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6 die in helicopter crash in central Italy

A helicopter ferrying an injured skier off the slopes crashed Tuesday into a mountainside in central Italy, killing all six people aboard in the latest tragedy to hit a region …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017

3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 22 people missing

Emergency crews digging into an avalanche-slammed hotel were cheered Monday by the discovery of three puppies who had survived for days under tons of snow – giving them new hope …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017

Search intensifies for 23 missing in Italian avalanche

Emergency crews pulled out four more survivors from the rubble of a hotel crushed by an avalanche and were searching Saturday for more as family members awaited word if their …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017

Budapest mourns as 16 die in fiery bus crash on Italian road

A bus carrying Hungarian students home from a school ski trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and burst into flames, killing at least 16 people, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

‘Miracle underway’: Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors

With cheers of joy, rescue crews pulled survivors from the debris of an avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy on Friday, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the …


Rescuers search for 30 after avalanche hits Italian hotel

Rescue workers on skis reached a four-star spa hotel buried by an avalanche in earthquake-stricken central Italy Thursday, reporting no signs of life as they searched for around 30 people …


Italy gets a new government, and jail time for people smuggler

On Wednesday, Italy’s new and almost certainly very temporary prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, won the backing of the Senate, opening the door for his government to take office.


Italy’s new government wins 1st of 2 confidence votes

Premier Paolo Gentiloni easily won a vote of confidence Tuesday night from the Italian Parliament’s lower chamber for his new government, overcoming opposition outrage that his cabinet and agenda essentially …


Italy foreign minister to be premier, form next government

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni was tapped Sunday to form a new, Democrat-led government and end a political crisis so the country can quickly tackle pressing problems, which include troubled …


Renzi to step down now that Senate OK’d Italy’s 2017 budget

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said he would resign Wednesday evening now that Parliament has approved the 2017 national budget, a step required by the nation’s president before he would let …


Italy’s premier quits after losing reforms referendum

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi announced he will resign Monday after suffering a stinging loss in a reforms referendum, triggering immediate calls from a populist party and other opposition forces for …


World’s oldest living person celebrates 117th birthday

Italy’s Emma Morano, the world’s oldest living person, marked her 117th birthday Tuesday, blowing out all the candles on her cake.


Powerful quake shakes Italy, topples Benedictine cathedral

The third powerful earthquake to hit Italy in two months spared human life Sunday but struck at the nation’s identity, destroying a Benedictine cathedral, a medieval tower and other beloved …


At least 1 killed in collapse of Italy highway overpass

An overpass north of Milan has collapsed under the weight of a truck carrying an oversized load just hours after highway authorities say they requested the road’s immediate closure.


Earthquake rattles central Italy, shaking historic palazzi

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 rattled a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, on Wednesday, just two months after a powerful temblor toppled villages, killing nearly …


Italian American Club to mark 50 years with new Sister City

On Saturday, the American Italian Club of Spokane will celebrate its 50th anniversary, as well as designate a new International Sister City with Cagli, Italy, a town with longtime ties …


Italy honors quake victims as bishop warns of reconstruction

An Italian bishop issued a veiled critique of the suspected shoddy construction behind the high death toll of Italy’s earthquake and warned during a state funeral Tuesday that the rebuilding …


Grief erupts in Italy as nation honors, buries quake dead

Mourners in Italy prayed, hugged, wept and even applauded as coffins carrying victims of the country’s devastating earthquake passed by at a state funeral Saturday, grieving as one nation after …


Italian quake death toll rises to 241, anguish mounts

Rescue crews aided by sniffer dogs dug through crumbled homes Thursday looking for earthquake survivors as Italy again anguished over how to secure its ancient towns and modern cities from …


Italy earthquake kills at least 120, reduces towns to rubble

AMATRICE, Italy – A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 73 people were killed and …


Central Italy hit by 6.2-magnitude earthquake, injuries reported

A strong earthquake hit a mountainous area of central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with injuries and building collapses reported.


Biologists remove dead conjoined twin from endangered turtle

Marine biologists in southern Italy have separated conjoined twin loggerhead turtles and released the surviving newborn into the Mediterranean Sea.


Italy expels 2 Moroccans for threatening Catholic churches

Italy has expelled two Moroccans who caused disturbances in Catholic churches as part of a wider effort to reduce terrorism threats, the country’s top security official said Thursday.


Mike Leach spent offseason coaching football in Italy

From Alaska, to Cuba, to the Florida Keys, Mike Leach’s offseason itinerary has been an atlas of exotic, interesting, and hopefully restful locales.


Official: 22 dead in head-on train crash in Italy

MILAN– Two Italian commuter trains collided head-on Tuesday in the southern region of Puglia, killing at least 22 people and injuring scores more, officials said. At least two passengers were …


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 …


Italian police examine body in search for missing U.S. airman

MILAN – Italian authorities are investigating whether a body found in the Adriatic Sea could be related to the disappearance of a U.S. airman some 30 miles away, police said …


U.S. frees Yemeni prisoner from Guantanamo, sends him to Italy

MIAMI – A Yemeni prisoner at Guantanamo Bay was released and sent to Italy after more than 14 years in custody, the Pentagon said Sunday.


Sophia Loren becomes honorary citizen of Naples

Sophia Loren has been made an honorary citizen of Naples, the city that formed her and became the backdrop of many of her films.


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, …