{FD} Pope to visit Peruvian region hard hit by El Nino floods

When Pope Francis travels Saturday to northern Peru he will find a region still reeling from devastating floods nearly a year ago that toppled hundreds of thousands of homes, left streets covered in thick layers of mud and even ripped apart tombs from an above-ground cemetery.

{FD} Top-ranked Halep fends off Davis in marathon match

Top-ranked Simona Halep saved three match points and finally finished off a 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 victory after a 3-hour, 45-minute marathon against American Lauren Davis to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.

{FD} US and Pakistan clash at UN over Afghanistan

The United States is urging Pakistan not to give sanctuary to "terrorist organizations" — and Pakistan is demanding that the Trump administration address safe havens inside Afghanistan and its income from the narcotics trade.

{FD} Pope: Corruption is ‘social virus’ infecting Latin America

Pope Francis strongly condemned corruption in Latin America as a "social virus" infecting all aspects of life in stern remarks Friday to Peru's president and high-ranking political leaders, several of whom are embroiled in the region's biggest graft scandal.

{FD} Records paint bleak picture of suspect in serial killings

A man accused of killing nine people in metro Phoenix grew up in a household plagued by domestic violence, left home at 16 to live with his girlfriend and was in prison three years later for manslaughter after participating in a robbery at a strip club where an accomplice was fatally shot, court records show.