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Teens Try To Steal Elderly Woman's Car But Can't Drive A Stick

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.25.2014 | Weird News

Three teens tried to steal an elderly Seattle woman’s car at gunpoint on Saturday but realized too late that none of them knew how to operate the ca...

Tourist Scams: What You Don't Know Could Cost You Big-Time

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Calling all travelers, explorers, vacationers, and wanderlusts who don't want to be taken advantage of abroad: here's the continuation of last week's series on scams you need to be aware of in cities around the world.

Dear Thieves, Karma Is A B*tch. Sincerely, These People.

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

No one likes a thief, a con artist or a scammer. And that's why it feels oh-so-good when those shady individuals get their comeuppance. We know you'll...

The World's Five Weirdest Travel Pitches

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Just for fun, here's a sampling of the weirdest travel pitches that are out there right now -- flapping around, jumping up and down, and doing their darnedest to snag your attention.

Let Us Now Praise Herb Gardner, Author of A Thousand Clowns

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
Peter Dreier

Herb Gardner, one of the greatest but most under-appreciated playwrights in 20th century America, died 10 years ago today.

Confirmed: Thieves Break Into Microsoft Offices, Steal Only iPads

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.08.2013 | Technology

When thieves broke into Microsoft's offices in Mountain View, Calif., last month, more than a few of the company's products -- perhaps even new Surfac...

They're Stealing What?!

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.03.2012 | Money

In the post-recession U.S. economy, it seems people will do just about anything for money -- even if means stealing toilet parts from restaurants. ...

Daredevil Thieves Rob Moving Truck

Posted 06.14.2012 | Weird News

A gang of Romanian thieves has taken multitasking to an all-time high. The group is shown starting to rob a moving truck as they both power down a hig...

21 Reasons to Take a Break From Your Cell Phone

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 04.01.2012 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

With no disrespect to Steve Jobs, we all need a break from our electronic toys from time to time. If you feel the need to take a break from your cell phone, read on for a list of good reasons to do so.

Credit Cards With Chips: Are the Urban Legends True?

Curtis Arnold | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

It's no surprise that urban legends and myths have proliferated about the new EMV chip credit cards. Here are a few of the most common, along with our opinion as to their veracity.

Grandma Thwarts Gang Of Thieves With Purse Beating

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A valiant British grandmother rushed into action and helped foil a jewelry store robbery in England, CBS is reporting. When a woman in Northampton s...

Beware of Bank ATM "Skimmers"

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

  Organized criminals are installing equipment on legitimate bank ATMs to steal both the ATM card number and the PIN. The team of criminals s...

Astoria Characters: The Fig Thieves

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

When the fig thieves fled with my fruits, I decided to take matters into my own empty hands.

ART OF THE STEAL: Best Art Heists In History Plus The Hunt For A Van Gogh

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Mahmoud Khalil Museum in Egypt has added to their to-do list to fix 'faulty alarms.' This weekend, a Van Gogh painting, entitled "Poppy Flowers" was s...

Thieves Take Controversial Mojave Desert Cross

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A cross erected on a remote Mojave Desert outcropping to honor American war dead has been stolen less than two weeks after the U.S...

Mark Scobbie, Bare-Bottomed Thief, Caught Hanging From Vent In UK

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mark Scobbie, a 19-year-old British man who should pursue a trade other than thieving, was caught with his pants down, hanging from a vent while tryin...