Visitors to Rome now have to pay an extra tax to stay at hotels in the Italian capital. Critics say the new tax, of up to $4 per night depending on the class of hotel, will dissuade tourists from coming to Rome. Cash-strapped local officials say the tax will boost city funds by more than 100 million dollars per year.
Mourners packed a Catholic Church in Tucson, Ariz., Tuesday night, just blocks from a shopping center where a gunman killed six people Saturday. Wednesday evening, President Obama will attend another memorial service. Meanwhile, the family of the alleged killer, silent for three days, put out a statement apologizing.
Virgin Atlantic Airways is refusing to pay fees to the owners of London's Heathrow Airport in a dispute about snow clearance. The airline says it is paying its customers millions of dollars in compensation for the massive flight disruptions after snow storms hit London last month. But the airline blames the airport for the delays, saying snow clearance was delayed or inadequate.
Hundreds of FBI agents are working on an investigation aimed at understanding why a former community college student, with no history of violence, went on a shooting rampage outside a Tucson, Ariz., supermarket last weekend. The suspect, Jared Loughner, 22, allegedly killed six people, gravely wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and injured 13 others as he opened fire during a political event at a local shopping center on Saturday morning.