| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:53 AM
As if it weren’t bad enough to breathe already, a new study has detected traces of more than 1,300 species of microbes in some of Beijing’s most polluted air.
Most of the microbes detected by scientists were harmless bacteria that are...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:51 AM
The art dealers in Milan, Italy, who offered for sale a major Baroque masterpiece painted by Bernardo Strozzi that had been looted by the Nazis in 1944 deny that they knew of its illicit past when they acquired the picture locally in 2006.
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Operalia, the annual opera competition organized by Plácido Domingo, will take place in Los Angeles this year, marking the event's first return to the L.A. area since 2004.
The competition is scheduled to take place Aug. 25 to 30 at the Dorothy Chandler...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:30 AM
ROME - Silvio Berlusconi has been voted out of parliament by the Italian Senate, following his conviction in August for tax fraud in a case pertaining to Hollywood movie deals done by his Mediaset TV empire.
The Senate booted out the media-mogul-turned...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 9:14 AM
The toll of JPMorgan Chase's relentless lawbreaking under Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon may finally be getting real for shareholders.
According to the bank's third-quarter financial results, released Friday morning, its litigation expenses of more than...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Tim Tebow's dream of playing quarterback for a professional football team might be over in America, or at least the NFL, but Italian league team Milano has offered him a four-month contract.
Milano team President Marco Mutti told the Associated Press...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:30 AM
BUENOS AIRES -- Italian actress Veronica Appeddu and Spain's Jonathan Varo have joined the cast of "Signals From Beyond," a new Latino teen series produced by Buenos Aires' Yair Dori Corp and co-funded by Funwood Media, a Madrid and now Milan-based TV...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:30 AM
ROME - Italy's Leone Film Group, the company originally founded by spaghetti western master Sergio Leone, made a positive debut on the Milan stock market Wednesday with an IPO geared towards becoming a bigger distributor of high-profile Hollywood...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Though the Vatican hasn't made an official announcement, news that Pope Francis may visit Philadelphia in 2015 has generated buzz among the Catholic community and city residents.
Vatican officials told the National Catholic Reporter on Friday that...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The economic crisis is tackled head-on in Gianni Amelio's "Intrepido: A Lonely Hero," and while the helmer ropes in topics including financial worries, foreign workers, corruption and ineffective unions, he can't resist adding injudicious amounts of...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Doris Payne, the 83-year-old woman with a decades-long history of jewel thievery, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from her latest case in Riverside County.
Payne, whose capers stretched across the globe and inspired a documentary, pleaded...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:30 AM
He's dressed Rihanna in a chain-mail football jersey and Katy Perry in an ice cream cone dress. And now Jeremy Scott, L.A. fashion's rabble-rouser, is getting ready to storm Italy's design capital.
Starting with the fall 2014 collection showing at Milan...