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  • Rescuers search for avalanche survivors, fear more slides

    January 21, 2017 1:40 PM

    FARINDOLA, Italy - Using saws, shovels and their gloved hands, rescue workers advanced slowly Saturday through the wreckage of an avalanche-destroyed hotel in central Italy, listening hard for any signs of more survivors among the 23 missing guests and hotel workers. Falling snow reduced visibility and raised new fears that... more »
  • 16 killed in fiery bus crash on Italian highway

    January 21, 2017 1:31 PM

    ROME - A bus carrying Hungarian school students home from a skiing trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and caught fire, killing at least 16 people, police said Saturday. Thirty-nine people survived, though some were seriously injured. No other vehicles were involved in the crash,... more »
  • Governor will pay his own way to Italy; New details in Friday overseas trip

    January 12, 2017 7:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Governor and a posse of state officials will travel to Italy, Friday, his office announced late Thursday. The trip – which includes State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson – will focus on human trafficking and how the state has taken a leading role in fighting... more »
  • Italian foreign minister calls for unity to combat terror

    January 1, 2017 11:24 AM

    ISTANBUL - Italy's foreign minister says unity among countries and continents is needed to combat terror. Minister Angelino Alfano in tweets Sunday says the Istanbul New Year's nightclub attack that killed 39 people "reminds us that the fight against terror doesn't stop for any holiday or celebration." He says "tears... more »
  • Italy says 2 kidnapped Italians, 1 Canadian freed in Libya

    November 5, 2016 11:26 AM

    ROME - Italy's Foreign Ministry says two Italians and a Canadian citizen who had been kidnapped in Libya have been freed and returned safely to Italy. The ministry said the three men were "liberated" in southern Libya during the night and brought early Saturday on a special flight to Italy.... more »
  • President Obama formally welcomes Italy's prime minister to US

    October 18, 2016 11:16 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says it's a "bittersweet" day as he and Michelle Obama welcome the Italian prime minster for the last official visit and state dinner of the Obama presidency. On a clear, fall day, the president says he and the first lady "saved the best for last"... more »
  • Authorities: Death toll in earthquake that struck central Italy has risen to 291

    August 27, 2016 2:19 PM

    ASCOLI PICENO, Italy - Authorities say the death toll in the earthquake that stuck central Italy has risen to 291 after a man being treated in a hospital succumbed to his injuries. The Civic Protection agency said the man had been receiving treatment at a hospital in Perugia. ... more »
  • 4.3-magnitude aftershock hits Italian town

    August 25, 2016 9:23 AM

    AMATRICE, Italy - A strong aftershock with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 has hit an earthquake-struck area in Italy, causing more damage to buildings in a town nearly destroyed a day earlier. The aftershock caused one building to partially collapse, sending up plumes of smoke and panic in Amatrice.... more »
  • Death toll from earthquake in Italy climbs to 73

    August 24, 2016 5:53 AM

    AMATRICE, Italy - Italy's civil protection agency says the death toll from the magnitude 6 earthquake in central Italy has reached 73. The head of the agency's emergency service, Immacolata Postiglione, gave the breakdown at a briefing Wednesday but stressed that the figures were still provisional. The civil... more »
  • Retired McNeese State University president dies in Italy

    May 31, 2016 1:07 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Retired McNeese State University President Robert Hebert has died while vacationing in Italy with his family. He was 77. The university said in a news release Tuesday Hebert died of a brain hemorrhage on Monday. Hebert, a native of Abbeville, came to McNeese in 1969 as an... more »
  • Tricks - not miracles - on order as Globetrotters meet pope

    May 6, 2015 12:04 PM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis pulled off some trick moves in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday. He had great instructors: The Harlem Globetrotters. The basketball troupe met with the pope during his weekly general audience. They presented a framed No. 90 jersey backed with "Pope Francis," and encouraged him to... more »
  • Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

    March 27, 2015 4:58 PM

    ROME - Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. The decision by the supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case, ending the long legal battle waged by Knox and co-defendant Raffaele... more »
  • St. Joseph Hospice hosts annual Altar next week Play Video

    March 12, 2015 7:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Patrick is not the only saint being celebrated in Baton Rouge this week. It is also time to honor St. Joseph, one of the patron saints of Italy with a tradition of faith and food. It's time for the St. Joseph Altar, presented by St. Joseph... more »
  • Clooney posts legal notice to marry

    August 7, 2014 7:47 PM

    LONDON- Actor and heartthrob George Clooney and his girlfriend posted a legal notice declaring they'll get married in Italy. His fiancee is London lawyer Amal Alamuddin and they were engaged in April. They did not place a date in the legal notice that's required when a British national... more »
  • Shipwrecked Concordia completes last voyage

    July 27, 2014 11:22 AM

    GENOA, Italy - The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner has completed its final journey. Pulled by tugboats and nudged by brisk winds, the wreck was eased Sunday into Genoa's port - where it will be scrapped. The luxury liner struck a reef when its captain sailed too close to Giglio... more »

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