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Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

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Celebrations canceled in Brussels: Authorities have called off New Year fireworks and festivities in the Belgian capital, which is at the country’s second-highest terror alert level. Several perpetrators of the Paris attacks are believed to be in Belgium, and police arrested two suspects earlier this week.

Potential new sanctions: Unnamed U.S. officials tell several news organizations that the Treasury Department is preparing sanctions against Iran. The decision stems from the country’s testing of ballistic missiles in the last two months.

Bill Cosby in court: The comedian was arraigned on a charge of aggravated indecent assault late Wednesday afternoon in a Pennsylvania courtroom. He posted $1 million bail. The charge came just days before the statue of limitations for felony sex crimes in Pennsylvania—12 years—ran out in January for the claims of a woman who says Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2004.