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Amanda Knox Release Challenged by Italian Prosecutors

Amanda Knox Release Challenged by Italian Prosecutors

Kevin Casey/AFP/Getty Images(PERUGIA, Italy) — An Italian prosecutor wants to put Amanda Knox back in prison, saying Tuesday that he is “very convinced” that she killed her roommate Meredith Kercher. Prosecutor Giovanni Galati filed a 112-page appeal …

Amanda Knox Appeals Slander Conviction

Amanda Knox Appeals Slander Conviction

Kevin Casey/AFP/Getty Images(PERUGIA, Italy) — Amanda Knox is a free woman, but she still has one conviction clouding her life.Knox’s lawyer, Carlo Dalla Vedova, confirmed to ABC News that Knox’s defense team filed an appeal of her slander conviction …

Italian Shipwreck: Cruise Liner May Remain for 10 Months

Italian Shipwreck: Cruise Liner May Remain for 10 Months

STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — The Costa Concordia cruise ship that partially capsized off the Tuscan coast earlier this month may not be removed until the end of 2012. This news comes as rough water again hampered the latest recovery oper…

Cruise Ship Wreck: Woman’s Body Found, Death Toll Rises to 17

Cruise Ship Wreck: Woman’s Body Found, Death Toll Rises to 17

Laura Lezza/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — The body of a woman was recovered Saturday from the half-submerged cruise ship that ran aground on Jan. 13, bringing the death toll to 17, according to the Italian civil protection agency.The woman is believed…

Owner of Italian Cruise Ship Offers Passengers Compensation

Owner of Italian Cruise Ship Offers Passengers Compensation

Laura Lezza/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — The company that owns the Italian cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Italy earlier this month announced on Friday that it is offering passengers 11,000 euros — roughly $14,500 — in compensation fo…

Search for Bodies in Italian Cruise Ship Done by Touch

Search for Bodies in Italian Cruise Ship Done by Touch

ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — Divers scouring the toppled Italian cruise ship are working in darkness so complete that they search for bodies by touch.The description of the laborious search came from Sara and John Heil, who are at …

Search for Bodies in Italian Cruise Ship Done by Touch

Search for Bodies in Italian Cruise Ship Done by Touch

ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — Divers scouring the toppled Italian cruise ship are working in darkness so complete that they search for bodies by touch.The description of the laborious search came from Sara and John Heil, who are at …

Cruise Ship Wreck: Two More Bodies Found

Cruise Ship Wreck: Two More Bodies Found

Laura Lezza/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — The bodies of two women were recovered Monday from the half-submerged cruise ship as the children of a Minnesota couple prayed on the island for their elderly parents who disappeared when the ship ran aground….

Italian Cruise Ship Captain Claims He Was Told to Sail Close to Island

Italian Cruise Ship Captain Claims He Was Told to Sail Close to Island

ENZO RUSSO/AFP/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — An Italian newspaper is reporting that the captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia, which ran aground off northern Italy on Jan. 13, is claiming that he was under orders to steer the luxury cruise liner ne…

Cruise Ship Wreck: New Audio Recordings Surface

Cruise Ship Wreck: New Audio Recordings Surface

ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images(PORTO SANTO STEFANO, Italy) — New audio recordings recovered from an Italian cruise liner could shed more light into happened after it hit the rocks near the Tuscan coast and when the captain left as divers continue to …

Woman’s Body Found in Italian Cruise Ship, 20 Still Missing

Woman’s Body Found in Italian Cruise Ship, 20 Still Missing

Laura Lezza/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — Divers in Italy found the body of a woman on Saturday in the wreckage of cruise liner that hit the rocks near the Tuscan coast last week. The discovery brings the total death toll from the Costa Concordia trag…

Cruise Ship Investigators Want to Question Mystery Woman

Cruise Ship Investigators Want to Question Mystery Woman

Laura Lezza/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — Italian prosecutors want to question a young Moldovan woman who was with the captain of the doomed luxury liner Costa Concordia during crucial moments of the disaster that killed at least 11 and left 21 missin…

Italian Cruise Ship Wreck: Search Operations Resume

Italian Cruise Ship Wreck: Search Operations Resume

ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — Divers will be back in the water off the coast of Tuscany Thursday morning, resuming their search of the partially capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia, an Italian Coast Guard spokesman confirmed to ABC…

Cruise Captain Says He ‘Tripped’ into Lifeboat, Couldn’t Get Out

Cruise Captain Says He ‘Tripped’ into Lifeboat, Couldn’t Get Out

ENZO RUSSO/AFP/Getty Images(ROME) — The captain of the Italian cruise ship gave a slapstick explanation of how he ended up safely in a lifeboat instead of going down with his ship, saying he tripped and fell into the boat as it was being lowered into …

Search of Italian Cruise Ship Suspended Amid Belief Vessel’s Moving

Search of Italian Cruise Ship Suspended Amid Belief Vessel’s Moving

ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — Divers in Italy suspended their search of the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia on Wednesday amid uncertainty over whether the vessel is moving, an Italian Coast Guard official told ABC News.The Coas…

Minn. Community Prays for Retirees Missing in Italian Cruise Wreck

Minn. Community Prays for Retirees Missing in Italian Cruise Wreck

Laura Lezza/Getty Images(WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn.) — Friends of missing retirees Jerry and Barbara Heil are planning a prayer service for the Minnesota couple, who haven’t been heard from since the cruise ship they were on capsized off the coast o…

Which European Countries Will Suffer Credit Downgrades Next?

Which European Countries Will Suffer Credit Downgrades Next?

Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Nine European nations, including France and Italy, recently have seen their credit ratings cut.Greece’s rating was reduced by Standard & Poor’s to “CC” — junk grade — the lowest given by the rat…

Cruise Ship Wreck: Divers Recover More Bodies

Cruise Ship Wreck: Divers Recover More Bodies

STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — Divers searching the stricken Costa Concordia listing in the water of Italy’s Tuscan coast found five more bodies inside the half-submerged cruise ship Tuesday, bringing the death toll in the catastrophe to 1…

Rescuers Blast Holes in Italian Cruise Ship’s Hull; Second Recorder Found

Rescuers Blast Holes in Italian Cruise Ship’s Hull; Second Recorder Found

ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty ImagesUPDATE: Italian media reported Tuesday morning that five more bodies were found, bringing the cruise ship’s death toll to 11 and, consequently, lowering the number of those missing to 24.
(GIGLIO, Italy) — Search and res…

Captain in Court on Allegations of Abandoning Italian Cruise Ship

Captain in Court on Allegations of Abandoning Italian Cruise Ship

ENZO RUSSO/AFP/Getty Images(GIGLIO, Italy) — Italian prosecutors Tuesday morning are pushing hard to put the captain of the sinking Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, on trial and behind bars, building a case that his behavior was reckless, cow…

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