The Desert Sun
WWII veteran originally planned to fight on ground took to the skies
U.S. Army Air Corps veteran George Ditzhazy -- a B-24 bomber pilot who flew 50 combat missions over Europe during World War II -- originally planned to fight on the ground, not in the clouds.
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The Globe and Mail
Is this the last corner of unspoiled Italy?
The mountaintop town of Monte Sant'Angelo is a labyrinth of sun-bleached homes built on steep streets.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Indictment sought for Puglia governor over ILVA steelworks
Taranto, March 6 - Puglia Governor Nichi Vendola was named Thursday among 50 people prosecutors were seeking to indict in an investigation into an environmental disaster at the ILVA steelworks.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Son says killed father who beat him, mother
Taranto, February 28 - A son has confessed to killing his father while defending himself and his mother from an umpteenth episode of domestic violence.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The George Towner
Weekend Roundup February 27, 2014
First Annual Washington D.C. Metropolitan Singing Competition. The Competition will feature the best performing vocalist from each participating university, Celebrity Judges & Audience Attendants in the music industry, and Much More! This high-energy funk outfit, with its inebriating grooves and mesmerizing electric stage show, is guaranteed to ... (more)
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Four reporters, two newspaper editors indicted for slander
Lecce, February 25 - A city prosecutor on Tuesday indicted four journalists and two newspaper editors for defaming former Bari city prosecutor Antonio Laudati, while also indicting Laudati himself on charges of abuse of office and abetting a suspect.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
The Globe and Mail
Stealing relics: An ancient pastime that lives on today
Children light candles inside the ornate sarcophagus of St. Nicholas, inside the church of St. Nicholas in the town of Demre, Turkey, on Dec. 6, 2000.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
7 arrested for loan-sharking including lawyer
Bari, February 21 - Italian police on Friday arrested seven people in Puglia including a lawyer on suspicion of loan-sharking.
Travel challenge: Easter in Italy
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Thu Feb 20, 2014
Man sets fire to, stabs woman
Taranto, February 20 - An Italian man splashed flammable liquid on a Belarusian woman in southern Italy before setting fire to her and stabbing her Thursday, police said.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Police arrest couple in their 70s for trafficking heroin
Manfredonia , February 18 - An elderly man and his wife were arrested Tuesday on charges of trafficking drugs in southern Italy.
International fashion & style; .. Meet Sabato Russo.. designer/brand
My next focus will be Milan and the next series of subjects are, well, 3 of them directly related to the world of Italian fashion and one who is a master artisan and would fit into any fashion capital of the world.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Air & Space
Alenia's Gamble- page 1
Seeing carbon composite material in its raw form makes it very hard to imagine airplanes built from the stuff.
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Hampton author explores his 'Gaelic and Garlic' roots
Hampton author Mike Bisceglia's latest tale goes back to his roots in Worcester, Mass., growing up alongside 28 aunts and uncles and 60 cousins, all confined to a few blocks in a gritty part of town.
2.5 mn seized from SCU boss in Puglia
Lecce, February 14 - Italian police on Friday seized 2.5 million euros in assets from a leading member of Puglia's Sacra Corona Unita mafia.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Nico Osteria focuses on Italian seafood
Having conquered the West Loop, one of the city's most successful restaurant groups has opened Nico Osteria, a new concept in an unlikely neighborhood with the focus on Italian seafood, unlike anything Chicago diners have seen before.
Couples spend Valentine's with Pope
Valentine's Day ... Pope Francis holds a rose tossed by one of the faithful in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Air & Space
The Great Escape
On Clare Musgrove's first mission over Ploesti, Romania, he and the crew of his U.S. Army Air Forces bomber were certain to be shot at.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
Caterina - Catherine' Rubine
She was born in Bari, Italy, daughter of Nicolino and Antoinette Caradanna. She married Nicholas M. Rubine on Sept.
Four Seasons Pizza & Pasta: Real Italians making real pizza
Giulio Covello, left, and his business partner Marino Moccia make a lot of different pizza pies -- New York-style, Sicilian, gluten-free -- in the gas-fired ovens at Four Seasons Pizza & Pasta in Lenexa.