6 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

    

1. CLEVELAND OFFICIALS URGE CALM

    

The city braces for protests after a grand jury votes not to indict a white Cleveland police officer for fatally shooting a 12-year-old black boy who was carrying what turned out to be a pellet gun.

    

2. 'AFFLUENZA' TEEN DETAINED IN MEXICO

    

Ethan Couch, 18, had disappeared with his mother after a video surfaced online showing he may have violated his probation for causing a drunken wreck that killed four people in Texas.

    

3. EX-ISRAELI PM HANDED 18-MONTH JAIL SENTENCE

    

Ehud Olmert, caught up in a bribery scandal, will be the first Israeli leader ever to spend time behind bars.

    

4. WHERE MARCO RUBIO FACES KEY TEST

    

The candidate is beginning a swing through Iowa, where he must beat Jeb Bush and Chris Christie to remain the clear choice for so-called establishment Republicans.

    

5. UNUSUAL THREAT OF FLOODING ALONG MISSISSIPPI RIVER

    

At a time of year when both precipitation and the river level typically are well below normal, recent warm and wet weather could result in record crests.

    

6. 2 ARRESTED IN ALLEGED PLOTS IN BELGIUM

    

The arrests follow an investigation that revealed "the threat of serious attacks" in Brussels during the holidays, the prosecutor's office says.

 

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