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Body of missing airman found in Italian river

MILAN – The body of a U.S. airman has been found in a river in the northern Italian town where he went missing 10 days ago, Italian and U.S. authorities said Tuesday.

Rome’s Colosseum sparkles after magnate-funded restoration

The Colosseum has emerged more imposing than ever after its most extensive restoration, a multimillion-euro cleaning to remove a dreary, undignified patina of soot and grime from the ancient arena, which has been assailed for decades by pollution in traffic-clogged Rome.

Body of missing Wisconsin student found in river in Rome

ROME – The body of a teenage Wisconsin student who went missing shortly after he arrived for an exchange program was found in the Tiber River on Monday. John Cabot University confirmed that the body was that of 19-year-old Beau Solomon, who was last seen by his friends in the early hours of Friday morning at a pub in Rome.

After bleak week, Pope Francis offers Easter message

Pope Francis concluded a bleak week in Europe with a message of hope during an Easter Vigil service Saturday, saying darkness and fear must not prevail and “imprison” the world with pessimism.

Pope Francis presides over Good Friday Colosseum procession

Pope Francis is presiding over a Good Friday procession at Rome’s Colosseum. It is his first major Holy Week religious service drawing a large outdoor crowd since the Brussels attacks prompted heightened security across Europe.

‘Tour of Italy’ comes to life

Richard “Dick” and Lynda Brautigam eat at Olive Garden every three or four months. When they’re traveling stateside, it’s their go-to restaurant. They remember eating at the casual dining Italian chain last autumn during a trip through the south central U.S. While Dick Brautigam said he doesn’t remember entering any contest, he’ll never forget the grand prize: a trip for two to southern Italy.

Simple, tasty salmon wraps

Here are the recipes for Salmon Wraps and Kale Chips that Cindy Swain shares on the new “Master Blog” segment of “La Prova del Cuoco,” which airs on national television in Italy and pits two bloggers against each other. Salmon Wraps

Laughs, views make ‘Trip’ worth taking

It took decades of biting, testy collaborations and the better part of two road-trip movies, but Rob Brydon finally makes his pal/sparring partner Steve Coogan crack up, laughing, in “The Trip to Italy.” The formula of “The Trip” is repeated – two actors, one semi-famous with a reputation for unpleasantness, the other even less famous – off on a dining tour, riffing, debating, insulting and driving.

FIFA bans Luis Suarez for 4 months for biting opponent at World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO – Luis Suarez exits the World Cup with one of the longest bans in tournament history, and his reputation once again in tatters. The Uruguay forward, widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, was banned by FIFA from all football for four months on Thursday for biting an Italian opponent in an incident that marred the team’s victory and progression to the second round.

FIFA World Cup roundup: Uruguay edges 10-man Italy to advance

Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 in Natal, Brazil on Tuesday to reach the second round of the World Cup, a victory overshadowed by a biting incident involving Luis Suarez. Godin rose above a crowd of defenders to meet a corner with his left shoulder and veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had no chance.

Soccer’s bad boy bites Luis Suarez opponent at FIFA World Cup

NATAL, Brazil – Biting opponents, racist comments – all that looked to be behind Luis Suarez, as soccer’s bad boy was maturing into a star for his club and country. Then, the old habit that most people leave behind in nursery school cropped up again in front of an audience of millions. Faced with a smothering and frustrating Italian defense in a must-win World Cup game Tuesday, the Uruguayan superstar responded with his front teeth.