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2 years 1 month ago

Bishop urges prayer during transition

COLORADO SPRINGS - At the noon daily mass at Saint Mary's Cathedral, parishioners come to quietly pray and worship in a custom that has spanned centuries and continents. As church leaders in Rome begin the process of electing a new Pope, Bishop Michael Sheridan says 150,000 or so members...

3 years 3 days ago

2 Americans identified from Costa Concordia

ROME (AP) - Italian officials say they have identified the bodies of an American couple and two German nationals who perished when the Costa Concordia cruise ship capsized. The bodies of the four passengers were identified Tuesday on the interior ministry's website in a posting by the prefect's office from...

3 years 6 months ago

Knox leaves Italian prison

PERUGIA, Italy (AP) - Amanda Knox has said she just wants to go home and restart her life. An Italian appeals court cleared the American of the 2007 murder and sexual assault of her British roommate. A friend who accompanied Knox as she left prison says Knox said she...

3 years 6 months ago

Missing da Vinci may soon be uncovered

CHICAGO - New technology being developed in the United States could help solve one of the great art mysteries of all time. A lost Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, in Italy, could finally be uncovered all thanks to a new device developed in Chicago. In 1505, da Vinci began creating...

5 years 1 month ago

World's shortest man dies in Italy

A production company says the world's shortest man has died in Italy, where he was to take part in a TV show. He Pingping, of China, who was 74.6 centimeters (2 feet, 5.37 inches) tall, died Saturday in Rome, according to the TV production company Europroduzione. Guinness World Records says...

5 years 1 month ago

Lance Armstrong to race in Italy

Organizers for the Milan-San Remo have confirmed that seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong will take part in Saturday's race. RCS Sport said Monday that Armstrong made the commitment in a phone call with race director Angelo Zomegnan. The Milan-San Remo is the opening single-day classic of the...

5 years 1 month ago

US Apple iPad sales to begin April 3

Apple says its much-anticipated iPad tablet will hit U.S. store shelves on April 3. Apple had originally said the device would be released worldwide in March. Apple Inc. said Friday the Wi-Fi models will go on sale first. iPads that can connect to Wi-Fi as well as 3G cellular...

5 years 3 months ago

Utah appeals decision on radioactive waste

The state of Utah and an interstate compact that regulates low-level radioactive waste are challenging a court's ruling that the compact cannot regulate a private radioactive waste site in the state. They will argue their case in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver Thursday. EnergySolutions Inc. wants...

5 years 6 months ago

Europe fails to agree on bluefin tuna ban

A sharply divided European Union failed Tuesday to protect the threatened bluefin tuna, as the bloc's Mediterranean nations refused to back even a temporary a ban on catching the fish prized by sushi aficionados. The EU's executive commission urged EU governments to agree to a temporary ban until the...

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