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  • Dinosaur fossils smuggler turned informant gets short prison sentence

    A dinosaur smuggler turned informant will spend only a few weeks in prison, about two years after Mongolian authorities realized Tyrannosaurus fossils had been pilfered from the Gobi Desert. Eric Prokopi, 39, pleaded guilty last year to three counts...
  • U.S. Marshals to auction bitcoin seized in raid on Silk Road market

    U.S. Marshals to auction bitcoin seized in raid on Silk Road market
    The U.S. government plans to auction about 30,000 bitcoin, the electronic currency, valued at about $17.4 million, on June 27 the U.S. Marshals Service said. The bitcoin were seized during an FBI raid in October on the Internet marketplace Silk Road,...
  • The archaeology paradox: more laws, less treasure

    The Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and Sotheby's auction house — these are just some of the major institutions that have been forced to repatriate artworks in recent years. Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turkey and...
  • William Haines' custom designs from 1960 to be auctioned

    William Haines' custom designs from 1960 to be auctioned
    Legendary Hollywood interior designer William "Billy" Haines had not only a glittering client roster — Joan Crawford, Jack Warner, Betsy Bloomingdale, the Reagans and the Annenbergs — but also a devoted one. On Sunday, Los Angeles Modern...
  • Andy Warhol paintings take in more than $100 million at auction

    Andy Warhol paintings take in more than $100 million at auction
    Two Andy Warhol works of art -- including a portrait of Marilyn Monroe -- sold Tuesday for more than $100 million combined at a Christie's New York auction, a sale of postwar and contemporary art that brought in a hefty total of $744.9 million. Warhol's...
  • Rihanna gives big as LAPD honcho's selfie-phone auction hits $56K

    Rihanna has upped the ante with a $25,000 gift in conjunction with a phone-busting selfie that launched an EBay auction for charity. Last Friday, the "Diamonds" singer took a courtside selfie with L.A. Police Commission President Steve Soboroff at a...
  • 'Blind Side' Director John Lee Hancock Joins Lenny Dykstra Project (EXCLUSIVE)

    John Lee Hancock is re-teaming with "The Blind Side" producer Gil Netter to direct an untitled movie about former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra. Details of the project are being kept under wraps. Dykstra, a key part of the champion 1986 New...
  • Europe's highest court strikes a blow not for privacy but for censoring history

     Europe's highest court strikes a blow not for privacy but for censoring history
    Judges on Europe's highest court may have thought they were striking a blow for individual privacy when they ruled Tuesday that search engines could be ordered to stop linking to sensitive or older information about people online, even if it had been...
  • What Is 'Net Neutrality'? A Primer Before Thursday's Big Vote

    If you are mystified as to why artists like Eddie Vedder and an array of TV showrunners are suddenly all worked up about Internet freedom, the answer lies in the term "net neutrality." They are words you are liable to hear over and over again as the...
  • FCC Moves Forward With Net Neutrality Proposals

    FCC commissioners formally launched a process to establish rules of the road for the Internet, sending a proposal out for comment that already has triggered grassroots protest in fears that it will permit big media to gain advantage via faster delivery of...
  • Norton Simon's 'Temple Wrestler' statue heading home to Cambodia

    Norton Simon's 'Temple Wrestler' statue heading home to Cambodia
    Since 1977, visitors to Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum have encountered an ancient Cambodian statue that has the wide, hulking build and arrogant attitude of an NFL nose tackle who has just sacked a rival quarterback. From its pedestal at the end of a...