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Archeologists’ findings may prove Rome a century older than thought

It is already known as the eternal city, and if new archeological findings prove correct Rome may turn out to be even more so than believed until now. Next week, the city will celebrate its official, 2,767th birthday. According to a tradition going back to classic times, the brothers Romulus…

Pig heads sent to Israeli embassy, synagogue in Rome

Boxes containing pigs' heads have been sent to the Israeli embassy in Rome and the city's synagogue, Italian media reported Saturday. The package mailed to the embassy in the wealthy Parioli area of the Italian capital was intercepted by police after……

Model busted for smuggling cocaine in breast, buttocks implants

ROME — Italian airport police eyeing up a busty Spanish model’s curves made a startling discovery on Wednesday — 2.5 kilograms (5.5 pounds) of pure cocaine stashed as implants in her bust and backside. The 33-year-old woman arriving in Rome from Sao Paulo in Brazil was wearing tight-fitting clothes to…

Once a stray, Italian kitty inherits $13 million

A cat in Rome, Italy is officially part of the 1 percent after inheriting $13.3 million. Four-year-old Tommaso may have once been a stray, but he’s now the third-richest pet in the world. His 94-year-old owner was a childless widow who left the money to the kitty because no animal…

Rome takes down unpopular Christmas tree

ROME — Rome city council took down a giant white papier-mache Christmas tree Tuesday, just one day after putting it up on a main square, following a storm of protests, officials said. “I don’t like it,” mayor Gianni Alemanno said of the conical structure more reminiscent of the Egyptian obelisks…

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