• Pope Francis attends his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet in historic step

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in a historic step to heal the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity between East and West, both churches announced Friday.

  • Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to be tested for various diseases perch inside a container at the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory in Panama City, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Panamanian authorities announced on Monday that 50 cases of the Zika virus infection have been detected in Panama's sparsely populated Guna Yala indigenous area along the Caribbean coast. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is vector for the spread of the Zika virus. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

    The Latest: US, Colombia to team up on Zika research

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the mosquito-born Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain deformities in babies (all times local):

  • Haitians dressed as bananas to show their support for organic banana farmer and presidential candidate Jovenel Moise, from the PHTK party, march to demand elections be reinstated, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Haiti had been scheduled to hold a presidential and legislative runoff Jan. 24. But the now-splintered provisional electoral council canceled it for a second time amid the protests and suspicion that the first round was marred by widespread fraud favoring Moise, President Michel Martelly's chosen candidate. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    OAS mission chief hopeful Haiti can settle political crisis

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — After three days of meetings, the chief of a regional mission is hopeful but not necessarily confident that Haiti’s political crisis can be resolved before the scheduled end of the president’s term this weekend.