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September 03, 2015
Pope pops out of Vatican, stop to get new glasses
Pope Francis slipped out of the Vatican Thursday for a personal — and very normal — errand: New glasses. Francis arrived at ...
September 01, 2015
Mayors to talk government and families ahead of papal visit
The mayors of Rome, New Orleans and Puebla, Mexico are headed to Philadelphia for an event tied to Pope Francis' visit ...
August 26, 2015
Italy police keep peace at memorial for gangster clan head
Police formed human chains to keep the peace Wednesday outside a discreet memorial service for a local clan leader after his ...
August 24, 2015
No heads rolling over reputed Rome mafia don's funeral
Rome's top security official says police were aware of plans for a flashy funeral send-off for a reputed mafia chieftain, but ...
August 21, 2015
Italy yanks license of helicopter pilot at mafia funeral
Italy's civil aviation authority on Friday suspended the license of the helicopter pilot who flew low over Rome to drop ...
August 20, 2015
Hollywood-style funeral for purported mobster outrages Rome
Romans aghast at a spiraling mafia probe found new reason for outrage Thursday over the Hollywood-style funeral of a ...
August 07, 2015
5-year-old US girl who's losing sight will get to visit Rome
The parents who created a "visual bucket list" for their 5-old-old daughter who's slowly going blind started by showing her ...
August 06, 2015
Make way for lots of pilgrims: Rome to get wider sidewalks
Make way for millions of pilgrims who will be coming to Rome soon. How to do that? Make the sidewalks wider. That's Rome's ...
August 02, 2015
Rome-Milan train service back after storm pummels Florence
The Italian state railways says service is back to normal on a key Rome-Florence line after a roof, ripped off by a ...
July 29, 2015
Rome's hot summer: corruption, breakdowns run city to ground
Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year for Rome. But the Eternal City will need a miracle to find anything to feel jubilant ...
July 23, 2015
Popes, kings, presidents and now tourists enjoy Rome palace
Popes and royals resided there in glorious splendor. An emperor dreamed in vain of doing so, too. Nowadays presidents live ...
July 19, 2015
Italian heat wave: Pope hails courage of those braving heat
Rome's heat wave is dragging into its third week, so Pope Francis was especially appreciative of the tens of thousands of ...
July 16, 2015
Rome mayor promotes existing venues for 2024 Olympic bid
Rome's mayor is promoting the use of existing venues in the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics. Ignazio Marino took part in a ...
July 13, 2015
The Latest: Pope takes off for Rome, wrapping up LatAm visit
Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America: ___ 7:40 p.m. Pope Francis is on his way back to ...
July 03, 2015
European temps climb, pope gives thanks for some rain
Europeans struggled Friday to find relief from unusually high temperatures, but the U.N. weather agency said the continent ...
July 02, 2015
CONI votes unanimously for Rome's 2024 Olympics bid
The Italian Olympic Committee has voted unanimously to support Rome's bid for the 2024 Summer Games. All 64 sports federation ...
June 30, 2015
Benedict XVI escapes heat wave, heads to Castel Gandolfo
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is leaving the Vatican for his first sojourn since retiring. He's escaping an impending heat wave ...
June 30, 2015
Rome's mayor hospitalized overnight after falling ill
The mayor of Rome has been hospitalized overnight after falling ill. City hall officials confirmed Tuesday that Ignazio ...
June 25, 2015
Rome's city council votes in favor of Rome 2024 bid
Rome's city council voted 38-6 in favor of the capital's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics on Thursday — a strong showing amid ...
June 21, 2015
Man arrested after trans-Atlantic flight diverted
Authorities have arrested a 42-year-old man for endangering the safety of a plane after a United Airlines flight from Rome ...