RENO, Nev. (AP) – A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th-century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake.
DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) – A jury has ruled that 20 antique firearms that have been the subject of a three-decade legal battle do not belong to a notorious Massachusetts art thief as he claimed, and his lawyer says his client’s autobiography may have played a role in the verdict.
CLEVELAND (AP) – It’s been just over a year since a thief broke into the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Ohio and stole an 18K gold replica of the Apollo 11 lunar module and other artifacts that have yet to be recovered or suspects arrested.
PITTSBURGH – An archivist and an antique bookseller were charged Friday with stealing millions of dollars’ worth of rare books, illustrations, maps and photographs from a Pennsylvania library over a 20-year period, including Isaac Newton’s Principia, considered a watershed of science.
MOUNDVILLE, Ala. (AP) – The reward for information leading to the recovery of more 260 artifacts stolen from Moundville Archaeological Park decades ago has been increased from $15,000 to $20,000.
HUDSON, N.Y. — Four antique shop owners in Hudson were charged with felonies Tuesday in connection with the alleged illegal sale of ivory, county and state officials said.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A federal agency wants its woolly mammoth tusk back. The Bureau of Land Management in Alaska on Tuesday asked the public’s help in recovering an approximately 10,000-year-old tusk stolen from the Campbell Creek Science Center, an interpretive center in east Anchorage.
CHICAGO (AP) – The British artist behind Chicago’s famous bean-shape sculpture has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the National Rifle Association of copyright infringement by using an image of his work in a video advertisement last year.
BOSTON (AP) – The state Senate is taking up a bill that would largely prohibit the sale or possession of elephant ivory or rhinoceros horn in Massachusetts.