos, west of Athens, apparently by cutting the bars of their cell and scaling the prison walls.Police said Wednesday the two men, brothers who were convicted of thefts and robberies, apparently escaped after the ...

Yemen rebels deny UN accusations of stealing aid deliveries

Africa 01/01/19, 05:57

Yemen's Houthi rebels are denying accusations by the United Nations food agency that they are stealing "from the mouths of hungry people" and diverting food deliveries.Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, head of the Supreme Revolutionary Council, says in a statement Tuesday the rebels were "surprised" by World Food Program allegations.He says WFP ...

UN threatens to slash Yemen food aid over theft by rebels

World 12/31/18, 11:11

The U.N. food agency on Monday threatened to suspend some aid shipments to Yemen if the Houthi rebels do not investigate and stop theft and fraud in food distribution, warning that the suspension would effect some 3 million people.The World Food Programme's ultimatum was an unprecedentedly strong warning, pointing to ...

Retired robot’s clothing stolen from Walt Disney World

U.S. 12/27/18, 18:09

Authorities say they're investigating the theft of clothing that belonged to a retired animatronic character at Walt Disney World.The Orange County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that the theft occurred in August. The stolen items had belonged to Buzzy, who was part of the now-closed "Wonders of Life" attraction at Epcot.Investigators ...

China suspected in huge Marriott data breach, official says

Politics 12/12/18, 19:37

Investigators believe hackers working on behalf of China's main intelligence agency are responsible for a massive data breach involving the theft of personal information from as many as 500 million guests of the Marriott hotel chain, a U.S. official said Tuesday, Dec. 11. Investigators suspect the hackers were working on behalf ...

Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves

U.S. 12/11/18, 17:43

The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch the thieves with some trickery of their own.Police in Jersey City, across the Hudson River from New York, are teaming ...

Missing zoo meerkat case solved with 3 charged in Australia

Amazing 11/14/18, 23:29

It wasn't grand theft. It was tiny.But the snatching of a baby meerkat from a zoo has not only become a major story in the Australian city of Perth, it has led to the arrest of three people.In September, Perth Zoo was ready to publicly show off its new month-old ...

Croatia arrests 4 suspected thieves in Venice jewel heist

World 11/08/18, 13:38

Croatian police said Thursday they have arrested four suspects in the brazen theft last January of precious Indian jewels from the famed Al Thani Collection that were on display in a Venetian palace.The men, all Croatians ranging in age from 43 to 60, were arrested Wednesday after a months-long joint ...

US charges Chinese companies in trade secrets theft

Politics 11/01/18, 13:56

The United States has charged companies in China and Taiwan and three individuals with stealing trade secrets from a U.S. semi-conductor company, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The prosecution comes amid heighted trade tensions between China and the U.S., and as American officials raise alarms about the threat of Chinese economic ...

Man arrested trying to steal Magna Carta from UK cathedral

Europe 10/26/18, 02:50

British police have arrested a man suspected of trying to steal a Magna Carta from its display case at Salisbury Cathedral.Wiltshire Police said Friday that cathedral alarms sounded Thursday afternoon when a person tried to smash the glass box surrounding the Magna Carta.The Magna Carta granted by King John in ...

4 indicted over theft of huge gold coin from Berlin museum

Europe 10/17/18, 07:10

German prosecutors have indicted four young men over the brazen theft of a 100-kilogram (221-pound) Canadian gold coin from a Berlin museum.The "Big Maple Leaf" coin, worth several million dollars, was stolen from the Bode Museum in March 2017. Berlin prosecutors said Wednesday that they have filed charges of theft ...

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