In this week's Landscape Reads, we learn all about Yellowstone's "Zone of Death," the bitter rivalry of pallet companies (yes, pallet companies), the ultimate cause behind Alaska's Funny River fire, and more.
The last time I bought body wash at a downtown CVS, I had to call over an employee just to unlock the glass case. What? Why would anyone want to steal plastic bottles of soap worth a few bucks at best? The answer might surprise you.
The big problem in northeast LA right now is that people keep leaving their car doors unlocked at night and stuff is getting stolen. LAPD's solution? 7-minute DIY zombie movie. Perfect.
I can't believe criminals haven't jumped onto thermal cameras because they're apparently BOSS at stealing your ATM PIN number. Not only can they figure out the set of numbers in a pin but sometimes they can even tell the order too. Scary.
James Dollins, a 42-year-old creep with a stressful scowl and receding hairline, has been arrested for soliciting teenage boys for child porn and sex. He invented a persona on Facebook, 'Kelly Redkin', an attractive 19-year old girl, to lure them.
Last spring, a white Polish immigrant robbed several Ohio banks wearing a hyper-realistic Hollywood mask. To security cameras and witnesses, he looked like an undisguised black man. Which is why an innocent black guy was arrested for the crimes.
Bomb technicians are currently clearing a house in Escondido, California containing the largest cache of certain homemade explosives ever found in the U.S. Among other weapons, the stash includes 9 pounds of suicide bomber-favorite HMTD.
If you're going to get your laptop stolen by anyone, better hope it's by this Swede, who copied the laptop's data onto a USB stick and sent it to his victim in the post a week later.
Twitter's often used for passive-aggressive means, but a British police department is taking on the government in a 24hour-long display of how overworked they really are, by tweeting every single call they receive. 6hours in, that's over 700 potential crimes.
At the age of 24, you'd think Dallas man Jermmie Marquis Davis would've outgrown prank phone-calling, but as it transpires, he racked up $90,000 in calls to the Illinois National Runaway Switchboard—three-way-calling them with a sex hotline.
Here's a good use of GPS: its a new device that allows victims of domestic violence be aware of when someone they have a restraining order against is nearby.
Last night, a thief walked out of the Paris Museum of Modern Art with some $127 million in paintings by Picasso, Matisse, and Braque. There were no lasers and no temperature-sensitive security systems. Hell, there wasn't even an alarm.
A man from Ohio was recently sentenced to 15 months in prison after being convicted of "hacking" for using his work computer to look at pornography and upload nude photos of himself to adult websites.
What? No way. Something thought to be of an urban legend—or maybe just a story we'd only see on 20/20—a real, normal person has actually found proof of the the ever evasive credit-card skimmer.
Hitachi has agreed to pay a $31 million fine after admitting to fixing prices on LCD screens sold to Dell from 2001 to 2004. Last year, LG Display, Sharp and Chungwa Picture Tubes also admitted to LCD price-fixing and ended up paying similar fines, totaling more than $600 million to the United States government. […
An Italian programmer and over 100 other individuals, including public figures, policemen, and government officials, are currently being investigated for what seems to be a traffic-light-rigging conspiracy.
Daniel Alvarez, 21, of Austin, Texas was recently arrested for allegedly attempting to strangle his girlfriend with a Wii controller. Why? Because she wanted to know who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.