• Christian group says China charges pastor with embezzling

    BEIJING (AP) — A Christian rights group says a pastor in a Chinese province where authorities have been cracking down on churches has been charged with embezzling funds.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In this Jan. 25 2016, photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Frank Szeles after his arrest in Bonita, Calif. Louisiana authorities claim Szeles is 76-year old fugitive Frank John Selas III, a children's TV show host known as "Mr. Wonder" who fled Louisiana in 1979 amid allegations that he sexually abused several kids during a camping retreat. Szeles told a judge Wednesday he is not Selas. (U.S. Marshals Service via AP)

    Decades-long search for “Mr. Wonder” ends with arrest

    BONITA, Calif. (AP) — Neighbors in a well-to-do section of this San Diego suburb knew him as Frank Szeles, a friendly Cub Scouts leader who frequently gave swimming lessons to young children in his backyard pool.