Guinea is free of Ebola: Forty-two days have passed since the last person confirmed to have the virus tested negative for Ebola for the second time, the World Health Organization says. The country is now in a 90-day period of “heightened surveillance” when the virus could re-emerge.
‘Affluenza’ teen is arrested in Mexico: Ethan Couch, the teenager from Texas who was granted probation by a judge in 2013 after a drunken-driving crash in which four people were killed, has been arrested near Puerto Vallarta. He went missing earlier this month after officials in Tarrant County, Texas, said he violated his probation. The judge in his case had given him a lenient sentence after several people testified that Couch, now 18, suffered psychological problems because of his family’s wealth—a condition dubbed “affluenza.” Update: More here
Arrests in Belgium: Belgian authorities have arrested two people in connection with a plot to attack Brussels on New Year’s eve. Prosecutors said ISIS propaganda, computers, and military clothing were seized in raids on Sunday and Monday in Brussels, the Flemish region of Brabant and the city of Liege. No weapons or explosives were recovered. Update: More here
RIP, Lemmy: The Motörhead founder died yesterday in Los Angeles after a short battle with cancer. He was 70.