VATICAN CITY — The Order of Malta, the ancient Roman Catholic aristocratic lay order, has told Pope Francis that his decision to launch an investigation into the ouster of a top official over an old condom scandal is "unacceptable."
IRBIL, Iraq — The Nativity scene and Christmas tree are in place on the corner of the street. Some of the children proudly wear red Santa Claus hats or show off new toys, mostly plastic guns for small boys. Windows and balconies are festooned with colorful balloons.
LEVITTOWN, N.Y. — In a story Dec. 24 about the national Baby Safe Haven organization, The Associated Press erroneously reported the phone number for a national hotline. The correct number is 1-888-510-BABY.