The Associated Press

WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread....

School worker tried to stop Washington shootingMARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- A high school cafeteria worker tried to stop a gunman who opened fire on a crowded lunchroom north of Seattle, killing one girl and badly wounding four others, authorities said Saturday....

Extremists shell northern Syrian townBEIRUT (AP) -- Activists and a Kurdish official say fighters from the Islamic State group are shelling the northern Syrian town of Kobani, where they continue to fight Kurdish troops....

Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fastNEW YORK (AP) -- Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start....

Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against ISSURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group....

Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballotAPOPKA, Fla. (AP) -- The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer....