• Pope Francis speaks during an audience with nuns and priests, in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    IS victims’ advocate, pontiff among Nobel Peace Prize names

    STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — A woman who champions the rights of Islamic State rape victims, Pope Francis and the Afghan women’s cycling team are among the known candidates for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize as the nomination window was set to close Monday.