| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:50 PM
In its prime, the Roman Empire spanned most of the known western world. Its perimeter encompassed countless races and ethnicities. Rome’s strength and solidity derived partly from her ability to assimilate these polyglot peoples, while impressing...
| May 18, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Novak Djokovic extended his recent dominance over Rafael Nadal by rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory Sunday to win the Italian Open for the third time — then dedicated the title to his flood-hit native Serbia.
Having also been beaten in Monte...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:04 PM
A battle between two bands is brewing after a weekend concert in Arizona.
Rock band Linkin Park reported the band Sublime with Rome to police for smoking marijuana at the KMFA Day concert in Tucson, Ariz., according to the Pima County Sheriff's...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Pope Francis canceled a visit to a Rome hospital at the last minute on Friday because of what the Vatican called a "sudden indisposition".
The Vatican gave no immediate details about what was ailing the 77-year-old Argentine pontiff, who has canceled...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
As Cannes celebrates Sophia Loren, multi-Oscar-winning Italian costume design house Tirelli, which dressed the Italian icon for her star role in "Human Voice," the short directed by her son Edoardo screening at the fest, is preparing to celebrate its 50th...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:20 AM
At first glance, there aren't many differences between the 2013 schedule and the recently released 2014 schedule for the Glendale Community College football team.
The Vaqueros face eight of the 10 squads they took on last year, with the two new...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:32 PM
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The "Getty Bronze," a 300s BC highlight of Los Angeles' most eminent collection of classical antiquities, depicts a slender young athlete frozen in a moment of triumph.
On Thursday, a legal...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Our national recollection of the storming of the Normandy beaches by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, is one of pride, thanks and a sense of inevitability, because we know now that the invasion was the beginning of the end for the Nazi forces. But as the...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:40 PM
It's not often you step out of a chauffeured Mercedes and cheerfully answer "yes" when asked if you are "Ready to die?"
On a recent visit to Rome, my son, Ewan, 11, and I enrolled in one of several gladiator schools that offer tourists a chance to learn...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Roman officials are trying to raise $271 million to restore gladiator training grounds next to the Colosseum and to catalog 100,000 boxes of excavated artifacts, among other projects. This is the latest effort to seek outside funding for conservation in...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
ROME - Italian producer Aurelio De Laurentiis is back to producing in Hollywood, he announced while receiving an Honorary Degree from the American University of Rome.
De Laurentiis, who is the nephew of late great movie mogul Dino De Laurentiis and a...