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Unknown bust of the architect who designed the Florence cathedral dome found after 700 years

May. 23, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A previously unknown terracotta bust of the famed early Renaissance architect who designed the Florence Cathedral dome was unveiled Thursday in the Tuscan capital, where it will be displayed permanently following restoration. The Opera di Santa Maria...

Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli has died at age 83, his company says

Apr. 12, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli, known for a flamboyant, glamorous style and textile innovations, has died at age 83, his company announced Friday. “Dear Roberto, you may not be physically here with us anymore but I know I will feel your spirit with me...

Amanda Knox faces a new slander trial in Italy that could remove the last legal stain against her

Apr. 10, 2024 07:44 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Amanda Knox faces another trial for slander this week in Italy in a case that could remove the last legal stain against her, nine years after Italy’s highest court threw out her conviction for the murder of her 21-year-old British roommate. Knox, who was a...

Sheriff's deputies fatally shoot man in Mississippi

Apr. 01, 2024 11:47 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Miss. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in central Mississippi shot and killed a man who fired a gun toward them, the state Department of Public Safety said Monday. The shooting happened around 4 p.m. Sunday in the Rankin County town of Florence. Deputies with the Rankin County...

A fight to protect the dignity of Michelangelo's David raises questions about freedom of expression

Mar. 28, 2024 13:35 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Michelangelo’s David has been a towering figure in Italian culture since its completion in 1504. But in the current era of the quick buck, curators worry the marble statue’s religious and political significance is being diminished by the thousands of refrigerator...

Italian interior minister calls violence against minors at pro-Palestinian demo 'a defeat'

Feb. 29, 2024 09:26 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s interior minister acknowledged as a “defeat” the use of police batons against high school students demonstrating in the Tuscan city of Pisa last week, while warning lawmakers Thursday of growing violent tendencies among pro-Palestinian demonstrators. ...