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ITALY COURT OVERTURNS 4 BOMB CONVICTIONS

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An appeals court has thrown out the convictions of four people sentenced to life in prison two years ago for a 1980 bombing that killed 85 people at Bologna's train station.

It said after 15 days of deliberation that defendants Valerio Fioravanti; his wife, Francesca Mambro; Massimiliano Fachini; and Sergio Picciafuoco had not committed the crime.State-run RAI-TV described Wednesday's verdict as a "shock."