NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. government says it wants to return a painting to its true owner that was looted from a museum in Nazi-controlled Ukraine during World War II.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history criticized government officials Monday as he adjusted to being back home after finishing a four-year prison sentence for weapons crimes.
PHOENIX (AP) – More than 30 years after it was brazenly stolen from an Arizona museum, a painting by Willem de Kooning reportedly worth $100 million is going on display back where it all began.
BRUSSELS (AP) – A suspected jihadi insisted Tuesday that he’s innocent of terrorism charges over the 2014 killing of four people at Belgium’s Jewish museum, as the jury in his trial prepared to consider its verdict.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) – Two locks of hair belonging to widely revered Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros will be repatriated after a request from Addis Ababa, the National Army Museum in Britain announced Monday, as more African countries seek to reclaim heritage they say was taken decades, even centuries, ago.
BERLIN (AP) – A German court has rejected a bid by the heirs of a Jewish French art collector to seize a painting that a Houston museum has loaned to Germany.
BERLIN (AP) – The heirs of a Jewish collector say a painting from a Texas museum on loan in Germany was stolen from their family by the Nazis, and have filed a legal request for its return, a German newspaper reported Wednesday.
PROVO, Utah (AP) – A self-proclaimed Latter Day Saint antiquities dealer has pleaded guilty to stealing books from the Brigham Young University library.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) – An oxen gunpowder container made in 1757 and stolen more than 60 years ago from a Detroit-area museum has been returned. Read more
BRUSSELS (AP) – 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.