What We're Following This Afternoon
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:
BREAKING: Charaffe al Mouadan, Syrian-based leader with a direct link to Abaaoud, (Paris attack cell leader), was killed on Dec. 24.— COL Steve Warren (@OIRSpox) December 29, 2015
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.