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

Palestinian refugee driven into new exile by IS

BAHARKA REFUGEE CAMP, Iraq (AP) — As a nine-year-old boy, Ibrahim Mahmoud fled his hometown of Haifa on the back of a truck during the 1948 war that attended the creation of Israel. Now, as a hunched old man, he is once again encamped far from home, having fled the Islamic State takeover of the Iraqi city of Mosul.

  • Written by BRAM JANSSEN, Associated Press