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 plea in Laquan McDonald case: Jason Van Dyke,  the white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of the black teenager, pleaded not guilty Tuesday. He faces six counts of first-degree murder and one of official misconduct. Update: More here

ISIS leader with links to Paris attacks killed:

A reduced sentence for Ehud Olmert: Israel’s Supreme Court reduced the former prime minister’s prison sentence from six years to 18 months after overturning the main bribery charge against him. The ruling is a partial victory for Olmert though he will still be the first former Israeli leader to go to prison.