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  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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