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Artist Ai Weiwei Free After Confessing to Tax Evasion Says Chinese...

BEIJING (AP).- Renowned artist Ai Weiwei, among the most prominent activists detained in China's sweeping recent crackdown on dissent, was released on bail Wednesday after confessing to tax evasion, official media said. Ai's release after nearly three ...

Hospital’s CT Scans of Egyptian Mummy Help Vermont’s Medical Examiner Solve...

BURLINGTON, VT (AP).- A childhood fascination with archaeology and a chance encounter with a 2,700-year-old Egyptian mummy are helping Vermont doctors and law enforcement officials find truth in some of the most challenging of modern-day crimes: the un...

Hospital’s CT Scans of Egyptian Mummy Help Vermont’s Medical Examiner Solve...

BURLINGTON, VT (AP).- A childhood fascination with archaeology and a chance encounter with a 2,700-year-old Egyptian mummy are helping Vermont doctors and law enforcement officials find truth in some of the most challenging of modern-day crimes: the un...

Auschwitz Decays Due to Age and Mass Tourism, Prompting Preservation Effort

OSWIECIM (AP).- The red brick barracks that housed starving inmates are sinking into ruin. Time has warped victims' leather shoes into strange shapes. Hair sheared to make cloth is slowly turning to dust. Auschwitz is crumbling — the world's most...

Auschwitz Decays Due to Age and Mass Tourism, Prompting Preservation Effort

OSWIECIM (AP).- The red brick barracks that housed starving inmates are sinking into ruin. Time has warped victims' leather shoes into strange shapes. Hair sheared to make cloth is slowly turning to dust. Auschwitz is crumbling — the world's most...

Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True Story of the World’s Most...

NEW YORK, NY.- Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece is, without any question, one of the most important paintings ever made. Finished in 1432, it was the first piece to demonstrate the astounding versatility of oil painting, which would become the pref...

A Swedish Court Convicts 3 Men of Unnoticed Art Theft

STOCKHOLM (AP).- A Swedish court has convicted three men of stealing a valuable painting by Edvard Munch from a museum that didn't realize it was missing. The Malmo District Court says the men, who were not identified, were guilty of stealing the Norwe...

"Tome Raider" Antique Book Thief Jailed Again

LONDON (REUTERS).- A Cambridge University graduate nicknamed the "Tome Raider," who has stolen more than one million pounds' worth of rare books in his criminal career, has been jailed for 3-1/2 years for his latest theft. William Jacques, 41, stole an...

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