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Joshuah Bearman

The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 1

How a 29-year-old idealist built a global drug bazaar and became a murderous kingpin.

The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 2: The Fall

As Ross Ulbricht's online drug empire mushroomed, he became rich, arrogant, and sloppy. Meanwhile, the feds were closing in.

The Mad Scramble to Claim the World's Most Coveted Meteorite

In rural Peru, a chunk of rock made landfall with a tremendous blast. Meteorite hunters rushed to get a piece of the action. Then things got weird.

Silk Road: The Untold Story

The story of Silk Road, how it grew into a $1.2 billion operation, and how federal law enforcement shut it down.

Still on the Lam, John McAfee Says He's Now In Disguise

It doesn’t sound like much of a disguise, but John McAfee is doing his best to change his appearance as he continues to evade the police in Belize. In a case that seems to get more bizarre by the day, the 67-year-old has continued to call me with semi-hourly updates. The latest disclosure: He claims […]

Murder Suspect John McAfee: I'm Innocent

John McAfee, 67, is the prime suspect in a murder discovered Sunday morning in Belize. Convinced that he'll be killed if he's taken into custody for questioning, the millionaire antivirus pioneer has gone into hiding somewhere in the Central American nation, where he moved in 2008 to retire. Starting at 10:30 this morning, Belize time, he has been calling to tell me his side of the story.

Art of the Steal: On the Trail of the World's Most Ingenious Thief

Gerald Blanchard could hack any bank, swipe any jewel. There was no security system he couldn't beat—until one slip-up brought it all crashing down.

How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans in Iran

Sneaking six Americans out of Iran in 1979 would take an audacious plan, false identities, and an epic Hollywood cover story.

Flight From Iran

Twenty-seven years on, we asked key players to recall the operation. This is what they said.