He Was With His Mother
Ethan Couch, a teen whose lawyers claimed that "affluenza" was to blame for a drunk driving incident that killed four in 2013, was arrested again on Monday. Couch, who has been on probation since his defense team successfully the defense of "affluenza" -- issues caused by being raised in a wealthy household -- was detained in Mexico with his mother, 48-year-old Tonya Couch. Days after a video appeared on social media that looked to show Couch drinking at a party -- a violation of his probation -- he disappeared.
An Ending For Ebola
Two years after an initial outbreak, the World Health Organization has declared Guinea Ebola-free. Over that span, the disease has killed 2,500 people in the country. The disease became an epidemic beyond Guinea, too, spreading across West Africa, particularly affecting Liberia and Sierra Leone, and making its way to the United States. Liberia and Sierra Leone were declared Ebola-free in September and November, respectively. Still, the work isn't done. "The coming months will be absolutely critical," Dr. Bruce Aylward, the special representative of the Director-General for the Ebola Response, WHO, said. "This is the period when countries need to be sure that they are fully prepared to prevent, detect and respond to any news cases."
Arraignment For Jason Van Dyke
The police officer who shot and killed Chicago teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014 will appear in court on Tuesday morning (Dec. 29), where he is expected to enter a plea. A video of Van Dyke shooting the 17-year-old 16 times was released last month, causing outrage and demonstrations. He's facing six counts of first-degree murder and one count of official misconduct.