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FILE - In this June 7, 2001 file photo, Peter Rockwell autographs a book  at The Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.  Rockwell, whose famous father's iconic images graced the covers of the Saturday Evening Post and who became a noted artist in his own right, has died. He was 83. The third and youngest son of Norman Rockwell died Feb. 6, 2020 in Danvers, Mass., where he spent the last few weeks of his life enjoying visits by his family, according to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge.. (AP Photo/Nancy Palmieri, File)

Peter Rockwell, sculptor and son of famous artist, dies

Feb. 15, 2020 5:28 PM EST

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — Peter Rockwell, whose famous father's iconic images graced the covers of the Saturday Evening Post and who became a noted artist in his own right, has died. He was 83. The third and youngest son of Norman Rockwell died Feb. 6 in Danvers, Massachusetts, where he spent the last few...

Italian Police officer Marco Sangiovanni holds a mugshot of Beverly McCallum as he meets the media in Rome, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. An American woman wanted in the 2002 death of her husband, whose remains were so badly burned they weren't identified for more than a decade, was arrested in Rome after a multinational search. Rome police arrested Beverly McCallum, 59, after she and her teenage son checked into a Rome hotel on the northwest outskirts of the Italian capital. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

US murder suspect went undetected in Italy for 2 weeks

Feb. 14, 2020 1:53 PM EST

ROME (AP) — An American woman wanted in her husband's 2002 murder was able to stay at the Rome hotel where she was arrested for nearly two weeks before an international arrest warrant turned up in the system identifying her as a murder suspect, Italian police said Friday. Beverly McCallum, 59, was...

This photo provided by the Eaton County Sheriff's Department and released on April 17, 2109 shows Robert Carabello. Eaton County prosecutors say 35-year-old Caraballo was killed in Charlotte, where he lived, and his remains were found in a metal foot locker that had been set on fire and left in a wooded area of Ottawa County. Police in Rome say an American woman wanted in the 2002 death of her husband has been arrested in a Rome hotel. Rome police arrested Beverly McCallum after she checked in sat the hotel. Italian hotels are required to register guests in an online system linked to a police database. A police spokeswoman said that database flagged an international arrest warrant for McCallum's arrest. U.S. authorities had been seeking to extradite McCallum from Pakistan, where she was believed to be living, to stand trial in the slaying of her husband, Robert Caraballo. (Eaton County Sheriff's Department via AP)

US woman wanted for husband's 2002 death arrested in Rome

Feb. 13, 2020 5:13 PM EST

ROME (AP) — An American woman wanted in the 2002 death of her husband, whose remains were so badly burned they weren’t identified for more than a decade, was arrested in Rome after a multinational search, police said Thursday. Rome police arrested Beverly McCallum, 59, overnight after she and her...

Rome police arrest Michigan woman in 2002 slaying of husband whose burned body wasn't identified for a decade

Feb. 13, 2020 9:14 AM EST
ROME (AP) — Rome police arrest Michigan woman in 2002 slaying of husband whose burned body wasn't identified for a decade.
FILE -- In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo U.S. artist and sculptor Beverly Pepper poses with her latest sculptures part of the 'Curvae in Curvae' series on display in front of the Ara Pacis Museum in downtown Rome. Pepper, an acclaimed American sculptor, died Wednesday at her home in Todi, Italy.  She was 97.  (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

Pepper, American sculptor who made Italy home, dies at 97

Feb. 7, 2020 2:33 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Beverly Pepper, a fixture of the Roman “Dolce Vita” and renowned American sculptor who made Italy her home and backdrop to many of her monumental steel creations, has died. She was 97. Her son, John Pepper, made the announcement on Facebook, saying she died Wednesday. No cause...

Workers wearing protective masks sit inside their booth promoting China during a travel fair in Manila, Philippines on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. The organizer said the impact of travel bans due to the new virus has already affected tourism in the Philippines due to the huge Chinese market. Asian nations have profited handsomely from the impressive growth in tourists from China over the past decade, but the specter of a rapidly spreading virus has raised concerns over the industry prospects. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: WHO says mask demand may hurt health workers

Feb. 7, 2020 11:04 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The World Health Organization is warning that demand for masks and other protective equipment might jeopardize health workers responding to the outbreak of the new virus in China. Dr. Michael Ryan, the U.N....

A group of medical personnel stands ready to control 80 people, accompanied by medical specialists, carried by a Russian military plane at an airport outside Tyumen, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Russia has evacuated 144 people - Russians and nationals of Belarus, Ukraine and Armenia - from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, on Wednesday. All evacuees will be quarantined for two weeks in a sanatorium in the Tyumen region in western Siberia, government officials said. (AP Photo/Maxim Slutsky)

Italy, Turkey screen all arriving passengers for coronavirus

Feb. 5, 2020 9:23 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy and Turkey said Wednesday they were taking the temperatures of all arriving airline passengers in new prevention measures aimed at halting the spread of a virus outbreak that has killed hundreds of people in China. Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said thermal cameras installed at...

Catholic Church orders more inquiry into Minnesota bishop

Feb. 4, 2020 4:55 PM EST

CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) — Roman Catholic Church leaders in Rome authorized more investigation into claims that a northern Minnesota bishop interfered with past investigations into clerical sexual misconduct with children, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Tuesday. The investigation into...

Hungarian Premier Viktor Orban reviews the honor guard as he arrives to meet Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, in Rome, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Nationalists in Rome cheer Brexit, honor Pope John Paul II

Feb. 4, 2020 10:51 AM EST

ROME (AP) — European and American nationalists attending a conference Tuesday in Rome cheered Brexit, warned of left-wing “totalitarianism” and waxed nostalgic about St. John Paul II's papacy and the “glorious revolution” that brought down communism. The second annual National...

People wearing protective suits and military personnel walk inside a military complex where 56 Italians evacuated from Wuhan, China, will be kept in quarantine upon their arrival Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, on the outskirts of Rome. A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 17,300 people and 361 deaths as of Monday, Italy has two cases reported. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Italians, Poles quarantined after coming back from China

Feb. 3, 2020 5:03 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Scores of Italians and Poles were under quarantine Monday after being repatriated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where a fast-spreading virus has emerged. Meanwhile in Croatia, tourists from Taiwan were reportedly wearing “not from China” signs due to discrimination against...