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A fugitive Sicilian mafia member arrested in Britain last year after living a quiet, suburban life for two decades will not be extradited back to Italy, a London court ruled on Monday. Domenico Rancadore, 65, who came to Britain in 1993, was wanted in Italy after being tried in his absence over Mafia activities from 1987 to 1995 and sentenced to seven years in prison. Italian authorities were seeking his extradition to serve his jail term but senior district judge Howard Riddle in London's Westminster Magistrate's Court discharged Rancadore on Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade stepped off Monday without Mayor Bill de Blasio marching along with the crowds of kilted Irish-Americans and bagpipers amid a dispute over whether participants can carry pro-gay signs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were sharply higher in midday trading Monday, recovering from a three-week low, as investors brushed aside the ongoing political turmoil in Ukraine. A surge in output at U.S. factories last month also helped push the market higher.