May 31, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi crashed into a police car in Florence, Italy, sending two officers to the hospital. ( Radar Online ) Two sequels, "The Hangover Part II" and "Kung Fu Panda 2" helped make this the biggest Memorial Day box office weekend ever. Prepare yourself for more sequels. ( Los Angeles Times ) But apparently, "Kung Fu Panda 2" didn't do well enough for DreamWorks Animation investors. ( Hollywood Reporter )
August 11, 2009 |
Italian police said they were hunting for burglars who stole $15.5 million in cash and jewelry from the hotel room of a Saudi princess. Police said the princess was not in her room at the Colonna Pevero Hotel in Porto Cervo, a glitzy resort on the island of Sardinia, when the robbers struck last week. The thieves used a master key to gain access, then ripped out the wall safe. Officials did not publicly identify the princess. The area is a magnet for luxury yachts and is dotted with villas owned by the rich and powerful, including Italy's prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi.
May 20, 2009 |
Italian police arrested one of the country's "most dangerous" fugitives in raids early Tuesday that netted at least 70 suspected members of the Naples-based Camorra crime syndicate. The search for dozens more was still underway, police said. Officers in the southern city of Caserta, 12 miles north of Naples, said they arrested Franco Letizia shortly after midnight in a home in a nearby town.
January 14, 2009 |
Italian police have recovered 10 masterpieces that were stolen in 2004 from an ancient religious complex in Rome, officials said Tuesday. Officers located the paintings in December. The works were wrapped in newspapers and hidden in the trailer of a suspected art smuggler, police said. Investigators believe the man was about to take the works abroad to sell them, Carabinieri paramilitary police art squad chief Gen. Giovanni Nistri said. The suspect is under investigation for receiving stolen goods but is not believed to be behind the theft.
July 23, 2008 |
Rivalries being what they are, it's hard to say there are many better than the one involving the University of Oregon and Oregon State. Get serious here. What's worse than something called the "Civil War"? Usually, whatever's going on in Eugene and Corvallis is far from civil. And now, just in time for the college football season, the whole rivalry thing has taken on a new dimension. Literally. So cue the yell leaders. Our board's bigger than yooour board. Our board's bigger than yours . . . Ouch, that hurts.
May 10, 2008 |
Police arrested seven people in an investigation connected to a mob shooting in Germany that claimed the lives of six people last year. The suspects were not directly connected with the Aug. 15, 2007, shooting in Duisburg, said Francesco Iacono of the Italian police. But they belong to feuding clans believed to be behind the shooting. Iacono said some of the suspects were picked up in the southern region of Calabria, home to the 'Ndrangheta criminal gang, while others were arrested in cities as far away as Udine and Bologna in northern Italy.