- Rome mayor resigns over expense scandal Updated: Oct-08-15 3:24 pm
ROME - Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino resigned Thursday following a scandal over his expense accounts that became the convenient final straw in a months-long campaign by opponents inside and out of his Democratic Party to force him from office.
- American Airlines crew talks about flight with pope Updated: Oct-07-15 4:47 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas - It was an airplane flight that changed Jeff Gross's life.
- Vatican beefs up IOC contacts, but cautious on Rome bid Updated: Oct-01-15 3:13 pm
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican is beefing up its contacts with the International Olympic Committee but isn't taking sides in Rome's bid for the 2024 Games, which organizers hope will include the marathon winding through St. Peter's Square.
- Vatican cricket team to play Muslim, Argentine slum clubs Updated: Oct-01-15 3:07 pm
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican is expanding the reach of its cricket club this season, hosting a Muslim team from Yorkshire and a club from the same Buenos Aires slum where Jorge Mario Bergoglio ministered before becoming Pope Francis.
- Vatican insists relations on track after Rome mayor tiff Updated: Sep-30-15 4:38 pm
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican is insisting that relations with Italy are on track despite an embarrassing few days which saw the pope chastise Rome's mayor in public and another Vatican official make disparaging remarks about him in private.
- AP Interview: Vatican, Colosseum to feature in Rome 2024 bid Updated: Sep-24-15 8:35 am
ROME - The marathon route winding through St. Peter's Square and finishing under the Arch of Constantine in front of the Colosseum. A medals plaza set up inside the Baths of Caracalla. Beach volleyball played at the Circus Maximus.
- American Airlines to carry Pope on US tour Updated: Sep-22-15 9:30 pm
When Pope Francis travels around the United States later this week, he will fly on an American Airlines jet that temporarily will be christened Shepherd One.
- Newlywed couple receives blessing from Pope Updated: Sep-19-15 1:46 pm
YANKTON, South Dakota - South Dakota newlyweds who traveled to Rome for their honeymoon had their nuptials blessed by Pope Francis.
- US Open champion Pennetta backs Rome to host 2024 Olympics Updated: Sep-17-15 12:04 pm
MILAN - Newly crowned U.S. Open champion Flavia Pennetta is backing Rome's bid to host the 2024 Olympics.
- French embassy in Rome shows off frescoes after face-lift Updated: Sep-16-15 10:18 am
ROME - Tourists in Rome can admire 400-year-old frescoes in the French embassy after a restoration that has imbued the works with fresh splendor.
- Race is on: 5 cities to compete for 2024 Summer Olympics Updated: Sep-16-15 7:17 am
LONDON - The race is on for the 2024 Olympics: A five-city contest pitting four European bids against a two-time host from the United States.
- Promoting its 'incomparable beauty,' Rome submits 2024 bid Updated: Sep-11-15 7:57 am
ROME - Emphasizing its "incomparable beauty" amid a widening corruption scandal, Rome formally submitted its bid for the 2024 Olympics on Friday to mark a turnaround after a 2020 candidacy was scrapped three years ago because of financial concerns.
- Excavation of Rome home shows city bigger than thought Updated: Sep-09-15 1:42 pm
ROME - Archaeologists have discovered a 6th-century B.C. residence under a palazzo in central Rome, saying that it proves the ancient city was much bigger than previously thought.