| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:59 AM
One thing seems certain: Usain Bolt will not race at a big Rome track meet in June.
The reason for him skipping the Diamond League circuit stop is less clear.
Organizers initially announced that the world's fastest man was suffering from an injury....
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
ROME -- The Weinstein Company has closed a deal with Beta Film to acquire U.S. rights to "Gomorrah," the hot Italo TV series that depicts the real Neapolitan mob with a degree of authenticity never seen before.
The deal marks the first time an Italian TV...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:12 AM
Reporting From Vatican City -- Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for two former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, marking the first time in the church’s long history that two ex-popes have been canonized at the same time.
| Apr 27, 2014
| 7:57 PM
A Sunday evening Mass at Holy Name Cathedral capped roughly 24 hours of celebration across the Chicago Archdiocese over the historic elevation of two popes to sainthood.
Unable to travel to Rome for the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII,...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
ROME -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was ordered Tuesday to spend a year performing community service among the elderly as his sentence for committing tax fraud at his media conglomerate.
The decision by a Milan judge spares...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for a pair of former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, thrilling multitudes who gathered in St. Peter’s Square and nearby to witness the unprecedented double canonization.
It marked the first time in...
| Apr 25, 2014
As the five-day gathering known as SunFest prepares to sprawl out along the waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach, organizers have packed the music schedule with what executive director Paul Jamieson calls the "densest," "broadest" and "costliest" lineup...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:12 PM
Los Angeles' two greatest cultural disappointments of the past three decades may have been the failure of the Olympic Arts Festival in 1984 to mount director Robert Wilson's eight-hour international operatic epic, "the CIVIL warS" and the Music Center's...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Erich Priebke, a former Nazi SS captain who evaded arrest for nearly 50 years after taking part in one of the worst atrocities by German occupiers in Italy during World War II, died Friday in Rome. He was 100.
Priebke was finally extradited to Italy...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I'm lucky that my work allows me to spend a good part of the year in Italy. Here, lifelong travel memories are like low-hanging fruit: They're yours to harvest. Even after 30 years, Italy continues to pelt me with experiences and delight me with new...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:56 PM
In the Disney animated film "Frozen," Jonathan Groff does the voice work for Kristoff, a rugged, slightly oafish outdoorsman. "It was so much fun playing that character," says Groff, 28. "The movie turned out really well and my fascination with Disney...
| Nov 26, 2013
With each trip I take, I make it a point to bring home cultural souvenirs -- gold nuggets of experiences I'll remember all my life. Whether it's sitting and talking with a Muslim at the Great Mosque of Granada in Spain, waving a flag at an Irish hurling...