• This Sunday, March 2, 2014 file photo, shows Azeri Khadija Ismayilova, a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan's court has ordered investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova released on probation. In September 2015, a court in Azerbaijan convicted Ismayilova of several financial crimes and sentenced her to 7½ years in prison. (AP Photo/Aziz Karimov, file)

    Azerbaijan frees investigative journalist Ismayilova

    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A prominent, award-winning Azerbaijani journalist was released on probation Wednesday following a storm of international protests about her imprisonment, which has been widely seen as an attempt to silence a critical voice.

  • A view of the area of the ancient Campus Martius, where Julius Caesar is believed to have been assassinated in 44 BC, in downtown Rome, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The area containing four temples and a part of the Pompey's Theatre is among the monuments that Rome is offering in the form of "adoption" with a project called "100 proposals for patrons", seeking all the sponsors it can find to fund the monumental job of restoring and maintaining its hundreds of fountains, statues, archaeological sites and historic palazzos. (AP Photo Domenico/Stinellis)

    Friends, Romans: help restore Rome’s ruins, monuments

    ROME (AP) — Friends, Romans, countrymen! Oh yes, and countrywomen. And people in far-flung nations. Everyone, basically. Rome is seeking all the sponsors it can find to fund the monumental job of restoring and maintaining its hundreds of fountains, statues, archaeological sites and historic palazzos.