Italy

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Kiwis rout Italians in 1st real race

The first real race of the America’s Cup challenger series was a runaway for Emirates Team New Zealand on Saturday even before it hit the starting line on San Francisco Bay. Kiwi skipper Dean Barker […]

07/13/2013

Former Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (AP Photo)

Berlusconi convicted in sex-for-hire trial

MILAN (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s flamboyant former premier, was sentenced to seven years in prison and banned from politics for life Monday for paying an underage prostitute for sex during infamous “bunga bunga” parties […]

06/24/2013

James J. "Whitey" Bulger, alleged racketeer, booking photograph obtained by WBUR 90.9 - NPR Radio Boston. (AP Photo)

Bulger, Gandolfini: Mob makes headlines this week

The death in Italy of James Gandolfini, who played Mafia boss Tony Soprano on the popular HBO show “The Sopranos,” was part of an unusual convergence of mob-related news making headlines this week. Here’s a […]

06/19/2013

Actor James Gandolfini (AP Photo)

Actor James Gandolfini dies in Italy at age 51

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO’s “The Sopranos” helped create one of TV’s greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, […]

06/19/2013

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Old Torah scroll found in Italy university library

ROME (AP) — An Italian expert in Hebrew manuscripts said Wednesday he has discovered the oldest known complete Torah scroll, a sheepskin document dating from 1155-1225. It was right under his nose, in the University […]

05/29/2013

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Study: Fish oil doesn’t help prevent heart attacks

(AP) – Eating fish is good for your heart but taking fish oil capsules does not help people at high risk of heart problems who are already taking medicines to prevent them, a large study […]

05/08/2013

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San Francisco airport won’t be renamed Harvey Milk

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco lawmaker said Tuesday that he has abandoned a proposal to rename San Francisco International Airport after slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk and instead plans to pursue getting […]

05/07/2013

Former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti (AP Photo)

Italy’s ex-premier Giulio Andreotti dies at 94

ROME (AP) — Giulio Andreotti was one of postwar Italy’s most powerful men: He helped draft the country’s constitution after World War II, served as its premier seven times and spent 60 years in parliament. […]

05/06/2013

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Fresno man hopes to fly around world in 36 days

FRESNO (AP) — On May 1, a 20-year-old pilot will take off from a Fresno airfield in a single-engine airplane. His destination: the record books. Jack Wiegand will attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest ever to fly solo around the world.

04/15/2013

Amanda Knox (AP Photo)

Italian court orders new trial for Amanda Knox

ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest criminal court ordered a whole new trial for Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend on Tuesday, overturning their acquittals in the gruesome slaying of her British roommate.

03/26/2013

Amanda Knox (AP Photo)

Knox awaits verdict from Italy’s highest court

ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox was waiting anxiously Monday to hear whether her ordeal is over or whether she will face trial again, as Italy’s top criminal court considered whether to overturn her acquittal in the murder of her roommate.

03/25/2013

Body of US pilot of missing F-16 found in Adriatic

ROME (AP) — The body of a U.S. Air Force pilot whose F-16 fighter jet went missing Monday during a nighttime training mission has been found in the Adriatic Sea.

01/31/2013

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