Quake Brings Down Buildings In Italy, At Least 37 Reported Killed

ROME – A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents and sending others fleeing into the streets, with at least 37 people believed killed. Read more

American Student Beau Solomon Goes Missing In Rome, Italy

ROME — An American college student has vanished just hours after arriving in the Italian capital, according to police and his university. Read more

The Mafia Apparently Rigged Italian Prison Guard Exams

For nearly 8,000 young Italians hungry for work, the state exam last month for just 400 jobs as prison guards was a fiasco. Read more

Italy: Police Investigate Muslim Site’s ‘Jewish Blacklist’

A criminal investigation has been opened into an Italian Musim website which published a blacklist of “influential Jews” in Italy. Read more

Italian Rabbi Elio Toaff Dies At 99

ROME – Elio Toaff, the long-time chief rabbi of Rome who helped guide the recovery of the city’s Jewish community in the wake of World War II and who was key in ushering in a period of closer ties with Roman Catholics, died Sunday in Rome 11 days short of his 100th birthday. Read more