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  • 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 »
  • Grounds crew in Manaus works on World Cup field

    June 13, 2014 2:26 PM

    MANAUS, Brazil - The grounds crew at the Arena da Amazonia is working hard trying to get the playing surface ready for Saturday's World Cup match between England and Italy. Workers were painting the lines along the area surrounding one of the goals and using a cutout of a circle... more »
  • Italy wants Tebow

    December 5, 2013 7:23 PM

    ROME- Free agent quarterback Tim Tebow was offered a four-month contract by the Italian Federation for American Football and is awaiting to hear back from his agent. The Milano Seaman say they want him. The president of the team says, "the offer has been made to his agent and... more »
  • Italy high court overturns Knox acquittal

    March 26, 2013 7:37 AM

    ROME - Amanda Knox says it's "painful" to have had her acquittal of murder overturned by Italy's highest court. An appeals court in Florence must re-hear the case against the former American exchange student and her Italian ex-boyfriend. The two were convicted of killing Knox's roommate in 2007,... more »
  • Knox awaits verdict from Italy's highest court

    March 25, 2013 8:48 AM

    ROME - A lawyer says Amanda Knox is "very anxious" as Italy's top criminal court hears arguments from prosecutors appealing her acquittal in the murder of her roommate. The Court of Cassation is considering prosecutors' contentions that the 2011 acquittals of Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend in the murder of... more »
  • Captain of wrecked Costa ship contests firing

    January 30, 2013 6:16 AM

    ROME - The captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia is in an Italian court today to contest his firing. Francesco Schettino is challenging Costa Crociere SpA's decision to fire him after the Concordia ran aground off Tuscany Jan. 13, 2012, and capsized, killing 32 people. Court-appointed experts have blamed Schettino... more »
  • 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' package mystery solved

    December 19, 2012 12:26 PM

    CHICAGO - The University of Chicago has determined the source of a mystery package that the school received addressed to movie adventurer Indiana Jones. The school received a replica of the journal from the movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark" that was addressed to Henry Walton Jones, Jr. - better... more »
  • A longer wait to move capsized cruise ship

    August 13, 2012 7:43 PM

    The Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off the coast of Italy's Tuscan coast will stay as it is until next spring. The ship hit a reef and capsized in January killing 32 people. Government officials say the ship should be upright and re-floated by the spring of... more »
  • 3 more bodies found in Concordia cruise wreck

    March 22, 2012 11:35 AM

    GIGLIO, Italy- An Italian official says searchers have found three bodies in the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which struck a reef off an Italian island in January. Thursday's development raises to 28 the number of bodies found. Four people remain missing and are presumed dead. Franco Gabrielli,... more »
  • Deaths barred in Italian village

    March 13, 2012 12:41 PM

    ROME - Since the start of the month it has been illegal to die in Falciano del Massico, a village of 3,700 people some 30 miles from Naples in southern Italy. Mayor Giulio Cesare Fava issued the tongue-in-cheek decree because the village has no cemetery and it is feuding with... more »
  • Italy officials: Divers find 8 bodies in cruise ship wreckage

    February 22, 2012 11:05 AM

    ROME- Italian authorities say divers searching the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship have spotted four more bodies in a submerged section of a passenger deck. The national civil protection agency, which is monitoring the operation, said the bodies were sighted Wednesday afternoon, a few hours after four other bodies were... more »
  • Divers, crane in place for Italy ship fuel pumping

    January 24, 2012 6:29 AM

    ROME - Workers and equipment are moving into place to begin pumping out the half-million gallons of fuel from the toppled Costa Concordia before it spills into the pristine seas off Tuscany. A crew believed to be from the Dutch shipwreck salvage firm Smit was seen on the bow of... more »
  • Search teams suspend operations at stricken ship

    January 18, 2012 6:34 AM

    ROME (AP) - Search teams have suspended operations after an enormous cruise ship grounded and partially submerged off the coast of Tuscany shifted under turbulent seas. The Costa Concordia cruise liner had more than 4,200 passengers and crew on board when it slammed into the reef Friday off the tiny... more »
  • Ship aground off Italy; 3 bodies found

    January 14, 2012 5:08 PM

    PORTO SANTO STEFANO, Italy - The number of people missing after a luxury cruise liner ran aground off the coast of Italy last night has dropped to about 40. Authorities and port officials have been carefully matching names on the cruise ship's list of passengers and crew with those of... more »
  • Italy appeals court clears Amanda Knox of murder

    October 3, 2011 2:56 PM

    PERUGIA, Italy - An Italian appeals court has thrown out Amanda Knox's murder conviction and ordered the young American freed after nearly four years in prison for the death of her British roommate. Knox collapsed in tears after the verdict was read out Monday. Her co-defendant, Raffaele Sollecito, also... more »
  • CERN claims faster-than-light particle measured

    September 22, 2011 1:13 PM

    GENEVA - Scientists at the world's largest physics lab say they have clocked subatomic particles traveling faster than light. If that's true, it would break - if not severely twist - a fundamental pillar of physics. Nothing is supposed to go faster than light. But scientists say... more »
  • For the Love of Lasagna

    March 9, 2011 8:54 PM

    A man on the run from police for ten years was arrested in Italy because he couldn't resist his wife's lasagna. Giancarlo Sabatini bolted from Italy for Belgium after he got a three-year sentence for drug trafficking. Police got a tip he may have come back and staked out his... more »
  • World Cup stifles Workplace Productivity

    July 5, 2010 8:29 PM

    The fact that the World Cup only comes around once every four years is probably fortunate for anyone trying to get some work done. When Italian autoworkers were told they couldn't watch the World Cup on the job, they conveniently went on strike a half hour before game time. German... more »
  • Sunday's World Cup scores

    June 20, 2010 6:01 PM

    There was quite a bit of action in Sunday's World Cup games. In the early match, Slovakia defeated Paraguay 2-0. In the second match of the day, New Zealand surprised defending World Cup champion Italy with a 1-1 draw. The day's most exciting matchup of Brazil and Ivory Coast... more »
  • Court convicts Google executives of invasion of privacy

    February 24, 2010 5:08 PM

    A court in Italy has convicted three Google executives of invasion of privacy because they did not act quickly enough to remove a video of teens bullying an autistic boy. The video was posted on YouTube, which is owned by Google. Judge Oscar Magi sentenced the three to a... more »
  • Gadhafi tries to convert women

    November 16, 2009 8:14 PM

    Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi hosted a party for 200 Italian women in Rome but it was no soiree. Instead, the women were lectured on Islam and got copies of the Quran. The women did get paid, though. A reporter for Italy's ANSA news agency went undercover with the women who... more »

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