BALTIMORE (AP) – David Allen, owner of A&M Auctioneers and Appraisers, never quite knows what’s going to turn up from the old homes and shops of the Eastern Shore.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels that has inspired thousands to hunt in vain across remote corners of the Western U.S., according to a report by park authorities.
MILWAUKEE (AP) – An original Pablo Picasso print worth up to an estimated $50,000 has been reported stolen from a downtown Milwaukee art gallery.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – When it comes to collecting autographs, it’s never easy finding documents previously signed by the dearly departed. Unless, of course, you have enough disposable income and can pay top dollar when these rarities come up for auction. Or, better yet, you were astute enough to land their scrawls before they exited this world. Such is the case for autograph collectors chasing the scarce signature of late Apple Computer co-founder and iPhone visionary Steve Jobs, who died in 2011 following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56 years old.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal authorities say a Delaware man snapped a selfie before stealing part of a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – How do you move the oldest house in the three-county area of Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco? Very carefully. Also very slowly, in pieces, and with the help of Google.
MEXICO CITY (AP) – Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important underwater archaeological site in the world.
EPPING, U.K. – Although no one knows exactly how or when it made its way across the Atlantic, a very rare 18th-century American bureau/desk has emerged as the furniture highlight of a February 28 Greater London auction.