09:01 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 07/19/2013 07:30PM
It may be a case of art to ashes – and scientists are trying to get to the bottom of the mystery.
A Romanian museum official said Wednesday that ash from the oven of a woman whose son is charged with stealing seven multimillion-dollar paintings – including a Matisse, a Picasso and a Monet – contains paint, canvas and nails.
The finding is evidence that Olga Dogaru may have been telling the truth when she claimed to have burned the paintings, which were taken from a Dutch museum last year in a daring daylight heist.
Originally posted 07/10/2013 07:30AM
An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez said he was told Hernandez fired the shots that resulted in the death of a semi-pro football player, according to documents filed in Florida.
The records, obtained by the Associated Press, also show that a vehicle wanted in a double killing in Boston a year before had been rented in Hernandez's name.
Together, the revelations provide the most damning evidence yet against the 23-year-old star athlete.
Originally posted 05/09/2013 02:35PM
She looks different, and no wonder.
Gina DeJesus, found alive this week, was barely a teenager when she was abducted nine years ago. Today, she is thinner, paler and with shorter hair than when she was last seen. But her family knows she's still the Gina they knew.
"She was 14. She looked like a 14-year-old. Now she's a woman. She's a 23-year-old woman," Lydia Esparra, a family friend who visited DeJesus in her home Wednesday, told PEOPLE.
Gina is "very tiny, very petite, and her hair is shorter," Esparra said. "When she was kidnapped she had longer hair, but now she has shorter hair … Despite being skinny, she looked very healthy. She obviously doesn't have a lot of skin color, because she's been living in a house with no sun for nine years. But she looks amazing. Amazing."
Originally posted 05/09/2013 08:40AM
A Cleveland man was arraigned Thursday on charges of rape and kidnapping after three women missing for about a decade were found alive at his home on Monday.
Ariel Castro appeared in court Thursday morning. He looked down at the ground for nearly the entire proceeding, biting his collar and signing documents with his handcuffed hands. He didn't speak. Bond was set at $2 million on each case.
The women found alive after a decade in captivity endured lonely, dark lives inside a dingy home where they were raped and allowed outside only a handful of times in disguises while walking to a garage steps away, investigators say.
The 52-year-old former school bus driver has emerged as the lone suspect.
Originally posted 03/08/2012 01:30PM
Originally posted 10/18/2010 05:00PM
It was a tragedy that ended the life of a young woman and swept up a congressman in a wave of scandal that destroyed his political career.
Nine years later, the trial of Chandra Levy's alleged murderer has begun – and former Democratic Rep. Gary Condit, never named as a police suspect but the center of international attention because of his alleged romantic involvement with Levy, may be called as a witness.
Jury selection started Monday in the trial of Ingmar Guandique, 29, who is charged with murder, kidnapping, attempted sexual assault along with other counts.
Originally posted 09/17/2010 07:20PM
Russell Brand is having a bad travel day.
The actor, 35, tangled with paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday afternoon, then was placed under arrest by one of the photographers.
Airport police responded to a "report of a battery involving a celebrity and a commercial photographer" and the alleged victim made a "private person's arrest," according to a police statement.
TMZ posted a video showing Brand arriving with fiancée Katy Perry and marching through a throng of paparazzi. The actor shoved several photographers out of his way as he headed into the terminal.
Originally posted 07/30/2010 04:15PM
Always outrageous, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi allegedly took things too far this time.
The petite reality star, 22, of Jersey Shore was being booked by the Seaside Heights, N.J., police department Friday after she was seen intoxicated in public, a police source confirms. Meanwhile, the cameras on her popular MTV reality show were rolling too.
Polizzi was expected to be charged with disorderly conduct, another source says.
Originally posted 04/03/2009 04:45PM
With Chris Brown due in court next week for the alleged assault on Rihanna, the singers have kept their distance from each other, with Brown quietly holed up in his hometown with family and old friends while Rihanna has hop-scotched the country in glamorous style.
Rihanna's latest stop Friday: her native Barbados. "She's home," the singer's father Ronald Fenty tells PEOPLE of the singer, who was photographed at the island's international airport wearing a long, gauzy beige dress, white sunglasses and sandals. "She is in good spirits. And she sounds great."
She's not required to attend Brown's arraignment Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, where Brown, 19, is expected to enter a plea to two felony counts, and her camp is shooting down reports she's not cooperating with prosecutors. "She will do everything that the law requires her to do," her lawyer Donald Etra tells PEOPLE.
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