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  • James Gandolfini dies at 51; actor starred in 'The Sopranos'

    James Gandolfini dies at 51; actor starred in 'The Sopranos'
    James Gandolfini, the Emmy-winning actor who swaggered his way to fame as the murderous, clinically depressed mob boss on HBO's groundbreaking drama "The Sopranos," died Wednesday on vacation in Rome. He was 51. The cause was a heart attack or stroke,...
  • Rita Levi-Montalcini dies at 103; Nobel-winning scientist

    Rita Levi-Montalcini dies at 103; Nobel-winning scientist
    The human body begins as a single cell that proliferates into a few identical daughter cells which ultimately grow into billions of specialized body cells. Scientists and physicians have long recognized the pattern of this process, called differentiation,...
  • Alexandria, Egypt's 'Pearl of the Mediterranean'

    Alexandria, Egypt's 'Pearl of the Mediterranean'
    Most tourists in Egypt visit only Cairo and Luxor. Few visit Alexandria, just a three-hour drive away — the country’s second city, and one of the great cities of the Mediterranean. Egypt’s historical capital for almost a millennium,...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Civitavecchia in Rome, Italy

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Civitavecchia in Rome, Italy
    Rome, the “Eternal City,” as the saying goes, was not built in a day –and cannot be seen in a day—but often cruise passengers have only one day to enjoy it (unless they are fortunate that their voyage begins or ends in...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Naples, Italy

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Naples, Italy
    Naples –its name comes from the Greek “neapolis” or new city—is located in the region of Campania in southern Italy, about two hours south of Rome, on the northern edge of the beautiful Bay of Naples. Views of the majestic, 7,000-...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Rome, as Romans do

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Rome, as Romans do
    ROME (Reuters) - In Rome one can still indulge in la dolce vita without breaking the bank, even in times of austerity. Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help you skip the crowds, dip into daring ice-cream (anyone for pecorino cheese flavor?)...
  • India orders Italian envoy to stay put as two nations clash

    India orders Italian envoy to stay put as two nations clash
    NEW DELHI – India ratcheted up its diplomatic standoff with Rome over a shooting incident last year, issuing orders at major airports and seaports Friday that the Italian ambassador was not allowed to leave the country without permission. The move...
  • The pope's Rome: Where Francis, the 266th pope, will live and rule

    The pope's Rome: Where Francis, the 266th pope, will live and rule
    ROME - "SILENZIO!" says the sign just past the massive bronze doors marking the entrance to St. Mary and the Martyrs Catholic Church in Rome, one of the two or three most important churches in Christian history. The sign reminds all that this is a house...
  • 3/3/2013-Pray For The Church

    3/3/2013-Pray For The Church
    My wife and I visited Vatican City, the Vatican Museum and St Peter's Basilica last July when we were in Rome, so now I have a personal connection to the church. The Catholic Church is in a crisis that rivals the time when Pope Paul VI died in 1978 and...
  • Giulio Andreotti dies at 94; seven-time Italian prime minister

    Giulio Andreotti, the seven-time Italian prime minister who dominated Italian politics after World War II, but was tainted by accusations of Mafia ties, died in Rome on Monday after suffering from respiratory problems. He was 94. A lawmaker who lived...
  • Tinley Park man among 60 closer to priesthood after Mass celebrated by cardinals

    Tinley Park man among 60 closer to priesthood after Mass celebrated by cardinals
    ROME -- Chicago's Cardinal Francis George celebrated mass with other American cardinals this morning elevating more than 60 seminarians to acolytes in the church, including a young man of Middle Eastern descent from Tinley Park. Khalil Hattar, 25,...
  • Riccardo Muti: Illnesses behind him, CSO director wraps up spring residency

    Riccardo Muti: Illnesses behind him, CSO director wraps up spring residency
    "Any donkey can conduct, but to make music is difficult," Riccardo Muti told the young members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago at an open rehearsal last week at Symphony Center. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director was quoting his famous...