What We're Following This Afternoon

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

A manhunt in Belgium: Police in Brussels are searching for two men apparently linked to last year’s deadly attacks in Paris. The men reportedly opened fire; three police officers were lightly injured, though the AP said it’s unclear if their injuries were related to the gunfire.

U.S. eases travel to Cuba: As Weston reported:

Before Tuesday’s announcement, Americans could travel to Cuba, but the trips were mostly restricted to large educational groups and journalists. Now, the new rules allow for “people-to-people educational travel,” meaning that anyone with a “full-time schedule of educational exchange activities intended to enhance contact with the Cuban people, support civil society in Cuba, or promote the Cuban people’s independence from Cuban authorities” can go.

Mother Teresa to be canonized on September 4: The date was set by Pope Francis today. As we reported last December, Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to recognize a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa, a move that paved the way for her sainthood.

News from the morning here