| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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The British government is once more trying to frustrate a major art purchase by the J. Paul Getty Museum, this time “Rembrandt Laughing,” a self-portrait from around 1628 in which...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:55 PM
ROME -- A former CIA base chief in Italy who was convicted in absentia in the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric from the streets of Milan, has been arrested, an Italian Justice Ministry official said Thursday.
The official, who spoke on condition of...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:00 AM
You may have heard that Italy was introduced to pasta by Marco Polo, who brought it from China. It's a great story, but it was probably cooked up by a 1920s Don Draper — it's just not true. Italians were eating pasta before Polo was born.
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Two experiences that helped foster my devotion to music, growing up, were watching Leonard Bernstein's "Young People's Concerts" and going to the Hollywood Bowl.
Thanks to Bernstein, I began to sense the wonder of music. Thanks to the $1 seats at the...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:01 AM
ROME — An Italian tour bus plowed through cars, crashed through the side wall of a highway bridge and plunged into a ravine, killing at least 38 people, authorities said Monday.
Rescuers wielding electric saws cut through the twisted wreckage of...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Shabazz Muhammad 's stock in the NBA draft has tumbled. His father was charged with bank fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud. Oh, and he's still 20 years old.
Time to take to the air. Appearing Friday on Jim Rome's radio show, Muhammad discussed ......
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:24 PM
ROME -- A senior accountant in the Vatican’s finance department, an Italian intelligence agent and a banker were arrested Friday on suspicion of trying to smuggle the equivalent of $26 million into Italy in a private jet as part of a tax-dodging...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
There was the spectacle, the runaway budget, the fights with the studio. But almost everyone thinks about the 1963 movie "Cleopatra" for one thing: Liz and Dick.
Martin Landau remembers the day when he realized "Cleopatra" stars Elizabeth Taylor and...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 5:13 PM
James Gandolfini’s remains will likely return to the United States on Monday, and a funeral will be held for the late “Sopranos” star Thursday in New York City, it was announced Sunday.
The Gandolfini family released a statement...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 1:14 PM
The traditionally staid American Academy of Arts and Letters is both charmed and flummoxed by Bob Dylan. The academy announced Wednesday that it voted the musician into its ranks -- its first rock musician ever. But he will be an honorary member: Not...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
James Gandolfini, the Emmy-winning actor who swaggered his way to fame as the murderous, clinically depressed mob boss on HBO's groundbreaking drama "The Sopranos," died Wednesday on vacation in Rome. He was 51.
The cause was a heart attack or stroke,...