Lawyer: Suspect left Florence victim alive after fight

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Italian prosecutors on Thursday laid out evidence collected against a key suspect in the death of an American woman who was strangled and suffered deadly head trauma in her Florence apartment: They said a Senegalese man she met at a disco had left "decisive" DNA traces on a condom and cigarette butt at her home and was using her cellphone.

  • Written by TRISHA THOMAS, Associated Press NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

Prosecutor: Suspect confessed in prison drone case

 

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A prosecutor says a Maryland man confessed to participating in a prison smuggling ring that used a drone to fly contraband into a maximum-security state prison.

  • Written by DAVID DISHNEAU, Associated Press

WHO declares end to Ebola epidemic after 11,300 deaths

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared an end to the deadliest Ebola outbreak ever on Thursday after no new cases emerged in Liberia, though health officials warn that it will be several more months before the world is considered free of the disease that claimed more than 11,300 lives over two years.

  • Written by JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press

Brazen attacks in Jakarta leave 5 gunmen, 2 others dead

 

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Attackers set off suicide bombs and exchanged gunfire outside a Starbucks cafe in Indonesia's capital in a brazen assault Thursday that police said "imitated" the recent Paris attacks and was probably linked to the Islamic State group.

  • Written by NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press

Not just water: City says river's charm is key to well-being

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A picturesque Colorado river with a peculiar French name is the latest prize in the West's water wars, where wilderness advocates usually line up against urban and industrial development.

  • Written by DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press